Council Announces Study Mission for Next Generation Leaders to South Korea

November 10, 2016

To deepen understanding of the U.S.-Korea relationship among Chicago’s next generation of rising leaders, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs is pleased to announce its inaugural Korea Study Mission beginning November 12, 2016.

The one-week trip will bring together seven of the Council’s next generation leaders and provide them with a deeper understanding of the geopolitics, economics, culture and civil society of South Korea, as well as the importance of U.S. policy and presence in Asia. The group will meet with key leaders and organizations from South Korea’s business, academic and policy sectors.

Participants were selected from the Council’s Emerging Leaders and Young Professional (YP) Ambassadors programs. The Emerging Leaders program brings together a highly selective, diverse group of 20 rising leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors to help them – and Chicago – thrive in the global era. YP Ambassadors are a select group of leaders from among the 2,000 members of the Council’s YP program and are chosen to represent their peers and help serve as the voice of the next generation at the Council.

Leading the group for the Council are Karl Friedhoff, fellow on public opinion and foreign policy, and Jennifer Litvak, assistant director of Next Generation. The study mission is made by possible through the generous support of the Korea Foundation.