The World’s Most Enterprising Country: North Korea’s Surprising Entrepreneurialism

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday February 16, 2015
      10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Instructional Center 103
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    0.00
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Contact

Jeremiah Granden

jeremiah.granden@inta.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: North Korea: one of the most seemingly isolated, paranoid, and tightly controlled countries in the world survives in large part due to its ability to engage in foreign trade, often over strenuous resistance by the United States and others.

Full Summary: North Korea: one of the most seemingly isolated, paranoid, and tightly controlled countries in the world survives in large part due to its ability to engage in foreign trade, often over strenuous resistance by the United States and others. Join Dr. Justin Hastings, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Comparative Politics at the University of Sydney, for a discussion of North Korea’s surprisingly creative and opportunistic trade networks.

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North Korea: one of the most seemingly isolated, paranoid, and tightly controlled countries in the world survives in large part due to its ability to engage in foreign trade, often over strenuous resistance by the United States and others. Join Dr. Justin Hastings, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Comparative Politics at the University of Sydney, for a discussion of North Korea’s surprisingly creative and opportunistic trade networks.
Dr. Hastings will focus on the business conducted by non-state and hybrid trading networks to import goods (sanctioned or not) into North Korea, and to export North Korean goods and services to the rest of the world. These networks, challenged by hostile states as well as the central government in Pyongyang, have had to demonstrate considerable adaptability and resourcefulness.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), Office of International Education

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
DPRK, entrepreneur, Hastings, INTA, North Korea, nunn
Status
  • Created By: Vince Pedicino
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 13, 2015 - 8:32am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:20pm