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May 12

B.C. Lee Lecture

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Stephen Hadley was National Security Adviser for President George W. Bush from 2005–2009, serving as principal White House foreign policy adviser and directing the National Security Council staff. In that capacity, he also ran the interagency national security policy development and execution process. Previous to that post, he served as Condoleezza Rice’s deputy at the National Security Council. In January of 2001, Hadley was appointed Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser. He also served as a senior foreign and defense policy adviser during President Bush’s first presidential campaign and worked in the Bush–Cheney Transition.


Hadley served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy from 1989–1993. In that position, he had responsibility for defense policy toward NATO and Western Europe, on nuclear weapons and ballistic missile defense, and arms control. He also participated in policy issues involving export control and the use of space. Hadley previously served in a variety of other capacities in the defense and national security field, including Counsel to the Special Review Board established by President Ronald Reagan to inquire into U.S. arms sales to Iran (1986–1987); a member of the National Security Council staff under President Gerald Ford (1974–1977); and an analyst for the Comptroller of the Department of Defense (1972–1974).

Hadley has been a member of the Department of Defense Policy Board, the National Security Advisory Panel to the Director of Central Intelligence, and the board of trustees of Analytical Services, Inc. From 1993–2001, he was also a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Shea & Gardner and a principal in The Scowcroft Group, Inc., an international consulting firm. He received a B.A. degree from Cornell University and a law degree from Yale Law School.

In this, the 100th anniversary of Samsung Group founder Lee Byung-chull’s birth, The Heritage Foundation is again honored to present the B. C. Lee Lecture on international affairs. These annual lectures on United States relations with the Asia–Pacific region are funded by a generous endowment grant from Samsung in Mr. Lee’s honor.

The Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation was established in 1983 to focus the attention of policymakers in Washington on United States economic and security interests in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. Its purpose is to promote mutual understanding and enhance cooperation between the United States and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

The Heritage Foundation has taken great pride in dedicating an executive conference room to the memory of the late B. C. Lee. Mr. Lee was a true visionary. Through his leadership, the Samsung Group contributed greatly both to the economic development and well-being of the Korean people and to the development of mutually beneficial relations between the people of the Republic of Korea and the United States.

More About the Speakers

The Honorable Stephen Hadley
National Security Adviser
for President George W. Bush, 2005–2009

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Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.

Founder, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, and Chung Ju-yung Fellow Read More