CISS - Northeast Asia and Threats to Stability Lt. Gen. (Ret.) In-Bum Chun
CISS Policy Series presents:
Northeast Asia and Threats to Stability
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) In-Bum Chun
Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Retired Lieutenant General, Republic of Korea Army
Wednesday, December 14, 12:15 pm
Bowl 2, Robertson Hall
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Retired Lieutenant General Chun has had a distinguished career in the ROK army for nearly forty years as an infantry officer. LTG Chun became famous when he was credited with saving the life of the ROK Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Rangoon bombing in 1983. LTG commanded from platoon to the division as well as Commander of the ROK Special Warfare Forces and earned a reputation for high morale and readiness. His command of English has put him in many combined assignments to include deployment to Iraq. LTG Chun has a Masters degree in Strategy from the US Army War College and a PhD from Kyung-nam University in Political Science. His awards include a US Bronze star, three Legion of Merits and the first Korean to receive the US Special Operations Command Medal. LTG Chun's wife is an educator and he has two sons and five dogs.
Lt. Gen. Chun will speak on Korean regional security strategy, Korea’s relationships with Japan and China, the U.S.-Korean alliance under a Trump administration, and the ongoing North Korean nuclear crisis.
The CISS Policy Series brings prominent national security decision-makers to campus for discussions about the politics and policy of national and international security. Subsequent speakers will focus on national and international security in the Middle East, the role of Congress in national security, and the intersection of development and international security.