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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

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Saturday, October 1 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

3/1/16 The Wall Street Journal   President Thomas J. Byrne comments on how China is finally showing signs of getting serious. Pyongyang elites may decide: Time for a change.   2/26/16 CNBC.com How Kim Jong Un is bankrolling...

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Prospects for and Progress in US-Korea Relations

Thursday, June 2 @ 6:00 PM

Prospects for and Progress in US-Korea R…

In the wake of recent security challenges on the Korean Peninsula and in advance of the US Presidential elections, USC Korean Studies Institute director and noted professor David Kang discusses the...

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Fault Lines in a Rising Asia

Wednesday, May 25 @ 3:00 PM

Fault Lines in a Rising Asia

In his new release, Fault Lines in a Rising Asia, ambassador, scholar, and analyst Chung Min Lee addresses the downsides of Asia’s rise and the conventional narrative that surrounds it....

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The Legacy of General James Van Fleet

Tuesday, May 17 @ 12:00 PM

The Legacy of General James Van Fleet

Joseph McChristian, president of the Van Fleet Foundation, discusses the life and legacy of Korean War commanding general James Van Fleet. McChristian, Van Fleet’s grandson, examines his grandfather's “will to win,”...

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Engaging North Korea

Thursday, April 14 @ 12:30 PM

Engaging North Korea

Stephan Haggard, author of Hard Target: Engaging North Korea, provides an assessment of a North Korea that is undergoing substantial economic and social change under the Kim Jong Un regime,...

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Kim Koo Professional Series

Friday, April 8 @ 12:00 PM

Kim Koo Professional Series

The Kim Koo Professional Series at the Korea Society brings together senior professionals for a timely discussion of events on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia. The series, which...

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Korea-Japan Relations: Potential and Progress

Thursday, March 3 @ 12:30 PM

Korea-Japan Relations: Potential and Pro…

Frayed relations between Korea and Japan appear to be on the mend with the late December announcement aimed at drawing the comfort women issue to a close. In conveying his...

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Corporate

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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Economic Forecast 2016: Korea and Its Neighbors

Thursday, January 21 @ 6:00 PM

Economic Forecast 2016: Korea and Its Ne…

Changyong Rhee, Director of the Asia and Pacific at IMF, and Tudor’s Phil Suttle provide the global and regional economic outlook for Korea and its neighbors moderated by Korea Society...

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U.S. Fed Interest Rate Normalization: The Impact on Korea, the U.S., and the Global Economy

Monday, December 14 @ 12:30 PM

U.S. Fed Interest Rate Normalization: Th…

The Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates mid-December and Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol recently told a gathering of business executives that the rate hikes would add...

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Korea and Banking in the 1970s

Tuesday, November 17 @ 6:00 PM

Korea and Banking in the 1970s

In the 1970s, the Republic of Korea sprang forward in its appeal for investors and financiers, given strong export-led growth, close cooperation with US financial institutions, and bank representatives' pioneering...

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Examining the South Korea-China Trade Pact

Thursday, November 12 @ 12:00 PM

Examining the South Korea-China Trade Pa…

South Korea signed a free trade agreement with China, its largest trading partner, this summer. The ROK-PRC free trade agreement promises to eliminate tariffs on 90% of traded goods,...

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The 5th Global Financial Leaders Forum

Wednesday, October 7 @ 5:00 PM

The 5th Global Financial Leaders Forum

The 5th Global Financial Leaders Forum, presented by Maeil Business Newspaper, The Korea Society, and Korea Finance Society, took place on Wednesday, October 7th at the Ernst & Young Headquarters....

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China’s Market Meltdown and Growth Slowdown: What it means for Korea

Friday, September 11 @ 12:30 PM

China’s Market Meltdown and Growth Slowd…

China’s recent stock market plunge, devaluation, and ongoing economic slowdown have had spillover effects on market performance and economic growth in Korea.  Charles Kimball of the Korea Center for International...

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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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Video Resources: Lectures

Sunday, October 23 @ 6:11 PM

Video Resources: Lectures

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Audio Resources

Sunday, October 23 @ 6:10 PM

Audio Resources

Traditional Thought & Values in Korea On August 10, 2010, Dr. John Goulde, professor of religion and director of the Asian Studies Program at Sweet Briar College, spoke at The Korea...

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Educational Resources

Friday, October 7 @ 3:37 PM

Educational Resources

Educators, regardless of location, have access to the Korea Society's digital resources including lesson plans, publications, and podcasts. In addition to materials for educators, we present readings for the general...

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Intermediate Korean I

Wednesday, May 25 @ 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...

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Introductory Korean III

Wednesday, May 25 @ 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...

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Intermediate Korean III

Wednesday, May 25 @ 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...

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Intermediate Korean II

Tuesday, May 24 @ 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...

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Introductory Korean I

Monday, May 23 @ 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 Reading & Discussion

Monday, May 23 @ 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...

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Arts & Culture

Art Workshop Spring Sumukhwa Workshop: Korean Ink brush Painting

Tuesday, May 24 @ 6:00 PM

Art Workshop Spring Sumukhwa Workshop: K…

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 spring scene that includes plum blossoms,...

