Monday, February 05, 2007

Event of Interest at the Sigur Center

I'm guessing most have probably already seen this in their inbox at some point during this past week, but I thought I'd post it here just in case.

The Sigur Center Presents:

Title: Engaging North Korea in a Post-Test World: Economic Perspectives

In the Sigur Center's Lecture Series on Flashpoints in Asia

Speaker: Bradley Babson, Asian Affairs Consultant

Bradley O. Babson is currently a consultant on Asian affairs with a concentration on North Korea and Northeast Asia economic cooperation. Previously, he worked for the World Bank, covering several countries across Southeast and East Asia. From 1997-2000 he served as Senior Advisor in the office of the Regional Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, where he began his studies of the North Korean economy. He was appointed the first Resident Representative to Hanoi, Vietnam from 1994-1997. Mr. Babson has recently participated in projects on North Korea sponsored by the Center for Strategic International Studies, U.S. Institute for Peace, National Bureau for Asian Research and the Stanley Foundation. His most recent writing is a Policy Brief on "Economic Perspectives of Future Directions for Engagement with the DPRK in a Post-Test World," published in December 2006. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Korea Economic Institute of America and is a founding member of the National Committee on North Korea. Mr. Babson received his BA degree from Williams College and MPA degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University.

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 12:30-1:45 pm

Place: The Chung-wen Shih Conference Room, The Sigur Center for AsianStudies, Suite 503, 1957 E Street, NW

RSVP: Please RSVP with your name, organization/GW affiliation, ande-mail to by Friday, February 16.

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