icon-yt2   

Policy

The Korea Society in the News

Saturday, October 1 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

8/19/15   Bloomberg/ NewsroomOn August 29, 2015, SVP Policy Dr. Stephen Noerper provided background analysis for Bloomberg's Newsroom on the crossfire at the DMZ. Noerper emphasized DPRK positioning vis-a-vis allied exercises, Kim...

Read more
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...

Read more
Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, New Strides in U.S.-Korea Relations

Thursday, October 22 @ 12:00 PM

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, New Stride…

Stanford University's Kathleen Stephens discusses the recent visit by ROK President Park Geun-hye to the United States and United Nations, issues in bilateral affairs, and cooperation on international challenges....

Read more
Press Release: South Korea’s Agreement with North Korea Eases Tensions

Tuesday, August 25 @ 12:00 AM

Press Release: South Korea’s Agreement w…

NEW YORK, August 25, 2015 – On 24 August the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reached an agreement after three days of high-level...

Read more
Commemorative Address by President Park Geun-hye on the 70th Anniversary of Liberation

Saturday, August 15 @ 12:00 PM

Commemorative Address by President Park …

{tab=Commemorative Address} Commemorative Address by President Park Geun-hye on the 70th Anniversary of LiberationAugust 15, 2015 My fellow citizens, our seven million compatriots overseas, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, This...

Read more
Unification and Alliance Support

Thursday, May 21 @ 6:00 PM

Unification and Alliance Support

The Korea Society hosts a by invitation-only gathering for senior policy analysts and former officials from Korea, Japan and the United States to discuss Unification and Alliance Support. The Society...

Read more
The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States

Wednesday, May 20 @ 6:00 PM

The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: Ea…

Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies, are committed to the rule of law, and are also U.S. allies. However, despite their shared interests, shared values, and geographic proximity,...

Read more
Opening Pyongyang

Thursday, May 14 @ 6:00 PM

Opening Pyongyang

In 2011, Jean Lee became the first American reporter granted permission to work as a journalist in North Korea, and a year later opened AP's Pyongyang bureau, making the news...

Read more
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....

Read more
The Honorable Han Sung Joo @ TKS

Wednesday, February 25 @ 4:00 PM

The Honorable Han Sung Joo @ TKS

On February 25th, the Honorable Han Sung Joo met with senior policy analysts and the senior leadership of The Korea Society for a private roundtable discussion, North Korea Policy: Issues and...

Read more

Corporate

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...

Read more
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.”...

Read more
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....

Read more
KORUS FTA and the Korea - U.S. Economic Partnership

Tuesday, May 5 @ 11:45 AM

KORUS FTA and the Korea - U.S. Economic …

Ambassador Gheewhan Kim, in his first major address as the new Consul General at the Korean Consulate General in New York, discusses the KORUS FTA and the Korea-U.S. economic partnership....

Read more
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 analyses on the state of the South...

Read more
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...

Read more
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,...

Read more
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...

Read more
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,...

Read more
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...

Read more

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...

Read more
Video Resources: Lectures

Sunday, October 23 @ 6:11 PM

Video Resources: Lectures

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
Introductory Korean II

Wednesday, September 23 @ 6:15 PM

Introductory Korean II

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...

Read more
Intermediate Korean III

Tuesday, September 22 @ 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...

Read more
Advanced Reading & Discussion

Tuesday, September 22 @ 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...

Read more
Intermediate Korean II

Tuesday, September 22 @ 6:15 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 complicated cultural contexts. This course focuses...

Read more
Advanced Korean

Tuesday, September 22 @ 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...

Read more
Intermediate Korean I

Monday, September 21 @ 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...

Read more

Arts & Culture

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...

Read more
New York Insiders by Korean Outsiders

Wednesday, September 23 @ 6:30 PM

New York Insiders by Korean Outsiders

Look into the New York art world through the perspectives of three Korean authors: Seongmin Ahn, Christina Kang, and Katie Bomi Son. They share their respective experiences as an artist,...

