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Sang Kim is the Director of Communications at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). Previously, she served as the Director of Public Affairs and Intern Coordinator where she was responsible for KEI’s community outreach and public affairs programs including the annual Korean American Day luncheon, Ambassadors’ Dialogue, and the Future of Korea. As the Intern Coordinator, Ms. Kim managed the all-year-long internship program at KEI. She joined KEI in April 2013 as the Office Manager and Executive Assistant and has taken on various responsibilities including serving as the Associate Director of Programs prior to the current position.

Prior to joining KEI, Ms. Kim held an internship at the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS where she researched a variety of issues related to Korean affairs, focused
mainly on U.S. – Korea and inter-Korea relations. Ms. Kim graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Government & Politics with minors in Korean
Studies and Chinese Language. She earned her Master’s degree in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University.

This article was published on The Diplomat on  June 7, 2022. From semiconductors to autonomous robotics, the May 21 joint statement between Presidents Yoon Suk Yeol and Joe Biden emphasized strategic, economic,…

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October 6, 2022

On August 31, South Korea became the first nation to challenge Google and Apple’s control over the app market by prohibiting these companies from forcing their own payment system for…

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September 21, 2021

2019 was a year of confusion in the United States and the Asia-Pacific. After the failed Hanoi summit, the world waited for North Korea to come back to the table,…

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By Sang Kim Campaign trucks with large displays of candidates’ photos and designated numbers playing loud music accompanied by choreographed dance is a common scene during South Korea’s election season. However, with the global pandemic impacting every aspect of our lives, we are seeing different campaign scenes ahead of the April 15 National Assembly election.…

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Region: Asia

April 9, 2020

By Liberty Smith President Moon Jae In’s drive to create “an inclusive economy” is an ambitious objective, especially as the Korean government is simultaneously engaged in intense negotiations with North Korea and the United States. Faced with slowing growth, rising income inequality, and high youth unemployment, Moon pledged to revitalize the drivers of the economy…

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Region: Asia

January 16, 2019

By Yeonsu Kim and Minhee Lee Despite the fact that South Korea is not necessarily well known for winter sports, the country won the right to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics after several attempts in 2010 and 2014. South Korea has high expectations for PyeongChang, with the team hoping to obtain eight gold medals,…

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Region: Asia

February 8, 2018

By Mark Tokola, Phil Eskeland, Troy Stangarone, Jenna Gibson, Kyle Ferrier, Sang Kim, and Juni Kim As we look ahead to what might occur in 2018 we should also consider how key events from 2017 will continue to shape the year ahead. In 2017, there was significant change on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea underwent…

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January 4, 2018