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Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Stephen Bosworth Named Chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS
Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, Chairman, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS (Photo: Anja Niedringhaus/AP)
Washington, D.C.—June 25, 2013— Stephen Bosworth, former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, will join the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as the new chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute (USKI) at SAIS, effective July 1.
Bosworth recently retired as dean of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, a position he assumed in 2001 after a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Department of State.
“Ambassador Bosworth is one of America’s most distinguished diplomats with deep knowledge of Korea, its global role and regional interests. He will be a valuable addition to SAIS’s Korean Studies Program and the U.S.-Korea Institute’s critical work on Korea and Asia,” said SAIS Dean Vali Nasr.
During his 30 years in the foreign service, Bosworth served as U.S. ambassador to Tunisia, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea as well as director of Policy Planning at the State Department. After leaving the government, Bosworth was president of the United States-Japan Foundation from 1987 to 1995 and the executive director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization from 1995 to 1997. He also served as the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy for the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011.
He has authored numerous articles and studies on public policy and international affairs. In 2006, he co-authored with Morton Abramowitz, Chasing the Sun: Rethinking East Asian Policy.
As USKI’s new chairman, Bosworth succeeds Don Oberdorfer, the founder of the institute, who will become chairman emeritus.
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