The ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.


March 8, 1999




We are pleased to share with you that Djun Kil Kim has become ICAS Fellow.

Djun Kil Kim was most recently Minister for Public Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States of America, and had a long and distinguished career in government service, media and cultural affairs.

Djun Kil was posted to the Embassy in Washington, D. C. in 1996 after serving as Director General of the Government Publications Office in Seoul from 1994 to 1996. An earlier assignment to the United States occurred during 1990 to 1993, when he was appointed Consul at the Korean Consulate-General in New York, serving simultaneously as Director of the Korean Cultural Center in that city.

Kim began his government career with the Korean Overseas Information Service (KOIS) in 1977, when he was selected to be a consultant to the Culture-Arts Promotion Committee, serving in that capacity until 1980. From 1980 to 1985, he served consecutive tours of duty abroad as Public Information Officer at the Korean Embassies in France and Sweden.

Returning to Seoul in 1985, Djun Kil was appointed Public Information Officer at the Office of Information Policy in the Ministry of Culture and Information. Two years later, he was named KOIS Director of Foreign Media, Cultural Exchange, a position he held until being assigned to New York in 1990. Djun Kil was Foreign Press Analysis Officer and Director of Planning for KOIS in Seoul from 1994 to 1996.

He earned Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the College of Liberal Arts and Science, Seoul National University in 1962, and received his Master's degree in Sociology from the same university's Graduate School in 1964.

Djun Kil is now an independent analyst based in Seoul, and affiliated with the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, lecturing on public diplomacy.


Sang Joo Kim
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President


ICAS Fellow