Read more
Korean-American Adoptee Voices

Thursday, September 17 @ 6:30 PM

Korean-American Adoptee Voices

The Korea Society and KoreanAmericanStory.org present an evening of readings by acclaimed Korean adoptee writers. Matthew Salesses, Milton Washington, Heather Schultz, and Sunee Kim share their unique voices...

Read more
Korean History in Maps

Wednesday, August 19 @ 6:30 PM

Korean History in Maps

Michael D. Shin, lecturer in Korean Studies at the University of Cambridge, and editor of the new historical atlas, Korean History in Mapsfrom Prehistory to the Twenty-First Century, ...

Read more
Dessert and a Movie

Wednesday, August 12 @ 6:00 PM

Dessert and a Movie

Watch Antique Bakery, a lighthearted buddy comedy with a dark mystery, and enjoy delicious Korean pastries and patbingsu (shaved ice with sweet beans and other toppings)!   The Dessert Every Korean...

Read more
Korean Salads for Summer

Wednesday, July 29 @ 6:00 PM

Korean Salads for Summer

Culinary instructor Shin Kim returns to The Korea Society to introduce a variety of fresh Korean salads for summer menus. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to make four different...

Read more
14th New York Asian Film Festival

Monday, July 6 @ 8:45 PM

14th New York Asian Film Festival

The Korea Society presents the best of Korea cinema at the largest exhibition of Asian films in the United States. The festival will be attended by director Im Soon-rye, producers Shin...

Read more
The Cold War on Film

Monday, June 8 @ 6:30 PM

The Cold War on Film

Dr. Hyangjin Lee, this year’s Kim Koo Visiting Professor of Korean Studies at Harvard University, examines the evolution of anti-Communist films in South Korea. Dr. Lee explores the historical legacy...

Read more
Korean Folk Painting Workshop with Seongmin Ahn

Wednesday, June 3 @ 6:00 PM

Korean Folk Painting Workshop with Seong…

Learn about Minhwa, Korean folk painting, from artist Seongmin Ahn in this 3 week course. Minhwa commonly refers to a genre of Korean folk art from the late Chosŏn era...

Read more
Classics Reimagined

Tuesday, June 2 @ 6:30 PM

Classics Reimagined

Authors Adrienne Leslie and Patricia Park discuss and read from Alice Again and Re Jane, contemporary retellings that pay homage to Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre, but with a...

Read more

Special Events

25th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, October 5 @ 10:00 AM

25th Annual Golf Tournament

The Korea Society invites you to its 25th Annual Van Fleet Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament! This year's celebratory tournament will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Montammy Golf Club...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
An Evening with Chef Esther Choi of Mokbar

Thursday, June 11 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening with Chef Esther Choi of Mokb…

Esther Choi, owner and chef of Mŏkbar , will share her remarkable and entrepreneurial journey from pharmacy student to restaurant owner. Winning the Village Voice Readers’ Choice Best New...

Read more
--SOLD OUT-- Private Tour of Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the MET

Friday, June 5 @ 4:00 PM

--SOLD OUT-- Private Tour of Korea: 100 …

--SOLD OUT-- In celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s hundredth-anniversary of the establishment of its Department of Asian Art, the museum is showcasing its unparalleled collection of Asian art—the most...

Read more
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...

Read more
2014 Van Fleet Award Honorees

Tuesday, March 10 @ 4:37 PM

2014 Van Fleet Award Honorees

  Key Note Speaker & 2014 Van Fleet Award Honoree   MARILLYN A. HEWSONCHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, AND CEOLOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION       Marillyn A. Hewson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. She...

Read more
2013 Van Fleet Award Honorees

Tuesday, March 10 @ 3:33 PM

2013 Van Fleet Award Honorees

  2013 Van Fleet Award Honoree The 2013 Van Fleet Award was awarded to all Korean and U.S. diplomats who have worked to strengthen the 60-year alliance. Ambassador Ahn from Washington and...

Read more
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,...

Read more

The Korea Society - Dedicated to the promotion of greater understanding and cooperation between the US and Korea

home desktop top