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A Road to
Peace in the Korean Peninsula:
Insights and Challenges Ahead
ICAS Fall Symposium:
Humanity, Peace and Security
October 10, 2007 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
We are pleased to share
with you that Tong Kim will address "A Road to Peace in the Korean Peninsula: Insights
and Challenges Ahead" at the ICAS Fall Symposium 2007 on October 10, 2007 in Washington
Currently a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced
International Studies (SAIS), a research professor at Korea University's Ilmin Institute
of International Relations, and a visiting professor at Graduate University of North
Korean Studies, Professor Tong Kim is a regular biweekly columnist of The Korea
Times since January 2006, writing extensively on North Korea.
Tong Kim retired
from the U.S. Department of State as the senior Korean language interpreter in June
2005 after 27 years of service, during which he interpreted for four American presidents
– Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, and W. Bush. He also interpreted for Secretary of State
Albright's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in 2000. Tong participated
in almost all bilateral negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang until his
retirement, after which he spent two years in Seoul doing research and writing.
Tong has written numerous pieces on the North Korean nuclear issue and U.S. diplomacy
towards the two Koreas – including the September 25, 2005 essay "You Say Okjeryok,
I Say Deterrent" published in the Washington Post, four lengthy articles in the
Shindonga monthly magazine, and three in-depth articles in Yonhap's "Vantage Point."
He has given over 45 press interviews for TV and radio programs, newspapers and
news magazines, discussing the issues of the North Korean nuclear program and U.S.-Korea
alliance. Tong also provided more than 40 special lectures and speeches to academic
and research institutes on U.S.-North Korean relations.
During his stay in Seoul
from September 05 to August 07, Tong taught three courses at Korea University –
one graduate and two undergraduate. At the Graduate University of North Korean Studies
and other institutes, he provided special lectures on U.S. policy toward the two
Tong received a master's degree from SAIS in 1973. He is scheduled to
teach a course on "U.S. diplomacy toward the two Koreas" at SAIS in the 2008 spring
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President