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Language Classes

Monday, January 22, 2018 | 6:00 PM
Registration is now open for our Winter 2018 Korean language classes. The Winter Session offers “Introductory” to “Advanced Reading and Discussion” classes that run from January 22 - April 11, 2018 . The Korea Society's Korean language classes are a great way to learn Korean in a small-class setting from university affiliated and native-speaking instructors. Winter Session classes meet once a week for 12 weeks for a total of 21… Read More

P’ansori Recital with Jin Wook Hong

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 6:30 PM
Proclaimed by UNESCO in 2003 as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, p’ansori is a unique genre of Korean musical storytelling. Singer, Jin Wook Hong, performs traditional and contemporary pieces in this style, accompanied by musicians on the gayageum, bass, drums, and keyboard. 6:30 PM | Registration and Reception 7:15 PM | Performance Korea Society Fellow, Patron, and Corporate members, please registerHERE for complimentary tickets. Join our membership… Read More

Forecasting Korean Politics and Security

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 12:00 PM
This noon session serving policy and corporate leaders examines politics, stability and security on and around the Korean Peninsula. This session features Dr. Sue Mi Terry, who has assumed leadership of Korea programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Terry, who appears widely in media and was featured at a recent New Yorker event, speaks with Dr. Stephen Noerper, Korea Society senior director, and lends thoughts to… Read More

South Korea at a Crossroads

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Against the backdrop of China’s mounting influence and North Korea’s growing nuclear capability and expanding missile arsenal, South Korea faces a set of strategic choices that will shape its economic prospects and national security. In South Korea at the Crossroads, Scott A. Snyder examines the trajectory of fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and offers predictions—and a prescription—for the future. Pairing a historical perspective with a shrewd understanding of… Read More

Family Day: Korean New Year 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 11:00 AM
Join us to celebrate Sŏllal, the Korean New Year, with a day of fun-filled family activities at The Korea Society! Enjoy storytelling, participate in arts workshops, compete in traditional games, and more! Limited space please register in advance. Tickets:Members: $25 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $10 for individualsNon-members: $30 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $15 for individuals Join our membership program here!… Read More

Politics, Policy, and PyeongChang 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 9:00 AM
These first-Wednesday monthly roundtables draw members and supporters from policy, corporate, media, academe, and the United Nations to discuss and debate Korea’s leadership, regional relations or the North Korea challenge. The 2018 kickoff addresses issues of politics and policy in the lead-up to the Winter Games and takes place two days prior to the Opening Ceremonies. Korea Society senior director and Columbia adjunct professor Stephen Noerper addresses the lead-up to… Read More
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