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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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The Korea Society in the News

Sunday, October 1 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

  8/23/16 NBC NEWS: ASIAN AMERICA August 23, 2016  -- Korea Society senior director for policy Stephen Noerper discussed video bloggers (vloggers) visiting North Korea and DPRK messaging. For Stephen Noerper, a...

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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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A Year in Review: Regional Politics and Security

Thursday, November 3 @ 12:00 PM

A Year in Review: Regional Politics and …

Pacific Forum CSIS President Ralph Cossa reflects on 2016 developments impacting Northeast Asia, from the step-up in tensions on and around the Korean Peninsula to the South China Sea, in...

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Changing American Perceptions of North Korea since 1948

Tuesday, October 25 @ 2:00 PM

Changing American Perceptions of North K…

This presentation will examine how portrayals of North Korea by the U.S. government and popular media diminished the possibility of diplomatic cooperation between the United States and the Democratic People’s...

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Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia

Friday, October 21 @ 12:00 PM

Powerplay: The Origins of the American A…

Georgetown University professor and CSIS Korea chair Victor Cha discusses Powerplay, his new book that examines the evolution and importance of America's alliances with Korea and other nations in East...

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Korea, East Asia and the US Presidential Election

Thursday, October 6 @ 12:00 PM

Korea, East Asia and the US Presidential…

Mansfield Foundation president Frank Jannuzi and NCNK executive director Keith Luse, both former senior advisors to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discuss the positions of candidates Clinton and Trump respective...

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National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun

Thursday, September 15 @ 11:30 AM

National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun

Speaker of the Republic of Korea’s 20th National Assembly, Chung Sye-kyun, addresses current developments on the Korean Peninsula, the Korea-US alliance, and Korea’s regional and global leadership in a special...

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Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula

Monday, September 12 @ 4:00 PM

Security Challenges on the Korean Penins…

Ha Young-sun, chairman of the board of the East Asia Institute; Chun Chaesung, chair of EAI’s Asia Security Initiative Research Center; and Sohn Yul, dean and professor of the Graduate...

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Corporate

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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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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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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Project Bridge 2016-2017 Application Announcement

Friday, October 14 @ 5:00 PM

Project Bridge 2016-2017 Application Ann…

Prospective Youth Ambassadors are invited to apply for Project Bridge, an intercultural youth leadership program that includes bi-monthly educational workshops, a weekend retreat, and an expenses-paid 10-day study tour of...

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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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Royal Threads: Historical Representations in Costume Design

Thursday, September 29 @ 6:00 PM

Royal Threads: Historical Representation…

Dr. Minjung Lee, visiting scholar at University of California Davis, outlines the evolution of traditional attire throughout Korean history, reveals her research methods, and shares tales about her career as...

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Intermediate Korean II

Tuesday, September 20 @ 8:00 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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Intermediate Korean III

Tuesday, September 20 @ 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...

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Intermediate Korean I

Tuesday, September 20 @ 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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Introductory Korean III

Tuesday, September 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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Arts & Culture

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 4 @ 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 will present a symposium for curators of Korean and Asian art from Friday, September 30, to Saturday, October 1. This symposium...

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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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Remapping Identity Politics in K-Pop

Tuesday, May 31 @ 6:30 PM

Remapping Identity Politics in K-Pop

 The creators behind EXP (Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda, and Samantha Y. Shao), the first non-Korean K-pop boy band, discuss the themes of cultural authorship and originality, posing the question, what is lost...

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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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Special Events

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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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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