ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

January 28, 2010

Sydney A. Seiler

Deputy North Korea Mission Manager
Office of Director of National Intellience

to address

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

Capitol Hill, Washington DC 20515

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Dear Friend:

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 and Missiles"..

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 Shane.

Thank you.

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

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