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The Korea Society in the News

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
1/18/18Comparative Connectionsby Stephen NoerperTensions, Tests, and Drift North Korea’s sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3 and its Nov. 29 ICBM test launch were unfortunate bookends to increased tension between North Korea and the US in the closing months of 2017. The missile test, which Kim Jong Un hailed as “completing the state nuclear force...” To read the full article, click here To download the article as PDF, click here 1/18/18The… Read More


Heungnam Remembered

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 4:00 PM
Author Ned Forney and retired Admiral J. Robert Lunney discuss the Heungnam Evacuation and Lunney’s “Ship of Miracles” in this special holiday event commemorating the United Nation’s first humanitarian evacuation. Forney speaks to his major Seoul daily release profiling six descendants of those saved, including South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Lunney, who welcomed President Moon to Virginia during his first US visit as President, shares reflections on those harrowing days,… Read More



Friday, December 8, 2017 | 6:00 PM
© David Alan Harvey / Magnum Photos / EurophotosJeju is home to the world-famous haenyeo, female divers who gather marine goods for a living. These women have received considerable attention from around the globe. The haenyeo symbolize Jeju women, their unyielding spirit and lead role in boosting the Jeju economy. UNESCO designated Jeju haenyeo as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Magnum Photographer David Alan Harvey stayed in Jeju for… Read More


Have Olympic fever? You will. Curious about the first of the three successive Olympics Games in Northeast Asia beginning in 2018? Amazed by photos of PyeongChang ready to host the world? The Hon. Lee Hee-beom, President and CEO of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee, speaks to Korea Society members, media and other dignitaries in advance of the XXIII Winter Games. The day after a United Nations resolution… Read More

Trump in Asia

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Pacific Forum CSIS President Ralph Cossa discusses President Trump's visit to Korea and East Asia, as well as the political and security landscape of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. Cossa reflects on Trump's message on North Korea, concerns over missile and nuclear capabilities, and challenges to and opportunities for Korea-US coordination and trilateral cooperation. Senior director and Columbia professor Stephen Noerper facilitates this special news maker dialogue, which also… Read More
Will Russia play a constructive role in helping stem tensions around the Korean Peninsula? Or will it play the role of spoiler given a decline in US-Russia relations? How do the approaches of Moscow toward Pyongyang and Seoul square with those of Beijing? How is South Korea responding? Noted Russian professor Anna Kireeva speaks to dynamics in Korea’s relations with Russia and China, as well as Russia’s Asia pivot, as… Read More
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