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Korea Club with Jérome Sauvage: Working with North Korea - Experiences and Perspectives
Date and Time:
June 24, 2014 06:30 pm ~ June 24, 2014 09:00 pm
Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Jérome Sauvage
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You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The event will feature Jérome Sauvage who will give a presentation entitled “Working with North Korea: Experiences and Perspectives".


Jérome Sauvage is Deputy Director of the UNDP Representation Office in Washington, DC. He was formerly the UN Resident Coordinator in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 

(DPRK). His current role is to develop and maintain partnerships for UNDP programmes with the US Government and other partners from the non-profit and for-profit sectors in the United States.


With postings in Cambodia, DPRK, India, Pakistan and Viet Nam, in Asia, Madagascar in Africa, and at Headquarters, Mr. Sauvage has developed an extensive experience in field coordination, democratic governance, disaster preparedness and response and in human resource management.


As UN Coordinator in DPRK, Mr. Sauvage led the UN in providing emergency and humanitarian support to the population; represented the UN at bilateral and multilateral levels; negotiated with the Government on UN operations in the country and led fund-raising efforts in support of humanitarian activities. He opened the UNDP office there, negotiating its country programme, ensuring that all projects met UNDP's mandate as well as monitoring and evaluation requirements; he was also the designated official for security.


Mr. Sauvage, a French national, holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University and a Maitrise in Administrative Law from Paris Sorbonne University.



Reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7:00 pm, and the speaker’s presentation and Q & A session. The program will conclude at 9:00 pm. The cost of the dinner is $20.00,payable at the door by either check or cash. RSVP is required for this program. WHEN YOU SEND YOUR RSVP, PLEASE SPECIFY WHETHER YOU WILL NEED SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AND TO DUNN LORING METRO WITH YOUR ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL AND MOBILE NUMBER.

To register for this program or for further questions, please e-mail your confirmation to Linda Butcher, KEI’s Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs (lb@keia.org). 


The evening program will be held at Woo Lae Oak Korean restaurant in Tysons Corner—see address above. The program will start at 6:30 pm with a cash bar, set up inside the Korea Club conference room on the 2nd floor of the restaurant. For more information on Woo Lae Oak, please take a few minutes to visit the restaurant’s website: http://www.woolaeoak.com.


Woo Lae Oak is conveniently located in the heart of Tysons Corner. If you need assistance locating the restaurant, please call the restaurant (703-827-7300). Ample free parking is available in the restaurant’s multi-story parking garage.


Orange Line stop at Dunn Loring-Merrifield. The restaurant is 3 miles north of Dunn Loring Metro. Between 6 pm and 7 pm, an HRNK intern holding a Korea Club sign will be greeting Korea Club members at the ground level of Dunn Loring Metro Station—there is only one exit. A shuttle service provided by the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) will be on stand-by in front of Dunn Loring Metro between 6 pm and 7 pm, to drive metro riders to the restaurant. Shuttle service back to Dunn Loring Metro will also be provided after the conclusion of the program at 9 pm.

Korea Club Directors


Jim Kelman (KUSCO)         Greg Scarlatoiu (HRNK)          Linda Butcher (KEI)
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