Marcus Noland and Stephan Haggard
The Economics Department and the Councils on East Asian Studies and International Affairs will co-host a seminar at 4:00 PM in Room 202, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue on Friday, April 13, 2007 to discuss the release of “Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform” by Marcus Noland and Stephan Haggard. In their timely and authoritative account of the famine, Haggard and Noland argue that this traumatic event continues to reverberate through North Korean society, shaping contemporary developments from economic reform to nuclear diplomacy. In his foreword, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has described it as “a book that must be read by people interested in the economics of poverty and hunger, or the politics of authoritarianism, or in the role-and the difficulties-of international assistance.” According to Former Czech President Václav Havel, the book is “critical for any understanding of the humanitarian and human rights crisis on the Korean peninsula.”
Haggard and Noland will also be participating in the Saturday, April 14, 2007 workshop North Korean Refugees: A Complex Humanitarian Crisis sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies. Marcus Noland, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, is visiting professor at the Department of Economics and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University. Stephan Haggard is Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies and Director of the Korea-Pacific Program at the University of California, San Diego Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.