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Board of Directors and Advisory Council

Board of Directors

KEI’s Board of Directors are responsible for the oversight and long-term direction of the Institute. They appoint the President of KEI, who performs all duties as Chief Executive Officer, and is ex officio a member of the board. Outside Directors serve for a two-year term and may be re-elected.

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William Brown

Principal,
Northeast Asia Economics and Intelligence, Advisory LLC

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Kim June Dong

Senior Research Fellow,
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

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Kongdan 'Katy' Oh

Senior Asia Specialist,
Institute for Defense Analyses

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Mark Fitzpatrick 

Associate Fellow,
International Institute for Strategic Studies

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Danny M. Leipziger

Board of Directors,
Korea Economic Institute of America

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Suh Chang Hoon

President,
Jeonbuk Daily Newspaper

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Advisory Council

KEI’s Advisory Council is a distinguished group of American and Korean academic, business and former government officials who meet twice a year to discuss current issues of importance to the U.S.-Korea alliance and provide informal advice to KEI’s president and staff on future direction of KEI activities. The Advisory Council members include:

Abraham Kim 

Executive Director

Council of Korean Americans

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Bill Clifford

President and CEO

World Affairs Councils of America

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Bradley Babson

Member of the Global Futures Council on the Korean Peninsula

World Economic Forum

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Bruce Klingner

Senior Research Fellow

The Heritage Foundation

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Christopher Hill

Dean

Josef Korbel School of International Studies at The University of Denver

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Chung-in Moon 

Special Advisor for Unification, Diplomacy and National Security Affairs

Office of the President of the Republic of Korea

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Claude Barfield

Resident Scholar

American Enterprise Institute

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David Steinberg

Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies Emeritus

Georgetown University

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Donald Manzullo

Former President

Korea Economic Institute of America

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G. Mustafa Mohatarem 

Former Chief Economist

General Motors Corporation

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Hyun Oh-seok

Chair Professor

Korea National Diplomatic Academy

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James A. Kelly 

Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

United States Department of State

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John Endicott 

President

Woosong University

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John Park

Director of the Korea Project

Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Joseph A.B. Winder 

Former President

Korea Economic Institute of America

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Joseph Yun

Senior Advisor

U.S. Institute for Peace

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Joun-yung Sun 

Visiting Professor

University of North Korean Studies

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Kirk W. Larsen 

Associate Professor

Brigham Young University

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Mark Minton

Professor of Practice

School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University

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Nicholas Eberstadt 

Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy

American Enterprise Institute

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Satu Limaye

Vice President

East West Center

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Spencer Kim

Chairman and CEO

CBOL Corporation

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Stephan Haggard

Advisory Board Member

Korea Economic Institute of America

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Suh Jinkyo

Senior Research Fellow

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

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Tae-sik Lee

Former Vice Minister

Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Tami Overby

Senior Director

McLarty Associates

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Thomas C. Hubbard 

Senior Director

McLarty Associates

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Wendy Cutler

Vice President

Asia Society Policy Institute

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Wonhyuk Lim 

Professor

Korea Development Institute

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Yoon-shik Park

Professor of International Finance

George Washington University

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