Esther Im

Senior Policy Advisor, Peace & Security
Foreign Policy for America


Member Since 2023

Esther S. Im is the Senior Policy Advisor for Peace and Security at Foreign Policy for American (FP4A), where she leads on policy related to China, Iran, North Korea, and nuclear issues. Previously, she worked at the National Committee on North Korea on promoting principled engagement between the U.S. and North Korea in the areas of nuclear negotiations, Track II diplomacy, and humanitarian engagement. In 2015, she completed a junior Fulbright fellowship project in South Korea on reunification policy. From 2013-15, she worked at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations where she covered sanctions, nonproliferation, and disarmament issues during South Korea's second term on the Security Council (2013-14). Esther is a Aspen Strategy Group Rising Leader Fellow ('23), a FP4A NextGen Foreign Policy Initiative member, and a National Committee on US-China Relations member. Esther has a M.Sc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (MSFS) and a B.A. in International Relations-Political Science from Wellesley College.