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Dean Meets With Former First Lady of Republic of Korea

November 26, 2012

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During an extended visit with Lewis & Clark alumni in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Seoul, Dean Robert Klonoff declared that one of the high points was getting to meet with Madame Lee Hee-Ho, former First Lady of the Republic of Korea.

Madame Lee is the wife of the late President Kim Dae-Jung, a leader often referred to as the “Nelson Mandela of Asia” for his dedication to democratic reform, peace, and opposition to authoritarian rule.

“Madame Lee continues the work that her husband started for world peace,” Klonoff said. “She is a giant in her own right.”

Madame Lee hosted Klonoff for tea at her personal residence in Seoul, followed by a personally guided tour of the Kim Dae-Jung Presidential Library & Museum.

“The museum reflects the extraordinary career of President Kim Dae-Jung, who rightly deserves his place as one of the great peacemakers of all time,” said Klonoff.

Dean Klonoff’s visit included warm reunions with alumni, and the law school’s partners at Kangwon University in Korea.  Lewis & Clark alumni were enthusiastic about taking externs from the Lewis & Clark law school externship program, and prestigious institutions in China declared their interest in creating partnerships with Lewis  and Clark.

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