Archive for April, 2012

Capitol Hill Luncheon Forum: Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia

The US-Asia Institute hosted a timely discussion on the economic challenges facing Asia, including growing inequality and the implications for strategic concerns of the United States.  This luncheon event at the Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 215 featured Dr. Changyong Rhee, Asian Development Bank’s Chief Economist, and the former Secretary-General and Sherpa of the Presidential Committee for the 2010 G-20 Seoul
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Leadership in Transition: Korea

The US-Asia Institute invited experts to examine recent leadership transitions taking place on the Korean Peninsula with the succession of power to Kim Jong Un in North Korea and his efforts to consolidate power, as well as the results of South Korea’s recent legislative elections on April 11, 2012.  Speakers discussed these changes, in combination with presidential elections looming at
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