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Fall Programming - The Future of Korea

The Korean Economic Institute initiated "The Future of Korea" series in 2000.  These programs are designed to broaden and deepen understanding of Korea and the U.S.-Korea relationship among public opinion leaders and the academic community in the United States. The Institute of World Affairs at UWM's Center for International Education has partnered with the Korean Econmic Institute and the World Affairs Councils of America to bring you this panel discussion.






Laura Rosenberger

 Laura Rosenberger is a foreign affairs officer in the Office of Korean Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  She works in the Office's DPRK (North Korea) Unit, where her portfolio includes North Korean human rights, refugees, and supporting the Six Party Talks.  Prior to joining the Department, she received her Master's degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University's School of International Service in May 2004, where she focused on human rights and post-conflict reconstruction, particularly in the Balkans.  She received her Bachelor's degree from Penn State University, where she studied sociology, psychology and women's studies. 

Ki-chang Kwon, First Secretary, Economic, Korean Embassy

Ki-chang Kwon Kwon joined the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) in 1990.  He has held various senior positions including:  Second Secretary, Korean Mission in Geneva Switzerland; First Secretary, Korean Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Senior Deputy Director, Development Cooperation Division, MOFAT; Senior Deputy Director, WTO Division, MOFAT.  He assumed his current position as First Secretary Economic with the Korean Embassy in Washington, DC in 2004. Mr.Kwon received both his BA and MA in Economics for the Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and pursued graduate studies at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California San Diego

Joseph A.B. Winder

Joseph A.B. Winder is the President of the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). Prior to joining KEI, Mr. Winder had a distinguished thirty-year career in the United States Foreign Service. His overseas assignments included postings in Germany, Chile, Tokyo, Thailand, and Indonesia. His senior Washington-based positions at the Department of State included Director of the Office of Economic Analysis and Director of the Office of Monetary Affairs. Mr. Winder holds an a BA and an MBA degree from the University of Michigan.


Korean Economic Institute

World Affairs Council of America

September 27, 2005
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Union Ballroom, UWM Student Union
2200 E. Kenwood Ave.
Milwaukee ,WI 53211
Basic Members: $4.00
Premium & Above Members: $0
Non-Members: $8.00
Students: $0
For more information about our sponsoring organizations for this program:

Korean Economic Institute


World Affairs Council of America

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