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The Korea Society in the News

Sunday, August 16 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

10/14/14   Voice of America: News / AsiaUS Official: No Indication of Transfer of Power in North Korea   9/02/14   Voice of America: Daybreak AsiaDr. Stephen Noerper and Dr. Sung-Yoon Lee discuss the fate of...

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Rifts and Binds: Assessing North Korea-China Relations

Friday, November 21 @ 12:00 PM

Rifts and Binds: Assessing North Korea-C…

John Park of Harvard Belfer Center, one of the nation's most eminent Korea analysts, speaks to relations between Pyongyang and Beijing, with an eye to emerging fault lines and areas...

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Sanctions Fact and Sanctions Fiction

Friday, November 14 @ 12:00 PM

Sanctions Fact and Sanctions Fiction

Former UN Panel of Experts member William Newcomb explains sanctions on North Korea, the current momentum for and against sanctions in the UN system and U.S. government, and effectiveness or...

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Rights and Wrongs

Friday, November 7 @ 12:00 PM

Rights and Wrongs

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor Sung-Yoon Lee addresses developments in the half-year since the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry’s historic report on...

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Ambassador Donald P. Gregg’s Memoir: Pot Shards

Wednesday, November 5 @ 12:00 PM

Ambassador Donald P. Gregg’s Memoir: Pot…

Donald P. Gregg, former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and Chairman Emeritus of The Korea Society, discusses his fascinating new memoir, Pot Shards. The book relates experiences from a career...

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Moving to a North Korea Endgame?

Friday, October 31 @ 12:00 PM

Moving to a North Korea Endgame?

Columbia University Senior Research Scholar Sue Mi Terry speaks about her recent Foreign Affairs article A Korea Whole and Free, which advocates a push toward Korean unification. Terry weighs reactions...

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Asia, the Midterm Elections and Momentum to 2016

Friday, October 24 @ 12:00 PM

Asia, the Midterm Elections and Momentum…

Washington-based expert Patrick Cronin discusses Northeast Asia and the political process as Washington gears up for midterm elections. He also explores policy priorities as the 2016 presidential prospects begin to...

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Rapid Reaction on Wartime OPCON

Friday, October 24 @ 12:00 PM

Rapid Reaction on Wartime OPCON

Washington-based expert Patrick Cronin discusses Northeast Asia and the political process as Washington gears up for midterm elections. He also explores policy priorities as the 2016 presidential prospects begin to...

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New Dynamics in Korea-U.S.-China Relations Policy Forum

Wednesday, October 8 @ 8:30 AM

New Dynamics in Korea-U.S.-China Relatio…

The Korea Society sites this forum in Seoul, featuring distinguished leaders from academe and analysis. Distinguished speakers address  the morning session on  the  the relations among these nations, Korea improving...

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Uncovering North Korea

Friday, September 26 @ 12:00 PM

Uncovering North Korea

Famed economist and demographer Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses his decades of ground-breaking research into North Korea. Eberstadt, also a senior...

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Corporate

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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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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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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Korea Through Dance

Monday, November 24 @ 6:30 PM

Korea Through Dance

Explore Korean culture through dance! Participants will enjoy learning six exciting types of Korean dance including: HalRyang Mu (한량무), Sogo Ch’um (소고춤), Bong San Tal Ch’um (봉산탈춤), Ip Ch’um (입춤),...

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P’ansori: Oral Tradition through Music & Literature

Tuesday, November 4 @ 9:00 AM

P’ansori: Oral Tradition through Music …

Proclaimed a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2003, p’ansori is a narrative vocal tradition usually featuring a solo singer and single drummer. Dr....

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Project Bridge 2014-2015 Application Announcement

Friday, October 17 @ 5:00 PM

Project Bridge 2014-2015 Application Ann…

The Korea Society invites prospective Youth Ambassadors and Group Leaders to apply for the 2014-2015 Project Bridge program. The Korea Society, in conjunction with the Los Angeles-based Pacific Century Institute,...

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Talk with A Treasure: Dr. Young Yang Chung and a Legacy of Embroidery

Sunday, September 21 @ 2:00 PM

Talk with A Treasure: Dr. Young Yang Chu…

Dr. Young Yang Chung, a world-renowned authority on textile history and embroidery, is founder of the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. Her  numerous publications are considered...

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Introductory Korean I

Wednesday, September 10 @ 8:00 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 Korean

Wednesday, September 10 @ 8:00 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...

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Introductory Korean II

Wednesday, September 10 @ 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...

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Introductory Korean III

Wednesday, September 10 @ 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...

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Intermediate Korean II

Tuesday, September 9 @ 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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Arts & Culture

The Lea Sneider Collection

Friday, November 21 @ 5:00 PM

The Lea Sneider Collection

Lea Sneider has a passion for folk art: the ceramics, woodwork, paintings, and sculpture used and enjoyed in everyday life. While accompanying her husband, Richard L. Sneider, to his appointment...

