Robert R. King

Ambassador & Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights Issues


Dr. Robert King became the Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues in November 2009 and was accorded the rank of Ambassador following confirmation by the United States Senate. Ambassador King works under Ambassador Bosworth and has the lead on human rights and humanitarian affairs. Prior to his appointment, Bob worked on Capitol Hill for 25 years 24 of those years as Chief of Staff to late Congressman Tom Lantos (D-California). He was concurrently Staff Director of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U. S. House of Representatives (2007-2008), Democratic Staff Director of the Committee (2001-2007), and held various professional staff positions on the Committee since 1993. Bob holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and has authored five books and some 40 articles on international relations.
Links for Robert R. King
Reflections on Human Rights and North Korea
2013 Spring Symposium
Bulletin of April 29, 2013
April 20, 2010 Leadership Training Conference, Washington D.C.


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