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The Analysts

Tuesday, December 22 @ 4:34 PM

The Analysts

In honor of ROK President Park Geun-Hye’s 2014 autumn visit to New York and the United Nations, The Korea Society launched The Analysts, a policy series that presented the nation’s foremost...

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The Korea Society in the News

Sunday, August 16 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

12/19/14   The Take Away with John HockenberryHollywood 'Cowardice' & Washington's DilemmaOn Friday, December 19th, Thomas Hubbard, Chairman of The Korea Society, was interviewed for the New York Times/National Radio show "The...

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Decision in Korea: Six Decades On

Thursday, February 19 @ 12:00 PM

Decision in Korea: Six Decades On

Part of the Legacies in Korea-U.S. Relations and Media Perceptions of Korea Series Rutherford Poats, former United Press War Correspondent and Bureau Chief, discusses his book, Decision in Korea. Published over...

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Korea and the Hill

Friday, January 30 @ 12:00 PM

Korea and the Hill

Michael Schiffer, Senior Advisor and Counselor to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, offers insights on the new 114th Congress and its effect on Korea policy. A former Deputy Assistant Secretary...

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Reflections on Korea: In Conversation with Ambassador Stephen Bosworth

Friday, December 5 @ 12:00 PM

Reflections on Korea: In Conversation wi…

Harvard Kennedy School-Belfer Center Senior Fellow Stephen Bosworth reflects on his years of professional and personal commitment to Korea. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Director Graham Allison describes...

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ROK Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation Briefing

Wednesday, December 3 @ 11:00 AM

ROK Presidential Committee for Unificati…

Vice Chairman Chung Chong-Wook and distinguished members Ha Young-Sun and Kim Joo-Hyun of the ROK Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation discuss their mission and early work as well as prospects...

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Slavery and Forced Labor: Beyond the UN Report on Human Rights in North Korea

Monday, November 24 @ 12:00 PM

Slavery and Forced Labor: Beyond the UN …

The findings of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea (UN COI) outline in horrendous detail the crimes against humanity being committed as a matter...

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Rifts and Bonds: Assessing North Korea-China Relations

Friday, November 21 @ 12:00 PM

Rifts and Bonds: Assessing North Korea-C…

Harvard Belfer Center's John Park, one of the nation's most eminent Korea analysts, speaks to relations between Pyongyang and Beijing, with an eye to emerging fault lines and areas of...

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Sanctions Fact and Sanctions Fiction

Friday, November 14 @ 12:00 PM

Sanctions Fact and Sanctions Fiction

Former UN Panel of Experts member William Newcomb explains sanctions on North Korea, the current momentum for and against sanctions in the UN system and U.S. government, and effectiveness or...

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Rights and Wrongs

Friday, November 7 @ 12:00 PM

Rights and Wrongs

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor Sung-Yoon Lee addresses developments in the half-year since the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry’s historic report on...

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Corporate

Korea’s Brand Strategy and Tourism Growth

Wednesday, October 22 @ 6:00 PM

Korea’s Brand Strategy and Tourism Growt…

South Korea ranks in the middle of the pack in nation brand rankings (#49 in FutureBrand’s Country Brand Index and #26 in the Anholt-Gfk Nation Brand Index). However, Korea’s tourism,...

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The 4th Global Financial Leaders Forum

Wednesday, October 8 @ 5:00 PM

The 4th Global Financial Leaders Forum

Maeil Business Newspaper, The Korea Finance Society, and The Korea Society are pleased to invite you to attend The 4th Global Financial Leaders Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 8th at The...

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2014 Financial Hub Seoul Conference

Monday, September 22 @ 4:00 PM

2014 Financial Hub Seoul Conference

You are cordially invited to the 2014 Financial Hub Seoul Conference hosted by Mayor Park Won-soon, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), the Fn Hub Korea of the Financial Supervisory Service,...

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The Samsung Way: Corporate Book Event

Thursday, August 7 @ 6:00 PM

The Samsung Way: Corporate Book Event

A bestseller in Korea, with over 100,000 copies sold, The Samsung Way reveals the management principles driving one of the world’s most innovative Korean companies. Having conducted over 80 interviews...

