The ICAS Bulletin
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August 31, 2001
The Hon Charles Kartman
ICAS Fellow
Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon. Charles Kartman has been named, effective immediately, ICAS Fellow.

Charles Kartman served as Special Envoy for the Korean Peace Talks, with the personal rank of Ambassador from July 1998, until retiring from the Department of State in April 2001. He concurrently served as U.S. Representative to the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) and Chairman of that organization's Executive Board, which is responsible for a $4.6 billion energy project in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. From June 1996, Ambassador Kartman was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He was Acting Assistant Secretary for much of 1997. He had previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Director for Korean Affairs at the Department of State in Washington, and Political Counselor in Seoul.

Ambassador Kartman is recognized for his expertise on Northeast Asia, having served in Japan from 1977 to 1982 as a Political Officer in the Embassy in Tokyo, and then as Consul General in Sapporo. He served twice in the office of Japanese Affairs at the Department of State, most recently as Deputy Director from 1985 to 1987. Ambassador Kartman has also served in the Department as the Senior Policy Analyst for Asia in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs during which time he focused largely on China and Taiwan; on loan to the Congress as a Legislative Assistant, working closely with the East Asia Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; and as a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, with responsibility for Asia.

Ambassador Kartman joined the Department in 1975, after completion of a graduate program at Georgetown University. In his 26-year career, he was a multiple winner of the Department's Superior Honor Award, in 1990 the James Clement Dunn Award for outstanding service, in 1999 the Secretary's Distinguished Honor Award, and in 2001 the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award. He is married to Mary Kartman, a fellow graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. They have two daughters.

ICAS currently cherishes roster of fifty-six Fellows from around the world including four former U S Ambassadors to the Republic of Korea and a circle of resources spanning the globe. Thank you.


Sang Joo Kim
Sr Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow