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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

  2/14/17 BBC World Service: Newsday February 14, 2017  -- North Korean Leader's Half-Brother 'Assassinated' in Malaysia. Who killed the eldest son of the late Kim Jong-il? To listen, click here   2/10/17 U.S. News February 10, 2017  --...

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Korea-China Relations

Tuesday, March 7 @ 12:30 PM

Korea-China Relations

Korea-China Relations, featuring John Park, Harvard University, in conversation with senior director Stephen Noerper. John Park, co-author of Stopping North Korea Inc. (MIT, 2016), returns from Beijing and Seoul and...

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North Korean Human Rights: Marking the Third Anniversary of the UN Commission of Inquiry Report with Activist Seong-ho Ji

Friday, February 24 @ 10:00 AM

North Korean Human Rights: Marking the T…

To mark the third anniversary of the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry Report, the Korea Society welcomes Seong-ho Ji, a North Korean defector and human rights activist....

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Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture Series

Tuesday, February 7 @ 5:00 PM

Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture Series

The Korea Society, the United States' foremost non-profit dedicated to educating Americans about Korea, is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture Series, an annual...

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Forecasting for 2017: Politics and Security of Korea and East Asia

Thursday, February 2 @ 12:30 PM

Forecasting for 2017: Politics and Secur…

Featuring BowerGroupAsia managing director for Korea, Sue Mi Terry, and Park Strategies senior vice president Sean King, in conversation with senior director Stephen Noerper. Terry and King, two of the...

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North Korea’s Information Revolution

Tuesday, December 13 @ 6:00 PM

North Korea’s Information Revolution

Jieun Baek discusses North Korea’s Hidden Revolution, her new book on the information network growing within North Korea through exposure to foreign films, television, and books. Baek argues that access...

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The Gentleman From Japan

Monday, December 12 @ 12:00 PM

The Gentleman From Japan

Have a jOlly hOliday with Inspector O! The Korea Society offers its members and policy program participants a special gift in celebrating the release of the final Inspector O novel,...

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Corporate

Trade Talks: KORUS FTA at 5

Friday, March 10 @ 12:30 PM

Trade Talks: KORUS FTA at 5

KITA Senior Advisor Kim Jong-Hoon, former US trade negotiator Wendy Cutler, and US Chamber of Commerce SVP Tami Overby assess the performance and progress of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement...

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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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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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Introductory Korean II

Wednesday, January 25 @ 6:15 PM

Introductory Korean II

FULL CAPACITY 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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Intermediate Korean I

Tuesday, January 24 @ 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 III

Tuesday, January 24 @ 8:00 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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Intermediate Korean II

Tuesday, January 24 @ 6:30 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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Advanced Reading & Discussion

Monday, January 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 skills...

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Introductory Korean I

Monday, January 23 @ 6:30 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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Advanced Korean

Monday, January 23 @ 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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Language Classes

Monday, January 23 @ 6:15 PM

Language Classes

Registration is now open for our Winter 2017 Korean language classes. The Winter Session offers “Introductory” to “Advanced Reading and Discussion” classes that run from January 23 -April 12, 2017 . The Korea...

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Arts & Culture

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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SYMPOSIUM FOR KOREAN ART CURATORS

Friday, September 30 @ 9:00 AM

SYMPOSIUM FOR KOREAN ART CURATORS

  The Korea Society and the Korea Foundation organized the Symposium for Korean Art Curators from Friday, September 30, to Saturday, October 1, on the theme of “Challenges in Presenting...

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Invocation: Anji Park & SamulGwangDae

Wednesday, September 28 @ 6:30 PM

Invocation: Anji Park & SamulGwangDa…

Master percussionist Anji Park leads SamulGwangdae, a group of artists known for their high energy performances combining song and dance. Park trained under Master Sungho Lee and Kwangsoo Lee to...

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Gayageumist Haerina Park @ The Korea Society

Tuesday, July 12 @ 6:00 PM

Gayageumist Haerina Park @ The Korea Soc…

Dr. Haerina Park, professor of Korean Music at Chung-Ang University, performs a diverse program of traditional and modern compositions for the Korean zither. Dr. Park is joined by Chun-Seung Lee...

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Breath of Life: Paintings by Yoo Geun-Taek

Wednesday, June 29 @ 6:00 PM

Breath of Life: Paintings by Yoo Geun-Ta…

Yoo Geun-Taek is a leading contemporary painter known for uniting traditional ink-and-wash painting techniques with the Korean post-modernist approach of the mid-1990s and 2000s. In contrast to the idealized objects...

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Special Events

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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26th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, September 19 @ 10:00 AM

26th Annual Golf Tournament

Join us for The Korea Society’s 26th Annual Van Fleet Memorial Golf Tournament!  This event is an excellent opportunity for members of the Society to treat friends and clients to...

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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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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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