[KS] Fulbright Forum One Week From Today! RSVP Requested: Economic Transition in North Korea with Jacob Reidhead

Executive Assistant executive.assistant at fulbright.or.kr
Thu Feb 16 21:02:32 EST 2012

**Don't forget to RSVP by Monday for next week's Fulbright Forum (the first
of 2012)!**

Fulbright Forum presents:

*Control, Legitimacy, and Change:
The Origins of Economic Transition in Socialist China, Vietnam, and North
by Jacob Reidhead

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350216191669188/

*7:00pm* on *Friday, February 24th, 2012*

RSVP by Monday, February 20th, 2012

The Korean-American Educational Commission warmly welcomes you to our first
Fulbright Forum of the 2011-2012 program year with 2011 Junior Researcher
Jacob Reidhead.

Open to all, the Fulbright Forum serves as a periodic gathering for the
Fulbright family at large, including past and present grantees and friends
of the Commission. To R.S.V.P., please *CLICK
complete the registration form. You may also R.S.V.P. via e-mail to
McFadden (executive.assistant at fulbright.or.kr). Regrets need not reply.

This Forum will be held at *7:00 P.M*. sharp on Friday, February 24th on
the 6th floor of KAEC's Mapo-gu building. Following the presentation, a
light reception will be held. Please visit the KAEC website for maps and
directions (http://www.fulbright.or.kr/xe/map).

To respect both the audience and presenters, guests are asked to please mute
or turn off all cell phones before entering.

This presentation marks the completion of Jacob Reidhead’s MA thesis at the
University of Washington wherein he compares the origins of economic reform
in Asia’s socialist economies: China, Vietnam, and North Korea.  In
particular, he will present a comparative framework for reform derived from
the historical experience of these three economies and then leverage this
framework in order to answer the question of why China and Vietnam have
successfully been able to reform but North Korea has not.  Implications of
these findings for the prospect of reforms in Kim Jong-un’s North Korea
will also be discussed.  His hope is that those in attendance will actively
participate and leave with a more sophisticated and analytically sound
understanding of the challenges to economic reform in North Korea.

Jacob Reidhead first traveled to Korea as a Christian missionary in 1998,
in the aftermath of the IMF-Asian Financial Crisis.  Following two years of
missionary service, he returned again in 2004-2006 as a Korean Flagship
Language Initiative fellow and graduate student at Korea University.  He
has since traveled to North Korea twice, for two weeks as a member of a
Eugene Bell delegation in 2006 and for five months as a USNGO food monitor
during the 2008-2009 USAID food program.  Jacob subsequently entered a
Ph.D. program in Sociology at the University of Washington where he is
pursuing research on the origins and effects of the post-Cold War
transitions of Asia’s socialist economies.

James McFadden
Executive Assistant
Korean-American Educational Commission

Fulbright Building
168-15 Yomni-dong, Mapo-gu
Seoul 121-874

Office: 02-3275-4004
Fax: 02-3275-4028
Mobile: 010-4068-1997
Web: http://forum.fulbright.or.kr, www.fulbright.or.kr
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