September 21, 1998

"The Asian Financial Crisis" is Topic of Roundtable Discussion at The Geonomics Center for International Studies at Middlebury College

What happened to the Asian Tigers-the "miracle"-economies? What is the future of the Japanese economy and how will it affect trade and political relations with other parts of Asia and the United States? Does the economic crisis in Asia really matter?

A group that includes experts in economics, political science, journalism, and Asian business will discuss these and other related topics in a roundtable discussion, "The Asian Financial Crisis," at 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Middlebury College's Geonomics Center for International Studies on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125). The event is free and open to the public.

The panelists participating in the discussion are Toru Takanarita, Washington, D.C., bureau chief of Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese-language daily newspaper, which has the world's second-highest newspaper circulation; Scott E. Pardee, senior lecturer and executive director of the Finance Research Center at MIT and former senior advisor to Yamaichi International (America), Inc., a financial institution headquartered in Japan; Sunder Ramaswamy, economics department chair at Middlebury College; and Saadia Pekkanen, assistant professor of political science at Middlebury College.

For information please call the Geonomics Center for International Studies at Middlebury College at 802-443-2300.