M. J. Chung is a seven-term member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. He is a former chairman of the Grand National Party and was also a presidential candidate in 2002. Chung is the chairman of the board of trustees of Ulsan University and the Asan Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization in Korea. In 2011, he launched the Asan Nanum (˝sharing˝) Foundation, which seeks to foster entrepreneurship and leadership among young Koreans. He served as vice president of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association), the world governing body of football, and as co-chairman of the Korean Organizing Committee for the 2002 Korea-Japan FIFA World Cup. Chung received his bachelor’s in economics from Seoul National University, a master’s of science from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University.
M. J. Chung delivered a keynote speech under the title Thinking the Unthinkable on the Korean Peninsula. Share your questions and comments below.
Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.
of the Chinese general public
believe their country should share a global leadership role.
of Indian parliamentarians
have criminal cases pending against them.
charter schools in the United States
are linked to Turkey’s Gülen movement.
thousand tons of chemical weapons
are in North Korea’s possession.
of import tariffs
among Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru have been eliminated.
trillion a year
is unaccounted for in official Chinese income statistics.
of GDP in oil-exporting Arab countries
comes from the mining sector.
of Europeans and Turks
are opposed to intervention in Syria.
of Russian exports to China
are hydrocarbons; machinery accounts for less than 1%.
of undiscovered oil
is in the Arctic.
U.S. government shutdowns
occurred between 1976 and 1996.
want an “international economic union” with the EU.
million electric bicycles
are used in Chinese cities.
of the world’s energy supply
is consumed by cities.
of today’s oils
require unconventional extraction techniques.
of the world's population
will reside in cities by 2050.
of Syria’s population
is expected to be displaced by the end of 2013.
of the U.S. economy
is consumed by healthcare.
of Brazilian protesters
learned about a massive rally via Facebook or Twitter.
million cases pending
in India’s judicial system.
1 in 3
now needs urgent assistance.
contested India’s last national elections.
of Egypt's labor force
works in the private sector.
of oil consumed in the United States
is for the transportation sector.
of Chechnya’s pre-1994 population
has fled to different parts of the world.
of oil consumed in China
was from foreign sources in 2012.
billion in goods and services
traded between the United States and China in 2012.
billion in foreign investment and oil revenue
have been lost by Iran because of its nuclear program.
increase in China’s GDP per capita
between 1972 and today.
billion have been spent
to complete the Bushehr nuclear reactor in Iran.
of Iran’s electricity needs
is all the Bushehr nuclear reactor provides.
were imprisoned in Turkey as of August 2012 according to the OSCE.
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