An Update on the UK-Korea Relationship 11 May 2017

Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: March 2nd, 2017

HE Mr Charles Hay MVO (British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea) and HE Mr Alastair Morgan (British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) will talk about the work of their respective Embassies, the UK’s current relations with the two Koreas, and current issues on the Peninsula.

Thursday 11 May 2017, 6:30pm for 6:45pm start
SOAS, University of London
Khalili Lecture Theatre (Lower Ground floor of the SOAS Main building)
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Charles_HayCharles Hay took up his appointment in Seoul in February 2015. During his time in the Diplomatic Service he has also worked in British Embassies in the Czech Republic, in Spain where he was Deputy Head of Mission, and at the UK’s Representation to the EU in Brussels. In London he headed the team that ran the UK G8 Presidency in 2005. Prior to going to Seoul Charles was the FCO’s Director of Consular Services, based in London, responsible for assisting British Nationals and for FCO crisis management worldwide.


Alastair_Morgan2Alastair Morgan took up his appointment in Pyongyang in December 2015. Immediately prior to this he was Britain’s Consul-General in Guangzhou. Previous roles include Director of Trade & Investment at British Embassy Beijing, two Investment and trade-related postings in Tokyo, and Director of Operations at the Invest in Britain Bureau in London. He also worked in Tokyo on loan to Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and as a Lecturer in English language and literature at Gakushuin University.

After the presentations there will be a question & answer session followed by a networking reception.

The event is free and open to members and guests, but registration is essential to guarantee a place.

To reserve your place please email giving your name and a contact phone number or use our online booking form

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This event is hosted in partnership with the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies

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