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TKS @ OR

Thursday, May 1 @ 12:00 PM

TKS @ OR

Korean Cinema Today Part 1  |  Part 2Thursday, May 1 - Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), addresses the departments of Asian studies...

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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 28-30 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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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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K-pop: Origins & Developments

Wednesday, February 18 @ 9:00 AM

K-pop: Origins & Developments

TEACHERS' CONFERENCE Learn about the international appeal of K-pop music and Korean cinema as experts detail the development of Korean popular culture into a worldwide phenomenon. A K-pop dance workshop will...

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Intermediate Korean II

Tuesday, February 3 @ 8:00 PM

Intermediate Korean II

Due to the snow storm all language classes are postponed for one week, beginning on Monday, Feb. 2.   Expanding on Intermediate Korean I, Intermediate II introduces students to more advanced grammar...

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Intermediate Korean I

Tuesday, February 3 @ 6:15 PM

Intermediate Korean I

Due to the snow storm all language classes are postponed for one week, beginning on Monday, Feb. 2.   Students applying for Intermediate Korean I should have knowledge of basic Korean, including...

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Introductory Korean III

Monday, February 2 @ 8:00 PM

Introductory Korean III

Due to the snow storm all language classes are postponed for one week, beginning on Monday, Feb. 2.   This class is designed to help students further develop basic Korean-language skills. It...

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Introductory Korean II

Monday, February 2 @ 6:15 PM

Introductory Korean II

Due to the snow storm all language classes are postponed for one week, beginning on Monday, Feb. 2.   This class builds additional basic conversation skills and vocabulary. It covers the grammar...

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Intermediate Korean III

Monday, February 2 @ 6:15 PM

Intermediate Korean III

Due to the snow storm all language classes are postponed for one week, beginning on Monday, Feb. 2.   Intermediate Korean III aims to promote the active use of Korean at work,...

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Family Day: Korean New Year 2015

Saturday, January 31 @ 1:00 PM

Family Day: Korean New Year 2015

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 I

Wednesday, January 28 @ 8:00 PM

Introductory Korean I

Due to the snow storm all language classes are postponed for one week, beginning on Monday, Feb. 2.   This class introduces students to the fundamentals of Korean language. It covers the...

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Advanced Reading & Discussion

Wednesday, January 28 @ 8:00 PM

Advanced Reading & Discussion

Due to the snow storm all language classes are postponed for one week, beginning on Monday, Feb. 2.   This new class promotes the active use of formal Korean, as well as...

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Arts & Culture

The Paintings of Park Dae Sung

Tuesday, March 24 @ 6:00 PM

The Paintings of Park Dae Sung

After losing his parents and left hand to the Korean War, Park Dae Sung so loved art that by the age of ten he would rigorously and repeatedly copy ink-and-wash...

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Spring Sumukhwa: Korean Inkbrush Painting

Tuesday, March 3 @ 6:00 PM

Spring Sumukhwa: Korean Inkbrush Paintin…

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 including...

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Jang Jin-Sung: Poet, Spy, Escapee

Monday, February 2 @ 6:30 PM

Jang Jin-Sung: Poet, Spy, Escapee

Author Jang Jin-sung, on his first visit to the U.S., discusses his new book, Dear Leader Poet, Spy, Escapee—A Look Inside North Korea, which describes his life in North Korea...

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Images of Korean Female Beauty

Wednesday, January 28 @ 6:00 PM

Images of Korean Female Beauty

Makeup artist Seong Hee Park, who created looks for K-Pop’s Wonder Girls and TV star Yunjin Kim, explores how the traditional ideals of Korean beauty in the paintings of Chosŏn-era...

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Dinner and a Movie

Wednesday, January 21 @ 6:00 PM

Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a movie-- it’s a classic combination. Join us to watch the 2010 Korean film The Recipe (된장), which follows a television producer searching for the chef and recipe...

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Maeuntang and Cooking with Seafood

Wednesday, December 3 @ 6:00 PM

Maeuntang and Cooking with Seafood

The French have bouillabaisse, Italians have zuppa di pesce, and Koreans have maeuntang! Learn how to make this wonderful, spicy seafood stew in a hands-on workshop led by Chef Walter...

