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The Analysts

Tuesday, December 22 @ 4:34 PM

The Analysts

In honor of ROK President Park Geun-Hye’s 2014 autumn visit to New York and the United Nations, The Korea Society launched The Analysts, a policy series that presented the nation’s foremost...

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The Korea Society in the News

Sunday, August 16 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

12/19/14   The Take Away with John HockenberryHollywood 'Cowardice' & Washington's DilemmaOn Friday, December 19th, Thomas Hubbard, Chairman of The Korea Society, was interviewed for the New York Times/National Radio show "The...

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Opening Pyongyang

Thursday, May 14 @ 6:00 PM

Opening Pyongyang

In 2011, Jean Lee became the first American reporter granted permission to work as a journalist in North Korea, and a year later opened AP's Pyongyang bureau, making the news...

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People with Disabilities in a Changing North Korea

Thursday, April 30 @ 12:00 PM

People with Disabilities in a Changing N…

Katharina Zellweger, former North Korea country director for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, discusses current research on the issue of people with disabilities in North Korean society. Ms....

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Remarks by Secretary Russel at the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tuesday, March 17 @ 12:00 PM

Remarks by Secretary Russel at the Repub…

  {tab=Remarks} Thank you. Well, I've had some very good meetings today, and I want to begin by saying that the best meeting I had, I had last night with...

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The Honorable Han Sung Joo @ TKS

Wednesday, February 25 @ 4:00 PM

The Honorable Han Sung Joo @ TKS

On February 25th, the Honorable Han Sung Joo met with senior policy analysts and the senior leadership of The Korea Society for a private roundtable discussion, North Korea Policy: Issues and...

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Human Rights and Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

Wednesday, February 25 @ 12:00 PM

Human Rights and Diplomacy on the Korean…

Marking a year since the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) Report on North Korea, Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Advisor and Korea Chair at the Center for...

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Decision in Korea: Six Decades On

Thursday, February 19 @ 12:00 PM

Decision in Korea: Six Decades On

Part of the Legacies in Korea-U.S. Relations and Media Perceptions of Korea Series Rutherford Poats, former United Press War Correspondent and Bureau Chief, discusses his book, Decision in Korea. Published over...

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Knowing North Korea

Monday, February 9 @ 6:00 PM

Knowing North Korea

Knowing North Korea is a multi-part, multi-year series, showcasing social science research and scholarly findings to better understand the complexities surrounding North Korea. The Korea Society has hosted analysts, academics,...

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Korea and the Hill

Friday, January 30 @ 12:00 PM

Korea and the Hill

Michael Schiffer, Senior Advisor and Counselor to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, offers insights on the new 114th Congress and its effect on Korea policy. A former Deputy Assistant Secretary...

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Corporate

Asia & Pacific Regional Economic Outlook

Friday, June 5 @ 11:45 AM

Asia & Pacific Regional Economic Out…

The IMF, following its February mission to Korea, found that, “Korea’s growth momentum has stalled somewhat during 2014 and the outlook remains challenging from both a cyclical and structural standpoint.”...

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Korea Perspective

Wednesday, May 6 @ 6:00 PM

Korea Perspective

Donald Southerton, CEO of Bridging Culture Worldwide and Author of Korea Facing: Secrets for Success in Korean Global Business and Hyundai Way: Hyundai Speed, discusses his latest book, Korea Perspective....

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KORUS FTA and the Korea - U.S. Economic Partnership

Tuesday, May 5 @ 11:45 AM

KORUS FTA and the Korea - U.S. Economic …

Ambassador Gheewhan Kim, in his first major address as the new Consul General at the Korean Consulate General in New York, discusses the KORUS FTA and the Korea-U.S. economic partnership....

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Korea’s Economic Outlook

Thursday, April 16 @ 12:00 PM

Korea’s Economic Outlook

Phil Suttle, Director of Global Economic Analysis for Tudor Investment Corporation, and Charles Kimball, Managing Director for Korea Center for International Finance, offer analyses on the state of the South...

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Investing in Korean Startups

Thursday, March 5 @ 12:00 PM

Investing in Korean Startups

Alan McGlade, Managing Director of DEV (Digital Entertainment Ventures) and Co-CEO of DEV Korea, discusses investment opportunities in Korean startups and suggests ways to build collaborative bridges between New York...

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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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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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Video Resources: Lectures

Sunday, October 23 @ 6:11 PM

Video Resources: Lectures

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Audio Resources

Sunday, October 23 @ 6:10 PM

Audio Resources

Traditional Thought & Values in Korea On August 10, 2010, Dr. John Goulde, professor of religion and director of the Asian Studies Program at Sweet Briar College, spoke at The Korea...

