Editor’s Note

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

Ambassador Stephen Bosworth (R) pictured with Joel Wit (L) and Ambassador Robert Gallucci (M) during the 20th Anniversary of the Agreed Framework conference hosted by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS (October 20, 2014).
Ambassador Stephen Bosworth (R) pictured with Joel Wit (L) and Ambassador Robert Gallucci (M) during the 20th Anniversary of the Agreed Framework conference hosted by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS (October 20, 2014).

 

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