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The Future of Korea

January 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Please join us for The Future of Korea: US & South Korea Under New Leadership: Prospects for Economic and Political Growth. 

Wednesday, January 17
11:30am – 1:00pm
The Duquesne Club, Main Room (note room change)

Registration is no longer available online.  Seats are limited – please call 412-281-7027 to inquire. 

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and the Korean Economic Institute present “The Future of Korea,”  a panel discussion featuring three experts:  Jaepil Moon from the Korean Embassy, Juli S. Kim from the U.S. Department of State, and Juni Kim from the Korea Economic Institute of America. Scroll down below registration for speaker bios. 

KEI’s Future of Korea is an outreach program that strengthens interest in U.S.-Korea relations with community members, scholars, and students outside of the DC metropolitan area. KEI hosts a series of six to ten programs annually with leading local World Affairs Councils throughout the United States.

About the Panelists 

Jaepil Moon is 1st Secretary at the Embassy of Korea in Washington DC.

He was born in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. He has a BA in English Literature from Seoul National University, an LLM in international law from Edinburgh University and an MA in international relations from University of Paris 1.

Jaepil joined the Foreign Service in 2009 and has served in various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs including North America Divison 2, where he worked on Korea’s relations with US state governments and think tanks. Jaepil Speaks English, French and Korean.


Juli S. Kim is a Texas native. She has a BA in international Relations from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in environment and sustainable development from King’s College – University of London.

Juli joined the Foreign Service in 2009 and has served in Morocco, China, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is currently a North Korea desk officer in the Office of Korean Affairs at State Department. Before joining State Department, she worked for the U.S. Forest Service’s Cooperative Forestry Division in Washington D.C., the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum, and with Conservation International’s China program. Juli speaks French, Korean, and Mandarin.



Juni Kim is the Program Manager at the Korea Economic Institute of America. Prior to joining KEI, Juni worked for Qualtrics, an online software company, as a product analyst and worked in the Utah, Ireland, and DC offices. Juni also interned with the Advocacy Center under the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration and Benetech, a non-profit social enterprise organization.

Juni graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in 2013 with a B.A. degree in Asian Studies and Korean and a minor in Business Management. He recently completed an M.A. degree in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University. Juni served a two-year church mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in South Korea from 2008-2010 and was based in Geoje Island, Gyeongju, Jinju, Changwon, and Busan.


January 17
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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