The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has over one hundred members from eighteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.

HAN Sung-joo

HAN Sung-joo

Professor Emeritus at Korea University, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Han Sung-joo previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the United States, and Chairman of the East Asia Vision Group. He is now professor emeritus at Korea University.

Han Sung-joo is professor emeritus at Korea University. He previously served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-94), UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus (1996-97), a member of the UN Inquiry Commission on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide (1999), Chairman of the East Asia Vision Group (2000-2001), Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States (2003-2005), and Acting President of Korea University (2002, 2006-2007). He taught at City University of New York (1970-78) and was a visiting professor at Columbia University (1986-87) and Stanford University (1992, 1995). He was also a distinguished fellow at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (1986-87). His English publications include Korean Diplomacy in an Era of Globalization (1995), Korea in a Changing World (1995), and Changing Values in Asia (1999). Professor Han is a graduate of Seoul National University (1962) and received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley (1970).