Director of Academic Affairs and Research

Kyle Ferrier

Email Address: 
kf [at] keia [dot] org
Office Phone: 
202-222-0023

Kyle joined KEI as the Director of Academic Affairs and Research in 2015. He is charged with managing KEI’s outreach efforts to foster collaboration between the academic and policy communities.

Before coming to KEI, Kyle worked for the Bank of New York Mellon where he oversaw tri-party repo settlements for a large strategic client during a period of the market’s reform. He served as a Program Assistant in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration covering East, Southeast, and South Asia at the State Department. Kyle also interned with the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs within the State Department, assisting in bringing together government officials and business leaders in the Information and Communication Technology field. He has held additional internships with the Korea Institute for National Unification, the Department of Commerce, and with Senator Charles Schumer at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.

Kyle was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant for the 2011-2012 grant year in South Korea, where he taught middle school students in Naju and developed a lasting affinity for the locally grown pears. During his time in Korea he led his students in a U.S. embassy-sponsored youth diplomacy program in Seoul, volunteered with North Korean escapees, and completed a Korean language course at Seogang University.

He recently completed the requirements for an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and holds a BA in Economics and Government and International Politics from George Mason University. He has also taken tutorials in economics at Oxford University.