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Danny M. Leipziger

Professor of International Business
George Washington University
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Dr. Danny Leipziger is Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University, where he is concurrently the Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue. Professor Leipziger has been a faculty member in the highly-ranked International Business Department since 2009, where he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses on macroeconomics, applied development, financial crises, and international economics, and he has taught in the GW/IFC/Milken Capital Markets Graduate Program for mid-career government officials since its inception. He has been advisor to the governments of South Korea, Vietnam, Ivory Coast, Uzbekistan, Argentina, and South Africa, among others.

A former Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management at the World Bank (2004-2009), he served three World Bank Presidents and held senior management positions in the East Asia and Latin America Regions. While at the World Bank, he led the team preparing the emergency financial bailout loan to Korea in 1997. He was the World Bank’s Director for Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure for Latin America (1998-2004). He served previously in the U.S. Department of State and was a Member of the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff. Dr. Leipziger was Vice Chair of the Spence Commission on Growth and Development and he served on the WEF Council on Economic Progress.

An economist with a Ph. D. from Brown, he has published widely in development economics, finance and banking, and on East Asia and Latin America. He is the author of several books, including Lessons of East Asia (U. of Michigan Press), Stuck in the Middle (Brookings Institution), and Globalization and Growth and more than 50 refereed and published articles in journals and other outlets. He is frequent contributor to VoxEU, Project Syndicate, and other media, and he has appeared on Bloomberg, BBC, an CCTV and Korean TV as expert commentator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 6, 2023

Please join KEI and Park Won-ho for a discussion on what South Korean politics look like at a sub-national level.

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July 13, 2022

Please join Tycho van der Hoog on why countries in southern Africa continue to engage with North Korea.

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June 6, 2022

Please join KEI for a discussion of how North Korea is handling the outbreak of COVID-19 and how the international community could help.

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May 31, 2022

Please join KEI for a conversation with Markus Garlauskas and Axel Catellier on the factors driving South Korea’s recent military force development.

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May 18, 2022

Please join Gabriela Bernal for a discussion on what conditions Washington has been a facilitator or detractor of Seoul’s initiatives towards Pyongyang.

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April 6, 2022

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March 17, 2022

Please join KEI for a discussion on the 2022 South Korean presidential election outcome with political analyst Park Sung-min.

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March 1, 2022

Please join KEI and KIEP for a discussion about the first 10 years of KORUS and the future of the U.S.-Korea economic relationship.

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February 28, 2022

Please join KEI for a discussion on North Korea’s potential incorporation of AI into its cyber arsenal.

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February 24, 2022

Please join June Park for a conversation on the domestic and external factors driving South Korea’s thinking on digital currency.

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February 17, 2022

Please join Sejong Institute’s S. Nathan Park for a discussion of the foreign policy outlook of South Korea’s progressives.

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Region: Asia

February 14, 2022

Please join the Korea Economic Institute for a discussion with South Korea’s ambassador-at-large for economic cooperation Yoo Myung-hee and Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler on emerging trade issues and the U.S.-Korea economic relationship.

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December 2, 2021

Please join KEI for a discussion with Ambassador Kim Hyoeun of the steps South Korea has taken to address climate change.

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December 2, 2021

Please join the Korea Economic Institute for a discussion on the 2022 South Korean presidential election with political analyst Park Sung-min.

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November 17, 2021

Please join Professor Zhiqun Zhu  for a discussion on how Seoul might best defend its own interests amid the growing U.S.-China rivalry.

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Region: Asia

November 8, 2021

As disruptions in supply chains continue, what practical steps can the U.S. and Korea take to strengthen supply chains against future crises?

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October 26, 2021

Please join KEI for a discussion with three emerging experts on how South Korea can adopt a principled middle power agenda.

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October 7, 2021

Please join KEI for a discussion on American attitudes towards the Korean Peninsula after the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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September 30, 2021

Please join KEI for a discussion with Seoul National University Professor Chung Jae Ho on why the ROK-PRC relationship faces such headwinds and its implications for the ongoing U.S.-China competition.

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September 23, 2021

Please join KEI for a conversation Mr. Kim Won-soo on the historical importance of two countries joining the UN, South Korea’s contribution to multilateral institutions, and the role of the UN in diplomacy with North Korea.

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September 9, 2021

Please join KEI for a discussion with Dr. Naoko Aoki on how various factors have affected South Korea-Japan security cooperation.

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September 9, 2021

Please join KEI for a discussion on how COVID-19 has affected the growing rivalry between the United States and China.

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