ICAS Bulletin
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October 21, 2004

The Hon James A Kelly

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Term of Appointment: 05/01/2001 to present

Official Photo of Assistant Secretary James A. Kelly
Guest of Honor

ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner

December 16, 2004 Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Blue Bell Country Club Grand Ballroom, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon James A Kelly has been nominated for the ICAS Annual Liberty Award 2004 for his "distinguished service to the nation and the people" and that Secretary Kelly will be honoured at the ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner 2004.

James A Kelly is Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. President Bush nominated Mr Kelly on April 3, 2001; he was confirmed by the US Senate on April 26, 2001 and sworn in on May 1, 2001.

Presently, Secretary Kelly serves as the US Chief Delegate to the Six-Party Talks (US, China, South Korea, North Korea, Japan and Russia) on the North Korea's nuclear program and its related issues.

From 1994-2001, Jim was president of the Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) of Honolulu. The Pacific Forum has analyzed and led dialogue on Asia-Pacific political, security, and economic/business issues since 1975. It is the autonomous Pacific arm of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

From 1989 to 1994, Jim was President of EAP Associates, Inc., of Honolulu, which provided international business consulting services with an Asia/Pacific focus to private clients. Previously, he served at the White House in Washington, DC as Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to President Ronald Reagan, and as Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council, from March 1986 to March 1989. From June, 1983 to March 1986, Jim was at the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (East Asia and Pacific.)

Jim earned an MBA from the School of Business Administration of Harvard University in 1968. He is also a graduate of the US Naval Academy (BS, 1959) and the National War College (1977). Jim served in the US Navy from 1959 to 1982, concluding his active duty as a Captain, Supply Corps.

Previous honorees include The Hon Elaine L Chao (U S Secretary of Labour), The Hon Viet D Dinh (U S Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Law Georgetown University), The Hon Becky N Dunlop (Vice President Heritage Foundation), The Hon Tony P Hall (U S House of Representatives; US Ambassador to UN FAO), The Hon Charles Kartman (U S Ambassador), Dr Jeong H Kim (President Lucent Technology), Nobel Laureate Lawrence R Klein, The Hon Harold Hongju Koh (U S Assistant Secretary of State; Dean Yale Law School), The Hon Jerome J Shestack (Head of Litigation Wolf Block; former President American Bar Association), The Hon Richard L Walker (U S Ambassador), The Hon Alfred P West (Chairman SEI Investments) and The Hon John C Yoo (U S Deputy Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Law UC Berkeley).

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

ICAS Fellow