Successful Disruption and Innovation in Global Development with Magdalena J. SeolVIEW EVENT DETAILS
An AsiaX Event
As cutting-edge innovations emerge rapidly throughout the world, disruptive technology may begin to replace traditional paths to international development. What impact will technological innovations — including those in the digital economy — have on the field of global development? Where are the opportunities to implement new technologies, and what policy challenges do disruptive technologies pose as they reshape the global development arena?
The Asia Society Policy Institute is pleased to host its second AsiaX event featuring Magdalena (Ji-in) Seol, a former Assistant Secretary to the President of the Republic of Korea, where Seol spearheaded the globalization arm of key agendas related to climate change and low-carbon economic growth. She is currently an Oval Office Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program, and an Asia21 Young Leader at the Asia Society
This is the second session of the Asia Society Policy Institute's AsiaX speaker series and networking event for Asia policy professionals and young executives. AsiaX is focused on bringing fresh ideas from up-and-coming Asian innovators and experts to the Washington D.C. policy debate. These private, invitation-only events bring together young leaders from across the government, business, and policy communities to discuss emerging trends and issues that are re-shaping Asia and the U.S. role in the region.
Magdalena J. Seol is an Asia 21 Young Leader and an Oval Office Fellow of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School. She founded Global Development Advisors (GDA) in Seoul, a strategy advisory group dedicated to solving global development and public impact problems. Prior to this, she served as an Assistant Secretary to the President of the Republic of Korea and was awarded the Presidential Citation Award for her excellence in service. She has also supported key executive decision-making in the business and social sectors. She has worked with various multilateral organizations including the World Bank Group, UNDP, OECD, and GCF.