Two New England officials in the Obama administration will be part of the official delegation to the funeral of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, the White House announced this afternoon.
Harold Koh, the former Yale Law School dean who is now chief legal adviser to the State Department, will attend the services on Sunday. So will Stephen Bosworth, dean of Tufts' Fletcher School of Diplomacy who is now Obama's special envoy to North Korea.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will lead the delegation, the White House said.
The full delegation is below:
The Honorable Kathleen Stephens, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
The Honorable Harold Koh, The Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
The Honorable Stephen W. Bosworth, Special Representative for North Korea Policy, U.S. Department of State and Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
The Honorable Donald P. Gregg, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and Chairman Emeritus of the Korea Society
The Honorable Thomas C. Hubbard, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and Senior Director at McLarty Associates
The Honorable James Laney, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
The Honorable Jim Leach, Former U.S. Representative and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
The Honorable Evans Revere, President of the Korea Society
The Honorable Wendy R. Sherman, Former Counselor of the U.S. Department of State and Vice Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
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