Asia Foundation Trustee Ambassador Kathleen Stephens Appointed as President & CEO of KEI
May 25, 2018 — Yonhap News features an article about Asia Foundation Trustee Kathleen Stephens’ appointment as president & CEO of Washington, D.C-based Korea Economic Institute of America, effective September 1, 2018.
“This is an important time in the U.S.-Korea relationship,” she said in a statement released by the institute. “Interest in the policy challenges we face is higher than I’ve ever seen it, whether on the Hill, in media and academia, or in the broader public.”
Ambassador Kathleen Stephens rejoined The Asia Foundation Board of Trustees in 2015 after her posting in India as the Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. She is the William J. Perry Fellow in the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). Amb. Stephens, a career diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, was previously Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and served in numerous posts in Washington, Asia, and Europe. Stephens’ overseas postings included service in China, Korea, Yugoslavia and Northern Ireland.
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