UIW Visiting Scholar from South Korea set to make Presentation

September 25, 2023

Chang Sup Lee Joins UIW for 2023-2024 Academic Year

UIW LogoSan Antonio – September 25, 2023 – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Department of Political Science, UIW International Relations and UIW International Affairs are honored to welcome Mr. Chang Sup Lee to UIW. Lee, a visiting scholar from Korea, is the former President and Publisher of the Korea Times newspaper in Seoul, South Korea. He worked in the publishing business in South Korea for 34 years, including many years covering the Korean presidency and economics.

Lee will be visiting UIW for the entire 2023 – 2024 academic year. He will begin his presentations on September 28 with a lecture titled “Korea – Land of Paradoxes and Surprises.” The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room on the UIW – Broadway campus.

“These types of scholar exchanges benefit UIW by getting different perspectives on issues we think we know and understand well,” says Dr. Scott Dittloff, UIW professor of Political Science. “The expertise that arrives on campus with visiting scholars is invaluable. As for the visiting scholars, they get to be introduced to the U.S. and our unique view of the world… they can begin to understand where our country’s strength comes from.”

While in San Antonio, Lee will focus on networking and educating people about Korea and U.S. relations with South Korea. He will deliver several guest lectures in Dr. Dittloff’s Comparative Politics class, as well as lectures in Dr. Lopita Nath’s History courses and Michael Mercer’s journalism courses, during which he will discuss the newspaper business and journalism in Korea. With his extensive knowledge, humor and keen insight into Korean society, he will discuss one of the U.S.’s strongest allies and a significant trading partner in a way that only someone of his experience and skill can do.

“I hope the UIW community, and our students, will gain a greater international perspective and an understanding of the importance of knowing about the world beyond our campus and the United States,” concludes Dittloff.