Following the impeachment of former President Geun-hye Park, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) elected a new leader in May 2017. Human rights attorney Jae-in Moon, runner-up to Park during the 2012 presidential election, emerged victorious with over 41 percent of the vote. His campaign included a number of proposed reforms, ranging from domestic businesses to the country’s relationship with its northern neighbors on the Korean peninsula. President Moon’s early months in office will also involve discussion with the United States on economic affairs and security cooperation. Join Asia Society for a dialogue on U.S.-Korea relations with representatives of past South Korean presidential administrations.
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