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Minister

The Minister of Unification Kim Yeon-chul
The Minister of Unification Kim Yeon Chul

Date of Birth

Date of Birth
July 9, 1964

Education

1992.3 ~ 1996.8
Ph.D. in Political Science at Sungkyunkwan University
1990.3 ~ 1992.2
M.A. in Political Science and Diplomacy at Sungkyunkwan University
1983.3 ~ 1990.2
B.A. in Political Science and Diplomacy at Sungkyunkwan University

Professional Career

2019.4 ~ present
Minister of Unification
2018.4 ~ 2019.3
President of the Korea Institute for National Unification
2010.4 ~present
Assistant professor and then associate professor (on leave of absence) at the Department of Korean Unification, Inje University
2017 ~ 2018
Member of the Policy Advisory Committee at the National Security Office
2017
Member of the Policy Reform Committee at the Ministry of Unification
2012 ~ 2014
Director of the Korea National Strategy Institute
2008 ~ 2010
President of the Hankyoreh Peace Research Institute at the Hankyoreh Foundation for Reunification and Culture
2006 ~ 2008
Research professor at the Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University
2004 ~ 2006
Policy advisor to the Minister of Unification
2004 ~ 2006
Research professor at the Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University
1997 ~ 2002
Chief researcher on the North Korean research team at the Samsung Economic Research Institute

Military Service

1985.9 ~ 1987.12
Army sergeant (honorable discharge)