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The Korea Society in the News

Sunday, August 16 @ 12:00 PM

The Korea Society in the News

4/24/14   Bloomberg - All Podcasts - CastRollerApril 24,2014 - Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President of The Korea Society discusses President Obama's trip to Asia.     4/21/14 CNN: Ferry disaster's toll on familiesApril 19...

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------CANCELLED------Korea and Security in Northeast Asia: Perspectives from the National Assembly

Friday, August 22 @ 10:00 AM

------CANCELLED------Korea and Security …

-----CANCELLED----- The Korean National Assembly’s Chairman of the National Defense Committee, Hwang Jin Ha, addresses New York City influence makers on Korea’s current foreign and defense affairs outlook. He addresses the...

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Korea-China-Japan Triangle and U.S. Policy Choices: A Korean Perspective

Tuesday, August 12 @ 10:00 AM

Korea-China-Japan Triangle and U.S. Poli…

In a roundtable discussion, Dr. Park Jin, recent fellow with the Wilson Center, examines the Korea-China-Japan triangle and U.S. policy options in Northeast Asia. Moderated by Dr. Stephen Noerper, senior...

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---POSTPONED---Korea and the Politics of Identity III: Essays and Identity

Friday, July 11 @ 10:00 AM

---POSTPONED---Korea and the Politics of…

POSTPONED The Korea Society welcomes Queens College Professor Pyonggap Min and the staff of the Korean American Data Bank as they award the winners of this year’s essay contest on Korea,...

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Walter "Skip" Sharp

Monday, June 30 @ 5:30 PM

Walter "Skip" Sharp

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and The Korea Society invite you to meet Walter “Skip” Sharp, retired United States Army Four Star General, Senior Strategic Adviser, Korea Society Board Member, and the...

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Media Perceptions and Korea

Thursday, June 26 @ 12:00 PM

Media Perceptions and Korea

Ivan Zakharchenko, UN Correspondent for Russia’s Ria-Novosti, reflects on his decades of covering the Korean Peninsula—including time in Seoul and Pyongyang reporting for TASS—as well as Russia’s growing regional interests....

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Confronting the Human Rights Challenge in North Korea

Monday, June 23 @ 12:00 PM

Confronting the Human Rights Challenge i…

During Kim Jong-un’s rule, North Korea’s unrelenting deprivation of fundamental human rights has, if possible, gotten even worse. North Koreans seek to flee the regime ruled by political prisons, torture,...

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North Korea's Prisoners: The Gender Dimension

Wednesday, June 18 @ 6:00 PM

North Korea's Prisoners: The Gender Dime…

Roberta Cohen, co-chair of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and Jinhye Jo, a North Korean refugee, examine the violence against women in North Korean prison camps. Ms....

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Korea and the Politics of Identity II: The First Generation

Thursday, June 12 @ 6:00 PM

Korea and the Politics of Identity II: T…

Susan Cox, Holt International Vice President of Policy and External Affairs and Honorary Korean Consul General for Oregon, looks at how the first generation of Korean-American adoptees—many now senior citizens—built...

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Obama visits Asia: State of the Rebalance

Friday, May 23 @ 12:00 PM

Obama visits Asia: State of the Rebalanc…

State of the Rebalance Thomas Hubbard, US State Department/Korea Society/McLarty AssociateMay 23,2014   President Obama’s recent trip to Asia was a timely, perhaps necessary, reminder that the “rebalance” to Asia remains an important...

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Corporate

2014 Financial Hub Seoul Conference

Monday, September 22 @ 4:00 PM

2014 Financial Hub Seoul Conference

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), the Fn Hub Korea of the Financial Supervisory Service, and The Korea Society will host a conference on September 22 at...

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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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Corporate Legacies: In Conversation with Nicholas Bratt

Thursday, November 7 @ 5:30 PM

Corporate Legacies: In Conversation with…

Nicholas Bratt, Managing Director at Lazard and a member of the Board of Lazard Asset Management Pacific, was Scudder’s breakout force in Korean investment and in opening Korea’s markets to...

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From Silicon Valley to Songdo: Studies in U.S.-Korea Innovation

Thursday, October 31 @ 5:30 PM

From Silicon Valley to Songdo: Studies i…

Boston Consulting Group and Bloomberg LLP list Korea and the U.S. as the top-two global innovators. An example lies in efforts at building knowledge bridges, with Korea’s high-tech Songdo, Incheon...

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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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Korea Through Dance

Monday, September 29 @ 6:30 PM

Korea Through Dance

Explore Korean culture through dance! Participants will enjoy learning six exciting types of Korean dance including: HalRyang Mu (한량무), Sogo Ch’um (소고춤), Bong San Tal Ch’um (봉산탈춤), Ip Ch’um (입춤),...

