Patricia M. Kim is a senior policy analyst with the China program. Her areas of expertise include Chinese foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, and East Asian security issues.
Previously, Dr. Kim was the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations where she focused on China’s role in the Korean Peninsula and implications for the North Korean nuclear crisis, managing U.S.-China great power competition, and Northeast Asian politics. She also held positions as a postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University, and an international security program research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Dr. Kim’s writing has been featured in publications such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Security, The South China Morning Post, and The Washington Post. Her book chapter on China’s strategy in Northeast Asia was published in NBR’s Strategic Asia 2019 volume, and she has a working book manuscript on U.S.-China negotiations from the 1970s to the present day. Patricia has testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.
Patricia received her PhD from the Department of Politics at Princeton University and her BA with highest distinction in political science and Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Korean.