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    3rd Annual Internet Political Economy Forum Conference Internet & Development in Asia Across Asia, governments, corporations, schools, and individuals are
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      3rd Annual Internet Political Economy Forum Conference

      Internet & Development in Asia

      Across Asia, governments, corporations, schools, and individuals are
      embracing information and communication technologies as a means of achieving
      economic growth, improving operating margins, and personal empowerment. In
      addition, the Asian economic crisis, accelerated political changes, and
      globalization of businesses have accompanied the emergence of information
      technologies. Asia now boasts some of the world's most wired-nations,
      including South Korea, Singapore, and Japan, but also some of the world's
      most poverty stricken, and information-poor, nations. This advent of the
      information society means that societies, economies, and communities across
      Asia will be profoundly altered.
      IPEF 2001 will explore the role of information technologies on economic and
      business development, political development, and community development in
      Asia. Experts who are focused on the Internet in Asia from around the world
      will examine in detail the ways in which ICT (Information Communications
      Technologies) are changing lifestyles, political structures, and economic
      relationships in Asia. Keynote speakers will highlight the critical issues
      associated with the growth of the Internet.

      Opening Address
      David Lim, Minister of State, Republic of Singapore (Defence, Information
      and the Arts)

      Keynote Speakers:
      David Lyon, Queens University, Canada, Surveillance and Privacy in the
      Asian Information Society
      Shigeru Nakayama, Kanagawa University, Japan's IT Policies: Development and
      Impacts

      Panels on Intellectual Property in Asia, IT in Japan, the digital divide in
      Asia, as well as the economic, political, commercial, and cultural issues
      associated with IT in Asia.

      Date: September 14 & 15, 2001
      Venue: National University of Singapore, Singapore
      Registration fees: S$150

      More details are available at www.prnewsasia.com/ipef2001, or by contacting
      Jane Ong at ipef2001@....

      The Internet Political Economy Forum is an international consortium of
      universities to coordinate a global study of the Internet paradigm through
      the leading universities/high tech hubs in the United States, Europe and
      Asia. The IPEF organizes conferences and research projects with plans
      underway for fellowship programs and curricular activities. The members
      are: University of Washington (secretariat), University of Cambridge, and
      National University of Singapore.

      Randy Kluver, Ph.D.
      Information and Communication Management Programme
      National University of Singapore
      AS 3, #04-16
      Singapore 117570
      (65) 559-3141 fax (65) 779-4911
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