The Asia Foundation Names Dylan Davis Country Representative in Korea

San Francisco and Seoul, March 2, 2015 — The Asia Foundation announces the appointment of Dylan Davis to Country Representative in Korea. As a seasoned specialist, Mr. Davis has extensive experience working with in-country and academic institutions focusing on Korean development. Mr. Davis oversees the Foundation’s office in Seoul, and its programs working to strengthen the capacity of South Korean government agencies and NGOs, promoting international exchanges with North Korea, and facilitating regional cooperation in Northeast Asia.

Prior to this appointment, he served as Program Director for the Center for Korean Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on strengthening research and programs on Korea at UC Berkeley, expanding its Korean Studies teaching curriculum and visiting scholar program, and promoting knowledge about Korea on campus and in the region.

Prior to his position with UC Berkeley, from 2010-2011, Mr. Davis served in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. In this role, he supported the embassy’s engagement with prominent Korean and American media organizations as well as participated in a number of official visits by high-level delegations, including those that attended the G20 Seoul Summit in 2011.

In Seoul, Mr. Davis also worked as an International Affairs Officer at the Yonsei University Health System (Severance Hospital), and served as a Fullbright Grantee to the Korean-American Educational Commission. In 2013, he was selected by the Mansfield Foundation as one of ten Korea specialists to join the first cohort of Korea Foundation-Mansfield Foundation Korea Nexus Scholars.

Mr. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree double major in Psychology and Music from Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, and completed coursework towards a master’s degree in Public Health from Yonsei University Graduate School of Public Health in Seoul. He has been honored with numerous awards from high-level institutions such as the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, and the University of California, Berkeley.

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