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Juilliard@TKS with Jiwon Kim, Solo Violin

Thursday, November 13 @ 6:00 PM

Juilliard@TKS with Jiwon Kim, Solo Violi…

 Celebrate Korea as a center of excellence for classical arts with Juilliard violinist Jiwon Kim. Ms. Kim recently premiered Roberto Sierra’s Duo Concertante for violin and viola as part of...

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Unfinished Works with AAFL and KAFFNY

Thursday, November 6 @ 7:00 PM

Unfinished Works with AAFL and KAFFNY

The Korea Society, the Asian American Film Lab, and the Korean American Film Festival of New York, working together to promote multi-cultural collaboration, are delighted to present Unfinished Works, a...

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Story of Korea @ Minneapolis

Friday, October 31 @ 1:00 PM

Story of Korea @ Minneapolis

The Korea Society partners with the University of Minnesota and All That Story America to present an afternoon of Korean culture in the Twin Cities, including an introduction to Sijo,...

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THE KOREAN HORROR PICTURE SHOW @ MoMI

Thursday, October 30 @ 7:00 PM

THE KOREAN HORROR PICTURE SHOW @ MoMI

This Halloween, we're exploring the dark corners of Korean cinema with a selection of six genre-bending titles that will transport you to the world of gut-wrenching fear! The world of...

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Autumn Sumukhwa: Korean Inkbrush Painting

Tuesday, October 28 @ 6:00 PM

Autumn Sumukhwa: Korean Inkbrush Paintin…

  Artist Sungsook Setton teaches Sumukhwa, Korean ink brush painting, in this 4 session course. Learn brush stroke techniques, composition, and essential skills while painting an autumn scene including chrysanthemums, persimmon...

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Without You, There Is No Us

Thursday, October 23 @ 6:30 PM

Without You, There Is No Us

Suki Kim, who has written about North Korea for Harper's and The New York Review of Books,discusses Without You, There Is No Us, her fascinating new book which chronicles her...

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Euny Hong: The Birth of Korean Cool

Wednesday, October 15 @ 6:30 PM

Euny Hong: The Birth of Korean Cool

Author Euny Hong discusses, with The Wall Street Journal Online’s columnist Jeffrey Yang, her  first nonfiction book, The Birth of Korean Cool, which mixes stories from her childhood in Korea...

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Indie K-pop Spotlight: Lucite Tokki

Thursday, October 2 @ 6:00 PM

Indie K-pop Spotlight: Lucite Tokki

K-pop performers from Korea’s major labels are well known throughout the globe. Now, artists signed to Korea’s independent music labels are gradually attracting international recognition. Like a breath of fresh...

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MADE IN NEW YORK/ MADE IN SEOUL

Wednesday, October 1 @ 6:00 PM

MADE IN NEW YORK/ MADE IN SEOUL

The Korea Society invites you to celebrate the opening of Made in New York/ Made in Seoul, to be held at the Seoul Museum of Art’s Gyeonghuigung Annex on Wednesday,...

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Special Events

An Evening with 16 HANDLES’ Solomon Choi

Thursday, September 18 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening with 16 HANDLES’ Solomon Choi

Interested in how you identify a market opportunity, launch a start-up company, or build a recognizable brand? or maybe you just love fro-yo (frozen yogurt)? Then join us for an...

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Navigating the Art World: from Curating to Intellectual Property

Friday, August 1 @ 4:00 PM

Navigating the Art World: from Curating …

The Korea Society, in partnership with KOTRA, hosts a practical-but-entertaining discussion on the essentials of art collecting, art curating, and art-related intellectual property issues such as copyrights, branding, and ownership...

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Summer Jazz Night with Sangmin Lee

Thursday, July 17 @ 6:30 PM

Summer Jazz Night with Sangmin Lee

Join us for a cool summer night of inventive jazz fusion with the Sangmin Lee Group, led by renowned Korean jazz artist, drummer, and composer Sangmin Lee. Sit back and...

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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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An Evening of Contemporary Asian Art

Thursday, March 27 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening of Contemporary Asian Art

Join us at Coohaus Art for a reception; private tour of the art exhibition, Camera Lucida Revisited; and an introductory talk on contemporary Asian art — some of the most...

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A Talk with Jung-Kyu Kim

Friday, February 7 @ 12:30 PM

A Talk with Jung-Kyu Kim

  Over the last 15 years, Jung-kyu Kim has traveled extensively throughout Asia and worked in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Singapore. In 2008, he was one of the founding directors...

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Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2014

Thursday, January 30 @ 6:00 PM

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea …

You’re Invited to Celebrate the Lunar New Year at our Annual Appreciation Party   Ring in the Year of the Horse, Gangnam-style! Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment with friends, members, and supporters of...

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A Talk with Kyung-wha Kang

Thursday, December 12 @ 12:30 PM

A Talk with Kyung-wha Kang

  At our first brown bag lunch for young professionals, Dr. Kyung-wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

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An Evening with Martin E. Kim

Monday, November 18 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening with Martin E. Kim

  What are Major League Baseball contract negotiations like from the inside? How do you market a popular Korean confectionery, the Choco Pie,  to Americans? What are ace pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin...

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