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Korean food comes of age
Dec 23, 2010
I had never been to South Korea before this year, and in just a few short months I have now been twice! The first time was to view the impressive food operations at Korean Airlines, the only airline to fly non-stop from Toronto to Seoul. It was mind-boggling to see how many diffe...

[Contribution] The G20 important roles in strengthening...
Dec 22, 2010
By Umar Juoro, author of The Crisis in Economic Theory, chairman of the Center for Information and Development Studies, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Indonesia, From Shared Growth Beyond Crisis: G20 Seoul Summit 2010, Assessments and Suggestions by International Exper...

[Contribution] Seoul Summit of G20: cooperative competi...
Dec 21, 2010
By Ibrahim Ozturk, professor of Economics at Marmara University,From Shared Growth Beyond Crisis: G20 Seoul Summit 2010, Assessments and Suggestions by International ExpertsThe fifth G-20 summit was gathered at Seoul, the capital city of Korea. In the near past, I had the chance ...

[Contribution] G20 report card- Seoul Summit and after
Dec 20, 2010
By Ashok Dagupta, deputy editor at The Hindu,From Shared Growth Beyond Crisis: G20 Seoul Summit 2010, Assessments and Suggestions by International ExpertsThe G20 Seoul Summit is now history. After intense official and backroom deliberations spread over two days on November 11 and...

[Contribution] A short comment on the G20 Seoul Summit ...
Dec 17, 2010
By Gilmar Masiero, professor of Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics at the University of São Paulo, From Shared Growth Beyond Crisis: G20 Seoul Summit 2010, Assessments and Suggestions by International Expert“In God We Trust” and “In IMF We Trust.” These short stat...

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G20: moving policy cooperation forward
Dec 16, 2010
The Seoul Summit: more effective than excitingThe curtain has finally come down on the G20 Presidency held by South Korea, which hosted the 2010 summit in Seoul on 11-12 November. Opinions on what the G20 achieved during 2010 diverge substantially, ranging from those who view the...

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The legacy of the Seoul G20 Summit
Dec 15, 2010
The first G20 summit of heads of state was held in Washington, DC in November 2008, amid the throes of the worst global financial crisissince the Great Depression. The newly-formed institution (which succeeded the G-8through the long-overdue inclusion of several large emerging ma...

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[Contribution] The Korean Wave in Argentina
Dec 03, 2010
Argentina is best known as the country of Eva Perón, Diego Maradona, and the tango. It remained a major economic power until the early twentieth century, and is homeland to five Nobel Prize winners. There is a saying that a Porteño (a native of Buenos Aires), is an Italian who s...

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[Contribution] Gratitude for more than just a holiday
Nov 25, 2010
"Our ideas, like orange plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots."  Edward Bulwer LyttonThanksgiving week is upon us.  Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday.  Even when I was very young, Thanksgiving didn’t bring ...

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[Contribution] Korea as a leader
Nov 17, 2010
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.  It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.”   Albert EinsteinIn recent weeks, the people of Seoul (and all of South Korea) have delved deepl...