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It is with great pride and pleasure that I welcome you to the Seoul Forum for International Affairs (SFIA).  In an age of rapid globalization, Korea has to contribute its share in building our global neighborhood.  Since 1986, The Seoul Forum has sought to expand our national horizons and create fora for dialogues  and debates amongst scholars and professionals at home and abroad. Korea’s future in the tumultuous world stage is our utmost concern and the Seoul Forum has strived to be an influential instrument in bringing Korea’s foreign relations to a higher plateau.   
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Seoul Forum, I hope we can take a positive step forward for better coordination and communication amongst all our friends with the introduction of our newly enhanced website.  I am delighted to share with you our past activities, as well as our current and upcoming events.  Our media section will help portray how our forums, conferences, and social gatherings will function and it will be a tool where it can keep the members and the Seoul Forum’s wider community stay active. 
I sincerely hope the Seoul Forum will continue to function as a Korea's open window for effective diplomacy, creative debates and a peaceful future to the global community.  

Thank you.
Lee, Hong-Koo