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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

6/21/15   Victor Beattie of Voice of AmericaOn June 21, Dr. Noerper and Victor Beattie of Voice of America discussed potential progress in Korea-Japan relations and a likely meeting of President Park...

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Unification and Alliance Support

Thursday, May 21 @ 6:00 PM

Unification and Alliance Support

The Korea Society hosts a by invitation-only gathering for senior policy analysts and former officials from Korea, Japan and the United States to discuss Unification and Alliance Support. The Society...

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The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States

Wednesday, May 20 @ 6:00 PM

The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: Ea…

Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies, are committed to the rule of law, and are also U.S. allies. However, despite their shared interests, shared values, and geographic proximity,...

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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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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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Corporate

Korea and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Thursday, June 18 @ 12:00 PM

Korea and the Asian Infrastructure Inves…

The new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), aimed at financing infrastructure development projects in Asia, is increasingly gaining membership, including that of the Republic of Korea. David Dollar, Senior...

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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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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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Korea’s Traditional Art & Culture Reflected in Contemporary Media

Monday, August 3 @ 9:00 AM

Korea’s Traditional Art & Culture Re…

With the international consumption of Korean contemporary media such as K-pop, dramas, and movies on the rise, what do these exports say about Korea? We explore how Korean music, television,...

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Flower of Capitalism: Cultural Logic of South Korea Advertising

Tuesday, June 16 @ 6:30 PM

Flower of Capitalism: Cultural Logic of …

Advertising in South Korea is often referred to as a “flower of capitalism.” Rather than calling attention to the inherent links between commercial advertising and capitalism, this clichéd metaphor presents...

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Project Bridge 2014-2015 Community Presentation

Tuesday, June 9 @ 6:30 PM

Project Bridge 2014-2015 Community Prese…

Since November, 16 Youth Ambassadors in New York and Los Angeles embarked on a journey of self-exploration and intercultural-leadership that culminated with ten days of total immersion in Korean culture....

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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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Arts & Culture

Korean Salads for Summer

Wednesday, July 29 @ 6:00 PM

Korean Salads for Summer

Culinary instructor Shin Kim returns to The Korea Society to introduce a variety of fresh Korean salads for summer menus. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to make four different...

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Into The Light: Gallery Exhibition

Monday, July 13 @ 6:00 PM

Into The Light: Gallery Exhibition

In the 1990’s, Ha Dong Chul (1946-2006), a leading Korean abstract artist, sought to represent the essential nature of creation through an examination of “light.” The resulting series of paintings...

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14th New York Asian Film Festival

Monday, July 6 @ 8:45 PM

14th New York Asian Film Festival

The Korea Society presents the best of Korea cinema at the largest exhibition of Asian films in the United States. The festival will be attended by director Im Soon-rye, producers Shin...

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The Cold War on Film

Monday, June 8 @ 6:30 PM

The Cold War on Film

Dr. Hyangjin Lee, this year’s Kim Koo Visiting Professor of Korean Studies at Harvard University, examines the evolution of anti-Communist films in South Korea. Dr. Lee explores the historical legacy...

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Korean Folk Painting Workshop with Seongmin Ahn

Wednesday, June 3 @ 6:00 PM

Korean Folk Painting Workshop with Seong…

Learn about Minhwa, Korean folk painting, from artist Seongmin Ahn in this 3 week course. Minhwa commonly refers to a genre of Korean folk art from the late Chosŏn era...

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Classics Reimagined

Tuesday, June 2 @ 6:30 PM

Classics Reimagined

Authors Adrienne Leslie and Patricia Park discuss and read from Alice Again and Re Jane, contemporary retellings that pay homage to Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre, but with a...

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Real Korean Cooking with Maangchi

Thursday, May 28 @ 6:30 PM

Real Korean Cooking with Maangchi

Maangchi has taught people from all over the world how to make Korean food through YouTube, where her videos have been viewed over 65 million times. Maangchi’s first cookbook, Real Korean...

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The Art of Hangul Calligraphy

Wednesday, May 27 @ 6:00 PM

The Art of Hangul Calligraphy

Calligraphy using Hangul, Korea’s alphabet since 1446, has become a prominent feature of commercial art in Korea, with Hangul-based designs adorning fashion, advertisements, and movie posters. Master artist and calligrapher...

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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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Special Events

Summer Rooftop Happy Hour

Thursday, July 30 @ 6:00 PM

Summer Rooftop Happy Hour

The Korea Society and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy are hosting a Happy Hour at The Attic for our members to enjoy a summer evening at one of Midtown’s newest...

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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} {tab=Speakers & Awardee} Keynote Speaker Dr. Jim Yong Kim PresidentWorld Bank Group Jim Yong...

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An Evening with Chef Esther Choi of Mokbar

Thursday, June 11 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening with Chef Esther Choi of Mokb…

Esther Choi, owner and chef of Mŏkbar , will share her remarkable and entrepreneurial journey from pharmacy student to restaurant owner. Winning the Village Voice Readers’ Choice Best New...

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--SOLD OUT-- Private Tour of Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the MET

Friday, June 5 @ 4:00 PM

--SOLD OUT-- Private Tour of Korea: 100 …

--SOLD OUT-- In celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s hundredth-anniversary of the establishment of its Department of Asian Art, the museum is showcasing its unparalleled collection of Asian art—the most...

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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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