Duyeon Kim

Visiting Senior Fellow,
Korean Peninsula Future Forum

Location: Seoul

Member Since: 2014

Duyeon Kim is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Korean Peninsula Future Forum, a non-partisan think tank founded and run by former South Korean National Security Advisor Chun Yung-woo, based in Seoul. Ms. Kim specializes in nuclear nonproliferation, the two Koreas, security, Asia, and geopolitics. She is from the Washington think tank community having served as an Associate in the Nuclear Policy and Asia programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and previously as a Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Non-Proliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.

Ms. Kim has written in leading publications including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and the New York Times. Her commentary and interviews have also appeared in leading media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, AFP, Bloomberg, KBS, The Guardian, JoongAng Ilbo, Donga Ibo, Asahi Shimbun, and CCTV.

Kim is a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) U.S. Committee, the Fissile Materials Working Group, the National Committee on North Korea, and the bilateral Korean-American Association.

In her first career, Ms. Kim served as the Foreign Ministry Correspondent and Unification Ministry Correspondent for South Korea’s Arirang TV News covering the Six Party Talks, North Korea, South Korean politics and foreign policy, inter-Korean relations, Northeast Asian relations, U.S. foreign and nuclear policy, and the UN.

Ms. Kim holds an M.S. in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in English/Literature from Syracuse University. She is perfectly bilingual.