Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Joseph Y. Yun
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Term of Appointment: 8/10/2010 to present
Joseph Y. Yun is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, the U.S. Department of State, responsible for relations with Southeast Asia and ASEAN affairs. He previously held the positions of Director of the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, the U.S. Department of State, and Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Seoul. Mr. Yun’s other overseas postings include Thailand, France, Indonesia and Hong Kong.
Mr. Yun joined the Foreign Service in 1985; he is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Yun was a senior economist for Data Resources, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts. Mr. Yun holds degrees from the London School of Economics and University of Wales.