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THE KOREA SOCIETY is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.

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THE KOREA SOCIETY is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.

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My favorite podcast

By Autum in New York - Nov 02 2019
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The Korea Society features great programs on diverse topics, including US-Korea relations, denuclearization negotiations, art, culture, music, business and trade. I love listening to these programs on my way to work. Entertaining and educational!

Thorough and excellent analysis

By Caocao 87 - Oct 03 2018
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Great resource for understanding current events on the Korean Peninsula. The contents are diverse and interesting.

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
29
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0
3

My favorite podcast

By Autum in New York - Nov 02 2019
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The Korea Society features great programs on diverse topics, including US-Korea relations, denuclearization negotiations, art, culture, music, business and trade. I love listening to these programs on my way to work. Entertaining and educational!

Thorough and excellent analysis

By Caocao 87 - Oct 03 2018
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Great resource for understanding current events on the Korean Peninsula. The contents are diverse and interesting.

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THE KOREA SOCIETY is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.

PyeongChang 2018 Launch featuring Olympic Committee President Lee Hee-beom

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November 14, 2017 - The Hon. Lee Hee-beom, President and CEO of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee, speaks to members, media and dignitaries in advance of the XXIII Winter Games. The day after a United Nations resolution supporting the Games, President Lee shares insights into the path toward PyeongChang, final steps ahead of the February 9 Opening Ceremonies, and his hopes for PyeongChang and Korea as grand host of these historic events. Joining President Lee will be Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism the Hon. Do Jonghwan, Gangwon Province Vice Governor Song Seokdoo, and Paralympic hockey star Jung Seunghwan.

For more information, please visit the link below: http://www.koreasociety.org/policy/pyeongchang_2018_launch_featuring_olympic_committee_president_lee_hee-beom.html

Nov 15 2017

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K-beauty with Renée of Gothamista

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October 11, 2018 - Delve into K-beauty with Renée, known online as Gothamista, a prominent beauty guru on YouTube! Having a keen interest in core ingredients used in K-beauty products, she shares the latest K-beauty skin care tips and her favorite skincare regime for the fall. Moderated by Devon Abelman, Allure’s digital beauty reporter, covering viral makeup trends, rainbow hair, K-beauty and more.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1203-k-beauty-with-renee-of-gothamista

Oct 18 2018

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Stumbling Into a War Nobody Wants: How to Avoid Conflict with North Korea

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October 5, 2017 - Are the United States and North Korea on a collision course? Does tough rhetoric mean eventual conflict? The Heritage Foundation’s Bruce Klingner and BowerGroup Asia’s Sue Mi Terry speak to the current high tensions around the Korean Peninsula and ways forward. Both met with North Korean representatives in Stockholm, and these two premier analysts are among those to whom North Korea has reached out for a better understanding of the Trump Administration and its Korea policy. Society senior director Stephen Noerper facilitates this special rapid-reaction, lunchtime dialogue.

For more information, please visit the link below: http://www.koreasociety.org/policy/stumbling_into_a_war_nobody_wants_how_to_avoid_conflict_with_north_korea.html

Oct 05 2017

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The Origins of Kimchi and Soju with Michael D. Shin

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April 4, 2019 - Kimchi and soju are staples of daily life in Korea and tend to represent the cuisine for foreigners. Though kimchi and soju are strongly associated with Korea, their history has remained elusive. Cambridge's Michael D. Shin delves into the origins of these foods by looking at the eating and drinking culture of the Joseon period. This gives us a fuller picture of the life of the peasantry during that time, helping us to understand what makes kimchi and soju so characteristically Korean. This talk introduces the book Everyday Life in Joseon-Era Korea, which presents aspects of the period from the perspective of the peasantry.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/education/item/1276-the-origins-of-kimchi-and-soju

Apr 05 2019

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Dialogue with a North Korean Defector featuring Seongmin Lee

