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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

11/22/15 ArirangThomas J. Byrne joined "G-Lounge" this week. He was the former regional manager of the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions of Moody's Investor Services, a global bond credit rating company...

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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 discussion of developments in Korea and Northeast Asia. The series, which honors the memory of Kim...

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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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Political Forecast 2016: Korea and Its Neighbors

Thursday, February 25 @ 12:30 PM

Political Forecast 2016: Korea and Its N…

The United States and Korea see tremendous regional flux in 2016. Tensions in East Asia have grown with China's military activities in the South China Sea and East China Sea...

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North Korean Human Rights: Two Years beyond the COI Report

Thursday, February 18 @ 12:30 PM

North Korean Human Rights: Two Years bey…

The Korea Society marks two years since the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry Report (COI) with a message from South Korea's Ambassador on Human Rights Lee Jung-hoon and...

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Intl Reaction to North Korea's Missile Launch

Sunday, February 7 @ 12:00 PM

Intl Reaction to North Korea's Missile L…

  February 7, 2016   A month and a day after conducting its fourth nuclear test, North Korea launched a multi-stage rocket carrying a 440-pound satellite. The launch of the Taepodong missile...

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Invisible Children: The Stateless Children of North Korean Refugees

Thursday, February 4 @ 12:00 PM

Invisible Children: The Stateless Childr…

Sylvia Kim, a human rights lawyer and policy advisor with the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea, offers an overview of the international legal framework aimed at protecting...

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Corporate

US-Korea Trade: FTA at 4 years

Thursday, March 17 @ 12:30 PM

US-Korea Trade: FTA at 4 years

Tami Overby of the US Chamber of Commerce provides an update on the evolution of the KORUS FTA, as well as challenges, opportunities, and new directions on its fourth anniversary...

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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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Korea and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Thursday, June 18 @ 12:00 PM

Korea and the Asian Infrastructure Inves…

The new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), aimed at financing infrastructure development projects in Asia, is increasingly gaining membership, including that of the Republic of Korea. David Dollar, Senior...

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Asia & Pacific Regional Economic Outlook

Friday, June 5 @ 11:45 AM

Asia & Pacific Regional Economic Out…

The IMF, following its February mission to Korea, found that, “Korea’s growth momentum has stalled somewhat during 2014 and the outlook remains challenging from both a cyclical and structural standpoint.”...

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Korea Perspective

Wednesday, May 6 @ 6:00 PM

Korea Perspective

Donald Southerton, CEO of Bridging Culture Worldwide and Author of Korea Facing: Secrets for Success in Korean Global Business and Hyundai Way: Hyundai Speed, discusses his latest book, Korea Perspective....

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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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Spotlight Asia: Ring in the Year of the Monkey

Sunday, February 21 @ 12:00 PM

Spotlight Asia: Ring in the Year of the …

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with The Korea Society and the American Museum of Natural History! Master storyteller, artist, and filmmaker Maria Yoon explores Korean myths, legends and folk...

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Introductory Korean I

Wednesday, February 3 @ 10:00 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, February 1 @ 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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Intermediate Korean III

Monday, February 1 @ 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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Advanced Korean

Monday, February 1 @ 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...

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Family Day: Korean New Year 2016

Saturday, January 30 @ 1:00 PM

Family Day: Korean New Year 2016

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 bow,...

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Arts & Culture

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 a vendor, a beauty...

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Miindo, Velazquez and Ants: Gallery Exhibition

Tuesday, March 1 @ 6:00 PM

Miindo, Velazquez and Ants: Gallery Exhi…

Unrestrained by boundaries of medium or style, Lee LeeNam playfully reimagines classic works of art from different genres, time periods, and countries.  He adds movement and detail to Eastern and...

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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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A Conversation with Food Director Soo Jin Kim

Thursday, November 19 @ 6:00 PM

A Conversation with Food Director Soo Ji…

Prominent Korean food director Soo Jin Kim takes us behind-the-scenes of creating and styling food for countless hit TV dramas and films, including The King and the Clown, Gourmet, Kimchi...

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The 13th Annual New York Korean Film Festival

Friday, November 6 @ 6:30 PM

The 13th Annual New York Korean Film Fes…

The 13th Annual New York Korean Film Festival Program for November 6th to November 11th, 2015, at the Museum of the Moving Image. Festival highlights award-winning films of love, crime, and...

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Into The Light: Gallery Exhibition

Sunday, October 25 @ 6:00 PM

Into The Light: Gallery Exhibition

In the 1990’s, Ha Dong Chul (1946-2006), a leading Korean abstract artist, sought to represent the essential nature of creation through an examination of “light.” The resulting series of paintings...

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Rhythms of Korea: Percussion Workshop Series

Monday, October 19 @ 6:00 PM

Rhythms of Korea: Percussion Workshop Se…

Try your hand at the rhythms of Korea in this new drumming series! Participants explore Korea’s percussion heritage through six sessions of hands-on instruction guided by percussionist Brian Chae. This workshop...

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Jajangmyeon: Korean-Chinese Cooking

Wednesday, October 14 @ 6:00 PM

Jajangmyeon: Korean-Chinese Cooking

 Jajangmyeon, "black bean noodles,"  is a popular, inexpensive comfort food for Koreans. Originally from China in the late 1800s, the recipe evolved to suit the Korean palate. Walter Rhee, chef-instructor...

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Private Tour of Dansaekhwa Korean Abstract Art @ Christie’s

Wednesday, October 14 @ 5:00 PM

Private Tour of Dansaekhwa Korean Abstra…

From October 8 to 23, Christie’s showcased 33 paintings by eight Korean masters of modern abstract art, including those from the Dansaekhwa movement, at their Rockefeller Center West Galleries. The...

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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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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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Summer Rooftop Happy Hour

Thursday, July 30 @ 6:00 PM

Summer Rooftop Happy Hour

The Korea Society and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy are hosting a Happy Hour at The Attic for our members to enjoy a summer evening at one of Midtown’s newest...

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2015 Annual Dinner

Monday, June 22 @ 6:00 PM

2015 Annual Dinner

Join The Korea Society’s 2015 Annual Dinner to be held on Monday, June 22 at the Plaza Hotel. {tab=Program} {tab=Speakers & Awardee} Keynote Speaker Dr. Jim Yong Kim PresidentWorld Bank Group Jim...

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