This has been an eventful week with Pyongyang’s alleged H-bomb test on Tuesday. But all of us at 38 North and the US-Korea Institute at SAIS also want to make sure that the passing of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, who died Sunday at his home in Boston, gets its due attention. A valued colleague, friend and mentor for myself over 20 years, Steve was always the voice of reason, a reflection of decades of experience working effectively in the service of his country. The serious developments this week with North Korea only make his absence even more keenly felt.
Starting today and over the next few weeks, 38 North will publish a series of tributes to Steve by his friends recalling their experiences with this extraordinary person. We will miss him.
~ Joel Wit
In this series:
- “Steve Bosworth: An Appreciation,” by Mitchell Reiss, President and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
- “Stephen Bosworth: A Master Diplomat,” by Thomas C. Hubbard, Senior Director for Asia at McLarty Associates
- “Stephen Bosworth as I Remember Him,” by YJ Choi, former Deputy Executive Director of KEDO and former ROK Ambassador to the US
- “In Thinking About Steve Bosworth,” by Lucy Reed, former General Counsel of KEDO
- “Remembering Amb. Stephen Bosworth: Obituary“issued by The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the US-Korea Institute at SAIS (external link)