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The Korea Society in the News

Sunday, August 16 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

10/29/14   The Wall Street Journal: New York | NY CultureSociopaths ran wild in a ferocious spree of horror and suspense films made in South Korea in recent years. This series is...

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Reflections on Korea: In Conversation with Ambassador Stephen Bosworth

Friday, December 5 @ 12:00 PM

Reflections on Korea: In Conversation wi…

Harvard Kennedy School-Belfer Center Senior Fellow Stephen Bosworth reflects on his years of professional and personal commitment to Korea. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Director Graham Allison describes...

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ROK Presidential Committee for Unification Planning Briefing

Wednesday, December 3 @ 11:00 AM

ROK Presidential Committee for Unificati…

Co-Vice Chairman Chung Chong-Wook and distinguished members Ha Young-Sun and Kim Joo-Hyun of the ROK Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation discuss their mission and early work as well as prospects...

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Slavery and Forced Labor: Beyond the UN Report on Human Rights in North Korea

Monday, November 24 @ 12:00 PM

Slavery and Forced Labor: Beyond the UN …

The findings of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea (UN COI) outline in horrendous detail the crimes against humanity being committed as a matter...

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Rifts and Bonds: Assessing North Korea-China Relations

Friday, November 21 @ 12:00 PM

Rifts and Bonds: Assessing North Korea-C…

Harvard Belfer Center's John Park, one of the nation's most eminent Korea analysts, speaks to relations between Pyongyang and Beijing, with an eye to emerging fault lines and areas of...

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Sanctions Fact and Sanctions Fiction

Friday, November 14 @ 12:00 PM

Sanctions Fact and Sanctions Fiction

Former UN Panel of Experts member William Newcomb explains sanctions on North Korea, the current momentum for and against sanctions in the UN system and U.S. government, and effectiveness or...

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Rights and Wrongs

Friday, November 7 @ 12:00 PM

Rights and Wrongs

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor Sung-Yoon Lee addresses developments in the half-year since the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry’s historic report on...

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Moving to a North Korea Endgame?

Friday, October 31 @ 12:00 PM

Moving to a North Korea Endgame?

Columbia University Senior Research Scholar Sue Mi Terry speaks about her recent Foreign Affairs article A Korea Whole and Free , which advocates a push toward Korean unification. Terry...

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Asia, the Midterm Elections and Momentum to 2016

Friday, October 24 @ 12:00 PM

Asia, the Midterm Elections and Momentum…

Washington-based expert Patrick Cronin discusses Northeast Asia and the political process as Washington gears up for midterm elections. He also explores policy priorities as the 2016 presidential prospects begin to...

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Rapid Reaction on Wartime OPCON

Friday, October 24 @ 12:00 PM

Rapid Reaction on Wartime OPCON

Washington-based expert Patrick Cronin discusses Northeast Asia and the political process as Washington gears up for midterm elections. He also explores policy priorities as the 2016 presidential prospects begin to...

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Corporate

Korea’s Brand Strategy and Tourism Growth

Wednesday, October 22 @ 6:00 PM

Korea’s Brand Strategy and Tourism Growt…

South Korea ranks in the middle of the pack in nation brand rankings (#49 in FutureBrand’s Country Brand Index and #26 in the Anholt-Gfk Nation Brand Index). However, Korea’s tourism,...

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The 4th Global Financial Leaders Forum

Wednesday, October 8 @ 5:00 PM

The 4th Global Financial Leaders Forum

Maeil Business Newspaper, The Korea Finance Society, and The Korea Society are pleased to invite you to attend The 4th Global Financial Leaders Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 8th at The...

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2014 Financial Hub Seoul Conference

Monday, September 22 @ 4:00 PM

2014 Financial Hub Seoul Conference

You are cordially invited to the 2014 Financial Hub Seoul Conference hosted by Mayor Park Won-soon, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), the Fn Hub Korea of the Financial Supervisory Service,...

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The Samsung Way: Corporate Book Event

Thursday, August 7 @ 6:00 PM

The Samsung Way: Corporate Book Event

A bestseller in Korea, with over 100,000 copies sold, The Samsung Way reveals the management principles driving one of the world’s most innovative Korean companies. Having conducted over 80 interviews...

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TKS @ OR

Thursday, May 1 @ 12:00 PM

TKS @ OR

Korean Cinema Today Part 1  |  Part 2Thursday, May 1 - Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), addresses the departments of Asian studies...

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TKS @ MT

Tuesday, April 29 @ 12:00 PM

TKS @ MT

The Korea Society visits the Mike and Maureen Mansfield Center at the University of Montana April 28-30 for discussions on Korea and regional relations, exhibit of Korean War Veteran material, as well...

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KORUS FTA at Two Years

Thursday, March 13 @ 5:30 PM

KORUS FTA at Two Years

Tami Overby, Vice President of the Asia Division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and President of the U.S. Korea Business Council, reflects on the first two years of the...

