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Frederick Carriere

Frederick Carriere

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Frederick Carriere

Moynihan Research Associate, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Pacific Century Institute Senior Fellow, Korean Peninsula Affairs Center


The Politics of North and South Korea

Multi-Track Diplomacy

Highest degree earned

M.A., Cornell University, 1976


Carriere’s professional experience includes a 30-year career as an administrator in the nonprofit sector, initially as the executive director of the Fulbright Program in Seoul, Korea, and later as the executive vice president of The Korea Society in New York City.

While residing in South Korea from 1969 until 1993, apart from the Fulbright Program, Carriere also supervised the grant program activities of the East West Center and the Humphrey Fellowship Program as well as all the testing activities of the Educational Testing Service. Other positions included editorial consultant and translator (Korean to English) for the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, adjunct instructor in anthropology and Asian studies in the Far Eastern Division of the University of Maryland, and counselor and president of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (RAS).

Carriere has been involved in developing and administering Track II as well as educational and cultural exchange programs with North Korea since the mid-1990s. In this capacity, he has been a consulting professor in the Center of International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, a consultant on North Korea to several other academic institutions, the Turner Foundation, several media corporations and many nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the National Committee on North Korea.

Areas of Expertise

Foreign relations – Korea (North & South), Geopolitics – Northeast Asia, Track II Diplomacy, culture & history of the Korean Peninsula