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Mon Nov 13 16:55:57 PST 2006
NOVEMBER 17 (FRIDAY)
Erland Heginbotham, Adjunct Professor, Asian Studies Department, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Environmental Issues in Asian Economic Growth and Development:
Can Asia Solve the Sustainable Growth Conundrum?
Erland Heginbotham counts fifty-three years as an Asian specialist. He teaches Asian economic development and dynamics at the Johns Hopkins University graduate School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. (since 1999). He also teaches Asian studies at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center (Foreign Service Institute) in Arlington, Virginia (since 1990.)
In 1982 he concluded twenty-seven years as a diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service In 1978-80 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, and in 1980-82 was the first Director-General of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service overseeing some 700 officers in 53 posts abroad. From 1976-78 he was Vice President for Development of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), following a tour as Director of the State Department Office of International Monetary Affairs (1975-76). He served Economic and Commercial Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia from 1971- 75, as well as in economic positions in Vietnam (1963-67), Liberia (1960-62), and Korea (1958-60).
>From 1982-91 he served, in succession, as senior staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Director of the Office of Industries of the U.S. International Trade Commission, and senior research fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses, a local think-tank supporting the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense, specialized in Asian security and economic affairs.
In 1991 he founded and until 1997 directed Gateway Japan, a print and on-line clearinghouse of information on Japan and Northeast Asia, co- sponsored by the National Policy Association and the University of Maryland. GJ was one of the earliest Internet enterprises. Under his direction it published five major reference works on Japan. In 1997-99 he was Director of the China Agriculture Strategy Project at the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs, University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), which sought by concrete steps to elevate U.S.-China relations to a positive strategic partnership based on expanding cooperation in a broad range of agriculture-related endeavors.
He has authored several books and numerous articles on Asia. He speaks frequently on current Asian issues (e.g. China and India impact the global balance of power), and will present lectures at a fall series on Indonesia at a local university. His country specialties are China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. He is writing a book on "Asian Economic Development and Dynamics, 1950-2010."
Co-sponsored by the East Asia Center, South Asia Center and Southeast Asia Center
Associate Director & Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Center, Jackson School
Box 353650, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
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