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RU Global Affairs Council hosts global panel discussion moderated by Don Manzullo

03/12/2015 11:00 am

Event Contact: Sam Bandy, Director of Global Affairs, 815.226.4138



Hosted by the
Rockford University Global Affairs Council

Date/Time: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2 – 3:30 PM
Panel Presentation/Discussion: Free and Open to Public
Location: Fisher Chapel, Rockford University
5050 East State Street, Rockford, Ill.

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Rockford University, in conjunction with Korea Economic Institute of America and Rockford Area Economic Development Council presents an exciting and informative panel of speakers discussing economic, social, and political challenges in Russia, Korea, Japan and China and the impact on America. Is Russia trying to restore its influence? What is the cause and effect of China’s lowest growth in 25 years? Can the Japanese get their economy restarted? Are there changing alliances among Russia and China; South Korea and China; North Korea and Russia, Japan and China? Has the US “Asian Shift” worked?


Park Jin, Ph.D., former Member of Korean National Assembly and Chairman of Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification; Executive President of Asia Future Institute; Woodrow Wilson Center Global Fellow; President, Asia Vision Forum; Distinguished Visitor for Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs; chair professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies graduate School of International and Area Studies.

Gil Rozman, Ph.D., faculty, East Asia Studies Department, and Musgrave Professor of Sociology, Princeton University; Sr. Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Editor in Chief, The Asan Institute Forum; Korea Economic Institute of America facilitator for Academic Symposium at Association for Asian Studies Program; author of numerous works on Russia, China, Japan, Korea.

Roxana Idu, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Economics in the Economics, Business, and Accounting Department at Rockford University. Dr. Idu teaches International Economics, International Studies, and Economic Growth and Development. Her research focuses on international migration and economic development.

Moderated by the Honorable Donald Manzullo, US House of Representatives 1993-2013, Chairman of Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; President and CEO, Korea Economic Institute of America.

The Rockford University Global Affairs Council’s purpose is to foster a fundamental knowledge of world affairs for the people of Northern Illinois and the Wisconsin State Line communities by offering a space in which world matters can be discussed from multiple perspectives to improve and deepen their understanding of global matters.