The Korea Society, an American organization promoting greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea, presents the leading voices in public policy, business, education, intercultural relations, and the arts.
Published: Fri, 12 May 2017 15:43:55 +0000Summary: May 11, 2017 - Korea Society President Thomas Byrne convenes a discussion on Korea-China Relations, with former Newsweek Beijing Correspondent Isaac Stone Fish and Stimson Center Senior Associate Yun Sun, formerly with the International Crisis Group's off..
Published: Thu, 11 May 2017 20:55:47 +0000Summary: May 10, 2017 - Stephen Noerper in conversation with AsiaEast producer Stephen Costello. Costello served with the Kim Dae Jung Peace Foundation USA and Atlantic Council. He is in Seoul to meet with advisors to the new administration. For more information,..
Published: Thu, 11 May 2017 15:51:11 +0000Summary: May 10, 2017 - Join Korea Society senior director and Columbia University adjunct professor Stephen Noerper in conversation with Tong Yang, Korea Foundation and Korea Stanford Alumni Chair of Korean Studies Gi-Wook Shin. Professor Shin appears remotely fr..
Published: Thu, 04 May 2017 19:57:46 +0000Summary: May 4, 2017 - Perth USAsia Center CEO and Professor Gordon Flake and former Australian Foreign and Defense Minister Stephen Smith join in conversation with Korea Society President Thomas Byrne to examine new middle level diplomacies under MIKTA. Mexico, I..
Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:31:42 +0000Summary: March 10, 2017 - Former ROK Minister for Trade Jong-Hoon Kim, Vice President and Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler, and US Chamber of Commerce SVP Tami Overby assess the perf..
Published: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:14:50 +0000Summary: March 7, 2017 - Korea-China Relations, featuring John Park, Harvard University, in conversation with senior director Stephen Noerper. John Park, co-author of Stopping North Korea Inc. (MIT, 2016), returns from Beijing and Seoul and offers new insights int..
Published: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:46:41 +0000Summary: February 23, 2017 - US-Korea-Japan Trade Relations: Recent Developments and Future Prospects, co-sponsored with the Japan Society and the Asia Society Policy Institute. Despite enduring frictions, Korea and Japan are critically important trade partners an..
Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:09:56 +0000Summary: February 24, 2017 - To mark the third anniversary of the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry Report, the Korea Society welcomes Seong-ho Ji, a North Korean defector and human rights activist. Ji speaks on North Korean human rights at an in..
Published: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:48:46 +0000Summary: February 16, 2017 - Despite women blazing the trail at tech companies like Naver and Kakao, a deep divide remains among men and women at the top. Less than ten percent of startup founders are women in Korea, while a quarter of startups are run by women in..
Published: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:09:25 +0000Summary: February 2, 2017 - Featuring BowerGroupAsia managing director for Korea, Sue Mi Terry, and Park Strategies senior vice president Sean King, in conversation with senior director Stephen Noerper. Terry and King, two of the city’s hottest analysts of Korea..
Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:19:08 +0000Summary: January 19, 2017 - Changyong Rhee, Director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, and Alexander “Sandy” Wolfson, Managing Director and Head of Global Country Risk Management at Citi, discuss key economic challenges and assess global risks facing..
Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:00:50 +0000Summary: December 13, 2016 - Jieun Baek discusses North Korea’s Hidden Revolution, her new book on the information network growing within North Korea through exposure to foreign films, television, and books. Baek argues that access to information is sparking irr..
Published: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:25:58 +0000Summary: December 12, 2016 - Have a jOlly hOliday with Inspector O! The Korea Society offers its members and policy program participants a special gift in celebrating the release of the final Inspector O novel, The Gentleman from Japan, at 12 noon on December 12...
Published: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:43:01 +0000Summary: December 12, 2016 - CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha and Georgetown University Distinguished Professor Robert Gallucci release their advisory for the incoming President and next administration on how best to deal with issues and concerns on the Korean Peninsul..
Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:45:18 +0000Summary: December 6, 2016 - Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S. commander in Korea, and Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. ambassador to Korea and William J. Perry Distinguished Fellow in the Korea Program at Stanford..
Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:12:37 +0000Summary: December 1, 2016 - Korea Society president Thomas Byrne facilitates a conversation with the International Monetary Fund’s Asia and Pacific Department’s Deputy Division Chief, Koshy Mathai, on how the Korean economy and regional markets fared in 2016. ..
