Hyun Jin Moon

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For Moon's similarly-named younger brother, see Hyung Jin Moon.
This is a Korean name; the family name is Moon.
Hyun Jin Moon
Born 1969
Seoul, Korea
Education MBA
Alma mater Harvard Business School[1]
Occupation Founder and Chairman of the Global Peace Foundation

Hyun Jin Moon, also known as Preston Moon, is the founder and chairman of the Global Peace Foundation.[2] The Global Peace Foundation is an international non-sectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit organization.[3]

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon graduated from the Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. in 1998. He was born in South Korea but has made the United States his home where he is a citizen. He and his wife Jun Sook are the parents of nine children.[4]

Career[edit]

Hyun Jin Moon founded Service For Peace in 2001.[5][6] Service For Peace is an international service and educational non-government organization that is recognized by the United Nations.[7][8] Service For Peace involves volunteers in ongoing community development programs throughout the world. Their programs are designed to further the growth and development of individuals and communities through the shared experience of voluntary service.[9]

Hyun Jin Moon founded the Global Peace Foundation in 2009.[10] He is active as its chairman.[11]

Hyun Jin Moon is a businessman, holding a Master of Business administration from Harvard University. He is chairman of News World Communications, Inc.[12]

In 2014, Hyun Jin Moon wrote the book Korean Dream: A Vision for a Unified Korea.[13] Shortly after, in an interview with The Korea Times newspaper, Moon stressed that all Koreans should be interested and involved in the process of Korean peninsula re-unification.[14]

On November 20, 2014, the Korean Culture and Arts Publications recognized Korean Dream: A Vision for a Unified Korea as “Book of the Year” in the society category.[15]

Equestrian[edit]

Moon was a keen equestrian rider and regularly competed at a young age. Moon went on to become a two-time competitor at the Olympics as part of the South Korean team. He competed in Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992 Olympics.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

Moon is the third son of late Korean spiritual leader Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han. Moon and his wife Jun Sook are the parents of nine children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wetzstein, Cheryl (3 September 2012). "Unification succession plan announced". Washington Times. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Global Peace Foundation Holds 2012 Convention, a World Peace Gathering." PRWeb. PRWeb, 14 Nov. 2012. Web. 27 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Our Vision." Our Vision. Global Peace Foundation, n.d. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://www.globalpeace.org/our-vision>.
  4. ^ http://www.hyunjinmoon.com. "Hyun Jin Moon Biography." Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon (n.d.): n. pag. 2013. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://www.hyunjinmoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Hyun-Jin-Moon-Profile-2.pdf>.
  5. ^ "Founder." Founder. Service For Peace, n.d. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://serviceforpeace.org/index.php/2013-09-24-15-50-07/founder>.
  6. ^ "Our History." Our History. Service For Peace, n.d. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://serviceforpeace.org/index.php/2013-09-24-15-50-07/2013-09-24-15-53-42>.
  7. ^ UN list of DPI's
  8. ^ "NGO Branch." United Nations Civil Society Participation (iCSO) – Login. N.p., 2008. Web. 27 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Mission & Vision." Mission & Vision. Service For Peace, n.d. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://serviceforpeace.org/index.php/2013-09-24-15-50-07/2013-09-24-15-51-00>.
  10. ^ Tuan, Chan Cheng (28 August 2012). "Seeking reunification, Korea can learn something from us". New Strait Times (Highbeam). Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Founder and Chairman, Global Peace Foundation, Founder and Chairman, Global Peace Foundation
  12. ^ http://www.hyunjinmoon.com. "Hyun Jin Moon Biography." Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon (n.d.): n. pag. 2013. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://www.hyunjinmoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Hyun-Jin-Moon-Profile-2.pdf>.
  13. ^ Moon, Hyun Jin (23 September 2014). "Korean Dream: A Vision for a Unified Korea" (in Korean). Kyobo. p. 354. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Unification can be 'adrenaline' for economy". The Korean Times. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  15. ^ Han, Ji Eun. "‘2014 대한민국 출판문화예술대상’ 시상식 20일 개최 - 독서신문." ‘2014 대한민국 출판문화예술대상’ 시상식 20일 개최. 독서신문, 19 Nov. 2014. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://www.readersnews.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=51162>.