Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
James J Przystup
Senior Fellow and Research Professor,
Institute of National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
to speak on
The Security Landscape of the East Asia:
The North Korea's Threats and Options for Seoul, Tokyo and Washington
ICAS Spring Symposium :
Humanity, Peace and Security
May 9, 2003 12:00 NN - 5:45 PM
United States Senate Dirksen Office Building Room 106
Capitol Hill, Washington, D C 20510
We are pleased to share with you that James J Przystup will speak on The Security Landscape of the East Asia: The North Korea's Threats and Options for Seoul, Tokyo and Washington at the ICAS Spring Symposium on May 9, 2003 in Washington D C.
Other confirmed speakers to date include Thomas J Byrne (ICAS Fellow; Vice President and Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service), The Hon Mark Kirk (U S Representative) and The Hon Dale Klein (Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, U S Department of Defense). Iskander Azizov (Counselor for Asia and Pacific Affairs, Embassy of Russia), Dennis Halpin (Pearson Fellow and Professional Staff, Committee on International Relations, U S House of Representatives) and Don Kirk (ICAS Fellow; Seoul Correspondent for International Herald Tribune and New York Times) will serve discussants. And, both lists are growing.
James J Przystup is Senior Fellow and Research Professor, Institute of National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. Jim graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Detroit and holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Diplomatic History, also from the University of Chicago. He studied Japanese at Columbia University and at Keio University in Tokyo. Most recently, from 1994 to 1998, Jim served as the Director of the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation. For close to twenty years, he has worked on Asia-related issues. Jim served on the staff of the United States House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs; in the private sector, at Itochu and IBM World Trade AmerICAS/Far East Corporation; and in the United States government on the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as Director for Regional Security Strategies on the Policy Planning Staff. In 1983-84, Jim served as the Deputy Director of the Presidential Advisory Commission on U.S.-Japan relations. He has specialized in Asian security issues, in particular the U.S.-Japan and the U.S.-Republic of Korea security relationships. Jim was presented with the State Department's Meritorious Honor Award in 1989 and in 1991; he also received the Defense Department's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1992.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President