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The Korea Society in the News

Sunday, August 16 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

4/24/14   Bloomberg - All Podcasts - CastRollerApril 24,2014 - Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President of The Korea Society discusses President Obama's trip to Asia.     4/21/14 CNN: Ferry disaster's toll on familiesApril 19...

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Korea and Security in Northeast Asia: Perspectives from the National Assembly

Friday, August 22 @ 10:00 AM

Korea and Security in Northeast Asia: Pe…

The Korean National Assembly’s Chairman of the National Defense Committee, Hwang Jin Ha, addresses New York City influence makers on Korea’s current foreign and defense affairs outlook. He addresses the...

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---POSTPONED---Korea and the Politics of Identity III: Essays and Identity

Friday, July 11 @ 10:00 AM

---POSTPONED---Korea and the Politics of…

POSTPONED The Korea Society welcomes Queens College Professor Pyonggap Min and the staff of the Korean American Data Bank as they award the winners of this year’s essay contest on Korea,...

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Walter "Skip" Sharp

Monday, June 30 @ 5:30 PM

Walter "Skip" Sharp

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and The Korea Society invite you to meet Walter “Skip” Sharp, retired United States Army Four Star General, Senior Strategic Adviser, Korea Society Board Member, and the...

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Media Perceptions and Korea

Thursday, June 26 @ 12:00 PM

Media Perceptions and Korea

Ivan Zakharchenko, UN Correspondent for Russia’s Ria-Novosti, reflects on his decades of covering the Korean Peninsula—including time in Seoul and Pyongyang reporting for TASS—as well as Russia’s growing regional interests....

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Confronting the Human Rights Challenge in North Korea

Monday, June 23 @ 12:00 PM

Confronting the Human Rights Challenge i…

During Kim Jong-un’s rule, North Korea’s unrelenting deprivation of fundamental human rights has, if possible, gotten even worse. North Koreans seek to flee the regime ruled by political prisons, torture,...

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North Korea's Prisoners: The Gender Dimension

Wednesday, June 18 @ 6:00 PM

North Korea's Prisoners: The Gender Dime…

Roberta Cohen, co-chair of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and Jinhye Jo, a North Korean refugee, examine the violence against women in North Korean prison camps. Ms....

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Korea and the Politics of Identity II: The First Generation

Thursday, June 12 @ 6:00 PM

Korea and the Politics of Identity II: T…

Susan Cox, Holt International Vice President of Policy and External Affairs and Honorary Korean Consul General for Oregon, looks at how the first generation of Korean-American adoptees—many now senior citizens—built...

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Obama visits Asia: State of the Rebalance

Friday, May 23 @ 12:00 PM

Obama visits Asia: State of the Rebalanc…

State of the Rebalance Thomas Hubbard, US State Department/Korea Society/McLarty Associate   President Obama’s recent trip to Asia was a timely, perhaps necessary, reminder that the “rebalance” to Asia remains an important pillar...

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Korea and the Politics of Identity I: How in Heaven’s Name

Thursday, May 15 @ 6:00 PM

Korea and the Politics of Identity I: Ho…

Novelist Cho Chongnae’s How in Heaven’s Name focuses on a group of Korean youths conscripted and forced to serve across Asia and Europe in World War II. Translators Bruce and...

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Corporate

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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Corporate Legacies: In Conversation with Nicholas Bratt

Thursday, November 7 @ 5:30 PM

Corporate Legacies: In Conversation with…

Nicholas Bratt, Managing Director at Lazard and a member of the Board of Lazard Asset Management Pacific, was Scudder’s breakout force in Korean investment and in opening Korea’s markets to...

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From Silicon Valley to Songdo: Studies in U.S.-Korea Innovation

Thursday, October 31 @ 5:30 PM

From Silicon Valley to Songdo: Studies i…

Boston Consulting Group and Bloomberg LLP list Korea and the U.S. as the top-two global innovators. An example lies in efforts at building knowledge bridges, with Korea’s high-tech Songdo, Incheon...

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Korea-US Cross Investment Opportunities w/ Park Jong Soo

Monday, October 21 @ 12:00 PM

Korea-US Cross Investment Opportunities …

Chairman Park Jong Soo of the Korea Financial Investment Association and the International Council of Securities Associations addresses Korea's growing investments in America and opportunities for Americans in Korea. The...

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Korean Studies

2014 Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies

Friday, August 22 @ 5:00 PM

2014 Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies

  Application Deadline: Friday, August 22, 2014 (Postmarked)   The Korea Society is pleased to announce its 19th annual Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies program to be held in Korea November 10-19, 2014,...

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Conversational Korean 1

Tuesday, July 15 @ 2:00 PM

Conversational Korean 1

This five-week summer intensive course is designed to develop students’ conversational skills in daily life situations. While reviewing basic grammar, vocabulary, and expressions covered in the introductory Korean I &...

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Conversational Korean 2

Monday, July 14 @ 8:00 PM

Conversational Korean 2

Focused on developing oral communication skills, Conversational Korean II provides students with many opportunities to listen to Korean spoken in a wide variety situations and on different topics. By engaging...

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Korean Children's Stories

Thursday, June 5 @ 9:00 AM

Korean Children's Stories

Educators are invited to join our 2014 Spring Teachers’ Conference, Korean Children’s Stories. Dr. Jae-uk Choo, Visiting Scholar at Oklahoma State University, lectures on children’s literature influenced by Korean culture,...

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Introductory Korean I

Wednesday, May 28 @ 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...

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Advanced-Intermediate

Thursday, May 22 @ 8:00 PM

Advanced-Intermediate

Advanced-Intermediate 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...

