Dr. Bok-Ryeol Rhyou, deputy consul general of the Republic of South Korea, will be speaking in the Harry S. Downs Center at Clayton State University as part of her visit to Clayton State on Tuesday, July 29. She will be making her presentation in room CE101 of the Downs Center from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Prior to her arrival in Atlanta in February 2013, as a part of her diplomatic career, Rhyou has served as: the director of press relations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA); political counselor for the Korean Embassies in Paris and Tunis, Tunisia; deputy director of European Affairs, MOFA; political secretary, Korean Embassy, Paris; and assistant director of European Affairs, MOFA.
She received her bachelor's degree in French Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and her master’s and Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of Caen, France. From 1992 to 1997, Rhyou was a lecturer in Ewha Womans University. She is also the author of 15 research papers and several books.
Rhyou has received a Medal of Merit from the Korean President (2011) and was awarded a certificate from the Korean MOFA in 2004.
Rhyou’s visit to Clayton State has been organized by the Clayton State Office of International Education/Programs and Director Raj Sashti. Her presentation is being hosted by Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes, Jr., and the program is sponsored by the Clayton County Office of Economic Development.