October 28, 2013

Kurt M. Campbell

Chairman and CEO
The Asia Group LLC

Guest of Honour

ICAS Annual Liberty Celebration Dinner 2013
December 6 2013 630 PM - 930 PM
Cannon Caucus Room
United Staes House of Representatives
Capitol Hill Washington DC


Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Kurt M Campbell has been nominated to receive the ICAS Annual Liberty Award 2013 for his "outstanding professional achievements, demonstrated commitment to serving the society and distinguished contributions to elevating the quality of humanity” and that he will be honoured at the ICAS Annual Liberty Celebration Dinner 2013.

Kurt M. Campbell is the Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group, LLC, a strategic advisory and investment group specializing in the dynamic and fast-growing Asia Pacific region. Kurt is on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank and MetLife Insurance. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Board for the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Kurt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Strategy Group, the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, and the Trilateral Commission. Dr. Campbell is a Member of the Advisory Board of the UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, a Member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Marshall Scholars, a senior advisor to the 100,000 Strong Foundation, and on the Board of Directors at the National Committee on United States-China Relations. In addition, Kurt is writing a book about his experiences in the Obama Administration working on Asia, tentatively entitled The Pivot.

From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Campbell served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, where Kurt is widely credited as being a key architect of the “pivot to Asia.” He was awarded the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award (2013) — the nation’s highest diplomatic honor. Previously, he was the CEO and Co-Founder of CNAS and concurrently served as the director of the Aspen Strategy Group and chairman of the Editorial Board of the Washington Quarterly. Kurt was the Senior Vice President, director of the International Security Program, and Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He was also Associate Professor of public policy and international relations at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Kurt is the author or coauthor of eight books on foreign policy and national security. Kurt received his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, a Certificate in music and political philosophy from the University of Erevan in Soviet Armenia, and his Doctorate in International Relations from Brasenose College at Oxford University where he was a Distinguished Marshall Scholar.

Kurt was a featured speaker at the ICAS 2001 Fall Symposium.

Thank you.