Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 03 Dec - Wed 10 Dec, 2003
(Session 415)

Charles Pritchard Charles (Jack) L. Pritchard (Faculty)

Country/Region: United States of America

Korea Economic Institute

Visiting Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution; former Ambassador and Special Envoy for Negotiations with North Korea, and U.S. Representative to the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, State Department; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council

Biography:
Charles L. Pritchard is a visiting fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, where his focus is on United States policy toward North Korea as well as the evolving nature of the United States-Japan foreign and security relationship. Ambassador Pritchard served as ambassador to and special envoy for negotiations to Democratic People's Republic of Korea and United States representative to the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization in the administration of President George W. Bush until 1 September 2003. Prior to that, he served as special assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and senior director for Asian Affairs in the administration of President William J. Clinton. During the Clinton administration, Ambassador Pritchard was also the Director of Asian Affairs in the National Security Council and deputy chief negotiator for the Four Party Peace Talks, which aimed at reducing the tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Ambassador Pritchard is a former United States Army officer and attaché in Tokyo, Japan. He received a B.A. in political science from Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia; an M.A. in international studies from the University of Hawaii; and a diploma from the Japanese National Institute for Defense Studies in Tokyo.