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Upcoming Event: Bretton Woods @ 70

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee present:

Bretton Woods @ 70: Past, Present and Future

In today’s world, the idea of world leaders gathering in the midst of economic crisis has become all-too familiar. But the summit at Bretton Woods in 1944 was the only time countries from around the world have agreed to overhaul the structure of the international monetary system. And what’s more, they were successful, establishing the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction, which is today part of the World Bank. Some would argue that this was the closest to perfection the world’s economy has ever been, and contemplate if the demise of the Bretton Woods system is behind our present woes.

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee invite you to join us for a discussion of the history of the Bretton Woods summit, the role the Bretton Woods system plays today and how that role will evolve to address the growing multipolarization of the global economy.

James Boughton
Former Historian, International Monetary Fund
Senior Fellow, Center for International Governance Innovation

Harold James
Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University
Senior Fellow, Center for International Governance Innovation

Ed Conway
Economics Editor of Sky News and Author of The Summit

Mike Dooley
Professor of Economics, University of California-Santa Cruz
Partner, Drobny Global and Cabezon Investment Group
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Moderated by Ousmene Mandeng
Managing Director, Global Institutional Relations Group, Pramerica Investment Management

with opening remarks by
Marc Uzan
Director, Reinventing Bretton woods Committee

This event is open to press and public. RSVP here

Bretton Woods @ 70: Past, Present and Future

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 – Bretton Woods @ 70: Past, Present and Future

Korea Studies Luncheon with Wonho Kim

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 – Korea Studies Luncheon with Wonho Kim

Report Release: “Cell Phones in North Korea” Now Available in Korean

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and Voice of America announces the Korean translation of, “Cell Phones in North Korea: Has North Korea Entered the Telecommunications Revolution?” by Yonho Kim.

존스홉킨스국제대학원한미연구소 (U.S.-Korea Institute at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University) 와 ‘미국의소리’ 방송 (Voice of America)이공동후원한 연구보고서“북한의휴대전화이용실태: 북한의통신혁명은시작됐는가?” (김연호 저)의 한국어판이 발간되었다.

이 보고서는 북한의 휴대전화 사용증가와 시사점을 분석하기 위해 다음과 같은 질문을 던진다.  북한 휴대전화 사용자들은 누구인가? 단말기 보급 및 요금 책정은 어떻게 이루어지는가? 북한주민의 휴대전화 사용실태는 어떠한가? 휴대전화 보급이 가져온 사회경제적 영향은 무엇인가?

또한 저자는 북한 공식 이동통신회사 고려링크의 사업구조를 소개하고 이집트 이동통신사인 오라스콤의 수익성 및 사업지속성과의 관련성을분석한다.

이보고서는 “북한의휴대전화 이용실태북한의통신혁명은시작됐는가?” 에서 다운로드 할 수 있다.

The original English version is available here.

Young Professionals Paper Series (YPPS)

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Sejong Society of Washington, DC are pleased to announce the inaugural publication of the Young Professionals Paper Series (YPPS). Launched under the Research Directorate of the Sejong Society, YPPS is an initiative designed to generate original policy literature by young professionals and graduate students on issues relating to the Korean peninsula. The program provided participants with the unique opportunity to be mentored by established Korea policy experts throughout the research and writing process, and to ultimately be published in cooperation with the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS.

To download the publication and learn more about YPPS, visit our Young Professionals Paper Series page.

Reviving Growth and Building Resilience in the Global Economy

On April 11, the US-Korea Institute at SAIS will host the second half of the two-day conference: “Reviving Growth and Building Resilience in the Global Economy.” This conference co-organized by the Australian G20 Presidency and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee and sponsored by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS, the Korea Institute of International Economic Policy and UBS, to explore the relevance of the existing international financial architecture in the context of the challenges the global economy is facing now and in coming decades, global interconnectedness and emerging markets. The outcomes of this conference will help inform future G20 work.

The conference is by invitation only. However, speeches by Sung-soo Eun, Deputy Minister for International Economic Affairs, ROK Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and Martin Parkinson, Treasury Secretary, G20, Commonwealth of Australia are open to the media. Both speakers will address the question of whether and how the Bretton Woods Institutions are still relevant for emerging market economies. Speeches will run from 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm. RSVP is required. Members of the press should have active press credentials and can RSVP to Jenny Town at

Communications Internships

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS is currently seeking 1-2 Communications interns. Tasks will include such activities as web content management/updates (multiple websites), social media management, media tracking, writing media advisories and event briefs, email newsletter management, event material preparation, and more.

A successful candidate should have superior writing and editing skills (in English), some copywriting experience a plus, with an eye for design, and should have some experience in the following programs: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; WordPress (or other web content management systems); social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (forums).

USKI internships are unpaid and interns are expected to work at least 4 days a week.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Jenny Town, Assistant Director at Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.