Sarah Palin to Speak in South Korea in October

Sarah Palin’s added another trip to her roster: She’ll head to South Korea in October to headline the World Knowledge Forum, which runs from Oct. 11 to 13.

The organizers of the annual conference of business leaders said Thursday that the former Alaska governor is expected to discuss US leadership in the midst of global economic turmoil. Other speakers include former British prime minister Gordon Brown and Larry Summers, ex-director of President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council.

Oct. 11 is the same day Republican presidential contenders are set to debate in New Hampshire; Palin has previously said that the end of September would be her “drop dead” timeline to jump into the 2012 race. Considering the 13 hour time difference and 14 hour flight between Manchester, N.H., and Seoul, South Korea, Palin could conceivably do both, but as Politico’s Ben Smith noted, “it’s not exactly the kind of scheduling that screams candidacy.”

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