Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
The Hon Christopher J LaFleur
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
to speak on the
U. S. Foreign Policy in the East Asia: Road to Peace in the Korean Peninsula
ICAS Spring Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
May 8, 2002 Wednesday
U. S. Senate Hart Office Building Room 216
Capitol Hill, Washington, D C 20510
We are pleased to share with you that Secretary Christopher J LaFleur will keynote the ICAS Spring Symposium 2002 in Washington D C.
A graduate of Oberlin College, Secretary LaFleur joined the Foreign Service in 1973. He was subsequently assigned as a political officer at the
U S Embassies in Tokyo and Paris, as U S Consul in Sapporo, and as Political Advisor at the U S Mission to the United Nations. He later served
as Chief of the Office of Political-Military Affairs (1985-88) and the Office of External Affairs (1988-89) in the Political Section of the U S Embassy
in Tokyo. In the Department of State, he has served as a staff officer in the Executive Secretariat, as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary
for East Asia and Pacific Affairs and as Director of the Office of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (1991-93).
Prior to his current assignment, he served as Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (1993-1997) and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the
U.S. Embassy in Tokyo (1997-2001). In July 2001 he assumed the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
He is married to Keiko Miyazawa; they have two daughters.
Other confirmed speakers, to date, are Dennis Halpin (Pearson Fellow, U S House of Representatives Committee on International Relations), Lawrence
R Klein (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Benjamin Franklin Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate in Economics), Yasuhiro
Maehara (General Manager in the Americas, Bank of Japan Chief Representative Office) and Claudia Rosett (Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal).
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President