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Dean Bosworth Steps Down as Special Envoy to North Korea, Successor Named

U.S. Department of State

Dean Stephen W. Bosworth of The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University will step down from his position as special representative to North Korea following the October 24 & 25 talks in Geneva, State Department spokesman Mark C. Toner announced at a press briefing yesterday. 

“As you all know here, Ambassador Bosworth is a storied diplomat and a dedicated public servant. He has an exceptional record of public service, of government service, including his role as special representative, which helped advance our North Korea policy. We applaud him, not just for his service as special representative, but also for a truly remarkable career devoted to serving our country,” said Toner.

“Ambassador Bosworth will be succeeded by Ambassador Glyn Davies, who is currently our ambassador to the IAEA in Vienna, and has previously served as principal deputy assistant secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, as well as at the National Security Council, among other very important diplomatic assignments,” Toner continued.

Dean Bosworth accepted the position as special envoy to North Korea nearly two and half years ago, in addition to his role as Dean of The Fletcher School.

"I am very glad to have had the opportunity to serve, but it is time for me to move on,” says Bosworth.

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