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October 24, 2002

Ambassador Charles Kartman
Executive Director
Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation (KEDO)

to speak on

North Korea's Nuclear Issue

The ICAS Lectures
November 7, 2002

12:30 PM Philadelphia Bar Association International Law Committee Luncheon 12:30 PM
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Conference Room 21-D
One Logan Square
18th and Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103 - 6996
4:30 PM Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Jon M Huntsman Hall, Room G60
Reception to follow immediately in the Huntsman Program Lounge at 3732 Locust Walk

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Ambassador Charles Kartman will address North Korea's Nuclear Issue [The ICAS Lectures No 2002-1107-ChK] in Philadelphia on November 7, 2002.

Ambassador Charles Kartman, ICAS Fellow and ICAS Liberty Award recipient, has served since May 2001 as the Executive Director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), an international consortium established in 1995 to manage a $4.6 billion energy project in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Prior to that he was U.S. Special Envoy for the Korean Peace Talks and concurrently served as U.S. Representative to and Chairman of KEDO's Executive Board, until retiring from the Department of State in April 2001. 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 earlier specialized on Japanese affairs, working as a political officer in the Embassy in Tokyo, Consul General in Sapporo, and twice in the office of Japanese Affairs at the Department of State. Ambassador Kartman also held a variety of other positions focused on Asia: in the Department on politico-military Affairs; for the Under Secretary for Political Affairs; and on loan to the Congress.

Ambassador Kartman joined the State Department in 1975, after completion of a graduate program at Georgetown University. In his 26-year career, he received the Department’s highest honors: a multiple winner of the Department's Superior Honor Award, the James Clement Dunn Award for outstanding service, the Secretary's Distinguished Honor Award, and 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.

Thank you.


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


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Upcoming Program:

ICAS Annual Liberty Award Reception & Dinner 2002
Guest of Honour: The Hon Viet D Dinh, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U S Department of Justice
December 20, 2002 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lai Lai Garden, 1144 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

ICAS Fellow