Institute for Corean-American Studies

The Hon Evans J. R. Revere

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for
East Asian and Pacific Affairs
United States Department of State

A career diplomat and Senior Foreign Service Officer, Evans Revere is Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to this assignment, Evans was the State Department's Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, which was preceded by his serving as the State Department's Director for Japanese Affairs, responsible for the day-to-day management of U.S. relations with Japan. During 2000-2003, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea, one of the United States' largest overseas diplomatic posts. Evans previously served as Director for Korean Affairs, where he managed relations with both halves of the Korean Peninsula, in addition to serving as the U.S. Government's primary day-to-day liaison with the North Korean Government.

Evans's previous assignments have included service as Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand; a Fellow at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School; and Special Assistant to the State Department's Under Secretary for Political Affairs, with responsibility for Asia.

He was Principal Officer of the U.S. Consulate in Fukuoka, Japan, and served at the U.S. Embassies in Tokyo and Beijing. He was also Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs. Evans worked at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in 1980-1981, handling consular and economic-commercial matters.

Evans is a three-time winner of the State Department's Superior Honor Award and has received State's Meritorious Honor Award. He received a commendation from former Secretary of State Albright for his contributions to her October 2000 visit to North and South Korea.

Evans was born in Brooklyn and raised in New York City. He has an honors degree in East Asian Studies from Princeton University and served as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force during 1969-1972. He speaks fluent Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

He and his wife, Micha, have two daughters, Hyona and Elise Anne. Evans enjoys running, golf, tennis, and listening to jazz. He is also an avid baseball fan.

ICAS Web Site Links for Evans J.R. Revere:

A Road to Peace in the Korean Peninsula
Winter 2005 Symposium
Winter 2000 Symposium

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