The USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers as Stephen Horowitz interviews Seongryeol ‘Ryan’ Park. This interview was recorded much earlier in 2023 and Ryan, who already has a fascinating story, just embarked on a new career as South Korea’s Assistant Secretary to the President for International Public Relations. At the time of this interview, he worked for the South Korean government as a Director in the Ministry of Unification.
Ryan, who earned an LL.M. at Georgetown Law, shares invaluable insights on South Korean politics, the Korean language, and relations with North Korea. And also – suggestions for his favorite programming on Netflix!
This is a great interview for anyone interested in language acquisition and learning more about South Korea.
Below are links referenced in the podcast:
- Steel Rain on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80226234
- Crash Landing On You on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/81159258
- Library of Congress
- Language Log blog post about North Korea and hard consonants
https://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=57431 “Mind Your Ps and Qs!”