Philip Yun

Executive Director and COO, Ploughshares Fund, San Francisco; former Pantech Scholar in Korean Studies at the Walter Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University


The North Korea Problem

With his broad experience in academia, business, nonprofits and government, Philip Yun is known for his expertise in Asia-related political and security issues. Mr. Yun currently serves as Executive Director of Ploughshares Fund, overseeing the organization’s operations, financial management, fundraising and grantmaking.

Previously, Mr. Yun served as the Vice President of Resource Development at the Asia Foundation where he led the Foundation’s individual and private fundraising. Under his leadership, the organization rebuilt its private fundraising infrastructure and revitalized its individual donor base. He also made significant contributions to the Asia Foundation’s program work in Northeast Asia, particularly Korea and Japan.

Mr. Yun has also been a Pantech Scholar in Korean Studies at the Walter Shorenstein Asia Pacific research Center at Stanford University, focusing on the economic and political future of Northeast Asia. He has also worked in a variety of U.S. government positions.

Philip Yun holds an A.B. in mathematical economics from Brown University and a J.D. from Columbia University. He has been a commentator on television and radio programs. He also is a Senior Fellow at the Truman National Security Project and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.