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The Beauty of Korean Arts and Crafts

Tuesday, December 2 @ 6:30 PM

The Beauty of Korean Arts and Crafts

Celebrate Korea’s handicrafts and artistic traditions with adoptive parents Debbi Kent and Joan Suwalsky in a talk about their new book, 100 Thimbles in a Box: The Spirit and Beauty...

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THE 12th NEW YORK KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL (NYKFF) @ BAM

Sunday, November 23 @ 7:00 PM

THE 12th NEW YORK KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL (…

 The New York Korean film festival is back in business! That's right. What Subway Cinema started in 2001 with When Korean Cinema Attacks! – New York Korean Film Festival, and...

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The Lea Sneider Collection

Friday, November 21 @ 5:00 PM

The Lea Sneider Collection

Lea Sneider has a passion for folk art: the ceramics, woodwork, paintings, and sculpture used and enjoyed in everyday life. While accompanying her husband, Richard L. Sneider, to his appointment...

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The Sneider Legacy

Monday, November 17 @ 6:00 PM

The Sneider Legacy

Daniel Sneider, Associate Director of Stanford’s Asia-Pacific Research Center, talks about his family’s long engagement with Korea. Lea Sneider has a passion for folk art: the ceramics, woodwork, paintings, and sculpture...

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Special Events

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2015

Thursday, February 12 @ 5:30 PM

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea …

You’re Invited to Celebrate the Lunar New Year at our Annual Appreciation Party   Spread a little New Year’s Cheer and Toast to good fortune in the Year of the Ram with friends,...

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An Evening with Coffee Meets Bagels

Thursday, November 20 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening with Coffee Meets Bagels

Arranged introductions have long been part of Korean culture, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Kang sisters would merge technology and dating to pioneer an innovative but surprisingly...

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Opening Night with Rostarr

Friday, November 14 @ 8:00 PM

Opening Night with Rostarr

  KAFFNY (Korean American Film Festival New York), in partnership with The Korea Society, will open its 8th annual film festival with an opening-night party that features the artwork of Rostarr...

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Navigating Your Future From Seoul to NY

Friday, November 14 @ 6:00 PM

Navigating Your Future From Seoul to NY

Current undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join a panel discussion on career opportunities at U.S. and Korean organizations; get information on Korea-related resources, programs, and internships; and meet...

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An Evening with 16 HANDLES’ Solomon Choi

Thursday, September 18 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening with 16 HANDLES’ Solomon Choi

Interested in how you identify a market opportunity, launch a start-up company, or build a recognizable brand? or maybe you just love fro-yo (frozen yogurt)? Then join us for an...

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Navigating the Art World: from Curating to Intellectual Property

Friday, August 1 @ 4:00 PM

Navigating the Art World: from Curating …

The Korea Society, in partnership with KOTRA, hosts a practical-but-entertaining discussion on the essentials of art collecting, art curating, and art-related intellectual property issues such as copyrights, branding, and ownership...

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Summer Jazz Night with Sangmin Lee

Thursday, July 17 @ 6:30 PM

Summer Jazz Night with Sangmin Lee

Join us for a cool summer night of inventive jazz fusion with the Sangmin Lee Group, led by renowned Korean jazz artist, drummer, and composer Sangmin Lee. Sit back and...

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24th Annual Golf Tournament

Tuesday, July 1 @ 11:30 AM

24th Annual Golf Tournament

The Korea Society will hold its 24th Annual Golf Tournament on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Westchester County’s Wykagyl Country Club , a prestigious private club with one of the...

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2014 Annual Dinner

Tuesday, May 6 @ 6:00 PM

2014 Annual Dinner

The Korea Society hosted its 57th annual dinner on Tuesday, May 6, at The Plaza in New York City. Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation,...

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An Evening of Contemporary Asian Art

Thursday, March 27 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening of Contemporary Asian Art

Join us at Coohaus Art for a reception; private tour of the art exhibition, Camera Lucida Revisited; and an introductory talk on contemporary Asian art — some of the most...

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