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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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People with Disabilities in a Changing North Korea

Thursday, April 30 @ 12:00 PM

People with Disabilities in a Changing N…

Katharina Zellweger, former North Korea country director for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, discusses current research on the issue of people with disabilities in North Korean society. Ms....

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Human Rights and Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

Wednesday, February 25 @ 12:00 PM

Human Rights and Diplomacy on the Korean…

Marking a year since the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) Report on North Korea, Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Advisor and Korea Chair at the Center for...

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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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Knowing North Korea

Monday, 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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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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Corporate

Korea’s Economic Outlook

Thursday, April 16 @ 12:00 PM

Korea’s Economic Outlook

Phil Suttle, Director of Global Economic Analysis for Tudor Investment Corporation, and Charles Kimball, Managing Director for Korea Center for International Finance, offer alternative analyses on the state of the...

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Investing in Korean Startups

Thursday, March 5 @ 12:00 PM

Investing in Korean Startups

Alan McGlade, Managing Director of DEV (Digital Entertainment Ventures) and Co-CEO of DEV Korea, discusses investment opportunities in Korean startups and suggests ways to build collaborative bridges between New York...

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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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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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2015 Spring Fellowship in Korean Studies

Friday, February 27 @ 5:00 PM

2015 Spring Fellowship in Korean Studies

The Korea Society welcomes applications for the 11th annual Spring Fellowship in Korean Studies. This expense-paid program in Korea will include lectures, guided tours, and opportunities for on-site study in...

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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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Advanced Reading & Discussion

Wednesday, February 4 @ 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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Advanced Korean

Wednesday, February 4 @ 6:15 PM

Advanced Korean

Due to the snow storm all language classes are postponed for one week, beginning on Monday, Feb. 2.   This class aims to promote the active use of Korean in formal speaking...

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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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Arts & Culture

Kimbap for a Spring Picnic

Wednesday, April 22 @ 6:00 PM

Kimbap for a Spring Picnic

Welcome Spring by filling a Korean lunchbox (dosirak) with tasty foodto take on a picnic! Learn how to prepare kimbap, theseaweed rice rolls at the center of any Korean picnic,...

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Lucky Pouches

Monday, April 6 @ 6:00 PM

Lucky Pouches

Create a lucky pouch (bok jumeoni), during this 4 week, 8 hour workshop with artists Wonju Seo and Karen Ahn. Using two traditional art forms, bojagi (patchwork) and maedeup (knotting),...

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FILM SERIES: Action Korea

Friday, April 3 @ 7:00 PM

FILM SERIES: Action Korea

A series for the natural Bourne lovers and the head-spinning action followers, Action Korea explores the savant, signature blend of the delightfully silly and the deadpan serious that recent Korean cinema...

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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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Adoption, Assimilation, Transformation: Korean Painting of the Goryo (918-1392) and Choson (1392-1910) Dynasties

Thursday, March 19 @ 6:00 PM

Adoption, Assimilation, Transformation: …

Robert D. Mowry, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus, Harvard Art Museums, and Senior Consultant on Chinese and Korean Art, Christie’s, New York, discusses the history and development...

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The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot with Blaine Harden

Wednesday, March 18 @ 6:30 PM

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot w…

Author and journalist Blaine Harden discusses his new book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot:The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who...

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The Long Breath: Postwar Korean Art, 1953-1979

Thursday, March 12 @ 6:00 PM

The Long Breath: Postwar Korean Art, 195…

In Korean art, no clear-cut division exists between "modern" and "contemporary." This absence is not so much an omission as an intentional acknowledgment of the competing senses of time and...

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Spring Sumukhwa: Korean Inkbrush Painting

Tuesday, March 10 @ 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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Literature in Late Colonial Korea

Thursday, March 5 @ 6:30 PM

Literature in Late Colonial Korea

Rescheduled due to weather, new date TBD   Interweaving cultural, intellectual, and literary history, Professor Janet Poole, author of When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea, looks at...

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Korea’s Online Shopping Mall Phenom Su Kyung Kim

Thursday, February 19 @ 6:30 PM

Korea’s Online Shopping Mall Phenom Su K…

Be inspired by the story of a young woman who overcame life’s challenges to launch a business and fulfill her dream of visiting NYC during Fashion Week! Su Kyung Kim,...

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Special Events

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} Monday, June 22, 2015   Keynote Speaker Dr. Jim Yong Kim ...

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International Day of Happiness Happy Hour

Friday, March 20 @ 6:00 PM

International Day of Happiness Happy Hou…

The Korea Society’s and the UN Association’s Young Professionals are hosting a Happy Hour at The Attic to celebrate the United Nation’s International Day of Happiness, which recognizes “the relevance...

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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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