Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Thomas J. Byrne
Vice President and Senior Analyst
Moody's Financial Institutions
and Sovereign Risk Group
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)
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.
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
Only those pre-registered will be admitted to the session.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President