ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

September 29, 2003

The Hon Iskander K Azizov
Counselor for Asia & Pacific Affairs
Embassy of the Russian Federation
Washington, D C

to address

The Korean Peninsula Issues: A Russian Angle


ICAS Fall Symposium : Humanity, Peace and Security

October 14, 2003 12:00 NN - 5:45 PM
Capitol Hill*, Washington, D C 20510 (*a specific venue soon to be announced)

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon Iskander K Azizov Counselor for Asia & Pacific Affairs, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Washington D C,will speak join the debate with his assigned topic of The Korean Peninsula Issues: A Russian Angle. Iskander has been, reportedly, instrumental in the formulation of President Putin's most recent foreign policy in the Northeast Asia which led to Putin's meeting with President Jong Il Kim of DPRK in August 2002 and his historic summit conference with Prime Minister Koizumi of Japan last year.

Other confirmed speakers, to date, include

The Hon Youming Yang (Counselor and Chief, International Section, Embasy of China in Washington D C)
     The North Korea's Nuclear Issues: China's Policy and the Korean Peninsula

The Hon Charles L "Jack" Pritchard (Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Ambassador and former Special Envoy for Negotiations with North Korea, U S Department of State)
     Road to Peace in the Korean Peninsula

Sara L Johnson (Managing Director, Global Macroeconomic Group, Global Insight)
     Global Economic Outlook: The United States and the World

The Hon Takehiro Funakoshi (First Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Washington DC)
     Japan's Security Policy

Nobert Vollertsen (A German Physician and human rights activist)
     Human Rights Issues: The Case of North Korea


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

ICAS Fellow