ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

July 23, 2007

Hon Wan J. Kim

Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
United States Department of Justice

Guest of Honour

ICAS Summer Symposium: The Korean Diaspora

ICAS Reception & Dinner
August 4, 2007 Saturday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Double Tree Guest Suites Plymouth Meeting
640 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Hon Wan J Kim will be the Guest of Honour at the ICAS Reception & Dinner and receive the ICAS Liberty Award for his "professional achievements and distinguished public service to the nation and people".

Previous honourees (www.icasinc.org/liberty.html) include Professor Britton Chance (Eldridge Reeves Johnson University Professor Emeritus of Biophysics, Physical Chemistry, and Radiologic Physics, University of Pennsylvania), The Hon Elaine L Chao (US Secretary of Labour), The Hon Viet D Dinh (US Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Law Georgetown University), The Hon Becky N Dunlop (Vice President of The Heritage Foundation), The Hon Tony P Hall (US House of Representatives; US Ambassador to UN FAO), The Hon Charles Kartman (US Ambassador; Chairman KEDO), The Hon James A Kelly (Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State), Dr Jeong H Kim (President Lucent Technology Carrier Network), Nobel Laureate Professor Lawrence R Klein, The Hon Harold Hongju Koh (US Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Democracy; Dean Yale Law School), The Hon Jim Leach (Chairman, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Committee on International Relations United States House of Representatives), Professor Martin Meyerson (President Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; deceased), The Hon Jerome J Shestack (Head of Litigation Wolf Block; former President of the American Bar Association), The Hon Richard L Walker (US Ambassador to China and Korea; deceased), The Hon Alfred P West (Chairman of the SEI Investments) and The Hon John C Yoo (US Deputy Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Law UC Berkeley).

Wan J Kim was sworn in as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice on November 9, 2005.

Immediately prior to his nomination, Wan served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. He has spent most of his career at the Department of Justice, having entered through the Attorney General's Honors Program as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division, and later serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Wan also has worked on the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee for former Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, and as a law clerk to Judge James L. Buckley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Wan graduated with honors from both the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago Law School. He has served as an enlisted soldier and a rifle platoon leader in the United States Army Reserve.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Wan is the first immigrant to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, and he is the first Korean-American ever to become an Assistant Attorney General.

Thank you.

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

ICAS Fellow