Archive for the 'South Korea' Category

Korea High Speed Rail: A Blueprint for the US?

Learning from South Korea’s Experience with High Speed Rail On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, the US-Asia Institute, Korea Transport Institute, and Regional Plan Association presented a forum for policy makers. The briefing featured remarks from Mr. Paul Nissenbaum, Associate Administrator for Railroad Policy & Development at Federal Railroad Association; Dr. Tschangho John Kim, Endowed Professor of Urban & Regional Systems at University of Illinois
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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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Lunar New Year Celebration

The US-Asia Institute hosted its Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on February 2, 2012 at the US-Asia Institute in Washington DC. Senator of Hawaii Daniel Akaka was the Guest of Honor in recognition of his 33 years of support and partnership with the US-Asia Institute.  Other speakers included Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade Michelle O’Neill, Congresswomen Judy Chu (D-CA),
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Asian Development Bank Capitol Hill Forum

On September 8, 2009 the USAI hosted another off-the-record briefing with a guest speaker from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In this session, the Honorable Rajat M. Nag, Managing Director General of the ADB spoke on the topic of “The two faces of Asia: Bridging the Gap between High Growth Economics and the Poor”. Speaker Mr. Rajat M. Nag, Managing
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