Ed Reed, The Asia Foundationâs Country Rep in Korea, Thurs, 8/2, 5:30 p.m.
- Sorry for the late notice ...
You are cordially invited to come meet Ed Reed, The Asia Foundationâs
Country representative in Korea, on Thursday, August 2nd. He will be
able to speak about North Korea and North Korea refugee programs in
the south as well as about The Asia Foundationâs program in Korea
A Discussion with Ed Reed, The Asia Foundationâs Country
Representative in Korea
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
The Asia Foundationâs Haydn Williams Conference Room
465 California Street, 8th floor
San Francisco CA
Reception, registration starts at 5:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:00 p.m. with Q&A to follow
Please rsvp by replying to jhuangli@..., or leave a message
at 415-743-3357. Thank you.
The Asia Foundation
Bio Info for Edward Reed
The Asia Foundation's Country Representative, Korea
Expertise: U.S.-Korean peninsula relations; North Korea; civil society
and the NGO sector; and East Asia.
Edward Reed was named The Asia Foundation's country representative in
Korea in September 2004. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was the
associate director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the
University of Wisconsin in Madison, a position he held for four years.
Dr. Reed brings more than 30 years of experience in international
development, and has worked and studied in Asia for more than 20
years, including service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Korea and as a
Fulbright researcher at Seoul National University.
Dr. Reed was a country director for North Korea for World Vision from
1997-2000 where he developed and managed a $4 million program of
relief, rehabilitation, and agricultural assistance in North Korea.
From 1994-1997, he served as Quaker International Affairs
Representative for Northeast Asia, where he organized seminars,
exchanges, and dialogues involving a range of actors in government,
civil society, and academia in South and North Korea, China, Japan,
and the United States aimed at reducing tensions and fostering
He previously served for eight years as a program director in the
International Division of the American Friends Service Committee. Dr.
Reed also spent several years as a senior specialist and director of
research at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction in the
Philippines, and held several research and teaching positions at the
University of Wisconsin. He has published a number of articles on
agricultural development and humanitarian assistance to North Korea.
Education: B.A. from St. Meinrad College; M.A in public policy, M.S.
in agricultural economics, and Ph.D. in development studies from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.