Korea: Why she must play the mediator’s role at G 20

Edited version published in the Korea Times

Muhammad Yunus’ statement that “One day our grandchildren will go to museums to see what poverty was like” may be how the Bangladeshi economist would depict to the modern-day South Korea. Dr. Yunus was the deserving recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, for his effort to create economic and social development from below. Similarly, Korea’s legitimacy to represent the non-G-20 members, majority of whom are developing nations, is justified in its speedy rise from poverty to plethora of world’s economic envy. Read the rest of this entry »

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