Dr. Sue Mi Terry

Senior Fellow for Korea

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Prior to joining CSIS, she had a long and distinguished career in intelligence, policymaking, and academia following Korean issues. Dr. Terry served as a Senior Analyst on Korean issues at the CIA from 2001 to 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 U.S. 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.  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.

She has been a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute (2011-2015) and Senior Adviser for Korea at BowerGroupAsia (2015-2017). Dr. Terry is a frequent commentator on television and radio programs, including CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, PBS, Fox News, Bloomberg News, National Public Radio, Voice of America, and Radio Free Asia, and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and other publications.  Sue holds a Ph.D. (2001) and a Masters of Arts (1998) in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from New York University (1993).

International Forum on One Korea 2017:

Solutions to the Korean Peninsula Crisis

November 14-15 • Washington, D.C.

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