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Governing a Global City; Conversation with Cho Soon, Mayor of Seoul; 4/25/96 by Harry Kreisler
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This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation on International Affairs. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our distinguished guest today is the honorable Cho Soon, Mayor of Seoul, Republic of Korea. Dr. Cho received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1967. He then had a distinguished academic career serving as both Dean and Professor of Economics at Seoul National University. Dr. Cho then served as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economic Planning Board of the Republic of Korea and held the position of Governor of the Bank of Korea. He recently became the first elected of mayor of Seoul.

  1. Background ... education at Berkeley ... Free Speech Movement ... academic career
  2. Management of the Korean Economy ... economic stabilization program ... the academy versus public office ... lessons of the Korean miracle ... role of the U.S.
  3. "Mr. Mayor" ... Seoul ... power and responsibility ... relationship to national government ... infrastructural issues ... establishing democratic governance ... globalization
  4. International Issues ... North - South Korea dialogue ... relations with the U.S. ... relations with the rest of Asia
  5. Lessons Learned

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