“FUTURE OF KOREA 2019”
THE UNITED STATES AND REPUBLIC OF KOREA ECONOMIC, SECURITY AND POLITICAL ALLIANCE
A NATIONWIDE PROGRAM OF THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF AMERICA AND THE KOREA ECONOMIC INSTITUTE

  
FEATURING MR. MARK TOKOLA, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE KOREA ECONOMIC INSTITUTE
AND
REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND US STATE DEPT

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

6:00 Reception, 7:00 Program
Slover Library, 6th Floor
235 E Plume St,

Norfolk, VA 23510

Member/ Military Registration
$25
Non-Member Registration $30
Student/Educator Registration
$10
We would like to thank Norfolk Arts Commission on the Arts & Humanities  and Slover Library Foundation for a grant in support of this event

OUR SPEAKER

  1. Mr. Mark Tokola
    Mr. Mark Tokola
    Mark Tokola is Vice President of the Korea Economic Institute of America in Washington, DC. He retired as a U.S. Senior Foreign Service Officer with the rank of Minister-Counselor in September 2014. His last posting was as Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at US Embassy London. Previously he had served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassies in Seoul, Republic of Korea; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and, Reykjavik, Iceland. Among his other postings were two tours at the US Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs at Embassy London, and Economic Counselor at US Embassy The Hague. He also served as Director of the Iraq Transition Assistance Office (ITAO) in Baghdad from 2007-2008. Mr Tokola received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award for his work on implementing the Dayton Peace Accords while serving as Political Counselor in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1997-1999. He holds a BA in International Relations from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and an LL.M. in European Community Law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Mr. Tokola serves on the Board of Governors of DACOR: An Organization of Foreign Affairs Professionals, and on the Board of Trustees of the Bacon House Foundation. Mr. Tokola’s spouse is Dr. Nancy S. Tokola, a physician who graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She holds post-doctoral degrees from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) in Medical and Pharmaceutical Research and from the University of Groningen (Netherlands) in Humanitarian Action. She was the first American recipient of a European Union Marie Curie Fellowship. Mr. and Dr. Tokola have four children

OUR SCHEDULE

  1. TUES 10/29
    6:00 PM
    Reception
  2. 7:00 PM
    Program

THE LOCATION


Slover Library, 6th Floor
235 E Plume St,
Norfolk, VA 23510

 

OUR COUNCIL SPONSORS