Those are questions to be addressed by Marcus Noland in the 2015 Seiji Naya Asia-Pacific Lecture October 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Business Administration Building A102. Noland, a well-known authority on Korean affairs, is executive vice-president and director of studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C. His presentation is titled “North Korea: Sanctions, Inducements, and Transitional Paths.”
Noland, who earned his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, was previously a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. He is currently a senior fellow at the East-West Center. He is the author of Korea after Kim Jong-il (2004), Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas (2000), Witness to Transformation: Refugee Insights into North Korea (2011), and Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform (2007). His latest book, published last year, is Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance.
The Seiji Naya Asia-Pacific Lecture Series was established in honor of Seiji Naya, who is professor emeritus and former chairman of the UH-Mānoa Department of Economics. He served as chief economist of the Asian Development Bank, program director at the East-West Center, and director of the Hawai’i State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Professor Naya is widely recognized for his contributions to understanding development issues in Southeast Asia.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Economics, the Center for Korean Studies, and the East-West Center. For further information, contact the Department of Economics at (808) 956-8496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.