ICAS Bulletin
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March 14, 2006

Thomas J. Byrne

ICAS Fellow
Vice President and Senior Analyst
Moody's Financial Institutions and Sovereign Risk Group

to speak

Sovereign Credit Perspectives on South Korea from Risks in North Korea

ICAS Spring Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security

May 22, 2006 Monday * (* a specific time tba)

** (** a specific venue tba)

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Thomas J. Byrne will present "Sovereign Credit Perspectives on South Korea from Risks in North Korea" at the ICAS Spring Symposium 2006.

Thomas J. Byrne is a Vice President and Senior Analyst in the Sovereign Risk Unit of Moody's Financial Institutions and Sovereign Risk Group in New York where he is primarily responsible for the ratings of the major East Asian economies, namely Japan, Korea and China as well as the Southeast Asian economies. Before joining Moody's in 1996, Tom was the Senior Economist of the Asia Department of the Institute of International Finance in Washington, D.C. He graduated from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, where Tom studied international economics; before graduate studies, he served for three years as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Korea.

Other confirmed speakers, to date, include Robert L. Gallucci (Dean, Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University), Thomas C. Hubbard (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Senior Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; former US Ambassador to South Korea), Lawrence R. Klein (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate) and Marcus Noland (ICAS Fellow; Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics).

Admission to this programme is free of charge and open to public. Should you wish to attend the ICAS Spring Symposium 2006, you must pre-register On-Line Registration. Only those pre-registered will be admitted to the session.

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow