December 19, 2019

Yuri Kim

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the United States of America to the Republic of Albania
United States Department of State

Morse Tan

Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice
United States Department of State

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Yuri Kim and Morse Tan were confirmed today by the US Senate as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Albania and Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice, respectively.

Hailing from Guam, Yuri is the first American woman Ambassador of Korean ancestry.

Yuri is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor, of the US Department of State and Morse is Professor of Law of Northern Illinois University College of Law.

Yuri was among the distinguished guests of the ICAS Annual Liberty Award Celebration Dinner 2019 and she is the first Korean-American woman to be a US Ambassador. Yuri held multiple leading high-profile offices in the State Department and she has an extensive experience dealing with national security issues across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Yuri was the Director of the State Department's Center for the Study of Diplomacy and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State. She earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPhil from Cambridge University.

Morse is a prolific legal writer and his work on North Korea has been received by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry and the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. No scholar has produced more law review articles on North Korea than he has. Morse has served as a peer reviewer for the Human Rights Journal, the International Negotiation Journal and the American Journal of Comparative Law. He also worked in the American Medical Association's Institute of Ethics. Morse graduated from Wheaton College and earned his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.

ICAS is proud of supporting them.

Thank you.