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The Analysts

Saturday, December 22 @ 4:34 PM

The Analysts

In honor of ROK President Park Geun-Hye’s 2014 and 2015 autumn visits to New York and the United Nations, The Korea Society launched The Analysts, a policy series that presented the...

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Knowing North Korea

Friday, 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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North Korea Human Rights

Thursday, February 1 @ 5:00 PM

North Korea Human Rights

Building on the momentum of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry Report on Human Rights in North Korea, The Korea Society has conducted a series of programs to shed light...

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Private Roundtables at The Korea Society

Friday, December 1 @ 12:00 PM

Private Roundtables at The Korea Society

Accompanying the Society’s heady calendar of public events are select roundtables throughout the year for senior-level practitioners and thought leaders from policy and business. In late 2016, the Society hosted...

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New Space

Friday, December 1 @ 12:00 PM

New Space

The exciting new home of the Korea Society sits a mere block from its 1957 offices in the historic Graybar Building. Now on the other side of the breathtaking and restored...

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New Location

Friday, December 1 @ 12:00 PM

New Location

The Korea Society has moved from 950 Third Avenue to 350 Madison Avenue at 45th Street. The new headquarters occupy the 24th and 25th floors—the top of the building—and feature...

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The Korea Society in the News

Thursday, November 30 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

  9/12/17 South China Morning Post September 12, 2017  -- "North Korea’s clothing exports would be the most valuable in dollar terms after overseas sales of coal and other minerals, Thomas Byrne, president...

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King of Spies with author Blaine Harden

Tuesday, October 3 @ 6:00 PM

King of Spies with author Blaine Harden

  Best-selling author and former Washington Post Northeast Asia bureau chief Blaine Harden discusses his riveting King of Spies on its date of release. His third work on Korea recounts the...

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Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture Series Recipient Selected

Sunday, October 1 @ 12:00 PM

Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture Series …

The Korea Society is pleased to announce the inaugural recipient of the Sherman Family Emerging Scholar Lecture Series award, Katrin F. Katz, a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations in the Department...

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Kim Koo Professional Series Concludes its Fourth Class

Sunday, October 1 @ 12:00 PM

Kim Koo Professional Series Concludes it…

The Korea Society concluded its fourth class in the Kim Koo Professional Series in late March 2017. The professional series brings together senior professionals from media, corporate and international organizations for intimate...

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Corporate

7th Global Financial Leaders Forum

Wednesday, October 11 @ 6:00 PM

7th Global Financial Leaders Forum

The Maekyung Media Group, The Korea Society and Korea Finance Society present a forum of top speakers for over 150 representatives from the US and Asian financial firms. Keynote SpeakersEllen...

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Building Together during the 1970s

Tuesday, June 20 @ 12:00 PM

Building Together during the 1970s

This corporate legacy project presents a series of interviews with Americans and Koreans who worked in businesses, banks, and government during the 1970s in Korea. They played important roles...

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Trade Talks: KORUS FTA at 5

Friday, March 10 @ 12:30 PM

Trade Talks: KORUS FTA at 5

Former ROK Minister for Trade Jong-Hoon Kim, Vice President and Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler, and US Chamber of Commerce...

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US-Korea-Japan Trade Relations: Recent Developments and Future Prospects

Thursday, February 23 @ 6:00 PM

US-Korea-Japan Trade Relations: Recent D…

US-Korea-Japan Trade Relations: Recent Developments and Future Prospects, co-sponsored with the Japan Society and the Asia Society Policy Institute. Despite enduring frictions, Korea and Japan are critically important trade partners...

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Women in Tech: A Conversation with Altos Ventures’ Hee-Eun Park

Thursday, February 16 @ 12:30 PM

Women in Tech: A Conversation with Altos…

Despite women blazing the trail at tech companies like Naver and Kakao, a deep divide remains among men and women at the top. Less than ten percent of startup founders...

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Forecasting for 2017: Key Economic Challenges for Korea and Asia

Thursday, January 19 @ 12:30 PM

Forecasting for 2017: Key Economic Chall…

Changyong Rhee, Director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, and Alexander “Sandy” Wolfson, Managing Director and Head of Global Country Risk Management at Citi, discuss key economic challenges and...

