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Stephen W. Bosworth FORMER CHAIRMAN

Stephen W. Bosworth



Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth (December 4, 1939 – January 4, 2016) served as the Chairman of the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies from 2013–2016. Amb. Bosworth had a long and distinguished career in both public service and academia. For 12 years he served as the Dean of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He also served as a Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and the as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Amb. Bosworth had nearly a half a century’s experience in diplomacy, beginning when he joined the Foreign Service in 1961, and became particularly renowned for his expertise on the Korean peninsula. He served three times as a U.S. Ambassador, to Tunisia (1979–1981), to the Philippines (1984–1987), and to South Korea (1997–2001). In 1987, he received the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Diplomat of the Year Award.

From 1995-1997, Amb. Bosworth served as the Executive Director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, an inter-governmental organization established at the United States, South Korea, and Japan to help implement the US-North Korean Agreed Framework of 1994. From 2009-2011, he served as the US Special Representative for North Korea policy.