Julia Kim

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  • Dr. Julia Kim is currently a Senior Program Advisor at the GNH (Gross National Happiness) Centre Bhutan, and also a member of the International Expert Working Group for the New Development Paradigm, convened by the Government of Bhutan.

    As a global health and development specialist, she has worked extensively in Africa and Asia. While previously based with the Bureau for Development Policy at UNDP in New York her interests focused on addressing gender, HIV, socio-economic inequalities, and other cross-cutting development issues, as well as leveraging private-public partnerships, leadership development and community capacity-building programs. More recent work within UNICEF has focused on incorporating equity, wellbeing, and sustainable development within the post-2015 agenda. 

    She participated in the 2012 UN High-Level Meeting on “Happiness and Wellbeing: Defining a New Economic Paradigm” and has contributed to research and policy analysis on “Health, happiness and well-being: implications for public policy” (Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Research).

    Other interests include integrating compassion and awareness-based practices within leadership development and organizational change initiatives. She is a member of the Presencing Institute – a global community that sees the integration of awareness-based practices as a core capacity of 21st-century innovation and leadership.

    Julia graduated from Cornell University, is a Specialist in Internal Medicine and Community-Oriented Primary Care (Tufts University School of Medicine) and holds a MSc. in Public Health in Developing Countries (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

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