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Korea and Startups

Thursday, February 20 @ 5:30 PM

Korea and Startups

Korea, rich in a talented workforce that is driven and globally minded, appears attractive for start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs. David Lee, CEO of Shakr Media, discusses innovation and entrepreneurship and...

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Green Korea: Financing and Legal Aspects of the Green Climate Fund

Thursday, January 23 @ 5:30 PM

Green Korea: Financing and Legal Aspects…

Examine the growth of Green Korea through financing and legal aspects of the new Green Climate Fund. headquartered in Incheon; the UN-mandated GCF aims to mitigate the urgent and serious...

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The Korea Society @ Sarasota

Wednesday, November 20 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society @ Sarasota

The Korea Society’s national programs took place in Florida’s dynamic centers for arts, security and international trade. The Korea Society Chairman and senior director at McLarty Associates addressed 25 senior military...

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Korean Studies

Korean Studies School Visit Program

Wednesday, January 1 @ 12:00 AM

Korean Studies School Visit Program

Since 1997, the Korean Studies department has engaged children in various presentations and Korean folk-art activities through visits to NYC preschool, elementary, middle, and high schools. These programs are designed...

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Introductory Korean I

Wednesday, January 28 @ 8:00 PM

Introductory Korean I

This class introduces students to the fundamentals of Korean language. It covers the Korean alphabet (han’gul), basic grammar, and the vocabulary necessary for basic conversation, reading, and writing. Students will...

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Advance Reading & Discussion

Wednesday, January 28 @ 8:00 PM

Advance Reading & Discussion

This new class promotes the active use of formal Korean, as well as reading and writing tasks related to work, school, problem solving, and public life. Lessons will also develop...

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Advanced Korean

Wednesday, January 28 @ 6:15 PM

Advanced Korean

This class aims to promote the active use of Korean in formal speaking as well as reading and writing tasks relating to work, school, problem solving, and public life. Upon...

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Intermediate Korean II

Tuesday, January 27 @ 8:00 PM

Intermediate Korean II

Expanding on Intermediate Korean I, Intermediate II introduces students to more advanced grammar and vocabulary, as well as the information necessary to handle more complex cultural contexts. This course focuses...

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Intermediate Korean I

Tuesday, January 27 @ 6:15 PM

Intermediate Korean I

Students applying for Intermediate Korean I should have knowledge of basic Korean, including an understanding of a limited number of irregular predicates, the past and future tenses, honorifics, and the...

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Introductory Korean III

Monday, January 26 @ 8:00 PM

Introductory Korean III

This class is designed to help students further develop basic Korean-language skills. It covers the grammar and vocabulary necessary for everyday conversation, such as asking permission, giving advice, and expressing...

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Introductory Korean II

Monday, January 26 @ 6:15 PM

Introductory Korean II

This class builds additional basic conversation skills and vocabulary. It covers the grammar and vocabulary necessary for everyday conversation, such as expressing obligation/necessity and providing excuses/reasons as well as honorific...

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Intermediate Korean III

Monday, January 26 @ 6:15 PM

Intermediate Korean III

Intermediate Korean III aims to promote the active use of Korean at work, museum, and travel  agency settings. As a continuation of Intermediate II, this course adds approximately 36 advanced...

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Language Classes

Monday, January 26 @ 6:15 PM

Language Classes

Registration is now open for our Winter 2015 Korean language program. The Winter Session offers “Introductory” to “Advanced Reading and Discussion” classes that run from January 26 to April 17. The Korea...

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Arts & Culture

Maeuntang and Cooking with Seafood

Wednesday, December 3 @ 6:00 PM

Maeuntang and Cooking with Seafood

The French have bouillabaisse, Italians have zuppa di pesce, and Koreans have maeuntang! Learn how to make this wonderful, spicy seafood stew in a hands-on workshop led by Chef Walter...

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The Beauty of Korean Arts and Crafts

Tuesday, December 2 @ 6:30 PM

The Beauty of Korean Arts and Crafts

Celebrate Korea’s handicrafts and artistic traditions with adoptive parents Debbi Kent and Joan Suwalsky in a talk about their new book, 100 Thimbles in a Box: The Spirit and Beauty...

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THE 12th NEW YORK KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL (NYKFF) @ BAM

Sunday, November 23 @ 7:00 PM

THE 12th NEW YORK KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL (…

 The New York Korean film festival is back in business! That's right. What Subway Cinema started in 2001 with When Korean Cinema Attacks! – New York Korean Film Festival, and...

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The Lea Sneider Collection

Friday, November 21 @ 5:00 PM

The Lea Sneider Collection

Lea Sneider has a passion for folk art: the ceramics, woodwork, paintings, and sculpture used and enjoyed in everyday life. While accompanying her husband, Richard L. Sneider, to his appointment...

