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Kwang-Sok Ryu

Kwang-Sok Ryu, Republic of Korean diplomat. Recipient Presidential citation, Republic of Korea, 1984, 98.

Background

Ryu, Kwang-Sok was born on January 8, 1951 in Republic of Korea.

Education

Bachelor International Politics, Seoul National University, 1973. Master of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1982.

Career

Joined Ministry Foreign Affairs, Seoul, since 1973. 3d secretary Korean Embassy, Washington, 1976-1979. Member staff Office of the President, 1982-1984.

Counselor Korea Embassy, New Delhi, 1984-1987, Korean Embassy, Tokyo, 1992-1995. Director national security policy division American Affairs Bureau, Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1987-1992. Spokesman Ministry Foreign Afffairs, 1995, deputy director general Policy Planning Office, 1995-1996, director general Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau, 1997-1998.

Consul general Korean Consultate General, Atlanta, since 1998. Visiting scholar Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 1990-1992.

Connections

Married Joo-hee Kim; children: Hyun-ji, Hyun-woo.