ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

May 15, 2009

Rudy deLeon

Senior Vice President
National Security and International Policy
Center for American Progress

to address

Role of the United States in Asia

ICAS Spring Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
May 21, 2009 Thursday 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Dirksen Office Building Room SD 419
United States Senate
Capitol Hill, Washington DC 20510

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Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Rudy deLeon will address "Role of the United States in Asia" at the ICAS Spring Symposium on May 21, 2009 in Washington DC.

Other confirmed speakers include Greg Ip (US Economics Editor for The Economist) and Kurt Tong (Director of the Office of Korean Affairs at the Department of State).

Rudy deLeon is the Senior Vice President of National Security and International Policy at American Progress in Washington, DC. Rudy serves on several non-profit boards and is a part-time college instructor. He is also a former senior U.S. Department of Defense official, staff director on Capitol Hill, and retired corporate executive. For five years, beginning in 2001, Rudy served as a senior vice president for the Boeing Company

Rudy's twenty-five year government career concluded in 2001 after his tenure as Deputy Secretary of Defense, where he was a member of the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council and the National Partnership Council. In earlier Pentagon assignments, he served as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (1997-2000), and as Under Secretary of the Air Force (19941997). Rudy was nominated for these positions by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

From November 1985 through 1993, Rudy served on the Committee on Armed Services in the U.S. House of Representatives as a member of the professional staff and as staff director. In 1986, he participated in the debate and passage of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, which made fundamental changes in military organization and operations.

Rudy began his career in the federal government in 1975, holding various staff positions in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount University in 1974. In 1984, he completed the Executive Program in National and International Security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Rudy received the Defense Civilian Distinguished Service Award in 1994, 1995 and 2001, and received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal in 2001. He was recognized by the National League of POW-MIA Families in 1999 and by the National Military Families Association in 2000.

Thank you.

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

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