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Sung-Hoon Kim

President, South Korea’s Citizens Movement for Environmental Justice

Sung-Hoon Kim

Residency: March 29 – April 18, 2009

Public Talk: March 30, 2010 on "Perspectives on the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

Residency Summary

Sung-Hoon Kim spoke on perspectives on the Korean-U.S. free trade agreement at a public talk. He also guest lectured in classes and met with students and spoke on topics of sustainable green growth. In addition to meeting with Korean community leaders and members, he had the opportunity to visit organic and community projects in San Diego.


As the president of South Korea's Citizens Movement for Environmental Justice, Sung-Hoon Kim uses his expertise in agricultural and resource economics to focus on environmentally friendly agriculture and sustainable development with regards to current Korea policies. He is professor emeritus of agriculture and resource economics at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, where he also was former a dean and vice president. He also served as president of Sangji University in Wonju, Korea. He has held co-representative positions for the Citizens Coalition for Economic Justice, the Korean Sharing Movement, and the Korea National Trust. He was President of the Korea Forest Conservation Association, and a Special Advisor to the Citizen’s Alliance for Consumer Protection of Korea and the Korea Federation of Sustainable Agriculture Organizations. He served as the minister of agriculture and forestry and was a member of the National Affairs Council for the Republic of Korea. He has a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Hawaii and a B.S. in agricultural economics from Seoul National University.


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