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Year in Review: Korea’s Economy and Regional Markets

Thursday, December 1 @ 12:00 PM

Year in Review: Korea’s Economy and Regi…

Korea Society president Thomas Byrne facilitates a conversation with the International Monetary Fund’s Asia and Pacific Department’s Deputy Division Chief, Koshy Mathai, on how the Korean economy and regional markets...

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Seoul Man

Thursday, September 15 @ 6:00 PM

Seoul Man

Frank Ahrens, who served eighteen years as a journalist with the Washington Post, reflects on his experience living and working in Korea. Ahrens was the highest-ranking non-Korean executive at Hyundai Motor...

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Samsung Ventures and Digital Healthcare

Wednesday, May 11 @ 6:00 PM

Samsung Ventures and Digital Healthcare

Technology and the needs of aging populations are transforming the global healthcare industry. Hyuk-Jeen Suh, head of Samsung Ventures East Coast, shares insights into new investments aimed at keeping Samsung...

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The Global Internet of Things Trend and Korea

Thursday, March 31 @ 12:30 PM

The Global Internet of Things Trend and …

SparkLabs Co-Founder & Partner Bernard Moon introduces a new Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator planned for launch in Songdo and Seoul which provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to take the lead...

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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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Project Bridge 2017-2018 Application Announcement

Monday, October 16 @ 5:00 PM

Project Bridge 2017-2018 Application Ann…

Prospective Youth Ambassadors are invited to apply for Project Bridge, an intercultural youth leadership program that includes bi-monthly educational workshops, a weekend retreat, and an expenses-paid 10-day study tour of...

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Intermediate Korean I

Tuesday, September 26 @ 8:00 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 polite...

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Intermediate Korean II

Tuesday, September 26 @ 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 on...

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Intermediate Korean III

Wednesday, September 20 @ 7:30 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 grammar forms...

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Introductory Korean II

Wednesday, September 20 @ 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 expressions....

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Introductory Korean III

Monday, September 18 @ 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 desires, as...

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Advanced Reading & Discussion

Monday, September 18 @ 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 skills for...

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Introductory Korean I

Monday, September 18 @ 6:15 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 practice...

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Advanced Korean

Monday, September 18 @ 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 completion of...

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Arts & Culture

Gallery Opening: Po Kim - In Search of Arcadia

Thursday, September 21 @ 6:00 PM

Gallery Opening: Po Kim - In Search of A…

Po Kim was among the first generation of Korean artists who immigrated to the United States in the 1950s. Instead of committing to any one school, Kim continuously explored various...

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Bringing the Flavors of Cote and Danji to The Korea Society

Wednesday, September 13 @ 6:30 PM

Bringing the Flavors of Cote and Danji t…

Chef Hooni Kim, the owner of Danji, a Michelin-starred Korean restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, and Simon Kim, the proprietor of Cote, a modern Korean steakhouse in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, share...

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Private Tour of An Inquiring Mind: American Collecting of Japanese & Korean Art @ Christie’s

Monday, April 24 @ 12:30 PM

Private Tour of An Inquiring Mind: Ameri…

Members of The Korea Society were invited to an exclusive private tour of an exhibition that showcased works from renowned private, American, Asian-art collections. Exquisite pieces such as porcelain bottle...

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K-Beauty Trends for 2017 with Glow Recipe

Thursday, March 23 @ 6:00 PM

K-Beauty Trends for 2017 with Glow Recip…

Step into the exclusive and discerningly curated world of Korean beauty at Glow Recipe! Glow Recipe co-founders, Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, recently appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank and their...

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Young Masters in Concert: Winners of the Onnara Gugak Competition

Monday, March 20 @ 6:30 PM

Young Masters in Concert: Winners of the…

The winners of the prestigious Onnara Gugak Competition visit The Korea Society for a special concert of traditional Korean music. The young masters will perform gayageum sanjo, p’iri sangnyeongsanpuri, jeongga...

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The Buddhist Arts of Korea with Dr. Robert Mowry

Thursday, March 16 @ 6:30 PM

The Buddhist Arts of Korea with Dr. Robe…

This illustrated slide lecture will introduce Korean Buddhist art, focusing on the late Three Kingdoms period (traditionally, 57 BC – AD 668), the Unified Silla period (668–935), and the Koryŏ...

