The Center for Korean Studies spring colloquium series returns Thursday, April 25, 2013, with presentation titled “The Political Economy of Korea’s Transition, 1961–2008” by Dr. Jongryn Mo. The colloquium will be held at the usual time of 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Center’s conference room, 1881 East-West Road on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus.
Mo is a professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University, vice-president for international affairs at Yonsei, and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. A graduate of Stanford University, he focuses his research on East Asian Development, global governance, and the international political economy. His essays have appeared in the Straits Times, the Wall Street Journal, Chosun Ilbo, and Donga Ilbo as well as in scholarly journals.
Mo’s talk will center on an explanation of the success of Korean development in terms of Korea’s having resolved repeated crises in favor of rebalancing and more political and economic openness. For more about the planned presentation, see http://bit.ly/10O3wuu.
Center for Korean Studies events are free and open to all. For further information, including information on access for the handicapped, telephone the Center at (808) 956‑7041.