ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

October 4, 2004

The Hon Samuel V Brock

Counselor and Deputy Director, Office of UN Political Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs
United States Department of State

to speak

United States Policy In the United Nations

ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Secuirty
October 8, 2004 Friday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Amado Recital Hall Irvine Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania
3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon Samuel V Brock will present "United States Policy in the United Nations" at the ICAS Fall Symposium 2004.

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), Richard P Lawless (Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs, United States Department of Defense) and Osamu Takemoto (Chief Representative, Bank of Japan Representative Office, Washington, D C).

Born in Radford, Virginia, Samuel Vincent Brock graduated cum laude in 1974 from the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Spanish. During his undergraduate years Sam was a Capuchin seminarian and undertook part of his studies at CUA's sister institution, the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, located in Ponce, Puetrico. Counselor Brock obtained a Master of Arts degree, with honors, in Latin American studies from Georgetown University in Washington in 1983.

Sam worked for the Government of Spain from 1974-1983: first at the Embassy of Spain in Washington, where he edited a number of publications, and later at the Embassy of Spain in Kingston, Jamaica, where he was responsible for administrative operations.

Joining the State Department in 1983, Sam's first assignment was to Seoul, Korea where he worked as a consular officer. Subsequent State Department overseas tours included assignments as:

Administrative Officer in Praia, Cape Verde (1985-88)
Administrative Officer in Algiers (1992-93)
Deputy Chief of the Political Section in Mexico City (1993-96)
Deputy Chief of Mission in Cotonou, Benin (1996-99)
Consul General in Marseille (1999-2002) serving simultaneously as U.S. Special Representative to the Principality of Monaco

His Washington assignments have included:

Political advisor, U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States (1988-92)
International Relations Officer, Office of UN Political Affairs, Bureau of Inter-national Organization Affairs (1990-92)
Director of North American Affairs, National Security Council (2002-03)
Deputy Director, Acting Director, and again Deputy Director, Office of UN Political Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs (2003 to present)

Sam has received four State Department Meritorious Honor Awards and one Superior Honor Group Award. He has also been decorated by the Governments of Spain (Orden de Isabel la Católica with Cruz de Caballero) and France (Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite). Sam was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 2003 and holds the rank of Counselor. He speaks Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Sam is married to the former Odile Soudée Brock. They have four daughters: Gabrielle, Charlotte, Sophie and Odette. The Brocks' youngest daughter, Odette, was born in Korea and adopted there the same year. Her Korean name is RYU Moon Hee.

Admission to this programme is free of charge and open to public. However, seating is limited and pre-registration is advised. Please register on-line at:

On-Line Registration

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

ICAS Fellow