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February 22, 2018 - Join an intimate conversation with defector Seongmin Lee, who escaped North Korea in 2009. Hailing from the border town of Hyesan, Lee witnessed the tumultuous social and economic change in the wake of the 1990s famine. Lee converses with associate policy director Jonathan Corrado in this event marking the fourth anniversary of the release of the UN Commission of Inquiry Report on North Korea human rights.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1070-dialogue-with-a-north-korean-defector

Feb 24 2018

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A Brief History of Han with Michael D. Shin

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May 2, 2019 - The term han is difficult if not impossible to translate into English – at least not in a word or two. Words such as “rage” or “deep sorrow” are not sufficient to capture the complex of emotions that it evokes. Yet it is something that Koreans can readily identify when they see it. This talk examines some historical examples of han taken from both literature and real-life events. They will include the Great Revival Movement of 1907; the death and funeral of Sunjong, the last Korean emperor, in 1926; and both early-20th century and postwar literature. Through this examination, Prof. Michael Shin hopes to provide a better understanding of han – and of why generation after generation of Koreans seem to be able to feel it so acutely.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/education/item/1288-a-brief-history-of-han

May 07 2019

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North Korea, Inc.: A Breakthrough?

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March 7, 2018 - Does the announcement of North Korea's willingness to negotiate with the US represent a breakthrough? Did the maximum pressure campaign of sanctions and deterrence move Pyongyang to the announced inter-Korean summit and possibly the negotiation table with the Americans? Is there more at play or is this part of the strategy of North Korea Inc.? Are Seoul and Washington in alignment in dealing with North Korea Inc.?

Harvard University Kennedy School's Korea Working Group Director, Dr. John Park, addresses media, members and other supporters on the breaking headlines, as well as on the evolution (and devolution) of North Korea’s external trade and commercial ties, notably with China. Dr. Park joins in dialogue with Dr. Stephen Noerper, senior director for policy at the Korea Society and adjunct professor at Columbia University.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1071-north-korea-inc

Mar 07 2018

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A View into Pyongyang's Digital Life

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May 1, 2018 - Priscilla Moriuchi, Recorded Future’s Director for Strategic Threat Development, has peered into the secretive online behavior of North Korea's elites, and she's here to tell us all about her findings. Combining an astute analysis of Pyongyang's strategic culture with unique access to digital data sets and shrewd analysis, Moriuchi gives us the low down on the drivers and patterns of North Korean digital life, including social networking, news gathering, and cyber attacks.

Music credits: Track one courtesy of Elias Schutzman and Adam Bufano. Track two courtesy of Brian Moore.

May 01 2018

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The Economy of Kpop

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August 23, 2018 - Communications Director of the Korea Economic Institute of America in Washington DC, Jenna Gibson, presents on the commodification of K-culture on a global scale. Ms. Gibson reflects on regional marketing strategies and the economic impact of Korea’s exportation of Kpop.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1192-kpop-101-series-the-economy-of-kpop

Aug 27 2018

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The Case for Diplomacy: A Closer Look at Denuclearization Talks

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September 7, 2018 - As discussions to denuclearize North Korea develop, a number of vexing problems, seen in previous negotiations, have resurfaced. How can the United States and South Korea avoid the trappings while still benefiting from the successful elements of the past? To find out, The Korea Society's associate director for policy Jonathan Corrado sat down with two experts from Ploughshares Fund, Director of Policy Tom Z. Collina and Roger L. Hale Fellow Catherine Killough. They shared insights to challenge the conventional wisdom and inject some fresh air into the conversation.

Sep 07 2018

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China-Korea Relations with Yang Xiyu

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October 9, 2019 - Senior analyst Yang Xiyu, Senior Fellow at China’s Institute of International Studies, joins Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper for a discussion of China’s role on the Korean Peninsula, its relations with South Korea, recent meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and China’s commitment to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. An experienced diplomat, Yang was the inaugural director of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Office for Korean Peninsula Issues.

This program enjoys the support of Columbia University's Center for Korean Research (CKR).

