ﱹ The Seoul Forum for International Affairs(SFIA)

Brief History

A. History, Members and Finance

The Seoul Forum for International Affairs (SFIA) was formally established in 1986 as a private, non-profit and non-partisan organization aimed at promoting and enhancing international understanding of Korea in the global community. Membership includes leading members of academia, media, the public sector, legal profession and business. The Seoul Forum is financially supported by income from its members’ annual fees, private donations, and grants from partnering foundations.

B. Organization

The Seoul Forum is headed by a President and Vice President(s). The Board of Directors provides the overall direction of the Forum. The Steering Committee is empowered by the Board to carry on organizational and functional responsibilities of the Forum with the assistance of the Secretariat. At the present time, the Steering Committee consists of the Chairs of the committees: (1) Program, (2) Membership, (3) Finance, (4) Public Relations, (5) General Affairs, (6) Research, and (7) YoungSan Diplomat Award.

C. Officers (as of May 1, 2021)

Chairman of the Board of Directors
LEE Hong-Koo

Presidents Emeriti
KIM Dalchoong, HAN Sung-Joo

Former President
JUNG Ku-Hyun

Current President
KIM Myung Ja

Vice President(s)
BARK Taeho, RYU Jin Roy

Members of the Board of Directors
BARK Taeho
HAN Duk-Soo
HAN Sung-Joo
JUNG Ku-Hyun
KIM Dalchoong
KIM Myung Ja
KIM Yoon
LEE Seung-Hoon
PARK Young-ju
RYU Jin Roy

Auditor(s)
KIM Kap-You, YI Insill

Steering Committee
CHOI Byung-il  (Research)
JAUNG Hoon  (Program)
KIM Eun-mee  (Public Relations)
KIM Hyo Joon  (Finance)
LEE Seung-Hoon  (Membership)
PARK Hyung-Soo  (General Affairs)
YIM Sung-joon  (YoungSan Diplomat Award)

Secretariat
CHOI Yoo-Mi  (Program Director)
KIM Dongwook  (Research Fellow)
JIN Seul A  (Program Officer)
LEE Kundoh  (Junior Fellow/Intern)

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