Ellen Kim was assistant director of the Korea Chair at CSIS, where she was also a fellow. Her research focuses on U.S.-Korea relations, Korean unification, the U.S.-ROK alliance, and Northeast Asian Security. Before joining CSIS, she worked at Kim & Chang and Edelman Public Relations in South Korea.
Ms. Kim is a coeditor of History and Asia: Policy Insights and Legal Perspectives (CSIS, November 2011). She also coauthors a quarterly review of U.S.-Korea relations in Comparative Connections, an electronic journal on East Asian bilateral relations, with Victor Cha. Ms. Kim holds a B.A. in international relations and Japanese studies from Wellesley College and an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She speaks fluent Korean and moderate Japanese.