ICAS Bulletin
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May 5, 2008

Honorable John D. Hill

Principal Director for East Asia
Asian and Pacific Security Affairs

Office of the Secretary of Defense
United States Departmen t of Defense

to address

The US Security Posture in the Northeast Asia: Issues and Outlook

ICAS Spring Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
May 14, 2008 Wednesday 1 00 PM - 5 00 PM

United States House Rayburn Office Building Room 2105
Capitol Hill, Washington DC

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Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Principal Director John D. Hill will address "The US Security Posture in the Northeast Asia: Issues and Outlook" at the ICAS Spring Symposium on May 14, 2008 in Washington DC.

The other confirmed speakers are Professor Lawrence R Klein, (ICAS Distinguished Fellow & ICAS Liberty Award recipient; Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate) and US Rep Eni F H Faleomavaega (Chairman, Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment, United States House of Representatives.)

John D. Hill is the Principal Director for East Asia in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. John oversees management of U.S. defense relationships with and security policies regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and Taiwan.

From 1999-2006, John served as the Senior Country Director for Japan and the Director for Northeast Asia, with responsibilities for our alliance relationships with Japan and the ROK and security policies toward the DPRK. He served from 1997-99 as the Director for Japan Armaments Cooperation in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, where John oversaw bilateral equipment cooperation activities, including negotiation of agreements for collaboration in missile defense. As a Mansfield Fellow from 1995-97, he studied Japanese language and culture, and served assignments with the Japan Defense Agency, the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren), and Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry. From 1994-95, John served as Director for International Economic Policy for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Economic Security. He coordinated policy on offsets in military exports, developed policies for recovery of cost savings in mergers and acquisitions, and was the Executive Secretary for the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade, a CEO-level advisory group. From 1989-94, John served as Assistant for International Economic Affairs in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy where he was a member of the team that developed the Gulf War program under which coalition partners contributed $54 billion to defray U.S. costs.

John entered DOD as a Presidential Management Intern (1987-89), serving assignments with the Army Security Assistance Command, the Office of Management and Budget, and OSD. He received his Masters Degree in International Affairs from American University in 1986, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science at UCLA in 1984

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Sang Joo Kim / signed
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