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Intermediate Korean II

Thursday, May 22 @ 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 complicated cultural contexts. This course focuses...

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Intermediate Korean I

Wednesday, May 21 @ 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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Advanced Korean

Wednesday, May 21 @ 6:15 PM

Advanced Korean

Expanding on Advanced-Intermediate, Advanced Korean 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...

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Reading & Discussion

Tuesday, May 20 @ 8:00 PM

Reading & Discussion

This course aims to promote the active use of Korean in professional discourses in the business, arts, humanities, social sciences, and science. Upon completion of this course, students are expected...

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Arts & Culture

MADE IN NEW YORK/ MADE IN SEOUL

Friday, August 15 @ 5:30 PM

MADE IN NEW YORK/ MADE IN SEOUL

This exhibition of works by sixty contemporary artists from New York and Seoul reveals the broad range of techniques, styles, and sensibilities active in printmaking today. Representing the state-of-the-art of...

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Han Chung Eun’s Starlight Forest Concert

Thursday, July 31 @ 6:00 PM

Han Chung Eun’s Starlight Forest Concert

 Renowned flutist Han Chung Eun presents fresh interpretations of traditional Korean court music through solo performances and duets with Rami Seo on Gayakeum. Chung Eun’s recent performances include the historic...

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Korea’s Taste of Summer

Tuesday, July 22 @ 6:00 PM

Korea’s Taste of Summer

Explore the tastes of summertime in Korea in this cooking demonstration and hands on workshop led by culinary instructor and food writer, Shin Kim. Learn to prepare bibim guksu (spicy...

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Gallery Talk: Contemporary Printmaking

Thursday, July 10 @ 5:30 PM

Gallery Talk: Contemporary Printmaking

Learn about the fascinating history of printmaking in Asia and the West from Bruce Waldman, professor of printmaking at the School of Visual Arts. Professor Waldman will explain how printmaking...

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ROUGH PLAY

Thursday, July 3 @ 6:30 PM

ROUGH PLAY

  North American Premiere Rough. Raw. Real. The Kim Ki-duk school of filmmaking has given us several great projects produced and written by Kim and directed by young filmmakers: Poongsan, Bedevilled, and now...

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MOEBIUS

Wednesday, July 2 @ 9:30 PM

MOEBIUS

New York Premiere A playfully twisted black comedy with no dialogue, Moebius is an everyday tale of penectomy, rape, sadomasochistic sex, and incestuous love. It continues maverick writer-director Kim Ki-duk’s journey...

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Han Gong-ju

Monday, June 30 @ 6:00 PM

Han Gong-ju

  New York Premiere Praised by Martin Scorsese, who presented it with the Golden Star for Best Film at the Marrakech International Film Festival last year, the feature debut from writer-director Lee...

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Kyung-sook Shin: I’ll Be Right There

Thursday, June 5 @ 6:30 PM

Kyung-sook Shin: I’ll Be Right There

Kyung-sook Shin, one of Korea’s most acclaimed writers and author of the international bestseller Please Look After Mom, has written a seventh novel, I’ll Be Right There, a coming-of-age story...

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Korean Traditional Music Orchestra of the Blind

Thursday, May 8 @ 6:00 PM

Korean Traditional Music Orchestra of th…

 In Chosŏn times, blind musicians held official posts and performed for various court ceremonies and rituals. The Korean Traditional Music Orchestra of the Blind was founded in 2011 to revive...

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Korean Contemporary Ceramics

Wednesday, May 7 @ 5:30 PM

Korean Contemporary Ceramics

When artists work in a medium as old as earth itself, in a country that has for centuries been recognized as a center for artistic expression in that medium, how...

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Special Events

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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James A. Van Fleet Award

Tuesday, January 1 @ 1:00 AM

James A. Van Fleet Award

The General James A. Van Fleet Award, given annually since 1995 by The Korea Society, is awarded “to one or more distinguished Koreans or Americans in recognition of their outstanding...

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Annual Dinner

Tuesday, January 1 @ 1:00 AM

Annual Dinner

The Korea Society’s premier event of the year is our Annual Dinner, attended by 600-900 dignitaries from the business,policy, academic, diplomatic, and media communities, celebrating the U.S.-Korea relationship and honoring...

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Young Professionals

Tuesday, January 1 @ 1:00 AM

Young Professionals

The Korea Society is reaching important new audiences with special events and programs specifically for young professionals. Our Young Professionals’ Nights host evening events which profile young people in art,...

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Golf Tournament

Tuesday, January 1 @ 1:00 AM

Golf Tournament

Each year, The Korea Society hosts its Annual Golf Tournament at a prestigious golf course near New York City. This event provides an opportunity for our individual and corporate members...

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Seoul Dinner

Tuesday, January 1 @ 1:00 AM

Seoul Dinner

In 2007, we hosted our first Gala Dinner in Seoul, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of The Korea Society with 600 friends and supporters. For our 55th anniversary...

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Membership-Events

Tuesday, January 1 @ 12:00 AM

Membership-Events

The Korea Society hosts several membership development and outreach events every year to introduce and promote Korean culture, music, and cuisine. Annual events include Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea where over 200 of...

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22nd Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, October 1 @ 10:00 AM

22nd Annual Golf Tournament

The Korea Society’s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament was held on Monday, October 1 at Montammy Golf Club in New Jersey, a prestigious private country club with a challenging and well-maintained...

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2013 Annual Dinner

Tuesday, September 25 @ 6:00 PM

2013 Annual Dinner

Celebrating 60 years of partnership and prosperity between the United States and the Republic of Korea, The Korea Society hosted its annual dinner in New York City on September 25....

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