Consultant (current: Social Science Research Council in New York on a 2-year project on Korea that begins in October; also a research fellow at the Institute for Development and Human Security at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea)
Area of Interest: Humanitarian Assistance, Economic and Social Development, Food Security, Peace-building
Chong-Ae Yu is a specialist in international development and conflict resolution programs with 19 years of experience in working with non-governmental organizations in the US and in over 20 countries. Her areas of expertise include humanitarian relief, economic and social development, international affairs, and peace building in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East; specifically, in Africa, Chong-Ae Yu worked in countries in the Horn of Africa and Southern Africa.
Immediately prior to her academic career, Chong-Ae Yu worked as the coordinator for The Carter Center’s North Korea Food Security Project, and the agricultural coordinator for a US Private Voluntary Organizations (PVO) Consortium to manage the first US-DPRK (North Korea) bilateral Food Assistance Program from 1998-2001. She established an international affairs program focused on DPRK for the American Friends Service Committee in the early 1990s. Ms. Yu has also worked with non-governmental organizations, and as a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation and the W. Alton Jones Foundation on the issues of DPRK nuclear non-proliferation.
Chong-Ae Yu studied Development Sociology at Cornell University in the United States.