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1320-china-korea-relations

Oct 09 2019

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Next Steps on the Korean Peninsula featuring former Commanders Vincent Brooks and Walter “Skip” Sharp

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April 3, 2019 - The Korea Society welcomes former United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/US Forces Korea Commanders Generals (ret.) Vincent Brooks and Walter “Skip” Sharp for an insightful hour of analysis on Korea and prospects for peace and confidence-building going forward. General Brooks, who recently completed his tenure in Korea and spoke at Stanford University in March, reflects on the state of the US-ROK alliance, US negotiations with North Korea, and progress in inter-Korea relations, in conversation with General Skip Sharp, a member of the Korea Society Board of Directors.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1291-next-steps-on-the-korean-peninsula

Apr 03 2019

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Finding Comfort in Asian Cuisine with Jeju Noodle Bar & Mr. Bing

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April 19, 2018 - Chef Douglas Kim, owner of Jeju Noodle Bar in the West Village, presents ramyun, the Korean equivalent of Japanese ramen, demonstrating distinct Korean flavors and ingredients. Brian Goldberg, the owner of Mr. Bing, with locations in the East Village, Urbanspace, and Madison Square Park, serves Beijing-style jianbing, one of the most popular Chinese street foods. The two speakers share stories of promoting comfort foods perfectly suited to the taste buds of native Koreans and Chinese, while also appealing to customers in New York City and worldwide. Moderated by Matt Rodbard, the Editor in Chief of TASTE and author of Koreatown: A Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1084-finding-comfort-in-asian-cuisine-with-jeju-noodle-bar-mr-bing

Apr 24 2018

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North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? with William Overholt

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October 3, 2019 - Harvard University’s William Overholt discusses the release of his new edited volume, North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? with Society President Tom Byrne. Overholt tackles the range of approaches to North Korea, the interplay of development and security, leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un, and challenges to alliance management.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1319-north-korea-peace-nuclear-war

Oct 03 2019

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Korea's Transition to Democracy: Thirty Years On (Part 1)

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February 15, 2018 - Marking thirty years since the shift from authoritarianism to democracy in South Korea, the Korea Society hosts analysts and experts for an intimate discussion of the transition then, the flowering of democracy since, to include the Candlelight Movement, and the state of Korea’s democracy today. This is a small-group, special recording session.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1068-korea-s-transition-to-democracy-thirty-years-on

Feb 21 2018

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Forecasting Korean Politics and Security with Sue Mi Terry

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January 26, 2018 - 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 likely developments in politics and security for Korea and her neighbors in 2018.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1061-forecasting-korean-politics-and-security

Jan 26 2018

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Gender Politics of Kpop

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December 6, 2018 - Dr. S. Heijin Lee, Assistant Professor at NYU and freelance journalist Lai Frances delve into representations of gender roles in Kpop. They explore the traditional notions of masculinity and femininity reflected in artists’ concepts and LGBTQ+ issues in Kpop.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1213-gender-politics-of-kpop

Dec 18 2018

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Insights on President Donald Trump's First State Visit to Seoul

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November 8, 2017 - Korea Society President Thomas Byrne calls in from Seoul to give us insights on President Donald Trump’s first state visit to the Blue House. As the security threat from North Korea grows, Tom provides on the ground impressions and reflections on the US-Korea alliance, the personal relationship between President Trump and President Moon, and the US-Korea trade relationship. Tom, who is also coming off a trip to Beijing, then discusses the upcoming Trump-Xi visit, highlighting the major issues that will dominate those talks.

Nov 08 2017

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Reading North Korea with Chad O'Carroll and Jan Janowski

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January 15, 2019 - Korea Risk Group CEO Chad O’Carroll and German diplomat Jan Janowski examine how to navigate information deficits when communicating within or reporting on North Korea. Lean into the new year with this informative session aimed at policy and corporate supporters, members, and media.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1233-reading-north-korea-with-chad-o-caroll-martina-aberg-somogyi-and-jan-janowski

Jan 15 2019

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After Talks, What Next with North Korea? A Post Summit Assessment.

