ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

May 10, 2006

The Hon Wendy Cutler

Assistant United States Trade Representative

to speak

The US-Korea FTA Negotiation: Challenges and Outlook

ICAS Spring Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
May 22, 2006 Monday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

United States Senate Russell Office Building Caucus Room SR 325
Capitol Hill, Washington D C 20510

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon Wendy Cutler will present "The US-Korea FTA Negotiation: Challenges and Outlook" at the ICAS Spring Symposium 2006.

Wendy Cutler, Assistant US Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs, is the Chief U.S. Negotiator for the Korea-U.S. (KORUS) Free Trade Agreement Negotiations, launched on February 2, 2006. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading the negotiations with the United States' seventh largest trading partner.

She became the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in June 2004. In this capacity, she is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy towards Japan and Korea. In addition, she is responsible for developing and implementing trade and investment initiatives in the 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

Since joining USTR in 1988, Ms. Cutler has held a number of positions, including Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for North Asian Affairs, as well as for Services, Investment and Intellectual Property. She has negotiated bilateral agreements on a wide range of issues, including telecommunications, insurance, transparency and semiconductors. She also has extensive multilateral negotiating experience as the U.S. negotiator for the 1997 WTO Financial Services Agreement and the Uruguay Round Agreements on Rules of Origin and Import Licensing. Prior to joining USTR, Ms. Cutler worked at the Commerce Department from 1983-1988.

Ms. Cutler received her Masters Degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and her B.A. from the George Washington University. She is married and has one son.

Other confirmed speakers, to date, include
Thomas J. Byrne(ICAS Fellow; Vice President and Senior Analyst, Moody's Financial Institutions and Sovereign Risk Group)
Robert L. Gallucci(Dean, Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University)
Thomas C. Hubbard (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Senior Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; former US Ambassador to South Korea)
Lawrence R. Klein(ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate)
Stuart A. Levey(Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, United States Department of Treasury)
Marcus Noland(ICAS Fellow; Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics)

Confirmed discussants include

Dennis P. Halpin(ICAS Fellow; Professional Staff, Committee on International Relations, United States House of Representatives)
Helen-Louise Hunter (ICAS Fellow; Author of Kim Il-song's North Korea; Intelligence & Political Analyst)
Byung Ki Kim(Associate Professor, Korea University; Visiting Researcher, Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University)
Won Hyuk Lim(Visiting Fellow, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution)
Mark Mohr(Program Associate, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
Larry Niksch(Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service, United States Library of Congress)

Admission to this programme is free of charge and open to public. Should you wish to attend the ICAS Spring Symposium 2006, you must pre-register On-Line Registration. Only those pre-registered will be admitted to the session.

Thank you.

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

ICAS Fellow