The ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
January 27, 2000|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sang Joo Kim
Peter T R Brookes
Principal Advisor for East Asian Affairs
Republican Staff of the Committee on International Relations
U.S. House of Representatives
Taiwan Policy: Back to the Future
ICAS Winter Symposium
February 11, 2000 8: 30 AM - 5: 15 PM
Logan Hall Room 17, University of Pennsylvania
We are pleased to share with you that Peter T R Brookes will join the occasion
as a speaker and present his own views on "Taiwan Policy: Back to the
Peter Brookes is the Principal Advisor for East Asian Affairs with the
Republican Staff of the Committee on International Relations in the U.S.
House of Representatives. He is responsible to Committee Chairman,
Representative Benjamin A. Gilman (R-NY), and the House Republican Leadership
for the congressional oversight of, and legislation related to, U.S. foreign,
security, and economic policy in East Asia.
Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Peter served in a variety of public and
private professional capacities, including assignments at the State Department;
the United Nations; the Central Intelligence Agency; private sector employment
in intelligence and defense analysis and engineering; and active duty naval
service as an aviator and intelligence officer serving in Central America,
East Asia, and the Persian Gulf.
As a Commander (0-5) in the Naval Reserves, he is assigned to the Defense
Attache Office Moscow serving as the reserve Assistant Naval Attache. He has
also performed reserve assignments with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the
National Security Council, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office
of Naval Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National
Security Agency. Peter has been recalled to active duty in support of
military operations in Iraq/Kuwait (DESERT STORM); Haiti; and Bosnia (JOINT ENDEAVOR).
Peter 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 (M.A. American
Government). He was a Cox Fellow to West Germany and is highly proficient in
the Russian language.
Peter is active in Republican politics and has served in leadership positions
at the local, state, and national levels. He is a frequent public speaker on
foreign policy issues and the Congress and the author of numerous opinion
pieces, journal articles and book reviews on foreign policy, national security
and intelligence topics.
His personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Navy
Commendation Medal (3 awards); the Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards); 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. Peter is a former New York state, national and All-Navy wrestling
champion. Thank you.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President