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June 14, 2018 - How do we frame the Trump-Kim summit? What are critical next-steps? Get a Washington insider perspective with Mansfield Foundation President and CEO Frank Jannuzi and National Committee on North Korea Executive Director Keith Luse. Frank and Keith served as senior advisors to US Senate Relations Committee Chairs, and both bring unique contacts and sensibilities to this discussion on dialogue with North Korea and efforts to prevent conflict. Jannuzi and Luse join Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper. This event is conducted in proud partnership with the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP).

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1129-after-talks-what-next-with-north-korea

Jun 15 2018

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Korea’s Regional Relations with John Park

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December 5, 2019 - John Park, Korea Project Director at Harvard’s Kennedy School, joins Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper for a discussion on Korea’s current relations with Japan, China and the United States. Concluding a year that saw discord between Seoul and Tokyo and a pause in Washington-Pyongyang dialogue, Dr. Park addresses next-steps on the Peninsula and prospects for dialogue, denuclearization and enhanced regional relations.

This program enjoys the support of Columbia University's Center for Korean Research (CKR).

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1329-korea-s-regional-relations

Dec 05 2019

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Korea Security Update with Former Commander General Vincent Brooks

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November 21, 2019 - Retired General Vincent Brooks, former Commander of US Forces Korea/Combined Forces Command/United Nations Command, revisits the Korea Society for a discussion of the security situation on the Korean Peninsula, to include the latest on the US-ROK alliance, North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, dialogue efforts, and confidence building.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1328-korea-security-update

Nov 25 2019

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The Nuclear Timeline with North Korea, featuring Jung Pak and Annika Betancourt

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November 15, 2019 - North Korea has warned that it will pursue a so-called “new path” if substantive progress isn't made in negotiations with the United States by the end of the year. But what's behind this deadline, and what should we expect in the coming months? To find out, Korea Society Policy Director Jonathan Corrado sits down with two experienced analysts for insights on timelines, sequencing, and the art of diplomacy.

Dr. Jung Pak is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Center for East Asia Policy Studies. She previously held senior positions at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Annika Betancourt is a visiting fellow at Brookings and has experience with diverse aspects of the North Korea portfolio, including human rights, humanitarian aid and diplomacy from her time with the U.S. State Department.

Nov 18 2019

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US-North Korea Relations from Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un

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October 30, 2019 - History plays a role in shaping current events all over our the world -- but it seems to be especially alive in Korea. Scholars and practitioners that work on the Korean Peninsula can all agree on the importance of learning lessons from the past, but that is where the consensus stops. Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo is an Associate Professor in International Relations at King's College London and author of the book US-North Korea Relations from Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un. In this discussion with Korea Society Policy Director Jonathan Corrado, Pardo attempts to “see through the cycle” and attribute rational explanations to Pyongyang’s mercurial behavior, asserting that North Korea’s has used brinkmanship and bargaining to achieve its main goal, which he considers to be diplomatic normalization with the US.

Oct 31 2019

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A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History

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October 24, 2019 - Author Seth Berkman discusses the release of his new book on South Korea’s women’s hockey team at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. In conversation with Society Policy Director Jonathan Corrado, Berkman, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and SPIN and on ESPN, chronicles the tale of a group of young women who brought the Koreas closer in new ways.

This program enjoys the support of Columbia University's Center for Korean Research (CKR).

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1324-a-team-of-their-own-how-an-international-sisterhood-made-olympic-history

Oct 25 2019

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New Thinking from Korea and China

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October 17, 2019 - New generation scholars from Korea and China join Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper for a discussion on developments in regional politics and security, North Korea’s denuclearization, and visions for the Korean Peninsula. This National Committee on American Foreign Policy event offers unique insights from young professionals for members and media. Speakers include: Dr. Jihwan Hwang from the University of Seoul, Dr. Jina Kim from the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis (KIDA), Dr. Xiaoyu Pu from the University of Nevada, Reno, and Nan Li from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of American Studies.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1322-new-thinking-from-korea-and-china