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Introductory Korean I

Wednesday, September 10 @ 8:00 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 Korean

Wednesday, September 10 @ 8:00 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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Introductory Korean II

Wednesday, September 10 @ 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...

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Introductory Korean III

Wednesday, September 10 @ 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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Intermediate Korean II

Tuesday, September 9 @ 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...

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Intermediate Korean I

Monday, September 8 @ 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...

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Advance Reading & Discussion

Monday, September 8 @ 8:00 PM

Advance 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, September 8 @ 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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Arts & Culture

Indie K-pop Spotlight: Lucite Tokki

Thursday, October 2 @ 6:00 PM

Indie K-pop Spotlight: Lucite Tokki

K-pop performers from Korea’s major labels are well known throughout the globe. Now, artists signed to Korea’s independent music labels are gradually attracting international recognition. Like a breath of fresh...

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MADE IN NEW YORK/ MADE IN SEOUL

Wednesday, October 1 @ 6:00 PM

MADE IN NEW YORK/ MADE IN SEOUL

The Korea Society invites you to celebrate the opening of Made in New York/ Made in Seoul, to be held at the Seoul Museum of Art’s Gyeonghuigung Annex on Wednesday,...

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Euny Hong: The Birth of Korean Cool

Thursday, September 25 @ 6:30 PM

Euny Hong: The Birth of Korean Cool

Author Euny Hong discusses her  first nonfiction book, The Birth of Korean Cool, which mixes stories from her childhood in Korea with in-depth reporting and exclusive interviews with government officials...

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Holiday Rice Cakes for Chuseok

Thursday, September 4 @ 6:00 PM

Holiday Rice Cakes for Chuseok

On Chuseok, Korea’s Thanksgiving Day, families gather to celebrate the fall harvest and give thanks to their ancestors. The day includes a sumptuous feast, topped off with songpyeon, sesame and...

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PO KIM: A Memorial Tribute

Wednesday, September 3 @ 6:00 PM

PO KIM: A Memorial Tribute

Po Kim’s artistic career was characterized by an ever-evolving style, and an eagerness to seek out new areas of inspiration. His paintings, often large in scale, were bold and compelling,...

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------CANCELLED------Telling a Korean Family History

Tuesday, August 12 @ 6:30 PM

------CANCELLED------Telling a Korean Fa…

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this program has been cancelled.We apologize for the inconvenience.  Koreans are known for their keen interest in genealogy and, long before there was ancestry.com, many...

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Han Chung Eun’s Starlight Forest Concert

Thursday, July 31 @ 6:00 PM

Han Chung Eun’s Starlight Forest Concert

 Renowned flutist Han Chung Eun presents fresh interpretations of traditional Korean court music through solo performances and duets with Rami Seo on Gayakeum. Chung Eun’s recent performances include the historic...

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Korea’s Taste of Summer

Tuesday, July 22 @ 6:00 PM

Korea’s Taste of Summer

Explore the tastes of summertime in Korea in this cooking demonstration and hands on workshop led by culinary instructor and food writer, Shin Kim. Learn to prepare bibim guksu (spicy...

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Gallery Talk: Contemporary Printmaking

Thursday, July 10 @ 5:30 PM

Gallery Talk: Contemporary Printmaking

Learn about the fascinating history of printmaking in Asia and the West from Bruce Waldman, professor of printmaking at the School of Visual Arts. Professor Waldman will explain how printmaking...

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ROUGH PLAY

Thursday, July 3 @ 6:30 PM

ROUGH PLAY

  North American Premiere Rough. Raw. Real. The Kim Ki-duk school of filmmaking has given us several great projects produced and written by Kim and directed by young filmmakers: Poongsan, Bedevilled, and now...

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Special Events

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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A Talk with Jung-Kyu Kim

Friday, February 7 @ 12:30 PM

A Talk with Jung-Kyu Kim

  Over the last 15 years, Jung-kyu Kim has traveled extensively throughout Asia and worked in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Singapore. In 2008, he was one of the founding directors...

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Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2014

Thursday, January 30 @ 6:00 PM

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea …

You’re Invited to Celebrate the Lunar New Year at our Annual Appreciation Party   Ring in the Year of the Horse, Gangnam-style! Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment with friends, members, and supporters of...

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A Talk with Kyung-wha Kang

Thursday, December 12 @ 12:30 PM

A Talk with Kyung-wha Kang

  At our first brown bag lunch for young professionals, Dr. Kyung-wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

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An Evening with Martin E. Kim

Monday, November 18 @ 6:30 PM

An Evening with Martin E. Kim

  What are Major League Baseball contract negotiations like from the inside? How do you market a popular Korean confectionery, the Choco Pie,  to Americans? What are ace pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin...

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