James T. Laney, former U.S. ambassador to Korea and former former president of Emory University, and Kun-Woo Park, Korean ambassador to the U.S., will speak about business opportunities in Korea at a dinner on Thursday, April 3 at the JW Marriott at Lenox.

      The dinner is part of a program co-sponsored by the Southern Center for International Studies and the Korean-Southeast U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which includes a panel discussion on Korea beginning at 3:00 p.m., April 3.  The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

      Other panelists include Michael Brown, president of the American Chamber of Commerce, Seoul; Yang-Koon Byeon, director general of the Republic of Korea Ministry of Finance & Economy; Yung Duk Kim, senior advisor at the Hyundai Corp. (USA); Edwin J. Davis, Jr., senior vice president at NationsBank and David J. Patterson, vice president at Georgia-Pacific.

      The ambassador and former ambassador, as well as many of the panelists, will be visiting Atlanta as part of the seventh annual Korea Caravan, sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute of America and the Federation of Korea Industries.

      The caravan will have representatives from the U.S. and Korean governments, as well as from various industries in both countries and from major Korean companies.  The group will visit other leading Eastern U.S. cities, including New York, Boston and Washington to discuss doing business in Korea.

      For more information call Gene Hanratty of the Korean-Southeast chamber at (404) 239-5786, or Ben Weber, director of public affairs at the Korean Economic Institute at (202)371-0690.