ICAS Bulletin
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September 25, 2004



The Hon Richard P Lawless

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs
United States Department of Defense

to speak

United States Security Interests in the Northeast Asia: The North Korea's Nuclear Threats

ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
October 8, 2004 Friday
Amado Recital Hall Irvine Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania
3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104





Dear Friends:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon Richard P Lawless will present "United States Security Interests in the Northeast Asia: The North Korea's Nuclear Threats" at the ICAS Fall Symposium 2004.

Richard Lawless became the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (DUSD) for Asian and Pacific Affairs in May 2004. Within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, he is responsible for the formulation of United States security and defense policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

DUSD Lawless was a career employee of the Central Intelligence Agency from the period 1972 through 1987, serving in Washington, D.C., and various postings in the Far East and Europe. Richard specialized in subjects related to high technology, nuclear proliferation and Far East security issues. He entered the private sector in 1987.

Richard co-founded and served as the Chairman/CEO of U.S. Asia Commercial Development Cooperation during the period 1987 2002. U.S. Asia and its affiliated companies, headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Seoul, Korea, Tokyo, Japan, and Taipei, Taiwan, specialized in telecommunications and information technology investment and market entry strategies in East Asia. He is also a co-founder and former Chairman of the internet technology development company, Online Environs, Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts.

Richard is a graduate of Bradley University's School of International Studies (B.S. International Relations, Magna Cum Laude) and the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California (Korean language program).

Other confirmed speakers, to date, include Thomas Byrne (ICAS Fellow; Vice President and Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions and Sovereign Group, Moody's Investors Service), Chuck Downs (ICAS Fellow; Author, Over the Line: North Korea's Negotiating Strategy), Lawrence R Klein (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate) and Osamu Takemoto (Chief Representative, Bank of Japan Representative Office, Washington, D C). Thank you.


Regards,
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President
ICAS




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