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Soojin Park

Public Policy Fellow

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Former Deputy Spokesperson, Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
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Wilson Center Projects

“Settling Peace on the Korean Peninsula and Beyond”

Full Biography

Soojin Park is a Public Policy Fellow in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program and Asia Program.  Park served as Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry of Unification in the Korean government from 2011 to 2016.  During her tenure, she attended numerous inter-Korean talks to resume operations at the Gaeseong Industrial Complex, a symbol of inter-Korean cooperation, as well as reunions of the separated families in the North’s Mount Geumgang.  Prior to her post in civil service, Park was a journalist and host to “Diplomacy Lounge” at Arirang TV, Korea’s first English show focusing on the country’s diplomatic front where she interviewed many visiting heads of state from around the world.

Park has a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Yonsei University in Korea and a master’s degree in Communication with emphasis on Public Affairs & Issue Management from Purdue University.