Dr. Abraham Kim

Executive Director
Council of Korean Americans


Member Since 202

Abraham Kim, Ph.D., is the Executive Director at the Council of Korean Americans (CKA). Dr. Kim drives CKA’s mission to develop more impactful global Korean American leaders through education and collaboration. In addition, he works diligently to strengthen the national Korean American community to increase its voice and influence across the country.

Previously, Dr. Kim served as Executive Director at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center located on the campus of the University of Montana, where he oversaw and shaped global education, leadership and professional training programs. During Dr. Kim’s tenure, the Center became one of the foremost U.S.-Asia policy and leadership development institutes in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies region.

Prior to the Mansfield Center, Dr. Kim also served as the Vice President and Interim President of the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) in Washington, D.C. In addition, he also functioned as the research manager for government services and principal Asia analyst at the global political risk consulting firm, Eurasia Group. He was a project manager and strategic planner at the Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) and a national security analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Finally, Dr. Kim is a graduate of Boston University and Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.