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Current Members

    • 현인택 Hyun, In-taek
    • 고려대학교 정치외교학과 교수, 전 통일부 장관
      Professor, Department of Political Science & International Relations, Korea University; former Minister of Unification and Special Advisor to the President for Unification Affairs

    경 력

    사회과학원 연구위원
    세종연구소 연구위원
    고려대학교 정치외교학과 교수(1995~)
    고려대학교 기획실장
    고려대학교 일민국제관계연구원장
    고려대학교 기획예산처장
    제17대 대통령직인수위원회 위원
    대통령 직속 미래기획위원회 위원
    통일부 장관

    Born in 1954, Dr. Hyun In-Taek was the Minister of Unification of the Republic of Korea from February 12, 2009 to September 19, 2011. Minister Hyun previously served on the Presidential Council for Future and Vision in 2008 and the Presidential Transition Committee for the 17th President of Korea, Lee Myung-bak.
    Before his appointment as the Minister of Unification, Minister Hyun had led a distinguished academic career as a professor of political science and international relations at Korea University where he received his B.A. and M.A. He holds a Ph. D. in international relations from the University of California, Los Angeles. He had also long served as the director of the Ilmin International Relations Institute, one of Korea’s leading academic think tanks on international relations, and was a research fellow at the Sejong Institute, a prominent research institute on security and foreign affairs.


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