Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Sydney A. Seiler
Deputy North Korea Mission Manager
Office of Director of National Intellience
State of North Korea
ICAS Winter Symposium: Humanity,
Peace and Security
The Korean Peninsula Issues
February 12, 2010 Friday 1:30 PM
- 4:30 PM
Rayburn Office Building Room B-318
United States House of Representatives
Hill, Washington DC 20515
We are pleased to share with you that Sydney Seiler will address "State of North Korea"
at the ICAS Winter Symposium on February 12, 2010 in Washington DC.
Other confirmed speakers include
Bruce E Bechtol Jr. (ICAS Fellow, Professor of International Relations, Marine Corps
Command and Staff College;) who will address "The North Korean Military Threat: Paper Tiger or Ongoing Menace?"
and James Carafano
(Carafano, James J.; Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy
Studies, The Heritage Foundation) who will deliver "Protecting America from Nukes
Syd Seiler is a member of the Senior National Intelligence Service
who has served as Deputy DNI Mission Manager for North Korea since mid 2007, having
joined the Mission Manager office as in January 2006 as the office was stood up.
Prior to joining the DNI, Syd was serving with the National Clandestine Service
of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Syd has spent over 27 years in the intelligence
community following North Korean affairs, with assignments in both the collection
and analysis fields in multiple intelligence disciplines. This includes working
as a collector for the National Security Agency, an all-source analyst and manager
with the Directorate of Intelligence and Directorate of Operations in the CIA, and
as a senior media analyst and manager at the Foreign Broadcast Information Service.
He spent over 12 years serving in the Republic of Korea in a variety of positions.
Syd received his Masters of Arts degree in Korean Studies from Yonsei University's Graduate
School of International Studies, and he is a graduate of the Korean language programs
of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey and Yonsei University. Syd is the
author of the book, Kim Il Song 1941-1948: The. Creation of a Legend, the Building
of a Regime. He resides in Maryland with his wife, Sunik, and two sons, Shawn and
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President