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Gallery Opening: Finding Dignity The Art of Hyong Nam Ahn

Thursday, February 2 @ 6:00 PM

Gallery Opening: Finding Dignity The Art…

An award-winning sculptor and installation artist, Ahn incorporates lights, sounds, and movement into his work and seeks to find the human spirit within the results of mankind’s experiments with Utopia.   This...

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K-Beauty Guru: Charlotte Cho from SOKO GLAM

Thursday, November 17 @ 6:00 PM

K-Beauty Guru: Charlotte Cho from SOKO G…

 Dive deep into the K-Beauty world with Soko Glam co-founders Charlotte and Dave Cho. The evening will begin with a panel discussion led by Vogue editor Monica Kim about Chos’...

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14th Annual New York Korean Film Festival

Friday, November 11 @ 7:00 PM

14th Annual New York Korean Film Festiva…

The 14th Annual New York Korean Film Festival Announces Upcoming Program for November 11th to November 13th, 2016 at the Museum of the Moving Image.     (New York, October 26, 2016) The...

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Lucite Tokki @ TKS

Thursday, November 3 @ 6:00 PM

Lucite Tokki @ TKS

Seoul-based female pop duo Lucite Tokki returns to The Korea Society to perform selections from their new album, L+. Lucite Tokki...

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Special Events

2017 Annual Dinner

Thursday, September 28 @ 6:00 PM

2017 Annual Dinner

  Van Fleet Award Honoree & Special Guest The Honorable George W. Bush 43rd President of the United StatesFounder, George W. Bush Presidential Center MODERATORVictor Cha Professor of Government and...

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60th Anniversary Seoul Dinner

Tuesday, July 18 @ 6:00 PM

60th Anniversary Seoul Dinner

  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Van Fleet Award Honoree Chey Tae-won Chairman and CEO, SK HoldingsChairman, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies Keynote Speaker The Hon. John Negroponte Former...

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YPN Happy Hour with West 32 Soju

Thursday, May 25 @ 6:30 PM

YPN Happy Hour with West 32 Soju

The Korea Society is hosting a happy hour for Young Professionals featuring West 32 Soju. Network with other Young Professionals and enjoy complimentary soju cocktails and delicious Korean...

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2016 Van Fleet Award Honoree

Thursday, May 25 @ 2:43 PM

2016 Van Fleet Award Honoree

  2016 Van Fleet Award Honoree   KWON OHJOONCHAIRMAN & CEOPOSCO       Dr. Kwon Ohjoon is Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer of POSCO. Prior to his appointment in March 2014, he was President and...

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2017 Annual Golf Tournament

Friday, May 19 @ 11:00 AM

2017 Annual Golf Tournament

Members and friends of The Korea Society joined us for our Annual Van Fleet Memorial Golf Tournament. Celebrating our 60th anniversary, this year's tournament took place at the prestigious Liberty...

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Lessons Learned with John Ku

Wednesday, May 17 @ 6:30 PM

Lessons Learned with John Ku

In September 2012, John Ku founded Manor Road Capital. Today, the company is a $750 million long/short equity hedge fund that employs a concentrated value investing approach....

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Young Professionals' Night 2017

Wednesday, February 15 @ 6:30 PM

Young Professionals' Night 2017

 The Korea Society and China Institute are hosting a Happy Hour for Young Professionals at The China Institute. Network with other Young Professionals and enjoy live music, complimentary drinks and...

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Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2017

Thursday, January 26 @ 6:30 PM

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea …

  SOLD OUT Please join us in celebrating Lunar New Year  at our Annual Membership Party   Toast to good fortune in the Year of the Fire Rooster and enjoy Korean-themed drinks, hors d’oeuvres,...

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Lessons Learned with Soo Kim

Thursday, October 20 @ 6:30 PM

Lessons Learned with Soo Kim

Soo Kim, founding partner, managing partner, and chief investment officer of Standard General, shares “lessons learned” from his extensive investment experience. Members and friends of The Korea...

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Young Professionals' Summer Social Night

Friday, June 17 @ 6:00 PM

Young Professionals' Summer Social Night

 The Korea Society’s YPN Steering Committee is pleased to invite you to a night of networking, live DJ music, and drinks at the Rubin Museum: K2 Lounge! From 6-7 PM,...

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