ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

September 3, 2005

Deborah Fikes

Executive Director
Ministerial Alliance of Midland
Midland, Texas

to speak

The North Korean Human Rights Issues

ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
October 11, 2005 Tuesday
United States Senate Russell Office Building Room SR 325
Capitol Hill, Washington D C 20510

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Deborah Fikes will address "The North Korean Human Rights Issues" at the ICAS Fall Symposium 2005.

Deborah Fikes is the Executive Director of the Ministerial Alliance of Midland, Texas, which is comprised of over 200 religious organizations in the hometown of President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. The Midland Alliance includes Protestant, Catholic, and Evangelical parishes and networks through their national and international counterparts to promote human rights advocacy efforts. The Midland Ministerial Alliance leaders have been involved in such advocacy efforts internationally and sent representation to the 2005 meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, and traveled to South Korea and Japan where representatives of the alliance met with political and religious leaders to discuss future efforts to make human rights a central focus in addressing the growing concerns with North Korea. Deborah completed her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and a graduate degree in Language Arts from the University of Texas. She serves on the advisory board of China Aid Association, the editorial board of The China Law and Religion Monitor, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Cabinet of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy.

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:

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

ICAS Fellow