Prof. Han is chairman of the International Policy Studies Institute of Korea (IPSIKOR). He is also president emeritus at Korea University. Prof. Han previously served as the minister of foreign affairs (1993-94), UN secretary general’s special representative for Cyprus (1996-97), a member of the UN Inquiry Commission on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide (1999), chairman of the East Asia Vision Group (2000-01), ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States (2003-05), and acting president of Korea University (2002, 2006-07). Prof. Han is a graduate of Seoul National University and received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Previously, he taught at City University of New York (1970-78) and was a visiting professor at Columbia University (1986-87) and Stanford University (1992, 1995). He was also a distinguished fellow at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (1986-87). His English publications include Korean Diplomacy in an Era of Globalization (1995), Korea in a Changing World (1995), and Changing Values in Asia (1999). He has many publications in Korean, including Nam Gwa Puk, kurigo Sekye (The Two Koreas and the World) (2000).