A group of HUFS students participated in U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s ‘Roundtable with Korean Youth Leaders’ held at the American Center Korea in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, on March 18, 2021 (Thu.).
At the virtual roundtable joined by about 100 Korean youth leaders from high schools, colleges, and graduate schools, Secretary Blinken offered an opening address and took part in a Q&A session and an approximately one-hour discussion with the participants under the theme of ‘the Future of the U.S.-ROK Alliance.’ The discussion covered various issues, such as ROK-U.S.-Japan trilateral relations, North Korea policies, and climate change.
Seven HUFS students joined the online roundtable. They were Shin Jae-In, Kim Han-Eol, In Jin-Man, and Park Ju-Hyuk from the HUFS School of English for Interpretation and Translation; Min Seon-Ah from the HUFS Department of TESOL; and Kim Soo-Young and Park So-Young from the HUFS Division of Language and Diplomacy.
In particular, Shin Jae-In (entrance class 2017, School of English for Interpretation and Translation) said, “It is truly meaningful for me to have such a rare opportunity to join the virtual roundtable with the U.S. Secretary of State. The roundtable reignited my enthusiasm for my major, taught me a lot about ROK-U.S. relations and the security landscape in Northeast Asia, and broadened my perspective on international politics.”