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The Korea Society in the News

Sunday, August 16 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

4/21/14   CNN: Ferry disaster's toll on familiesApril 19 - April 22 - Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President of The Korea Society expressed condolences on South Korea's national tragedy and explains...

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Ambassadors’ Dialogue: U.S.- Korea Relations

Tuesday, May 13 @ 12:00 PM

Ambassadors’ Dialogue: U.S.- Korea Relat…

As part of the Korea Economic Institute of America's Ambassadors' Dialogue Series, American Ambassador Sung Kim and Republic of Korea Ambassador Ahn Ho-young address current Peninsular economic and security issues,...

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Inside North Korea

Monday, April 14 @ 5:30 PM

Inside North Korea

In December 2011, Kim Jong-un took over for his father as supreme leader of North Korea. More than two years into Kim Jong-un’s reign, many North Koreans still suffer severe...

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Park's Historic Dresden Address on Unification

Friday, March 28 @ 12:00 PM

Park's Historic Dresden Address on Unifi…

On March 28, 2014, Korean President Park Geun-hye delivered a historic address on Korean unification at the Dresden University of Technology in Dresden, Germany.   Friday, March 28, 2014   Park's Historic Dresden Address on...

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UN Commission of Inquiry Report on North Korea

Thursday, March 27 @ 12:00 PM

UN Commission of Inquiry Report on North…

Amnesty International’s Frank Jannuzi discusses the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) report of North Korean human rights violations. The report follows an extensive year-long review, including...

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Korea's Foreign Policy Initiatives under Park Geun-hye

Monday, March 17 @ 12:00 PM

Korea's Foreign Policy Initiatives under…

Dr. Park Jin, former Member of Parliament and Chair Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, examines the opportunities and challenges for Korea's foreign policy at a time of increased...

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North Korea Human Rights

Tuesday, February 18 @ 5:00 PM

North Korea Human Rights

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12 PM, please join us to discuss, UN Commission of Inquiry Report on North Korea, with Amnesty International’s Frank Jannuzi. Jannuzi discusses the release...

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Winter Games: From Sochi to Pyeongchang

Monday, February 10 @ 12:00 PM

Winter Games: From Sochi to Pyeongchang

Georgetown Professor, noted Korea analyst, and author of Beyond the Final Score Victor Cha joins Senior Vice President Stephen Noerper for a Studio Korea taping on sports, Sochi, and the...

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The Choco Pie-ization of North Korea

Wednesday, January 15 @ 12:00 PM

The Choco Pie-ization of North Korea

Join dynamic contemporary artist Jin Joo Chae in this Studio Korea session. Jin Joo Chae employs printmaking and mixed media and is concerned with American coverage of the tense dynamics...

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China-Korea-U.S Relations A Robert Scalpino Memorial Dialogue

Friday, December 13 @ 9:00 AM

China-Korea-U.S Relations A Robert Scalp…

Korea’s President and her advisors speak of hope for enhanced trilateral relations among Korea, the United States and China. 2013’s historic summits between Obama and Park, Obama and Xi, and...

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Corporate

TKS @ OR

Thursday, May 1 @ 12:00 PM

TKS @ OR

The Korea Society visits the University of Oregon for a program on regional relations, as well as a talk on Korean film by Laurence Kardish, the Museum of Modern Art’s...

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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 29-30 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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Corporate Legacies: In Conversation with YD Kim

Friday, September 27 @ 12:00 PM

Corporate Legacies: In Conversation with…

Former senior advisor to the late corporate maverick Chung Ju Yung of Hyundai, Dr. Kim Yung Duk, a trained engineer, served as an executive vice president of Hyundai Engineering Construction...

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Korean Studies

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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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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Introductory Korean III

Tuesday, May 20 @ 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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Introductory Korean II

Monday, May 19 @ 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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Arts & Culture

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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Bojagi: Korean Patchwork

Monday, April 28 @ 12:30 PM

Bojagi: Korean Patchwork

Create a Hot-bo (single layer Bojagi) which can either be displayed as art or used as a decorative household item, such as a window screen or table runner, during this...

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9 Muses of Star Empire

Thursday, April 17 @ 7:00 PM

9 Muses of Star Empire

Filmmaker Hark-Joon Lee chronicles the making of an all girl band in this insightful documentary on K-Pop—the multi-billion...

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Director’s Talk with Hark-Joon Lee

Wednesday, April 16 @ 6:00 PM

Director’s Talk with Hark-Joon Lee

Director Hark-Joon Lee, long-time reporter turned filmmaker, discusses his amazing, and in some cases life-threatening, experiences making documentaries on two wildly different subjects: North Korean defectors trying to escape to...

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KOREAN CINEMA TODAY

Tuesday, April 8 @ 6:30 PM

KOREAN CINEMA TODAY

A Conversation With Nicolas Archambault, Director of Asian Programming, Fantasia International Film Festival, and Tom Vick, Curator of Film Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution. Moderated by Samuel Jamier, Co-Director...

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The Art of Ooh-Ree Floral Design

Wednesday, April 2 @ 2:00 PM

The Art of Ooh-Ree Floral Design

With Spring just around the corner, learn the basics of Korean flower arranging in this introductory course. Traditionally, flowers in Korea have been associated with specific characteristics. Former New York...

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Asia Week 2014

Thursday, March 20 @ 3:00 PM

Asia Week 2014

Explore Korean fine art from The Korea Society vaults and new acquisitions, with an eye to Korea's celebrated...

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Discover Mandoo: Korea’s Dumpling

Thursday, March 6 @ 6:00 PM

Discover Mandoo: Korea’s Dumpling

SOLD OUT Shin Kim, culinary instructor and food writer, makes Mandoo in this hands-on workshop, while sharing fun historical stories and video clips that illustrate the cultural significance of the simple...

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Film Comment Selects: Intruders

Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30 PM

Film Comment Selects: Intruders

The Korea Society teams up with The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the New York Asian Film Festival to present the New York premiere of the horror/comedy Intruders, and...

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The Art of Maedeup, Korean Traditional Knotting

Wednesday, February 26 @ 6:00 PM

The Art of Maedeup, Korean Traditional K…

SOLD OUT Maedeup, the traditional Korean art form of knotting silken cords, consists of over 35 intricate knots—with colorful names such as “dragonfly” and “plum blossom”—skillfully made into beautiful ornaments and...

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Special Events

2014 Annual Dinner

Tuesday, May 6 @ 6:00 PM

2014 Annual Dinner

Join The Korea Society’s 2014 Annual Dinner to be held on Tuesday, May 6 at the Plaza Hotel. Celebrating business ties between the United States and South Korea, Marillyn A....

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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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23rd Annual Golf Tournament

Sunday, July 15 @ 10:00 AM

23rd Annual Golf Tournament

The Korea Society held its 23rd Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, July 15, celebrating “60 Years of Partnership and Shared Prosperity” between the U.S. and Korea. We returned to Alpine Country...

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