Yoon Young-kwan

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Yoon.
Yoon Young-kwan
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Korean name
Hangul 윤영관
Hanja 尹永寬
Revised Romanization Yun Yeong-gwan
McCune–Reischauer Yun Yŏnggwan

Yoon Young-kwan (born January 12, 1951) is a South Korean academic. He is a professor at Seoul National University's Department of International Relations and teaches courses on International Political Economy, Introduction to International Relations, and South-North Korean relations. He has been teaching at the department since 1990. He was also appointed as the 32nd Foreign Minister of South Korea on February 27, 2003. He resigned from this post on January 15, 2004.


Yoon is a devout Seon Buddhist.


Yoon received his B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University in 1975 and 1977, respectively.

After completing his military service as a lecturer in International Law at the Republic of Korea Naval Academy, he went on to receive a master's degree (1983) and a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 1987 ("Political Economy of Foreign Investment and Productivity: A Historical Observation and Industry-Specific Case Studies").

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Political offices
Preceded by
Choe Seong-hong
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of South Korea
Succeeded by
Ban Ki-moon