The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) can provide speakers and experts on a number of topics related to North Korea, including the legacy of the Korean War on Korean American and military families, and diplomacy with North Korea. To arrange a media interview or speaking engagement with CKA staff or members, please contact us at (202) 775 – 4162 or 

Washington, DC Staff

Jessica Lee

Interim Executive Director at the Council of Korean Americans and former foreign policy advisor on the House of Representatives

Subject Expertise: US-North Korea policy, US Congress, foreign policy, trade, Korean American political participation, US-South Korea relations

CKA Members Available as Experts

Frank Aum

Senior Expert on North Korea at the US Institute of Peace and former Senior Advisor for North Korea in the Office of the Secretary of Defense

Subject Expertise: US-North Korea policy, US-South Korea military alliance, US national security policy in Northeast Asia

Philip Yun

Visiting Senior Fellow at the Korean Peninsula Future Forum

Subject Expertise: North Korea, South Korea, nuclear non-proliferation, inter-Korean relations, U.S. nuclear and foreign policies, arms control, diplomacy, security, geopolitics

Philip Yun

Orange County Regional Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Subject Expertise: International human rights, North Korean refugees, North Korean human rights, North Korean statelessness, UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea

Jean Lee

Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and former Associated Press bureau chief of the Korean Peninsula

Subject Expertise: North Korean politics and policy, North Korean media and propaganda, inter-Korean relations, US-North Korean policy, South Korean politics, press freedom, media relations

Philip Yun

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Ploughshares Fund, former presidential appointee at the Department of State (1994-2001), and founding member of CKA

Subject Expertise: US-North Korea policy, East Asia security, nonproliferation, diplomacy