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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.

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Korea-China Relations: Part II


Published: Fri, 12 May 2017 15:43:55 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Korean Presidential Election Commentary with Stephen Costello, AsiaEast


Published: Thu, 11 May 2017 20:55:47 +0000
Summary: 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,..


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Korean Presidential Election Commentary with Prof. Gi-Wook Shin, Stanford University


Published: Thu, 11 May 2017 15:51:11 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Global Pivotal Powers: MIKTA and the Search for a Strategic Rationale


Published: Thu, 04 May 2017 19:57:46 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Trade Talks: KORUS FTA at 5


Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:31:42 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Korea-China Relations with John Park


Published: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:14:50 +0000
Summary: 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..


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US-Korea-Japan Trade Relations: Recent Developments and Future Prospects


Published: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:46:41 +0000
Summary: 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..


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North Korean Human Rights: Marking the Third Anniversary of the UN Commission of Inquiry Report with Activist Seong-ho Ji


Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:09:56 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Women in Tech: A Conversation with Altos Ventures’ Hee-Eun Park


Published: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:48:46 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Forecasting for 2017: Politics and Security of Korea and East Asia


Published: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:09:25 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Forecasting for 2017: Key Economic Challenges for Korea and Asia


Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:19:08 +0000
Summary: 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..


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North Korea’s Information Revolution with Jieun Baek


Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:00:50 +0000
Summary: 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..


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The Gentleman From Japan with author James Church


Published: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:25:58 +0000
Summary: 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...


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Advising the Next US President on Korea


Published: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:43:01 +0000
Summary: 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..


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The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia


Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:45:18 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Year in Review: Korea’s Economy and Regional Markets


Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:12:37 +0000
Summary: 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. ..


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K-Beauty Guru: Charlotte Cho from SOKO GLAM


Published: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:40:20 +0000
Summary: 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..


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A Year in Review: Regional Politics and Security with Ralph Cossa


Published: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:03:08 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Changing American Perceptions of North Korea since 1948


Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:36:59 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia with author Victor Cha


Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:47:54 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Prometheus: The Art of Tchah Sup Kim


Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:26:31 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Royal Threads: Historical Representations in Costume Design


Published: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:46:54 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Korea, East Asia and the US Presidential Election


Published: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:34:07 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Seoul Man: A Memoir of Cars, Culture, Crisis, and Unexpected Hilarity Inside a Korean Corporate Titan


Published: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:09:49 +0000
Summary: 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..


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National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun


Published: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:50:58 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula


Published: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:57:57 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Next Steps in Korea-Japan Relations


Published: Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:33:40 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Special Roundtable on Korea and the US Presidential Campaigns


Published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:17:54 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Progress in US-Korea Relations with David Kang


Published: Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:51:29 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Remapping Identity Politics in K-Pop


Published: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:13:30 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Fault Lines in a Rising Asia with Chung Min Lee


Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 16:57:13 +0000
Summary: 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 ..


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2016 Annual Dinner with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon & POSCO Chairman Kwon Ohjoon


Published: Fri, 20 May 2016 21:02:49 +0000
Summary: 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..


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The Legacy of General James Van Fleet


Published: Tue, 17 May 2016 19:36:03 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Engaging North Korea with Stephan Haggard


Published: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:36:37 +0000
Summary: 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..


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South Korean Parliamentary Election Roundtable


Published: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:48:09 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Intro to North Korea


Published: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:02:30 +0000
Summary: 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. ..


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The Global Internet of Things (IoT) Trend and Korea


Published: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:36:57 +0000
Summary: 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..


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US-Korea Trade: FTA at 4 years


Published: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:59:29 +0000
Summary: 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..


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K-Beauty Show


Published: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:18:32 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Understanding Intellectual Property for Media Startups


Published: Fri, 04 Mar 2016 21:19:39 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Korea-Japan Relations: Potential and Progress


Published: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:07:18 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Political Forecast 2016: Korea and Its Neighbors


Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:08:37 +0000
Summary: 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..


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North Korean Human Rights: Two Years beyond the COI Report


Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:54:12 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Invisible Children: The Stateless Children of North Korean Refugees


Published: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:38:51 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Economic Forecast 2016: Korea and Its Neighbors


Published: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:53:13 +0000
Summary: 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..


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The Invitation-Only Zone with Robert Boynton


Published: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:08:19 +0000
Summary: 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..


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North Korean Human Rights Revisited: Perspective of a Former North Korean Elite


Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:05:18 +0000
Summary: 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..


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U.S. Fed Interest Rate Normalization: The Impact on Korea, the U.S., and the Global Economy


Published: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:33:19 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Reading the Two Koreas: Getting it Right


Published: Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:11:08 +0000
Summary: 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..


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Korea and Banking in the 1970s


Published: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:37:11 +0000
Summary: 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..


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