EXECUTIVE LECTURE FORUM: Activities: 2000: Bio: Shear
August 31, 2000

Deputy Director David B. Shear, Office of Korean Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Prior to joining the Office of Korean Affairs in June 1999, Mr. Shear spent a year as a Rusk Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He was Special Assistant to Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas Pickering, during 1997-98. Mr. Shear served as Chief of Political-Military Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo 1994-97. He was in the East Asia-Pacific Bureau’s Office of Regional Security Affairs in 1990-92 and served in the American Embassy, Beijing 1987-89 and in the Office of Chinese Affairs prior to that time.

Mr. Shear is a graduate of the John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Earlham College. He has also attended Waseda University in Tokyo, Taiwan National University in Taipei, and Nanjing University. He speaks Chinese and Japanese.

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