In June, 2017, Professor Emeritus Roy Shin visited Seoul Cyber University (SCU) to deliver a special lecture on the multilateral relations in the Asia-pacific regions. In past, Professor Shin had previously played a role of diplomatic mediator to intercede with the governments of US, China, Korea, Japan and so forth.
At Lecture, Professor Shin shed some critical light upon the issues, related to the biased press and media of US, which were not only misleading the US citizens, but also casting a shadow upon the regional relationship.
In particular, he had emphasized that the neutral viewpoint should be maintained in order to stay alert to the critical problems, which could undermine the relationship between the countries. And in his case, he confessed to have taken objective perspective on the US for its political tone set upon the international relations.
Professor had pointed that despite the division of parties, both Democrats and Republicans were sharing the same opinions on the international relations to safeguard the interest of the US. He mentioned that the US had laid a critical eye upon the issues of North Korean’s nuclear weapon, the sudden increase of value in the Chinese yuan, territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
However, Professor acknowledged that each administration from Clinton, Bush to Obama, and Trump had shown slight differences in its stance to cope with the issues. And as for North Korean’s nuclear weapon, the Trump administration is holding onto the Chinese intervention to abort any attempt from North Korea to proclaim the act of violence. Nonetheless, he added that the administration was taking into account the military provocation from North Korea, which could lead to the outbreak of war in the Korean peninsula.
Additionally, Professor had expressed the special affinity towards the international affairs that might have some impact on the Korean nation. As a Korean immigrant to the US before the Korean War in 1954, Professor experienced that the fate of that Korean nation had hung by the fragile condition of the international relations in the Asia-pacific regions.
Professor’s personal life was not too much well-feathered, as he had to earn his way up to the mainstream of the US society. Even so, professor had dedicated his life to make any contribution to improve the diplomatic status of Korea, his mother land. After his education at Minnesota University, he spent his whole life to make academic achievements and offer consultation for governmental agencies and institutions.