Korea / U.S. Economic Relations: Taking a Closer Look – KEI Series at Georgia State University

When:
March 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – March 24, 2017 @ 5:30 am
2017-03-23T15:00:00-04:00
2017-03-24T05:30:00-04:00
Where:
Georgia State University Student Center East, Court Salon
55 Gilmer St SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kathleen Monich
404-413-2530

Korea is one the United States’ most important economic partners. Since a free trade agreement was signed in 2012, U.S.-Korea trade has totaled over $100 billion each year and Korea has become the fifth fastest growing source of foreign direct investment in the United States. Georgia is one of largest beneficiaries of this relationship, with over 50 Korean-owned facilities providing over 5,000 jobs. Economic ties with Korea, however, are faced with new political and economic challenges in 2017 that merit careful consideration. Please join us for a panel discussion on how these issues should be addressed to ensure both countries may continue to benefit from a close economic partnership.

Registration: 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Reception: 6 – 7 p.m.

Reception sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta.  Catering by Blossom Tree Korean Eatery.

Panelists: 

Craig Lesser, Managing Partner, Pendleton Group and Former Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development
Kyle Ferrier, Director of Academic Affairs and Research, Korea Economic Institute of America
Heechun Kim, Assistant Professor of International Business, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Arndt Siepmann, Director of Industrial Development for the City of Auburn, Alabama, Economic Development Department; Member of the Korea-SEUS Chamber of Commerce

Welcome:
Wolfgang F. Schlör, Associate Provost for International Initiatives, Georgia State University

Moderator:
Tamer Cavusgil, Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair and Executive Director of CIBER, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Free and open to the public. Must present your RSVP confirmation at the door to enter.  

Register here:  http://gsuinternational.eventbrite.com/
For more information on the panelists, please visit http://international.gsu.edu/KEI

In collaboration with the Global Studies InstituteDepartment of Political Science, the Korea Economic Institute of Atlanta, the Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER), and the World Trade Center Atlanta.

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