Globalization, Innovation, and Development Series

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Summary Sentence: Featuring Meredith Jung-En Woo

Full Summary: Meredith Jung-En Woo, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Globalization, Innovation, & Development Series

A Cordial invitation to a Globalization, Innovation, & Development and Korea Initiative lecture featuring Dr. Meredith Jung-En Woo, Professor of Political Science and Korean Studies, University of Michigan.

Co-sponsored by the Industry Studies program of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Talk title: The Asian Financial Crisis - Ten Years Later

Meredith Jung-En Woo is Professor of Political Science and Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her teaching and research interests include international political economy, economic development, East Asian politics, and U.S.-East Asian relations. She was named as Associate Dean for the Social Sciences of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University in May 2007 for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2007.

She has authored and edited seven books, published mostly under the name Meredith Woo-Cumings. They include Race to the Swift: State and Finance in Korean Industrialization (Columbia University Press, 1991), which was published under the name Jung-en Woo; Past as Prelude: History in the Making of the New World Order (Westview Press, 1991); Capital Ungoverned: Liberalizing Finance in Interventionist States (Cornell University Press, 1996), The Developmental State (Cornell University Press, 1999), as well as the co-authored report of the Presidential Report, Building American Prosperity in the 21st Century: Report of the Presidential Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy (Government Printing Office, 1997).

Professor Woo was born and raised in Seoul, Korea, and attended an international high school in Tokyo, Japan. She came to the United States in 1976, and graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College, majoring in English Literature and History (1980). She has received an M.A. in International Affairs (1982), and Latin American Studies (1984), and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University (1988). Her dissertation was awarded the University's highest distinction. She is married to Korean historian Bruce Cumings of the University of Chicago and is the sister-in-law of South Korean ambassador to the United Kingdom, Yoon-Je Cho.

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy proudly present the Globalization, Innovation, and Development speaker series. This series provides insight into the dynamics of innovation and economic development in a globalizing world. Our aim is to engage Georgia Tech faculty and students with cutting-edge research from a multi-disciplinary perspective and encourage new research activities and collaboration. Participants in this series are both leading and promising researchers, and they will spend a day at Georgia Tech to meet faculty and students in addition to presenting their current research.

Please visit or email Angie Levin at for program information. For general questions about the series or requests to meet a specific speaker, please contact Professor Dan Breznitz at

Reception follows the presentation.

Co-Sponsored by the Industry Studies Program of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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