Sejong Society event: Bradley Babson

Sejong Society Event Details:
Perspectives on North Korea’s Financial System
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
6:45 – 8:00 pm
Johns Hopkins University SAIS
Kenney Auditorium (ground floor)     
1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20036  
(Closest Metro: Dupont Circle) 
Bradley O. Babson is a consultant on Asian affairs with a concentration on North Korea and Northeast Asia economic cooperation. He presently is consultant for the Stanley Foundation Project on Future Multilateral Economic Engagement with the DPRK and chair of the DPRK Economic Forum at the John’s Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. He worked for the World Bank for 26 years before retiring in 2000, serving as a Senior Loan Officer on Indonesia from 1983-87, Division Chief for Education and Health for eight Asian countries from 1997-92, Regional Representative in Bangkok, Thailand from 1993-94, and the first Resident Representative to Hanoi, Vietnam from 1994-97. From 1997-2000 he served as Senior Advisor in the office of the Regional Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific where he began his studies of the North Korean economy.

He has participated in projects on North Korea sponsored by the Center for Strategic International Studies, U.S. Institute for Peace, National Bureau for Asian Research, and the Stanley Foundation. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Korea Economic Institute of America and Executive Committee of the National Committee on North Korea, and is Vice President of the World Affairs Council of Maine. Mr. Babson received his BA degree from Williams College in 1972, and MPA degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University in 1974. He lives in Brunswick, Maine.

This Sejong Society event is free and will begin at 6:45 pm, and light Korean food will be served. Please RSVP here.


One Response to “Sejong Society event: Bradley Babson”

  1. Terry Tang says:

    I am very interested in Mr. Babson’s synergy for DPRK, it’s one of best solution for the prosperity of North Eastern Asia ~ He will be an asset for the President-elected Obama to “Change” this part of the world ~ I salute to you ~ Mr. Babson ~ I am a potential investor in DPRK and beneficary of their self imposed reform. With your endorsement I will filter your recommedation to interested party for a better tomorrow ~