Ellen KIM
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Adjunct Fellow
Ellen Kim is a PhD student in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California and an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Relations (CSIS). Previously, she was associate director of the Korea Chair at CSIS, where she was also a fellow. Her research focuses on U.S.-Korea relations, North Korea, the U.S.-ROK alliance, and Northeast Asian Security. Before joining CSIS, she worked at Kim & Chang and Edelman Public Relations in South Korea.
Her latest publication Between a Rock and a Hard Place: South Korea’s Strategic Dilemmas with China and the United State, coauthored with Victor Cha, was published in the Asia Policy Journal. She also coauthored 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.