Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) marked the 20-year anniversary of their Korea Program with a two-day conference in California, USA.
On May 19, Suho served as a panel member for the discussion on "the rising global popularity of South Korea’s soft power, with a focus on K-dramas and K-pop."
He delivered a speech about the power of Hallyu and shared stories about his experiences as a K-pop idol.
SM Entertainment released several photos of Suho at the event on Instagram, with the caption, "Telling candid stories that are deeply personal to himself as a K-pop artist, Suho shared with the room how he has felt the global influence of the Korean culture in his everyday life through recreatable content."
Suho is the leader of the popular K-pop boy group EXO. The group has been recognized for their contribution in promoting K-pop and South Korea internationally.
EXO is one of the five artists with the most commendations from Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Korea Creative Content Agency. The boy group received the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Commendation in 2014 and the Prime Minister's Commendation in 2017.