April 4, 2013 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

King’s Professor J.D. Han, PhD, department of Economics, Business and Math, has been invited as a keynote speaker at the 18th Annual International Studies Symposium on Korea , Beyond Borders: Inspiring Global Dialogue in the 21st century at York University’s Glendon College on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

The Glendon International Studies Symposium is an annual research project that is organized by York students in the International Studies Program. The Symposium provides opportunities for students and participants to deepen their understanding of a different country or region on a wide range of issues each year. This year the Glendon Symposium has chosen the contemporary Korean peninsula as its research focus.

Professor Han brings a wealth of knowledge on the Korean economy to the symposium. He is a graduate of Seoul National University, and the University of Toronto, and he has worked for public think-tanks, including the Korea International Economic Institute. He has written numerous articles on the East Asian economies and societies, including a book chapter in Korean Immigrants in Canada: Perspectives on Migration, Integration, and the Family (Sam Noh, Ann H. Kim, and Marianne. S. Noh, eds.), published by the University of Toronto Press.

Professor Han’s talk,Strenuous Era for the Korean Socio-Economic Paradigm, will present a review of the Korean economy and society of the past half century. He will explain the challenges for the nation as President Park, Jr. completes the Korean socio- economic paradigm, initiated by President Park, Sr. in the 1960s. Professor Han will reflect upon need for the country to achieve a balance between a rising demand for democratic economy and the continued growth momentum.

For more information on the symposium click here: http://koreasymposium.com/