Colloquium: The Political Economy of Korea’s Transition

image: Jongryn MoThe 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

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.