21 September 2012 Seoul, Republic of Korea

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed to enhance cooperation between SAM and KIEP (Korean Institute for International Economic Policy) was signed by Prof. Dr. Bülent Aras, Chairman of SAM and Dr. Wook Chae, President of KIEP on 21 September 2012 in Seoul.

Cooperation within the context of this MoU includes; joint research, exchange of information, exchange of human resources and collaborative academic activities.

Within the framework of the Korea visit, Prof. Dr. Bülent Aras participated at the “Global Economic Crisis and the Future of Emerging Economies” seminar organized by KIEP and made presentation entitled “Turkey’s Rise as a Semi-peripheral Power: Internal Politics, Economy and Foreign Policy” on Friday, 21 September 2012.