Jongyil Ra

Jongyil Ra

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Ra Jongyil received his Ph.D. from University of Cambridge. He has held academic posts at a number of institutes including Kyung Hee Univiersity, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Southern California. He became Special Aide to South Korean President Kim Dae-jung on foreign and security policy. Later he joined the government and served in a number posts including Chief of Administration of the Presidential Transition Committee (1997-1998), First and Second Director of the National Intelligence Service (1998-1999), Special Assistant to the Director of the NIS (1999-2001), Ambassador to the UK (2001-2003) and Japan (2004-2007), Senior National Security Advisor to the President (2003-2004). He is also the former President of Woosuk University (2007-2011). He is now University Distinguished Professor at Hanyang University teaching international relations. He is also known internationally as a novelist. His works have been published in a number of countries such as US, China, Japan, Hungary, Russia and Iran.