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Body and Spirit Moon Jars by Park Boo Won

Friday, May 20 @ 6:00 PM

Body and Spirit Moon Jars by Park Boo Wo…

Park Boo Won’s contemporary reproductions of moon jars simultaneously carry on and advance the Korean royal ceramic tradition. Traditional moon jars originated in the court of King Chŏngjo at the...

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Pieces of Us: Film & Live Music Concert

Thursday, May 12 @ 6:00 PM

Pieces of Us: Film & Live Music Conc…

Co-presented by The Korea Society and 7000 Miles, Pieces of Us brings together four composers and four directors to showcase their original works live. Recognizing the emerging Korean talent in...

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Master Kim Youngjae: A Living National Treasure

Wednesday, May 4 @ 6:00 PM

Master Kim Youngjae: A Living National T…

Living National Treasure Kim Youngjae performs at The Korea Society. Winner of the 2015 Bang Il-Young Gugak Prize, which celebrates the preservation of traditional culture, Master Kim plays haegeum, the...

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Intercultural Synergy Series: Gayageum & Kora w/ Rami Seo & Alhaji Papa Susso

Thursday, April 7 @ 6:00 PM

Intercultural Synergy Series: Gayageum …

Celebrate traditional and fusion music with The Korea Society as gayageumist Rami Seo and Gambian kora (African harp-lute) master Alhaji Papa Susso perform together. A short documentary chronicling their creative...

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Korean Ceramics: The Great Tradition

Thursday, March 17 @ 6:00 PM

Korean Ceramics: The Great Tradition

This illustrated slide lecture will survey the history of Korean ceramics from the early historic period through the nineteenth century. It will focus on the robust stonewares of the Three...

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K-Beauty Show

Wednesday, March 9 @ 5:30 PM

K-Beauty Show

 Experience the K-Beauty regimen firsthand at The Korea Society's first ever K-Beauty Show! Learn about K-Beauty trends, the emergence of K-Culture, and meet beauty experts including Alicia Yoon of Peach...

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Young Shik Kim

Wednesday, February 24 @ 6:00 PM

Young Shik Kim

Young Shik Kim is a Korean folk-art painter who combines historic technique and materials with contemporary forms and non-traditional colors.  Her style of simple objects rendered in a soft palette...

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Juilliard Artists @ TKS with Julia and Jennifer Choi

Wednesday, February 24 @ 6:00 PM

Juilliard Artists @ TKS with Julia and J…

 Violinist Julia Choi has been recognized and praised by critics as an emerging young artist of impassioned energy, commanding stage presence, and musical integrity. At 23 years of age, she...

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Tea Story

Wednesday, February 10 @ 6:00 PM

Tea Story

Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea! Representatives of the Hagajae Museum from Korea will demonstrate a traditional tea ceremony, compare the development of tea culture in Korea, China, and...

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Special Events

2016 Annual Dinner

Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:00 PM

2016 Annual Dinner

Attend The Korea Society’s 2016 Annual Dinner to be held on Wednesday, May 18, at the Plaza Hotel. The Plaza Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, 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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Young Professionals' Night at the Rubin Museum

Friday, April 8 @ 6:00 PM

Young Professionals' Night at the Rubin …

 Join The Korea Society for a night of networking, live music, and drinks at the Rubin Museum! From 6-7 PM, Rubin's Cafe Serai will offer a 2-for-1 special on all...

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Lessons Learned with Jae Yoon

Thursday, March 3 @ 6:30 PM

Lessons Learned with Jae Yoon

The Korea Society and Korea Finance Society are proud to welcome Jae Yoon, Chief Investment Officer of New York Life Investment Management, to share intimate knowledge and advice from his extensive...

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Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2016

Thursday, January 28 @ 6:00 PM

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea …

Please join us in celebrating Lunar New Year’s Day at our Annual Appreciation Party   Ring in the Year of the Red Monkey! Enjoy Korean-themed drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment with friends, members, and supporters...

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YPN: Lessons Learned

Tuesday, December 15 @ 6:30 PM

YPN: Lessons Learned

 The Korea Society and Korea Finance Society are proud to welcome Joseph Bae from KKR Asia as the inaugural speaker in a new Lessons Learned series. In this series, senior-level...

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A Young Professionals’ Holiday Night

Thursday, December 3 @ 7:00 PM

A Young Professionals’ Holiday Night

 You are invited to The Korea Society’s pre-holiday gathering at the new Samsung Galaxy Studio in SoHo! Come network and socialize with your fellow Young Professionals’ Network members as well...

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Student Night

Wednesday, November 18 @ 6:00 PM

Student Night

  All students and graduates are welcome to join The Korea Society's Student Night! With panelists participating from a variety of industries and fields, this Student Night will provide networking...

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25th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, October 5 @ 10:00 AM

25th Annual Golf Tournament

The Korea Society held its 25th Annual Van Fleet Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Montammy Golf Club  in Alpine, New Jersey. The tournament was a great opportunity...

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2015 Van Fleet Award Honoree

Monday, August 24 @ 6:13 PM

2015 Van Fleet Award Honoree

  2015 Van Fleet Award Honoree   DR. HO YOUN KIMFOUNDER, KIM KOO FOUNDATIONCHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, AND CEOBINGGRAE CO., LTD       Ho Youn Kim is the founder of the Kim Koo Foundation, which he established in...

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