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  • RA Youngsun

    Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET)
    President

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    RA Youngsun

    Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET)
    President

    Dr. RA Youngsun is one of the prominent scholars specialized in Vocational Education and Training. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology and serves as the president of KRIVET (Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training) since December 2017.


    Dr. RA played a leading role in conducting a series of policy and governance research regarding facilitation of vocational competency development for adults, such as job seekers and employees. Furthermore, she made significant contributions for improving employ-ability and socioeconomic status through vocational competency development. Notably, her active involvement in designing the innovative policy proposals, such as individual training account led to the paradigm shift for vocational training delivery system to consumer-oriented governance. Additionally, her experience as a member of the public committees, such as the National Labor Relations Commission and Minimum wage Commission, shed light on the strong link between labor rights assurance and vocational competency development.


    She also dedicated her talent to establishing qualification system and skill improvement plans for newly developing countries, such as Vietnam and countries in Africa and Latin America, by participating in KSP (Korean Development Experiences & Knowledge Sharing Program) operated by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and KDI.

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  • Jos C.N. RAADSCHELDERS

    John Glenn College of Public Affairs The Ohio State University
    Professor / Associate Dean

    Parallel Session I. Track 2

    Jos C.N. RAADSCHELDERS

    John Glenn College of Public Affairs The Ohio State University
    Professor / Associate Dean

    Jos C.N. RAADSCHELDERS is professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and Faculty Director of Professional Development and Training Programs at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. He is also affiliated as professor at the Institute of Public Administration at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.


    His research focuses on the nature of the study of public administration, the position and role of government in society, administrative history, comparative government, and civil service systems. He has published 150 articles and books chapters, 50 book review essays, and (co-)authored and (co-)edited multiple smaller and larger books.


    His teaching concerns nowadays mainly overviews of the role and position of government in society, but he has taught a wide range of courses in the study of public administration since 1983. Since the mid-1980s, he has developed and offered custom-made programs for public servants from various countries across the globe (elected officeholders, career civil servants, diplomats, military, police).


    He has a BA in history and textiles (including a degree in history of art) from Teachers College, Delft, the Netherlands (1979), an MA in History with minors in public administration and international relations, University of Leiden, the Netherlands (1982), and a Ph.D. in the Social Sciences, University of Leiden (1990).


    He served as Managing Editor of Public Administration Review (2006-2011) and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Before coming to the John Glenn College, he worked at the Department of Public Administration, University of Leiden (1983-1998), and the Department of Political Science, University of Oklahoma (1998-2011).

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  • Saowaruj RATTANAKHAMFU

    Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
    Senior Research Fellow, Science and Technology Development Policy

    Parallel Session VII

    Saowaruj RATTANAKHAMFU

    Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
    Senior Research Fellow, Science and Technology Development Policy

    Dr. Saowaruj RATTANAKHAMFU has worked at Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) since 2008. Currently she is a senior research fellow and head of the competitiveness policy team at TDRI. Her work focuses on enhancing competitiveness through innovation and industrial policies. She is also familiar with ASEAN trade and investment policies.


    She earned a bachelor of social science in international relations (honors) from Chulalongkorn University, a master in economics from the University of Washington, and a doctorate in economics from the University of Melbourne.

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  • Celia M. REYES

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
    President

    Parallel Session VII

    Celia M. REYES

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
    President

    Dr. Celia M. REYES is the new and first woman president of Philippine Institute for Development Studies. She specializes in the field of econometrics and has conducted and published numerous research and policy papers on poverty assessments and evaluations of social protection programs. She is also the network leader of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), providing free technical assistance to local government units in the country in the implementation of the CBMS. The CBMS is a local poverty monitoring tool she developed under the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic Adjustment Policies project. As an expert in poverty research, Dr. REYES has been engaged as project leader and resource person in various consultancy projects of international organizations such as the ASEAN Secretariat, United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations Development Programme, Australian Agency for International Development, Canadian International Development Agency, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, International Development Research Centre, and World Bank, among others.


    She has also served as president of the Philippine Economic Society in 2011 and has been an adviser to various national government technical working groups on poverty monitoring and indicator systems in the country since the early 1990s. She is currently the chairperson of the interagency committee on poverty statistics convened by the Philippine Statistics Authority, as well as the editorin- chief of the Philippine Journal of Development, PIDS' multidisciplinary social science journal that publishes policy-oriented studies and researches on development issues in the Asia-Pacific region.


    Dr. REYES is a cum laude graduate of Bachelor of Science in Statistics and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines, and has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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