Capturing the lengths people will go to gain freedom, Beyond Utopia follows various individuals as they attempt to flee North Korea, one of the most…
Dr Sue Mi Terry is Director of the Asia Program and the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Centre for Korean History and Public Policy. Prior to joining the Wilson Centre, Dr Terry served in a range of important policy roles related to both Korea and its surrounding region.
Formerly a Senior Fellow with the Korea Chair at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), she served as a Senior Analyst on Korean issues at the CIA (2001-2008), where she produced hundreds of intelligence assessments – including a record number of contributions to the President’s Daily Brief, the Intelligence Community’s most prestigious product. She received numerous awards for her leadership and outstanding mission support, including the CIA Foreign Language award in 2008. From 2008 to 2009, Dr Terry was the Director for Korea, Japan, and Oceanic Affairs at the National Security Council under both President George W Bush and President Barack Obama. In that role, she formulated, coordinated, and implemented US government policy on Korea and Japan, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania. From 2009 to 2010, she was Deputy National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council. In that position, she led the US Intelligence community’s production of strategic analysis on East Asian issues and authored multiple National Intelligence Estimates. From 2010 to 2011, Dr Terry served as the National Intelligence Fellow in the David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Since leaving the government, Dr Terry has been a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute (2011-2015), where she taught both graduate and undergraduate courses on Korean politics and East Asia.
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