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North Korean refugees are focus of talk

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall

"North Korea's Refugees: A Window Into North Korea and a Source of Humanitarian Concern" is the subject of a talk by international economist Marcus Noland scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Noland has written extensively on the problems of North Korea and the prospects for Korean unification. His books include "Korea After Kim Jong-il," "Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid and Reform" and "Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas."

Noland served as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in President Bill Clinton's administration. He currently is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., and a nonresident senior fellow at the Honolulu-based East-West Center.

In addition to his work on North Korea, Noland has written many scholarly articles on international economics, U.S. trade policy and the economies of the Asia-Pacific region. He has served as a consultant to organizations such as the World Bank and the National Intelligence Council.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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