ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

April 8, 2002

The Hon Peter T. R. Brookes

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs
Office of the Secretary of Defense
U.S. Department of Defense

to speak on the

U. S. Security and Defence Policy in the East Asia: Issues and Challenges


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

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Secretary Peter T R Brookes will speak at the ICAS Spring Symposium 2002 in Washington D C.

Peter Brookes is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Asian and Pacific Affairs within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Under the direction of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, he is responsible for U.S. security and defense policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to coming to the Pentagon, Mr. Brookes served in a variety of public and private professional capacities including: the Republican staff of the Committee on International Relations in the U, S. House of Representatives, the central Intelligence Agency, and the State Department; private sector employment at SAIC, TASC, and E-Systems; and on active duty with the U.S. Navy in aviation and intelligence billets serving in Central America. East Asia, and the Persian Gulf. He has more than 1300 flight hours in Navy EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft.

As a Commander (0-5) in the Naval Reserves, Mr. Brookes is assigned to the Defense Attaché’ program serving as a reserve Assistant Naval Attache’. He has also performed reserve assignments with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, unified and specified commands, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the office of Naval Intelligence, the National Security Agency. The Defense Intelligence Agency, and in support of the National Security Council and the Office of the Vice President. He has been recalled to active duty in support of military operations in Iran/Kuwait (DESERT STORM); Haiti (RESTORE DEMOCRACY); and Bosnia (JOINT ENDEAVOR).

Mr. Brookes is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S. Engineering); the Defense Language Institute (Diploma Russian); the Naval War College (Diploma National Security and Strategic Studies); Georgetown University (Certificate Business Administration) and the Johns Hopkins University (MA American Government). He was a Cox Fellow to West Germany and is highly proficient in the Russian language. He is a frequent public speaker; the author of opinion pieces, journal articles, and book reviews on foreign policy, national security, and intelligence topics; and has appeared on American and foreign radio and television.

His personal awards and decorations include: the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards); the Navy Achievement Medal; several naval and joint unit awards; the Defense Language Institute’s Kellogg Award; the Joint Chiefs of Staff service badge; and Naval Aviation Observer (NAO) wings.

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), Christopher LaFleur (Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U S Department of State), Yasuhiro Maehara (General Manager in the Americas, Bank of Japan Chief Representative Office) and Claudia Rosett (Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal). Thank you.


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

ICAS Fellow