KMI: Strengthening U.S.-R.O.K. Ties

KMI: Strengthening U.S.-R.O.K. Ties

An article about KMI’s annual conference was published in The George Washington University School of Business Annual Magazine Spring 2017. Below are the original contents.

In January, the Korean Management Institute (KMI) at the George Washington University School of Business hosted its annual conference on the current status of South Korea.

The conference program included a special introduction and welcome from GW President Steven Knapp, followed by a welcome address by Ambassador Ahn Ho-Young, Republic of Korea. A memorandum of understanding between GW and the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was signed, with the goal of strengthening relations between the two countries and representing GW’s support for the upcoming games.

Dr. Hee-Beom Lee, president and CEO of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and GWSB visiting professor of management, was honored for his connection to the university as an alumnus and a faculty member. His keynote address, “Distinguished Past, Dynamic Present and Exciting Future,” provided an overview of the Republic of Korea’s path from a poor nation in the late 1940s to the economic powerhouse it is today, as well as a preview of the planned opening ceremonies for the 2018 winter games.

KMI’s Executive Director Ayman El Tarabishy, associate teaching professor of management, explained that the institute brings together a wide range of academicians, researchers, business people, policymakers, government experts, students and others who have an interest in U.S.- Korea relations. Their interaction with the institute through a portfolio of diverse programs—classes, workshops, international exchange, executive education and research—is aimed at enriching their professional experience and contributing to a greater understanding of U.S.-Korea relations.

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