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“China-Korea Cooperation on Global Governance: Priorities for the G20 China Summit in 2016”

China will assume the presidency of the 2016 G20 summit following the November 2015 summit in Turkey and the international community hopes that the G20 under China’s leadership will reinvigorate and reclaim itself as the premier forum for international economic cooperation. Mo Jongryn assesses the challenges that China will face as the summit president and explore possible ways in which South Korea can support and cooperate with China. He will share his views on China’s likely approach to the G20 presidency and priorities and positions on specific G20 issues.

Date / Time: Monday, September 28, 2014 / 4:00–5:30PM
Location: 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW – 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
Contact: asaninstdc@asaninst.org/ 202-464-6017



Mo Jongryn
-Senior Research Fellow, Center for Global Governance,
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
-Vice President for International Affairs, Yonsei University
Yukon Huang
Senior Associate, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Gilbert Rozman
Editor-in-Chief, The Asan Forum
Eileen Block
Assistant Director, Washington, D.C. Office,
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies


Speaker Biographies

Mo Jongryn is a senior research fellow in the Global Governance Program in the Center for Global Governance at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Mo also serves as vice president for International Affairs at Yonsei University and maintains non-residence affiliations with the Hoover Institution and Stanford University. Previously, Dr. Mo was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Korean Political and Economic Development: Crisis, Security and Institutional Rebalancing (with Barry Weingast, 2013), The Rise of Korean Leadership: Emerging Powers and Liberal International Order (with John Ikenberry, 2013), and editor of Middle Powers and G20 Governance (2013). Dr. Mo received his B.A. in economics from Cornell University, M.S. in social science from the California Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in political economics from Stanford University.

Yukon Huang is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China’s economic development and its impact on Asia and the global economy. Previously, he was the World Bank’s country director for China (1997–2004) and for Russia and the former Soviet Union Republics of Central Asia (1992–1997). Before that, he served as lead economist for Asia and chief for Country Assistance Strategies. He has also held positions at the U.S. Treasury and various universities in the United States, Tanzania, and Malaysia. He is the A-List commentator for the Financial Times on China, and his articles also appear frequently in other major media such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Foreign Affairs, and CNN. Huang has published widely on development issues, recently co-editing the book East Asia Visions, a collection of papers by noted Asian scholars on future prospects for the region. He recently completed a volume entitled Reshaping Economic Geography in East Asia. He is an adviser to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, as well as to various governments and companies.

Gilbert Rozman taught at Princeton University from 1970 to 2013. He now serves as the editor of The Asan Forum, an online journal on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific region. His writings bridge sociology, history, and political science, concentrating on the states of Northeast Asia.