Dongwon Kim serves as a Program Officer of the Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) and The Congressional Study Groups, where he focuses on the Congressional Study Group on Korea (CSGK) since March 2018.
Prior to FMC, he worked at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Center for Strategic and International Studies – Office of the Korea Chair, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and U.S.- Korea Institute (USKI) at Johns Hopkins University at SAIS. Given his special interests in the US-Korea relations and security affairs on the Korean Peninsula and NE Asia, he focused on researching the U.S.- Korea alliance, South Korea’s defense (BMD, THAAD, Kill Chain, KAMD, KMPR) and public diplomacy strategy as well as assisting senior officials and diplomats at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Previously, he also served as Translator/Driver Sergeant of the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA) in the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army, participated annual US-ROK Combined Forces Exercises – Key Resolves-Foal Eagle (KR/FE), Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) from 2009-2010.
He holds MA (2017) in Asian Studies Program, concentration of Politics and Security of Asia from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and a BA in International Studies/Relations from Michigan State University (2014). He was born in Korea and bilingual in English and Korean.