Guest Speakers 2015 - Dr Jekuk Chang
Dr. Chang holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to this, he earned a Juris Doctor from the School of Law at Syracuse University in New York, USA. He also attended The George Washington University in Washington, where he completed two degrees: MA in International Affairs and BA in Political Science.
After his studies in the U.S., where he was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law, Dr. Chang began working in Tokyo, Japan, as international affairs analyst at the Executive Office of the President of Itochu Corporation. Then he became Executive Director of Far East North Regional Affairs, Molex Far East North. After acquiring his Ph.D. at Keio University, he entered the institution as a Visiting Scholar.
His many present activities include membership in several organizations such as the Joint Research Project for a New Era for Korea-Japan Relations, the Policy Consultation Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Busan-Fukuoka Forum and the Steering Committee of the Korea-Japan Forum. He is Chairman of the Korea-Japan Next Generation Academic Forum and a Visiting Professor of Kansai University, Japan. He also worked as Chairman of the Busan Regional Boards of the Presidential Committee on Social Cohesion.
For his accomplishments, he was honored with the 11th Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation Award and the Individual Performance Excellence Award of the Confucius Institute Headquarters in China. In 2013, Mykolas Romeris University in Lithuania conferred on Dr. Chang an honorary doctorate degree. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Josai International University in 2015.