Wilson Center Experts
Abraham Kim is vice president of the Korea Economic Institute. Formerly, Kim was the research manager of government services and the principal Korea analyst at the global political risk consulting firm, Eurasia Group. There 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. 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, 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 Asian Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, Foreign Policy, Joongang Ilbo, and the Korea Times.
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, DC, and at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute's Center for Korean Research at Columbia University in New York.
Kim received his BA from Boston University, his MA from Harvard University, and his PhD in political science from Columbia University.