Korea Update, 15 June 2023

Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: May 26th, 2023

Two British ambassadors will talk about their work, the UK’s current relations with the two Koreas, and current issues on the Peninsula.


Thursday 15th June 2023
6.30pm to 9.00pm



Wolfson Lecture Theatre

Paul Webley Wing, Senate House

SOAS University of London

Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square

London WC1H 0XG







Colin Crooks became Ambassador to the Republic of Korea in 2022, having previously served as Ambassador in Pyongyang.  He joined the FCO in 1992, and has had other postings to Beijing, Jakarta and Washington as well as a previous posting in Seoul.





David Ellis was appointed as Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 2022, although he has yet to take up his appointment in Pyongyang because of restrictions due to Covid.  He joined the FCO in 1996 and has previously served twice in both Beijing and Tokyo.




There will be a Question & Answer session and a networking reception.


To reserve your place please sign up using our online booking form.


BKS Members and their Guests £10.00 per person


Please pay by bank transfer to: 

Lloyds Bank

Account Name: British Korean Society

Account No: 32827868

Sort Code: 30-98-97

Reference: Full Name


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