The Six-Party Talks and the Future of the 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.