Philip Yun

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Philip Yun is a Steering Committee Member for the National Committee on North Korea.

“From 1994 to 2001 Philip Yun served as an official at the United States Department of State. During that time, he worked as a senior advisor to two Assistant Secretaries of State and served as a senior member of the U.S. delegate to the Korea peace talks based in Geneva, Switzerland. He also participated in a number of high-level U.S. negotiations with North Korea between 1998 and 2000. Mr. Yun was also a member of a senior level working group that managed U.S. policy toward North Korea, acting in a chief-of-staff capacity to the U.S. Coordinator for North Korea Policy. Mr. Yun traveled with Dr. William Perry to North Korea in May 1999. In October 2000, he was part of the official delegation that accompanied Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Pyongyang.

“Prior to his present position at the Asia Foundation, Mr. Yun was in residence at the Walter Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies as a recipient of a Pantech fellowship in Korean Studies. While at Stanford, Mr. Yun focused on the economic and political future of Northeast Asia and served as co-editor of the book North Korea: 2005 and Beyond, published in 2006.

“Philip Yun is currently Vice President for Resource Development at The Asia Foundation. From 2001-2004 Yun was Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific. Prior to government service,Mr. Yun practiced law at the firms of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro in San Francisco and Garvey Schubert & Barer in Seattle. He also served as a foreign legal consultant at the firm of Shin & Kim in Seoul, Korea.

“In other lives, Mr. Yun was a national staffer on several Presidential campaigns. Mr. Yun grew up in Ohio and attended Brown University and the Columbia School of Law. He graduated with an A.B. in mathematical economics (magna cum laude and phi beta kappa)and was a Fulbright Scholar to Korea. He is on the Board of Directors of the Ploughshares Fund and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. “ [1]

External links

  • "Biography", National Committee on North Korea, Accessed December 2006.