Published: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:40:20 +0000Summary: November 17, 2016 - Dive deep into the K-Beauty world with Soko Glam co-founders Charlotte and Dave Cho. The evening will begin with a panel discussion led by Vogue editor Monica Kim about Chos’ journey with Soko Glam and The Klog, and how their company..
Published: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:03:08 +0000Summary: November 3, 2016 - Pacific Forum CSIS President Ralph Cossa reflects on 2016 developments impacting Northeast Asia, from the step-up in tensions on and around the Korean Peninsula to the South China Sea, in conversation with Stephen Noerper. For more inf..
Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:36:59 +0000Summary: October 25, 2016 - This presentation by Brandon Gauthier will examine how portrayals of North Korea by the U.S. government and popular media diminished the possibility of diplomatic cooperation between the United States and the Democratic People’s Repub..
Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:47:54 +0000Summary: October 21, 2016 - Georgetown University professor and CSIS Korea chair Victor Cha discusses Powerplay, his new book that examines the evolution and importance of America's alliances with Korea and other nations in East Asia. Cha argues that the US must m..
Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:26:31 +0000Summary: October 13, 2016 - Tchah Sup Kim has experimented with a wide variety of genres and methods, including pop art, geometric abstraction, mail art, readymade objects, environmental art, and minimalism. Although the styles and materials have changed over time..
Published: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:46:54 +0000Summary: September 29, 2016 - Dr. Minjung Lee, visiting scholar at University of California Davis, outlines the evolution of traditional attire throughout Korean history, reveals her research methods, and shares tales about her career as a costume designer for KBS..
Published: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:34:07 +0000Summary: October 6, 2016 - Mansfield Foundation president Frank Jannuzi and NCNK executive director Keith Luse, both former senior advisors to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discuss the positions of candidates Clinton and Trump respective to Korea and Asi..
Published: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:09:49 +0000Summary: September 15, 2016 - Frank Ahrens, who served eighteen years as a journalist with the Washington Post, reflects on his experience living and working in Korea. Ahrens was the highest-ranking non-Korean executive at Hyundai Motor Company. A book signing fol..
Published: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:50:58 +0000Summary: September 15, 2016 - Speaker of the Republic of Korea’s 20th National Assembly, Chung Sye-kyun, addresses current developments on the Korean Peninsula, the Korea-US alliance, and Korea’s regional and global leadership in a special address to Korea Soc..
Published: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:57:57 +0000Summary: September 12, 2016 - Ha Young-sun, chairman of the board of the East Asia Institute; Chun Chaesung, chair of EAI’s Asia Security Initiative Research Center; and Sohn Yul, dean and professor of the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei Unive..
Published: Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:33:40 +0000Summary: September 8, 2016 - Pacific Forum CSIS executive director Brad Glosserman and Council on Foreign Relations fellow and director Scott Snyder, authors of The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash, address progress and potential in Korea-Japan relations in a sess..
Published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:17:54 +0000Summary: July 25, 2016 - The general theme of the round table will be Korea, the US Presidential Campaigns, and Rising Tensions on the Peninsula. We welcome Sang Sin LEE, a research fellow from the Korea Institute for National Unification; the Hon. Jin PARK, Pres..
Published: Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:51:29 +0000Summary: June 2, 2016 - In the wake of recent security challenges on the Korean Peninsula and in advance of the US Presidential elections, USC Korean Studies Institute director and noted professor David Kang discusses the progress, pitfalls, and potential in US-RO..
Published: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:13:30 +0000Summary: May 31, 2016 - The creators behind EXP (Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda, and Samantha Y. Shao), the first non-Korean K-pop boy band, discuss the themes of cultural authorship and originality, posing the question, what is lost in translation with regard to identity..
Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 16:57:13 +0000Summary: May 25, 2016 - In his new release, Fault Lines in a Rising Asia, ambassador, scholar, and analyst Chung Min Lee addresses the downsides of Asia’s rise and the conventional narrative that surrounds it. Dr. Lee examines Asia's economic ascent in contrast ..
Published: Fri, 20 May 2016 21:02:49 +0000Summary: May 18, 2016 - Keynote speaker Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, and Van Fleet Award recipient Kwon Ohjoon, Chairman & CEO of POSCO, deliver remarks at The Korea Society's 2016 Annual Dinner. For more information, please visit the link below: http://www..
Published: Tue, 17 May 2016 19:36:03 +0000Summary: May 17, 2016 - Joseph McChristian, president of the Van Fleet Foundation, discusses the life and legacy of Korean War commanding general James Van Fleet. McChristian, Van Fleet’s grandson, examines his grandfather's “will to win,” love for the peopl..
