ICAS Bulletin
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June 16, 2008

Hon Grace Chung Becker

Acting Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
United States Department of Justice

Guest of Honour

ICAS Summer Symposium: The Korean Diaspora

ICAS Reception & Dinner
August 2, 2008 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 Grace Chung Becker will be the Guest of Honour at the ICAS Reception & Dinner and receive the ICAS Liberty Award for her "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), The Hon Wan J Kim (Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice), 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).

Grace Chung Becker currently serves as the Acting Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Grace supervises approximately 650-700 employees in ten litigating sections. She previously served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Division from March 2006-December 2007. Grace previously served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Defense. She also has worked as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Assistant General Counsel at the United States Sentencing Commission, and an associate at the law firm of Williams & Connolly. Earlier in her career, Grace clerked for Judge James L. Buckley on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and obtained her law degree, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where Grace was a member of the Order of the Coif and was an Associate Editor on The Georgetown Law Journal.

Grace (Becker, Grace Chung) was a featured speaker at the "ICAS Summer Symposium: The Korean Diaspora" (ICAS 2002 Summer Symposium) on August 10, 2002 when she delivered an address," America My Country: Let's Be Part of It. ".

Thank you.

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

ICAS Fellow
Speakers &