Former Hyundai CEO Wins South Korean Presidency

Hosted by

During ten years of liberal rule, South Korea has restored trade and travel with the communist North. Today a new, more conservative President has been elected. Despite allegations of business fraud, former Hyundai CEO Lee Myung-bak won the election with almost twice the votes of his nearest competitor. What will that mean for reconciliation and North Korea's promise to give up nuclear weapons? Dr. Gi-wook Shin is Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.

Credits

Guest:
Gi-Wook Shin - Director of the Shornstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Dan Konecky