ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

July 10, 2002

Grace Chung Becker

Assistant General Counsel
United States Sentencing Commission

to be featured at

ICAS Summer Symposium:

Korean Diaspora Challenges and Issues facing The Korean-American Community (KAC) in the New Century
Identification, Critical Examination, Goal & Vision, and Strategy

August 10 2002 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Calvary Vision Community Center Auditorium (484 342 0300)
550 Township Line Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Grace Chung Becker will be featured at the ICAS Summer Symposium 2002 with his lecture on "America My Country: Let's Be Part of It" ( ICAS Lectures No 2002-0810-GCB).

Grace Chung Becker is Assistant General Counsel at the United States Sentencing Commission, an independent agency of the judiciary branch. The Commission is responsible for promulgating and amending the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which assists federal judges in determining appropriate sentences for criminal defendants.

In 2000-2001, Ms Becker was the Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) on the No Gun Ri incident. She advised Army leaders on issues arising during its review of allegations that American soldiers killed hundreds of South Korean civilians underneath a railroad bridge in No Gun Ri, Korea during the Korean War. She coordinated various aspects of the investigation among high level officials within the United States Army, the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and Congress.

Grace clerked for Judges James L. Buckley (United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit) and Thomas Penfield Jackson (United States District Court for the District of Columbia). She has also been an associate at the law firm of Williams and Connolly, an appellate litigator for the Narcotic & Dangerous Drug Section at the United States Department of Justice, and a criminal prosecutor at the United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Virginia.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of Finance and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where Grace was selected into the Order of the Coif, and was an associate editor for The Georgetown Law Journal. She was the first person in her family to be born in the United States. Born and raised in New York City, Grace graduated from Stuyvesant High School, where she was a semifinalist in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search.

Thank you.


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

ICAS Fellow