Bradley O. Babsonis a consultant on Asian affairs with a concentration on North Korea and Myanmar. He worked for the World Bank for 26 years before retiring in 2000. Since then he has consulted for the World Bank, United Nations and Mekong River Commission and been involved in projects sponsored by various institutes, foundations and universities. He presently serves on the Advisory Council of the Korea Economic Institute of America, Executive Committee of the National Committee for North Korea, and chairs the DPRK Economic forum at the U.S.-Korea Institute, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Mr. Babson will give us a fascinating look at the current issues of both North and South Korea from a first hand perspective. He lives in Brunswick, Maine.