UT Tyler to co-host Korean Seminar
April 5, 2005

The University of Texas at Tyler and the Korea Economic Institute will co-host a half-day seminar introducing Korean economy and political issues from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 15.

The event will be held at the Tyler Area Senior Citizen building located on Old Omen road. Lunch is included at no cost to participants, but reservation is required.

To register for the event or for more information, contact Amy Weakley or Susan Adams at 903.566.7363.

Two panels will discuss political, financial, economic and business issues of Korea.

Speakers, and their topics, will include:

Katharine Dueholm, Department of State, “The US-ROK Alliance and Economic Relations”; Yong-wan Kim, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, “In the Top 10: South Korea as Economic Juggernaut”; G. Hwan Shin, UT Tyler, “Are you Comfortable with your Investment in the U.S.? What about Korea?”; Bradley Martin, Louisiana State University, “Kim-Jong-il: Madman or Master Strategist?”; Scott Rembrandt, Korea Economic Institute, “North Korea: Is Economic Engagement the Answer?” and Henry Zhou, UT Tyler, “Through Chinese Looking Glass: Change in China’s Educational System and What it Means for the DPRK.”

The Korea Economic Institute (KEI) was established in 1982 as a not-for-profit educational organization to promote economic dialogue and understanding between the United States and Korea.

KEI’s mission is to educate Americans on developments in Korea, serve as a resource center, and keep Korean research and policy officials informed of developments regarding issues of interest and importance to Korea.




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