A special lecture tonight will pay tribute to one of Clare Hall’s most distinguished Honorary Fellows, former President of South Korea Kim Dae-jung who died on 18 August.

Kim Dae-jung received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 for his policy of engagement with North Korea which led to the historic summit between the two countries in that year.

During his presidency from 1998 to 2003 Kim successfully shepherded South Korea’s economic recovery, brought in a new era of economic transparency and fostered a greater role for South Korea on the world stage, including jointly hosting the 2002 World Cup with Japan.

Kim Dae-jung was a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall from January to June 1993 and later, in 2001, made Honorary Fellow of the College. He received an Honorary Degree from Cambridge in 2001.

While at Clare Hall, he wrote a lot about Korean Reunification whilst examining Germany's reunification and what one should learn from this.

The former Ambassador to South Korea, Warwick Morris will give a special lecture entitled “A Witness to Change: Three Decades of Korea-Watching.”

The Kim Dae-jung Memorial takes place tonight at 5.30pm in the Richard Eden Suite at Clare Hall. It is being held together with the Department of East Asian Studies, in association with the Cambridge University Korean Society.

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