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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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Private Roundtables at The Korea Society

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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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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, December 31 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

  11/17/17 Yonhap News November 17, 2017  -- Speaking with South Korean and U.S. businessmen in New York at The Korea Society, Choo Mi-ae of the Democratic Party pledged to work harder to...

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Heungnam Remembered

Thursday, December 14 @ 4:00 PM

Heungnam Remembered

Author Ned Forney and retired Admiral J. Robert Lunney discuss the Heungnam Evacuation and Lunney’s “Ship of Miracles” in this special holiday event commemorating the United Nation’s first humanitarian evacuation....

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PyeongChang 2018 Launch featuring Olympic Committee President Lee Hee-beom

Tuesday, November 14 @ 11:00 AM

PyeongChang 2018 Launch featuring Olympi…

  Meet the PyeongChang Games President and Olympic Stars at 11AM on November 14!  The Hon. Lee Hee-beom, President and CEO of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee, speaks to members,...

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Trump in Asia

Thursday, November 9 @ 6:00 PM

Trump in Asia

  Pacific Forum CSIS President Ralph Cossa discusses the political and security landscape of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. President Cossa reflects on North Korea’s uptick in missile and nuclear...

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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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Language Classes

Monday, January 22 @ 6:15 PM

Language Classes

Registration is now open for our Winter 2018 Korean language classes. The Winter Session offers “Introductory” to “Advanced Reading and Discussion” classes that run from January 22 - April 11,...

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Project Bridge 2017-2018 Application Announcement

Monday, October 30 @ 5:00 PM

Project Bridge 2017-2018 Application Ann…

DEADLINE EXTENDED to MONDAY, OCTOBER 30th. 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...

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Advancements in Higher Education for Women featuring Ewha Womans University President Heisook Kim

Thursday, October 26 @ 4:00 PM

Advancements in Higher Education for Wom…

  Members, professors, students and alumni gather to hear Ewha Womans University President Heisook Kim. Among the forefront of Korean educators, President Heisook Kim speaks to the challenges and opportunities in...

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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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Arts & Culture

Holiday Exclusive Event with YUNA YANG Collection

Thursday, December 14 @ 6:00 PM

Holiday Exclusive Event with YUNA YANG C…

In celebration of the holiday season, The Korea Society collaborates with YUNA YANG Collection to present an exclusive members’ event. Since its debut at 2010 New York Fashion Week, the...

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JEJU HAENYEO

Friday, December 8 @ 6:00 PM

JEJU HAENYEO

© David Alan Harvey / Magnum Photos / EurophotosJeju is home to the world-famous haenyeo, female divers who gather marine goods for a living. These women have received considerable attention...

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15th Annual New York Korean Film Festival

Friday, November 3 @ 7:00 PM

15th Annual New York Korean Film Festiva…

The 15th Annual New York Korean Film Festival Announces Upcoming Program for November 3rd to November 5th, 2017 at the Museum of the Moving Image.     The New York Korean Film Festival...

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G.E.M.iN.Y 10th Anniversary Concert: The Nexus of Gayakeum and Generations

Thursday, November 2 @ 6:45 PM

G.E.M.iN.Y 10th Anniversary Concert: The…

  G.E.M.iN.Y, short for Gayakeum Ensemble Music in New York, derives from the Korean phrase, "chaeminaji" meaning to have fun while performing. The ensemble, composed of founder, Rami Seo and...

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Po Kim: Making Impossible Demands on Art

Monday, October 23 @ 6:00 PM

Po Kim: Making Impossible Demands on Art

In the course of his career, painter Po Kim  worked in three distinct modes, gestural abstraction, realist still-life and symbolist figuration. This talk will examine each of these periods and...

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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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Special Events

Lessons Learned with Tony Lee

Thursday, January 18 @ 6:30 PM

Lessons Learned with Tony Lee

The Korea Society and the Korea Finance Society kick off the New Year with Tony W. Lee, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC...

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Young Professionals’ Night with Noona’s Ice Cream

Thursday, October 19 @ 6:30 PM

Young Professionals’ Night with Noona’s …

The Korea Society and China Institute host a Happy Hour for Young Professionals, featuring Noona’s Ice Cream. Network with other Young Professionals and enjoy a collection of Korean-inspired ice creams,...

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2017 Van Fleet Award Honorees

Friday, October 6 @ 1:47 PM

2017 Van Fleet Award Honorees

  2017 Van Fleet Award Honoree & Special Guest   The Honorable George W. Bush 43rd President of the United StatesFounder, George W. Bush Presidential Center       George W. Bush served as...

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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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