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Juni Kim

Senior Manager for Operations and Technology

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About Juni Kim

Juni Kim is the Senior Manager for Operations and Technology at the Korea Economic Institute of America. Prior to joining KEI, Juni worked for Qualtrics, an online software company, as a product analyst. His responsibilities included acting as the primary technical liaison between enterprise-level client managers and engineering staff, conducting trainings for both employees and clients, and assisting with staff development in the Utah, Ireland, and DC offices. Juni also interned with the Advocacy Center under the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration and Benetech, a non-profit social enterprise organization.

Juni served a two-year church mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in South Korea from 2008-2010 and was based in Geoje Island, Gyeongju, Jinju, Changwon, and Busan.

Juni graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in 2013 with a B.A. degree in Asian Studies and Korean and a minor in Business Management. While at BYU, Juni participated in a joint study abroad program with Inje University in Kimhae, South Korea as a teaching assistant. He earned an M.A. degree in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University in 2017 with specializations in transnational security and U.S. national security policy.

KEI’s 2020 Report on American Attitudes Toward the Korean Peninsula focuses on U.S. views on relations with South Korea, U.S. awareness of South Korean brands and cultural products, and views…

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September 2020

Hollywood Foreign Press Association cites KEI Senior Manager for Operations and Technology Juni Kim in its report on South Korean audiences’ movie preferences. Despite its relatively small population of 51 million,…

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November 2019

Shortly after the end of the Korean War in 1953 the United States and South Korea signed their Mutual Defense Treaty. On the 67th anniversary of the Mutual Defense Treaty, how does the American public view the alliance and the U.S.-Korea relationship today?

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October 2020

The nuclear program has been a dream of North Korean leaders since the end of the Korean War — a deterrent against regime change from the United States, a tool to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul as part of a grand plan to unify the peninsula under North Korean rule. Regardless of the motive, one question is rarely asked: If Kim Jong-un wanted to denuclearize, could he?

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April 2019

Korea Club will host an event on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 featuring Mr. Yonho Kim, a nonresident fellow at the Korea Economic Institute of America. His presentation is titled, “North Korea’s Mobile Telecommunications and Private Transporation Services in the Kim Jong-un Era.”

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January 2019

You are invited to a special summer meeting of the Korea Club on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The event will feature Dr. Andrei Lankov who will give a presentation entitled, “Kim Jong-un’s Survival Strategy, Why It Might Work.”  

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July 2018

By Juni Kim After three years in office, President Moon Jae-in finds himself in uncharted, positive territory. No prior South Korean president has maintained an approval rating above 50 percent entering the fourth year of his or her term, but Moon for the past three weeks has seen his approval ratings rise past 60 percent…

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May 2020

By Juni Kim While much of the world is grappling with the escalating COVID-19 crisis, South Korea has received glowing international media coverage for its domestic campaign to contain the virus and to reduce its death toll. News headlines like “Why South Korea's COVID-19 strategy is working,” “South Korea shows that democracies can succeed against…

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Region: Asia

March 2020

By Juni Kim Shortly after sunrise on March 9th, 2020, North Korea launched three short-range missiles from its eastern coast, which flew approximately 200 kilometers (125 miles) before landing into the East Sea. The test was the second launch conducted by North Korea in a week following a test on March 2nd of two similar…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South

March 2020

By Troy Stangarone Official tourism statistics for the month of February won’t be available for at least a month, but there are already indications that South Korea’s tourism industry will be hit harder by the coronavirus (COVID-19) than by prior infectious diseases such as SARS, swine flu (H1N1), and Middle East Repertory Syndrome (MERS). During…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South

March 2020