Past event

Research Event

The Six-Party Talks and the Future of the Korean Peninsula

Chatham House, London

Asia Programme, Korean Peninsula


Yuri Kim, Chief of the DPRK (North Korea) Affairs Division at the US Department of State
Chair: Jim Hoare


Yuri Kim's portfolio covers the broad range of US policy toward North Korea, including the Six-Party Talks, non-proliferation, and human rights in the DPRK. She works directly with Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill as a member of the US delegation to the Six-Party Talks. Previous diplomatic assignments include Seoul (2003-06), the Executive Office of Secretary of State Colin Powell (2002-03), Tokyo (2000-2002), and Beijing (1998-2000).

Yuri Kim holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPhil from Cambridge University. She entered the US Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in 1996, and speaks Korean, Chinese (Mandarin), and Japanese.