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Inho Lee


Inho Lee,   Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University

Inho Lee is a Russia specialist who taught history  at Korea University and Seoul National University before becoming the first woman ambassador Korea sent out. After serving her country first in Finland under President Kim Young-sam and then in the Russian Federation under President Kim Dae-jung, she headed the Korea Foundation. Most recently, she worked as the chairperson of the Board of Directors of Korea’s central media, the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) under President Park Geun-hye.

Educated at Seoul National University, Wellesley College, and Radcliffe College, Inho Lee holds a Ph.D in history from Harvard University and received a distinguished Alumna Award from Wellesley College and an honorary professorship from Russia’s Diplomatic Academy. She is a frequent contributor of columns to newspapers and social media in Korea.

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