Published: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:36:37 +0000Summary: April 14, 2016 - Stephan Haggard, author of Hard Target: Engaging North Korea, provides an assessment of a North Korea that is undergoing substantial economic and social change under the Kim Jong Un regime, in conversation with Korea Society president Tho..
Published: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:48:09 +0000Summary: April 6, 2016 - The New York-based Korea Society and Washington-based Korea Economic Institute (KEI) held a pre-Korean Parliamentary election roundtable discussion on Wednesday, April 6, at The Korea Society headquarters in NYC. South Koreans vote for Nat..
Published: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:02:30 +0000Summary: March 29, 2016 - In conversation with the 2016 Project Bridge Youth Ambassadors, Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Director of Policy, examines the major social, political, and economic factors responsible for today's North Korea.
Published: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:36:57 +0000Summary: March 31, 2016 - SparkLabs Co-Founder & Partner Bernard Moon introduces a new Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator planned for launch in Songdo and Seoul which provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to take the lead of the global IoT trend. Ilan Abehasse..
Published: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:59:29 +0000Summary: March 17, 2016 - Now in force for four years, the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) has seen some observers question the extent of trade benefits and economic gains for the US and Korean economies. Michael Beeman of the US-Korea Business Council p..
Published: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:18:32 +0000Summary: March 9, 2016 - Experience the K-Beauty regimen firsthand at The Korea Society's first ever K-Beauty Show! Learn about K-Beauty trends, the emergence of K-Culture, and meet beauty experts including Alicia Yoon of Peach & Lily, makeup artist Seong Hee Park..
Published: Fri, 04 Mar 2016 21:19:39 +0000Summary: March 4, 2016 - Join us for a corporate luncheon event with Seung Bak, Co-founder & CEO of Dramafever, David Kim, Attorney at The Hollywood Lawyers, and Brian Lee, Partner at SKIG and former GM at Maker Studios. This joint Kotra NY-IP Desk-Korea Society e..
Published: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:07:18 +0000Summary: March 3, 2016 - Frayed relations between Korea and Japan appear to be on the mend with the late December announcement aimed at drawing the comfort women issue to a close. In conveying his apology to President Park, Prime Minister Abe voiced hope for a new..
Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:08:37 +0000Summary: February 25, 2016 - The United States and Korea see tremendous regional flux in 2016. Tensions in East Asia have grown with China's military activities in the South China Sea and East China Sea and North Korea's January 6 nuclear test and February 7 missi..
Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:54:12 +0000Summary: February 18, 2016 - The Korea Society marks two years since the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry Report (COI) with a message from South Korea's Ambassador on Human Rights Lee Jung-hoon and in-studio discussion with Greg Scarlatoiu. Exec..
Published: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:38:51 +0000Summary: February 4, 2016 - Sylvia Kim, a human rights lawyer and policy advisor with the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea, offers an overview of the international legal framework aimed at protecting stateless persons and explains the plight of th..
Published: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:53:13 +0000Summary: January 21, 2016 - Changyong Rhee, Director of the Asia and Pacific at IMF, and Tudor’s Phil Suttle provide the global and regional economic outlook for Korea and its neighbors moderated by Korea Society President Thomas Byrne.For more information, plea..
Published: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:08:19 +0000Summary: January 12, 2016 - Robert Boynton, Director at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, discusses his new book, The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project, a thoroughly researched investigative r..
Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:05:18 +0000Summary: December 16, 2015 - Mr. Kim Hyung-Soo, a biophysicist from an elite cadre in North Korea, defected to South Korea in 2009. Though his wife was able to escape, his mother was arrested and died in a North Korean prison camp. As the United Nations General As..
Published: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:33:19 +0000Summary: December 14, 2015 - The Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates mid-December and Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol recently told a gathering of business executives that the rate hikes would add pressure on emerging economies with weak fundament..
Published: Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:11:08 +0000Summary: December 1, 2015 - Robert Carlin, author, analyst and scholar at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, addresses how best to read Korean Peninsula developments, with an eye to changes in North Korea. Carlin served with the US State..
Published: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:37:11 +0000Summary: November 17, 2015 - In the 1970s, the Republic of Korea sprang forward in its appeal for investors and financiers, given strong export-led growth, close cooperation with US financial institutions, and bank representatives' pioneering efforts. First Chicag..