James T. Laney (1990) is President Emeritus of Emory University, and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Laney holds B.A., M.Div., Ph.D, and D.H.L. (hon.) degrees from Yale. In the late 1940s, he served in military counter-intelligence in Korea, returning in the late 1950s as a Methodist missionary educator. He was dean of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and taught at Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School and Harvard. Dr. Laney is a trustee of the Carter Center, a former Chairman of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, and co-chairs the Council on Foreign Relations Taskforce on Korea. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the University Council of Yale.