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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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The Korea Society in the News

Sunday, October 1 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

  5/10/17 BBC World Service: Radio May 10, 2017  -- Moon Jae-In has been sworn in as the new South Korean president, and he already has an invitation on his desk from President...

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Kim Koo Professional Series Concludes its Fourth Class

Saturday, July 29 @ 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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Veterans Program

Thursday, July 27 @ 12:00 PM

Veterans Program

The Korea Society welcomes Korean War veterans and guests to the Korean War memorial in lower Manhattan’s Battery Park. Now in its second year, this annual salute to Korean War veterans...

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Korea Society Moving!

Monday, July 3 @ 12:00 PM

Korea Society Moving!

The Korea Society is moving over the coming months from 950 Third Avenue to 350 Madison Avenue at 45th Street. The new headquarters occupy the 24th and 25th floors—the top...

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Private Roundtables at The Korea Society

Saturday, July 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

Saturday, July 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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Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture Series Recipient Selected

Saturday, July 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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Corporate

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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US-Korea Trade: FTA at 4 years

Thursday, March 17 @ 12:30 PM

US-Korea Trade: FTA at 4 years

Now in force for four years, the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) has seen some observers question the extent of trade benefits and economic gains for the US and...

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Understanding Intellectual Property for Media Startups

Friday, March 4 @ 12:00 PM

Understanding Intellectual Property for …

Join us for a corporate luncheon event with Seung Bak, Co-founder & CEO of Dramafever, David Kim, Attorney at The Hollywood Lawyers, and Brian Lee, Partner at SKIG and former...

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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 II

Thursday, June 1 @ 8:00 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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Introductory Korean I

Thursday, June 1 @ 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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Intermediate Korean III

Thursday, June 1 @ 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 grammar forms...

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Introductory Korean III

Wednesday, May 31 @ 6:15 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,...

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Intermediate Korean II

Tuesday, May 30 @ 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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Advanced Reading & Discussion

Tuesday, May 30 @ 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...

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Intermediate Korean I

Tuesday, May 30 @ 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

Tuesday, May 30 @ 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...

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Family Day: Korean New Year 2017

Saturday, January 28 @ 1:00 PM

Family Day: Korean New Year 2017

Celebrate Sŏllal, the Korean New Year, with a day of fun-filled family activities at The Korea Society! Enjoy storytelling based on Korean folk tales and practice sebae, the New Year’s...

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Arts & Culture

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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Prometheus: The Art of Tchah Sup Kim

Thursday, October 13 @ 6:00 PM

Prometheus: The Art of Tchah Sup Kim

Tchah Sup Kim has experimented with a wide variety of genres and methods, including pop art, geometric abstraction, mail art, readymade objects, environmental art, and minimalism. Although the styles and...

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SOLD OUT----Art Workshop Fall Sumukhwa: Korean Ink brush Painting

Tuesday, October 11 @ 6:00 PM

SOLD OUT----Art Workshop Fall Sumukhwa: …

------ SOLD OUT ------   Artist Sungsook Setton teaches Sumukhwa, Korean ink brush painting, in this 6-session (12-hour) course. Learn brush stroke techniques, composition, and essential skills while painting a fall scene...

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Special Events

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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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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Lessons Learned with Hodong Nam

Monday, June 6 @ 6:30 PM

Lessons Learned with Hodong Nam

In this third installment of Lessons Learned, The Korea Society and Korea Finance Society are proud to welcome Hodong Nam, Managing Director of Altos Ventures, who will...

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2016 Annual Dinner

Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:00 PM

2016 Annual Dinner

The Plaza Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York CityReception 6:00 PM | Dinner 7:00 PM Black Tie, Traditional Attire   {tab=Ban Ki-moon's Remarks} New York,...

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Networking and Mentoring Event for Students and Young Professionals

Thursday, April 28 @ 5:00 PM

Networking and Mentoring Event for Stude…

  Join Us For a Networking and Mentoring Event for Students and Young ProfessionalsA panel discussion and speed networking with Korean American leaders College students and young...

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