Minton is the former president of The Korea Society in New York, former U.S. ambassador to Mongolia and a diplomat for more than 30 years. He serves as a professor of practice in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. Before serving as President of The Korea Society, he played a leading role in America’s relations with Asia during a distinguished 32-year career as a senior foreign-service officer. He served as U.S. ambassador to Mongolia from September 2006 to September 2009 and was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea. He also served as the country director for Korea and as deputy country director for Japan, as well as serving in other positions at the U.S. Department of State, in various diplomatic posts in Japan, as a Pearson Fellow with the U.S. Senate and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. He previously taught for a year as the Diplomat-in-Residence at the City College of New York.