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Jenna Gibson

Jenna Gibson is Director of Communications at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). She runs KEI’s media relations and outreach along with managing KEI’s online presence. She also hosts KEI’s weekly podcast, Korean Kontext, and writes regularly for The Peninsula Blog.

Previously, Jenna lived for two years in Cheonan, South Korea as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. There, she taught weekly English lessons to more than 700 middle school students. In addition, she led Fulbright Korea’s annual literary magazine and served as a mentor for incoming scholars.

Jenna earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University in 2015. While at Georgetown, Jenna concentrated in global politics and security, with a particular focus on human rights and communications in East Asia. She graduated with a degree in journalism and international studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011.

You can follow Jenna on Twitter at @jennargibson

Korean Firms Face Questions in Laos Dam Collapse
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Korean Firms Face Questions in Laos Dam Collapse
Two South Korean firms are being criticized for their role in the construction of the faulty dam.
Korean Firms Face Questions in Laos Dam Collapse
Dear President Trump: Don’t Underestimate Kim Jong-Un
June 11, 2018
Dear President Trump: Don’t Underestimate Kim Jong-Un
Popular portrayals of Kim as a willful child are misleading -- and dangerous.
Dear President Trump: Don’t Underestimate Kim Jong-Un
China’s First Olive Branch to South Korea?
November 10, 2017
China’s First Olive Branch to South Korea?
After a breakthrough on the THAAD dispute, a group of 3,000 Chinese tourists is planning a trip to Seoul.
China’s First Olive Branch to South Korea?
China's Tourist Boycott Backfires on South Korea's Jeju Island
March 23, 2017
China's Tourist Boycott Backfires on South Korea's Jeju Island
For some Koreans, apparently the dearth of Chinese tourists is a major draw. But other industries aren't so lucky.
China's Tourist Boycott Backfires on South Korea's Jeju Island
The US State Department’s New Plan to Flood North Korea With Information
October 01, 2016
The US State Department’s New Plan to Flood North Korea With Information
Bringing foreign entertainment into North Korea might be the best way to foster change.
The US State Department’s New Plan to Flood North Korea With Information
Is China Already Taking Its Revenge for THAAD?
August 03, 2016
Is China Already Taking Its Revenge for THAAD?
Cultural exchanges have started to become restricted, but can China really give up its addiction to Hallyu?
Is China Already Taking Its Revenge for THAAD?
Korea’s Other Sunshine Policy
May 24, 2016
Korea’s Other Sunshine Policy
Indoor lifestyles could cause a health crisis in South Korea.
Korea’s Other Sunshine Policy
How Korea Is Conquering Myanmar, One Soap Opera at a Time
March 18, 2016
How Korea Is Conquering Myanmar, One Soap Opera at a Time
The "Korean Wave" comes to Myanmar.
How Korea Is Conquering Myanmar, One Soap Opera at a Time
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