Thursday, September 15, 2005

US Embassy videoconference with Dr. Richard Feinberg

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Seoul is to hold a videoconference with UC San Diego Professor Richard Feinberg, Ph.D., on Thursday, September 22, 2005. The Public Affairs Section is located in at #10 Namyŏng-dong, in Yongsan-ku, right across the street from the USO and Holly's Coffee and very close to Namyŏng/Namyeong Station (line #1), and walking distance of Sookmyung Women's University Station and Samkakchi/Samgakji Station (both line #4). Contact the embassy by September 19 if you are interested in attending.

10:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks
10:15 a.m.: Richard Feinberg's presentation on "U.S. Policy Goals for APEC 2005"
11:30 a.m.: Q&A begins with consecutive interpretation
12:00 p.m.: PA Briefing
12:30 p.m.: Lunch (Sandwich)

About Professor Feinberg:
Professor Feinberg is an authority on U.S. foreign policy, multilateral institutions, and summitry. He is an expert on trade and investment, globalization, democratization, and non-governmental organizations. Feinberg serves as director of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center, dedicated to research, scholarly exchange and public education on subjects of interests to APEC member countries. He is co-director of the Leadership Council on Inter-American Summitry, a blue-ribbon council that evaluates progress in U.S.-Latin American relations. He is also the coordinator of the APEC International Assessment Network (APIAN) a pan-Pacific coalition of experts that monitors and evaluates APEC's performance. Feinberg has authored more than 150 articles and books.

As an International Political Economy Professor at the University of California San Diego, Feinberg teaches classes on APEC: Regional Integration, Policies and Procedures; Current Issues in U.S.-Latin American Relations; Making U.S. Foreign Policy; and Civil Society and Development: How NGO's Can Make a Difference. Feinberg served as special assistant to President Clinton for National Security Affairs and Senior Director of the National Security Council's (NSC) Office of Inter-American Affairs. While at the NSC, he was the principal architect of the 1994 Summit of the Americas in Miami. He previously served as President of the Inter-American Dialogue, Executive Vice President of the Overseas Development Council, and has held positions on the policy planning staff of the U.S. Department of State and the Office of International Affairs in the U.S. Treasury Department. He joined UCSD's IR/PS in 1996, has a Ph.D. in International Economics from Stanford University, a B.A. in European History from Brown University, and speaks fluent Spanish.

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