On Friday, November 30th, Mr. Um Woochong, the Director General of the Asian Development Bank’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, gave a lecture as part of the GSIS Invited Lecture program. As the Director General, he is responsible for developing sector and thematic policies, strategies, framework and operational plans, amongst other responsibilities. His lecture, “Beyond 50 years of Asian Development: In pursuit of Poverty Reduction through Prosperity, Inclusiveness, Resilience, and Sustainability,” was very informative and very easy to listen to. In attendance were Professors Jung and Kim, both colleagues of Mr. Um at the ADB in the past. For more on the lecture, please read the GSIS Newsletter’s December issue.