Beyond Campus: M-I-Z in K.C. 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:30pm

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Doors at 6:00 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Board Room at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City
There is a fee for parking at Union Station. See PDFs linked above for maps of the building and directions for parking.

Admission is free.

“South Korea: A Free-Trade Success Story”

Professor of Political Science Vanya Krieckhaus

Free-trade is arguably an important foundation for long-run economic success, and South Korea exemplifies a free-trade success model. More recently, South Korea led the world by being the first to sign free trade agreements (FTAs) with all three centers of the global economy: the United States, the European Union, and China. This talk explores these South Korean successes. One thread throughout the presentation is how U.S. containment policy, and the U.S. presence in Asian geopolitics more generally, influenced South Korean economic history and the Korean FTA strategy.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. 

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