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Andy Hong

Program Officer
Korea Economic Institute of America
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Andy Hong is the Program Officer at the Korea Economic Institute of America, where he is responsible for developing new programs, implementing existing initiatives, and supporting general office operations.

Prior to joining KEI, Andy worked as a program assistant with the Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC), a nonprofit civic engagement and advocacy group for Korean Americans. His responsibilities included conducting research, managing internal databases, coordinating events, and supervising interns and fellows from schools across the nation. Andy also completed two internships on Capitol Hill, once as a KAGC Congressional Fellow with Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, and once as a policy intern with the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), also known as the Helsinki Commission.

Andy graduated from Brown University University with a B.A. in International Relations with a focus on Security, as well as in German Studies. He also received credits from the History Department at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

On February 22, 2022, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) conditionally approved the merger of the two largest air carriers in South Korea—Korean Air and Asiana Airlines. This approval comes nearly a year and a half since Korean Air’s announcement that it would buy a nearly 64% stake in its sole major domestic competitor for…

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Region: Asia

March 21, 2022

Despite being thousands of miles apart, the Korean Peninsula and Ukraine share a land border with Russia. Given their respective ties to Moscow, both South and North Korean governments have toed around the sidelines of the Ukraine crisis—with Seoul publicly supporting a diplomatic solution while quietly considering additional humanitarian aid to Kyiv, and Pyongyang issuing…

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Region: Europe, Asia

February 18, 2022