KEI – Sejong Society – NetKAL Forum

The Korea Economic Institute recently hosted a panel on “how to get a political appointee post” in conjunction with the Sejong Society and NetKAL. Despite a huge snowstorm which cancelled most Washington, DC events, the panel attracted an intrepid standing room only crowd of 80 to 90 persons. Featured speakers included: David S. Kim, Deputy Assistant of Secretary of Transportation; David L. Kim, Former Chief of Staff of U.S. Mint; and Leezie Kim, Deputy General Counsel of U.S. Department of Homeland Security. NetKAL Fellow Ray Rivera, Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Interior, moderated.

Organizer, KEI Vice President and NetKAL Advisor Abraham Kim noted that “The discussion was rich and response tremendous on how to get more Asian Americans in the decision making posts in government. The panelists were very generous with their time and many participants stayed after to chat with them.” The January panel was an outgrowth of an informal NetKAL Luncheon, held earlier at KEI. Kim plans to hold more of these tripartite leadership forums in the future, possibly once a quarter.

Thanks to everyone who made this event possible – especially KEI and Abraham Kim!

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