Sue Mi Terry, PhD

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Sue Mi Terry is BowerGroupAsia’s senior advisor for Korea. As one of the world’s top Korea experts, she leads the company’s advisory work and development strategies for BGA clients pursuing opportunities in South Korea and regionally. Sue splits her time between Seoul, Washington and New York.

Previously, Sue served as senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute (2011-2015) and as the national intelligence fellow in the David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (2010-2011). From 2009 to 2010, she was the deputy national intelligence officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council and before that she served as director for Korea, Japan, and Oceanic Affairs at the National Security Council (2008-2009). Earlier, she worked as a senior analyst on Korean issues at the Central Intelligence Agency (2001-2008).

Sue’s research is focused on the Korean peninsula, particularly North Korea’s evolving nuclear strategy, and the politics, economics, and commercial, foreign and security policies of South Korea. Her views are regularly featured in major media outlets including the BBC, CNN, NBC, Fox News, Bloomberg News and PBS.

Sue holds a Ph.D. (2001) and a Masters of Arts (1998) in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from New York University (1993).