[KS] Invitation to ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner

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From: Sang Joo Kim / ICAS
November 7, 2000


	ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner
	December 21, 2000 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
	Sheraton University City Hotel  Palmaire Room
	36th & Chestnut Streets
	Philadelphia, PA 19104

	Guest of Honour:

		The Honourable Harold Hongju Koh
		Assistant Secretary of State for 
				Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
		U S Department of State

	Special Appearance:

		Hesung Chun Koh*
		Chair and President
		East Rock Institute
		Yale University
		New Haven, Connecticut
			*mother of Harold Hongju Koh

		Lawrence R Klein
		ICAS Distinguished Fellow
		Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics Emeritus
		University of Pennsylvania
		Nobel Laureate

For further information on collaboration/contribution/reservation, 
please contact

	Sang Joo Kim
	965 Clover Court
	Blue Bell, PA 19422

	T: (610) 277-9989
	T: (610) 277-0149
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	E: icas at dvol.com

Very respectfully,
Sang Joo Kim

N. B. Below is a brief biographical sketch of Harold Koh:

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon Harold Hongju Koh, 
Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, 
U S Department of State, will be the Guest of Honour at the ICAS 
Annual Liberty Award Dinner on December 21, 2000.

Harold Hongju Koh was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for 
Democracy, Human Rights and Labor on November 13, 1998. A Korean-
American, he was nominated by President Clinton on September 10, 1998 
and confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998.

As Assistant Secretary, Koh advises Secretary Albright on U.S. policy 
on democracy, human rights, labor, the rule of law, and religious 
freedom. Assistant Secretary Koh formerly served as the Gerard C. and 
Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Director of 
the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at 
Yale Law School. Before beginning his professorship at Yale in 1985, 
Harold clerked for both Judge Malcolm Richard Wilkey of the U.S. Court 
of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the 
United States Supreme Court. He worked in private practice in
Washington, DC and as an attorney at the Office of Legal Counsel at 
the U.S. Department of Justice.

Assistant Secretary Koh has authored more than 70 articles on 
international law, human rights, constitutional law, and international 
business transactions and trade, and is author or editor of several 
books on international relations, law and human rights. He is the 
winner of the 1991 Richard E. Neustadt Award from the American Political 
Science Association for the best book on the American Presidency and a 
1996 Guggenheim Fellowship.  Harold has received numerous honors for his 
human rights work, including an Honorary Doctor of Laws from City 
University of New York Law School, the Asian American Bar Association 
of New York's 1997 Outstanding Lawyer of the Year Award and recognition 
by American Lawyer magazine in 1997 as one of the country's 45 leading 
public sector lawyers under the age of 45.

Assistant Secretary Koh earned a B.A. from Harvard University in 1975,  
an Honours B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford University in 1977, and 
a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1980. He has been a Visiting Fellow 
and Lecturer at Magdalen and All Souls Colleges, Oxford University, and 
has taught at The Hague Academy of International Law, the University of 
Toronto, and the George Washington University National Law Center.

He is married to Mary-Christy Fisher, an attorney, and has two children, 
Emily and William.  

Thank you.

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


previous ICAS LIBERTY AWARD honouree:
Tony P Hall (U S Congressman, D-3rd Ohio)
Charles Kartman (Ambassador & Special Envoy to the Korean Peace Talks
		 U S Department of State)
Jeong H Kim (President, Carrier Networks, Lucent Technologies)
Lawrence R Klein (Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics Emeritus,
		  University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate) 
Jerome J Shestack(Sr Partner, Wolf Block Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP;
		  former President, American Bar Association)
Richard L Walker (James F Byrnes Professor Emeritus, University of 
		  South Carolina; former Ambassador to South Korea)
Curt Weldon# (U S Congressman, R-7th Pennsylvania)
		#1998 Annual Dinner speaker
ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner 2000 Committee:

                        Synja P Kim

Honourary Chair:
                        Britton Chance
                        Lawrence R Klein
                        Martin Meyerson
			Harry Carl Schaub
                        Jerome J Shestack

			Enid H Adler
			Young Wha Baek
                        Joon J Bang
                        Jerry Boucher
			Soo Young Chang
                        Shaun Cho
                        Carl Guarino
			Yong Chon Hong
			Bang Nam Jeon
			Young H Jeon
			C K Kang
                        Michael M Kang
			Chong Sang Kim
                        Il Hwan Kim
	                Sang Joo Kim
                        Hyeon Yeong Kwak
			Young Bin Lee
			James Moon
                        Dennis M O'Dowd
			David Oh
                        Sung Won Paek
                        Xingyi Que
			Choon Ki Yoo
                        Tae Hee Yoon
                        (list in progress)

			Council for America My Country
			Courtesy Travel, Inc.
			Friendship Tennis Club
			Philadelphia Bar Association 
				International Human Rights Committee
				International Law Committee
			(list in progress)

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prosperity.  Further information about ICAS and some examples of the
recent activities may be found on the ICAS website
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