“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.