Karin J. Lee

Karin Lee has been the executive director of the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) since February 2006. In her previous position as the Senior Fellow for the East Asia Policy Education Project of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), Karin educated congressional staff and members with a special emphasis on DPRK, through office visits, writing and distributing position papers, and hill briefings. She developed and supported dialogue, reconciliation, and social change initiatives within East Asia, and between North Korea and the United States. She brought the first medical delegation from DPRK to the United States for an exposure tour of US medical facilities; organized a week-long exchange on women in economic transition; and initiated and facilitated dialogue between activists and academics from ROK and government officials and activists from Taiwan on military service and alternative service. Prior to this position, Karin worked in the AFSC’s Development Department for ten years.

Karin graduated from Haverford College with an independent major in Chinese Studies and a concentration in inter-cultural studies. She has been working on North Korea issues for the last decade. She serves on AFSC’s Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee and is a member of the Advisory Council of Global Resource Services. She volunteers with “Street Sense,” a Washington, DC Street Paper.

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