Dr. Abraham Kim

Dr. Abraham Kim

Dr. Abraham Kim comes to us from a position as Vice President and former Interim President of the Korea Economic Institute of America in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kim brings over 15 years of experience in policy leadership to the Maureen & Mike Mansfield Center.  

Prior to his work at the Korea Economic Institute, Abraham Kim was the research manager of government services and the principal Korea analyst at the global political risk consulting firm, Eurasia Group. He managed a group of analysts and editors that supported a variety of US government research projects covering issues such as international trade, political stability in emerging markets, the political implications of the financial crisis, and the global pandemic crisis. Dr. Kim also spearheaded the integration of the latest social media technologies, data visualization tools, and alternative analytical methodologies with social science analyses for the firm's government clients.

In addition, as a senior member in the firm's Asia practice, Dr. Kim advised financial investors, corporate executives, and government decision-makers on political, economic, security, and foreign relations issues in North and South Korea. He has written extensively on Northeast Asia, including publishing articles in media sources such as The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Washington Times, Foreign Policy, JoongAng Ilbo, and The Korea Times. He has also been interviewed by CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, Reuters, Newsweek, Canadian BNN-TV, Arirang TV, Yonhap, and The Asahi Shimbun.

Previously, he was a project manager for Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), where he developed and managed wargames, crisis management exercises, and other collaborative methodologies for a variety of US government agencies and corporations. Before that, he worked as a policy analyst for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute's Center for Korean Research at Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Kim holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in Political Science, an M.A. from Harvard University in East Asian Regional Studies, and a B.A. from Boston University in International Relations.