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Educational Resources

Friday, October 7 @ 3:37 PM

Educational Resources

Educators, regardless of location, have access to the Korea Society's digital resources including lesson plans, publications, and podcasts. In addition to materials for educators, we present readings for the general...

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Voices of Korea: Hangul’s Influence on Literature and Society

Thursday, June 4 @ 9:00 AM

Voices of Korea: Hangul’s Influence on L…

TEACHERS' CONFERENCE Educators are invited to explore how the creation of the Korean alphabet, hangul, affected Korean society and literature during the Choson Kingdom. Dr. Mark Peterson, Professor of Korean Studies...

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Introductory Korean III

Thursday, May 28 @ 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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Intermediate Korean II

Thursday, May 28 @ 6:15 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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Advanced Reading & Discussion

Wednesday, May 27 @ 8:00 PM

Advanced 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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Introductory Korean II

Wednesday, May 27 @ 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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Advanced Korean

Tuesday, May 26 @ 8:00 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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Arts & Culture

Gamin in Concert!

Thursday, May 7 @ 6:30 PM

Gamin in Concert!

Gamin, a celebrated piri (cylindrical double-reed bamboo oboe) player known for blurring the lines between classical and modern—and Eastern and Western—music, performs an evening of contemporary compositions on traditional Korean...

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VOID: Gallery Exhibition

Tuesday, May 5 @ 6:00 PM

VOID: Gallery Exhibition

Choong Sup Lim builds bridges between different worlds. He combines sculpture, painting, and found objects to assert a harmony among contrasting concepts, such as the regimentation of modern civilization and...

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Literature in Late Colonial Korea

Thursday, April 23 @ 6:30 PM

Literature in Late Colonial Korea

Interweaving cultural, intellectual, and literary history, Professor Janet Poole, author of When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea, looks at Korean writers in the final decade...

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Kimbap for a Spring Picnic

Wednesday, April 22 @ 6:00 PM

Kimbap for a Spring Picnic

Welcome Spring by filling a Korean lunchbox (dosirak) with tasty foodto take on a picnic! Learn how to prepare kimbap, theseaweed rice rolls at the center of any Korean picnic,...

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Video: Introduction to Modern Korean Weddings

Wednesday, April 8 @ 12:00 PM

Video: Introduction to Modern Korean Wed…

An introduction to modern Korean weddings with Dr. Kendall and Andrew Nestor        

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Video: Introduction to King Sejong

Wednesday, April 8 @ 12:00 PM

Video: Introduction to King Sejong

An introduction to King Sejong with Professor Mark Peterson of BYU.        

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Video: Introduction to Traditional Korean Weddings

Wednesday, April 8 @ 12:00 PM

Video: Introduction to Traditional Korea…

An introduction to traditional Korean weddings with Dr. Kendall of the Natural Museum of History        

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Video: Introduction to Korean Art

Wednesday, April 8 @ 12:00 PM

Video: Introduction to Korean Art

An introduction to korean art with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Soyoung Lee.        

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Video: Introduction to Korean Printing

Wednesday, April 8 @ 12:00 PM

Video: Introduction to Korean Printing

An introduction to korean print making techniques.        

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Video Introductions to Korea

Wednesday, April 8 @ 12:00 AM

Video Introductions to Korea

A series of videos that gives a brief introduction to Korea in aspects of history and culture.  

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Special Events

2015 Annual Dinner

Monday, June 22 @ 6:00 PM

2015 Annual Dinner

Join The Korea Society’s 2015 Annual Dinner to be held on Monday, June 22 at the Plaza Hotel.   {tab=Program} Monday, June 22, 2015   Keynote Speaker Dr. Jim Yong Kim ...

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International Day of Happiness Happy Hour

Friday, March 20 @ 6:00 PM

International Day of Happiness Happy Hou…

The Korea Society’s and the UN Association’s Young Professionals are hosting a Happy Hour at The Attic to celebrate the United Nation’s International Day of Happiness, which recognizes “the relevance...

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2014 Van Fleet Award Honorees

Tuesday, March 10 @ 4:37 PM

2014 Van Fleet Award Honorees

  Key Note Speaker & 2014 Van Fleet Award Honoree   MARILLYN A. HEWSONCHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, AND CEOLOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION       Marillyn A. Hewson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. She...

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2013 Van Fleet Award Honorees

Tuesday, March 10 @ 3:33 PM

2013 Van Fleet Award Honorees

  2013 Van Fleet Award Honoree The 2013 Van Fleet Award was awarded to all Korean and U.S. diplomats who have worked to strengthen the 60-year alliance. Ambassador Ahn from Washington and...

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Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2015

Thursday, February 12 @ 5:30 PM

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea …

You’re Invited to Celebrate the Lunar New Year at our Annual Appreciation Party   Spread a little New Year’s Cheer and Toast to good fortune in the Year of the Ram with friends,...

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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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