UTSA East Asia Institute hosts Korean Consul General Yun-soo Cho

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(March 29, 2010)--It's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at UTSA, and to celebrate, the UTSA East Asia Institute and the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center are hosting a number of events throughout the month.

At 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, Yun-Soo Cho, consul general of Korea in Houston, will make a presentation, "Partnership Between Korea and Texas in the 21st Century" in Business Building Room 1.01.20T on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Cho's presentation will cover various areas including Korea's past and present, its relations in the U.S. Free Trade Agreement and Texas, and its role as the host country for the upcoming G-20 summit.

Cho's career in diplomatic service spans nearly 30 years. His term as consul general began in March. His prior positions include serving as director general for public relations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul, Korea; counselor for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany; director for Russia and CIS affairs in Seoul Korea; and counselor for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Kuwait.

Additionally, Cho has translated several books including "Economics Explained,""Path for Economic Growth in Singapore in the Past Four Decades and Future Prospects for Singapore,""Can Germany Be Saved?" and "Japan: Past and Present" by Edwin Reischauer.

He received his master of arts degree in international economy from University of Rochester in New York and his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Sung Kyun Kwan University in Seoul, Korea.

Created in 2008, the UTSA East Asia Institute promotes awareness of East Asian cultures and societies through education and enrichment opportunities.

Metered parking will be available on the roof floor of the North Garage, near John Peace Boulevard on Margaret Tobin Avenue on the UTSA Main Campus.

For more information or event updates, visit the UTSA East Asia Institute Web site or call 210-458-4943.