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The Sneider Legacy

Monday, November 17 @ 6:00 PM

The Sneider Legacy

Daniel Sneider, Associate Director of Stanford’s Asia-Pacific Research Center, talks about his family’s long engagement with Korea. Lea Sneider has a passion for folk art: the ceramics, woodwork, paintings, and sculpture...

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Juilliard@TKS with Jiwon Kim, Solo Violin

Thursday, November 13 @ 6:00 PM

Juilliard@TKS with Jiwon Kim, Solo Violi…

 Celebrate Korea as a center of excellence for classical arts with Juilliard violinist Jiwon Kim. Ms. Kim recently premiered Roberto Sierra’s Duo Concertante for violin and viola as part of...

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Unfinished Works with AAFL and KAFFNY

Thursday, November 6 @ 7:00 PM

Unfinished Works with AAFL and KAFFNY

The Korea Society, the Asian American Film Lab, and the Korean American Film Festival of New York, working together to promote multi-cultural collaboration, are delighted to present Unfinished Works, a...

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Ambassador Donald P. Gregg’s Memoir: Pot Shards

Wednesday, November 5 @ 12:00 PM

Ambassador Donald P. Gregg’s Memoir: Pot…

Donald P. Gregg, former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and Chairman Emeritus of The Korea Society, discusses his fascinating new memoir, Pot Shards. The book relates experiences from a career...

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THE KOREAN HORROR PICTURE SHOW @ MoMI

Sunday, November 2 @ 8:00 PM

THE KOREAN HORROR PICTURE SHOW @ MoMI

This Halloween, we're exploring the dark corners of Korean cinema with a selection of six genre-bending titles that will transport you to the world of gut-wrenching fear! The world of...

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Story of Korea @ Minneapolis

Friday, October 31 @ 1:00 PM

Story of Korea @ Minneapolis

The Korea Society partners with the University of Minnesota and All That Story America to present an afternoon of Korean culture in the Twin Cities, including an introduction to Sijo,...

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Special Events

An Evening with Coffee Meets Bagels

Thursday, November 20 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening with Coffee Meets Bagels

Arranged introductions have long been part of Korean culture, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Kang sisters would merge technology and dating to pioneer an innovative but surprisingly...

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Opening Night with Rostarr

Friday, November 14 @ 8:00 PM

Opening Night with Rostarr

  KAFFNY (Korean American Film Festival New York), in partnership with The Korea Society, will open its 8th annual film festival with an opening-night party that features the artwork of Rostarr...

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Navigating Your Future From Seoul to NY

Friday, November 14 @ 6:00 PM

Navigating Your Future From Seoul to NY

Current undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join a panel discussion on career opportunities at U.S. and Korean organizations; get information on Korea-related resources, programs, and internships; and meet...

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An Evening with 16 HANDLES’ Solomon Choi

Thursday, September 18 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening with 16 HANDLES’ Solomon Choi

Interested in how you identify a market opportunity, launch a start-up company, or build a recognizable brand? or maybe you just love fro-yo (frozen yogurt)? Then join us for an...

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Navigating the Art World: from Curating to Intellectual Property

Friday, August 1 @ 4:00 PM

Navigating the Art World: from Curating …

The Korea Society, in partnership with KOTRA, hosts a practical-but-entertaining discussion on the essentials of art collecting, art curating, and art-related intellectual property issues such as copyrights, branding, and ownership...

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Summer Jazz Night with Sangmin Lee

Thursday, July 17 @ 6:30 PM

Summer Jazz Night with Sangmin Lee

Join us for a cool summer night of inventive jazz fusion with the Sangmin Lee Group, led by renowned Korean jazz artist, drummer, and composer Sangmin Lee. Sit back and...

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24th Annual Golf Tournament

Tuesday, July 1 @ 11:30 AM

24th Annual Golf Tournament

The Korea Society will hold its 24th Annual Golf Tournament on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Westchester County’s Wykagyl Country Club , a prestigious private club with one of the...

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2014 Annual Dinner

Tuesday, May 6 @ 6:00 PM

2014 Annual Dinner

The Korea Society hosted its 57th annual dinner on Tuesday, May 6, at The Plaza in New York City. Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation,...

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An Evening of Contemporary Asian Art

Thursday, March 27 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening of Contemporary Asian Art

Join us at Coohaus Art for a reception; private tour of the art exhibition, Camera Lucida Revisited; and an introductory talk on contemporary Asian art — some of the most...

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A Talk with Jung-Kyu Kim

Friday, February 7 @ 12:30 PM

A Talk with Jung-Kyu Kim

  Over the last 15 years, Jung-kyu Kim has traveled extensively throughout Asia and worked in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Singapore. In 2008, he was one of the founding directors...

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