Two British Ambassadors will talk about their work, the UK’s current relations with the two Koreas, and current issues on the Peninsula. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and a networking reception in the Brunei Gallery Suite.
Free for all Students! BKS Members and Guests £5.00 per person. To reserve your place please email your name, telephone number and names of any guests to [email protected]
or sign up using the online booking form.
Alastair Morgan took up his appointment in Pyongyang in December 2015. Immediately prior to this he was Britain’s Consul-General in Guangzhou. Previous roles include Director of Trade & Investment at British Embassy Beijing, two investmen...t and trade-related postings in Tokyo, and Director of Operations at the Invest in Britain Bureau in London. He also worked in Tokyo on loan to Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and as a Lecturer in English language and literature at Gakushuin University.
Charles Hay was British Ambassador in Seoul from February 2015 to March 2018. During his time in the Diplomatic Service he has also worked in British Embassies in the Czech Republic, in Spain where he was Deputy Head of Mission, and at the UK’s Representation to the EU in Brussels. In London he headed the team that ran the UK G8 Presidency in 2005. Prior to going to Seoul Charles was the FCO’s Director of Consular Services, based in London, responsible for assisting British Nationals and for FCO crisis management worldwide. He is now preparing to take up another diplomatic appointment.
This event is hosted in partnership with the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies
Contact email: [email protected]