Jan Sunoo currently teaches peace skills (negotiations, cultural competency, mediation, multi-party facilitation) at the Rotary International Peace Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand where he has been adjunct faculty since 2007. He also conducts conflict resolution, mediation and labor relations workshops in Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia, teaches regularly with the Korean Arbitration and Mediation Association - supported by the Korea Ministry of Labor – and has introduced peer mediation/anti-bullying workshops in Korea. He is a Senior Expert in conflict resolution, communications, negotiations, facilitation, mediation, cultural competencies and labor relations skills.
From 2002 to 2009, he lived in Vietnam while employed by the International Labour Organization (the labor arm of the United Nations) as project director for the Vietnam/ILO Industrial Relations Project and established a project that continues to the present. Prior to that, Jan worked for 24 years as a federal mediator with the US Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in many capacities (Regional Director, Field Mediator, International and ADR Director).
He has worked with labor ministries and NGOs in Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Indonesia in the capacity of a Federal Mediator and as a labor expert of the International Labour Organization. Jan presently lives with his wife, Brenda Paik Sunoo (a photojournalist) on Jeju Island, Korea and is always looking for meaningful projects for collaboration.