Seth Joyner

Program Manager


Seth Joyner serves as Program Manager for the National Committee on North Korea. He has nearly 15 years of international education management experience and specializes in cross-cultural training, managing strategic citizen diplomacy initiatives, and facilitating intercultural communication.

Before joining the National Committee on North Korea, Seth served as Program Manager for the Youth Ambassador Program: an exchange program of the US Department of State as part of the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. While Seth directed recruitment and promotion efforts as Program Manager, the Expo 2020 Dubai Youth Ambassador Program cohort was the most diverse on record.

Most recently, he worked on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) team at American Councils for International Education and oversaw the execution of programming in cooperation with the US State Department's Office of International Visitors.

In 2017, Seth earned his MA in International Education Management with a Korean-language focus at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Seth completed his fieldwork in Incheon, South Korea, where he designed and implemented intercultural training workshops for university students and the surrounding community while in residence at the University of Utah Asia Campus.

From 2011-2014 and again from 2017-2020, Seth lived in South Korea as an English instructor. He spearheaded English literacy initiatives in rural public schools.

Seth is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPMⓇ) from the Project Management Institute and also has a TOPIK II Level 3 (2019) professional working command of the Korean language. He is passionate about fostering dialogue and exchange as a way toward peace and mutual understanding.