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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 Hwan Kang and Jeff Zwick Twenty years ago, South Korea was enjoying its height as a roaring “Asian tiger” with record economic growth, led by manufactured exports, transforming a war-torn, poor country into a member of the rich nation’s club – the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). However, such confidence masked many…

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Region: Asia

December 4, 2017

By Hwan Kang South Korea is a country full of franchises. If you are familiar with Korean delivery food, you know that there are hundreds of franchise stores that deliver fried chicken with beer wherever you are, even when you are outside having a picnic by the Han River. There are so many franchise convenience…

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Region: Asia

August 16, 2017

By Jennifer Cho and Patrick Niceforo South Korea finished second overall with 50 medals at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo and Obihiro, Japan. In 2018, South Korea will host the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and, according to Gracenote’s sports data, is predicted to place 8th overall with 10 medals. Below, find our list…

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Region: Asia

March 7, 2017

By Mark Tokola, Troy Stangarone, and Nicholas Hamisevicz Last year saw a series of significant events on the Korean peninsula. On the economic front, South Korea concluded free trade agreements with Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Vietnam, and reached substantial conclusion on a deal with its largest trading partner, China. While inter-Korean relations avoided the…

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Region: Asia

January 28, 2015