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Asian economies discussed during “Symposium on Asia” at IU Northwest

As one of the worlds’ fastest growing economies, Asian countries are dealing with the challenges of globalization head-on. Invited guest speakers form several consulates will be on hand to participate in a symposium on the state of Asian economic affairs Thursday, April 20 from 7- 8pm in Hawthorn Hall, rm. 107 at IU Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, Ind. This event is free and open to the public.

As part of IU Northwest’s 6th Annual Business and Economics Week, the symposium will give speakers the opportunity to discuss how several key Asian countries are meeting the ever-changing economic demands of globalization, while continuing to meet their own countries’ fiscal needs. Speakers participating in the symposium include: Endang Dewi Mardeyani, consul for economic affairs, acting head of chancery, consulate general of the Republic of Indonesia, Chicago; Glenn Penaranda, trade representative, Philippines Trade & Investment Center, Philippines Consulate General, Chicago; Soongu Yoon, consul of economic affairs, Korean Consulate General, Chicago; K. S. Gusain, consul (commerce), head of chancery, Consulate General of India, Chicago.

The Symposium on Asia is partially funded by a Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning grant and presented by the IU Northwest School of Business and Economics in partnership with the IU Northwest International Affairs Club. This event is free and open to the community, however seating is limited and reservations are suggested. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 219-980-6646, 219-980-6633 or email Karen Peterson at .

The IU Northwest School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 15 percent of the business schools worldwide hold this accreditation and IU Northwest is the only public university in northwest Indiana holding such accreditation. The School of Business and Economics serves approximately 600 business majors in Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degree programs and certificates. Of those students, about 25% are MBA students.




Media Contact:

Michelle Searer

Program Contact:

Karen Peterson
School of Business & Economics

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