“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


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


For information please call the Geonomics

Center for International Studies at Middlebury College at 802-443-2300.