Seung ha
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Mr. Jin serves as a Senior Deputy Director at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. In 2010-11, he was assigned to the Presidential Council on National Competiveness in Seoul. In his present capacity, he is responsible both for the long-term policy direction of Korean tax and customs law and for the development of mechanisms to facilitate the business endeavors of Koreans in other nations. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Public Administration from the University of Seoul, and has traveled to study commercial and public administrative systems in a variety of countries. During his Humphrey Fellowship year, Mr. Jin plans to study U.S. customs law and international trade and business law, and, in particular, various aspects of Free Trade Agreement rules of origin. He also wishes to enhance his already considerable negotiating skills. Upon returning to Korea, he hopes to enable his country to establish clearer criteria for such rules, so that Korean businesses may have optimal access to the benefits of free-trade agreements. He also hopes to play a role in the enhancement of Asia-Pacific economic integration. He would like a Professional Affiliation with an accounting or consulting firm involved in free trade agreements, as well as with a U.S. customs agency.