Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
Kangjun majored in political philosophy in the master course in Seoul National University. In his thesis, Kangjun analyzed the four different interpretation of the Machiavelli’s criticism on Julius Caeser. With this, he tried to emphasize the importance of the perception in politics. Perception issue is still his main academic interest and he will research why the identity issues are essential to understand the East Asian politics in SFU.
Kangjun was posted in the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver from 2017 to 2020 as consul. Before and after his service in Vancouver, Kangjun worked in the Office of the Chief of Protocol in the Foreign Ministry, where he took charge in the visit of Pope Francis, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and so forth, as well as the many overseas visit of the Korean presidents and the prime minister. He also served in the China division and consular division in the Ministry.
Primary SFU faculty contact: Michael Hathaway, Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology