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August 17, 2004

Chuck Downs, ICAS Fellow

Consultant for U S Congress, Pentagon and State Department
Author, Over the Line: North Korea's Negotiating Strategy

to speak

"Where Is The Red Line: The North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Threats"

ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
October 8, 2004 Friday
University of Pennsylvania* (* a specific venue tba)

Dear Friends:

We are pleased to share with you that Chuck Downs will present "Where Is The Red Line: The North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Threats" at the ICAS Fall Symposium 2004.

Chuck Downs, whose career in defense and national security issues spans more than two decades, wrote Over the Line: North Korea's Negotiating Strategy while serving as Associate Director of the Asian Studies Program at the American Enterprise Institute. The book explains how North Korea succeeds even though it brings very little to the negotiating table. A Korean (Hangul) version was published within months of the book's English publication in 1999 and a Japanese version in 2002.

Chuck has worked as an independent consultant on foreign policy matters since June 2000 when he retired from the position of Senior Defense and Foreign Policy Advisor to the House Policy Committee of the U S House of Representatives. He testifies before Congress and frequently appears on PBS's Lehrer Newshour and NBC, where Chuck is a consultant on security policy. Since 2001, he has served on the board of the United States Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.

Chuck served the majority of his career in the Pentagon, as Deputy Director for Regional Affairs and Congressional Relations in the Pentagon's East Asia office. He was responsible for drafting the East Asia strategy reports and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (1996) and Defense Civilian Service Medal (1993). In the mid 1980s, as Assistant Director of the Office of Foreign Military Rights Affairs, he was responsible for negotiations with the United Kingdom regarding military use of Diego Garcia and access arrangements in Singapore and Australia. Earlier (1979-1984), as Chief of Policy Analysis in the Department of the Interior's territorial and international affairs office, his duties included representing Interior in the Micronesian status negotiations and the negotiations for arrangements governing U S use of Kwajalein Missile Range in the mid-Pacific. Chuck was selected to attend the Department of State's Senior Seminar training program at the Foreign Service Institute, 1989-1990. He graduated with honors in political science from Williams College in 1972.

Chuck has published numerous articles on foreign policy and defense issues, in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to being the author of Over the Line (AEI Press, 1999), he is co-editor with Ambassador James R. Lilley of Crisis in the Taiwan Strait (NDU Press, 1997). He is now working on a book regarding the North Korean regime, and an update of his 1999 book on North Korea's negotiating behavior.

Other confirmed speakers, to date, include Lawrence R Klein (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics Emeritus University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate), and Thomas Byrne (ICAS Fellow; Vice President and Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions and Sovereign Group, Moody's Investors Service). Thank you.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow