January 5, 2022

The Hon Richard Haass

Council on Foreign Relations

to address

ICAS Winter Symposium Veritas

US Leadership in Indo-Pacific and Northeast Asia in the 21st Century

February 15 2022 700PM – 830PM EST Washington DC
February 16 2022 900AM – 1030AM KST Seoul Korea

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Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Richard Haass will address the virtual ICAS Winter Symposium Veritas with a particular emphasis on "US Leadership in Indo-Pacific and Northeast Asia in the 21st Century" on February 15, 2022 700 PM - 830 PM EST, Washington DC.

Dr Richard Haass is a veteran diplomat, a prominent voice on American foreign policy, and an established leader of nonprofit institutions. He is in his nineteenth year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, publisher, and educational institution dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

In 2013, Richard served as the chair of the multiparty negotiations in Northern Ireland that provided the foundation for the 2014 Stormont House Agreement. For his efforts to promote peace and conflict resolution, Richard received the 2013 Tipperary International Peace Award.

From January 2001 to June 2003, Dr Haass was director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he directed the policy planning staff and was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, Richard also served as U.S. coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process.

He has extensive additional government experience. From 1989 to 1993, Richard was special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. In 1991, he was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal for his contributions to the development and articulation of U.S. policy during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Previously, Richard served in the Departments of State (1981–1985) and Defense (1979–1980), and was a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate.

A Rhodes Scholar, Dr Haass holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and master’s and doctorate of philosophy degrees from Oxford University. He has also received numerous honorary degrees and was a member of the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Hamilton College.

Richard is the author or editor of fourteen books on American foreign policy and one book on management. His latest book is The World: A Brief Introduction, published by Penguin Press. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in New York City.

Richard addressed 2018 ICAS Fall Symposium Special (www.icasinc.org/2018/2018f/2018fspe.html) slated at the Committee Room of the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Thank you.