Institute for Corean-American Studies

Kay Atkinson King

Office of Interparliamentary Affairs
United States House of Representatives

Dr. Kay King has worked for Congress since 1984. In March 2007 Kay was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be the Director of the Office of Interparliamentary Affairs for the U.S. House of Representatives. Focusing on U.S. relations with foreign governments, she coordinates the Speaker’s meetings with foreign dignitaries and assists Members of the House of Representatives with official international travel and parliamentary exchanges.

From January 2001 – March 14, 2007 Kay served as the Democratic Senior Policy Advisor for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Chairman Tom Lantos. She worked for Lantos from 1984-1991 and from 1995 to March 2007.

From 1991-1995 Kay was the Chief of Staff to Congressman Richard Swett of New Hampshire.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah, Kay was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), with one year of her graduate work done at the University of California, Berkeley.

Kay has served as a member of the research staff at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has also done research projects at Harvard University and two Max Planck Institutes in Germany.

Dr. King has taught at the American University, University of Maryland, New England College, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and UCLA. Kay also was a visiting professor at the American University in Cairo.

She has published articles in a number of scholarly journals and has received a number of honors, including being awarded the Gold Cross of Merit by the Republic of Hungary.

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