Oct 17 2019

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2019 Sherman Family Emerging Scholar Lecture - P'ansori Mountain Pilgrimages: Land as Interlocutor in Contemporary Korean Oral Performance and Literature

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October 11, 2019 - University of Colorado Boulder Visiting Assistant Professor Ivanna Sang Een Yi addresses P’ansori Mountain Pilgrimages: Land as Interlocutor in Contemporary Korean Oral Performance and Literature. In a presentation both spoken and sung, Professor Yi conceptualizes the contemporary practice of p’ansori san kongbu, mountain study, as a form of pilgrimage. A reception follows the lecture, the third in this annual lecture series encouraging new thought leadership on Korea in the United States.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1321-2019-sherman-family-emerging-scholar-lecture

Oct 16 2019

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Korean Sool 101

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October 10, 2019 - Join us for a fun evening to learn about - and taste! - the signature alcoholic beverages of Korea: Soju and Makgeolli: what makes them so unique and tasty, and how they are becoming ever so popular outside of Korea. Meet the young Korean Americans continuing and putting their own marks on the tradition.

Alice Jun is a champion for authentic Korean food and drink, and has been brewing makgeolli since she was a child. She started Hana Makgeolli as a passion project, but due to overwhelmingly positive feedback she received on her makgeolli, she is building Hana Makgeolli as the foremost purveyor of artisanal Korean rice alcohol in the U.S.

Daniel Lee introduced soju, the popular Korean spirit, to his friend at George Washington University, Maxwell Fine, some time ago in New York. The two decided to make their own without artificial sweeteners and other additives, as a sideline to their day jobs in finance and law. Named for the Manhattan block known as Koreatown, they introduced West 32 Soju in 2017.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1332-korean-sool-101

Oct 15 2019

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China-Korea Relations with Yang Xiyu

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October 9, 2019 - Senior analyst Yang Xiyu, Senior Fellow at China’s Institute of International Studies, joins Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper for a discussion of China’s role on the Korean Peninsula, its relations with South Korea, recent meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and China’s commitment to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. An experienced diplomat, Yang was the inaugural director of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Office for Korean Peninsula Issues.

This program enjoys the support of Columbia University's Center for Korean Research (CKR).

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1320-china-korea-relations

Oct 09 2019

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North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? with William Overholt

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October 3, 2019 - Harvard University’s William Overholt discusses the release of his new edited volume, North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? with Society President Tom Byrne. Overholt tackles the range of approaches to North Korea, the interplay of development and security, leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un, and challenges to alliance management.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1319-north-korea-peace-nuclear-war

Oct 03 2019

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A Conversation with Jihoon Rim, former CEO of Kakao

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Septermber 19, 2019 - Mr. Jihoon Rim, executive advisor and former CEO at Kakao and Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern School of Business, shares his experiences as the leader of Kakao, the most widely used mobile platform in Korea. His in depth insight is relevant for young professionals seeking to expand their networks and deepen their knowledge of the Korean mobile platform industry. Burgeoning entrepreneurs will also benefit from Mr. Rim’s experience as CEO. This engaging discussion is moderated by Ms. Minnie Roh, CUNY TV’s news correspondent on Asian American Life.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1318-a-conversation-with-jihoon-rim-former-ceo-of-kakao

Sep 20 2019

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Hong Gildong, the Invincible and Righteous Outlaw by Professor Minsoo Kang

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September 12, 2019 - Hong Gildong, who is sometimes referred to as the Korean Robin Hood, is by far the most famous literary character from classic Korean literature. His story as a maverick outlaw, powerful magician, and a wise king is told in the Joseon dynasty novel The Story of Hong Gildong. Unfortunately, there has been a great deal of miscomprehension about the origin and nature of the famous work, the complexity of which has only recently been explored by scholars. In this lecture, Professor Minsoo Kang will offer a detailed examination of the history and literary significance of the novel and reveal little-known facts behind its authorship.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1315-hong-gildong-the-invincible-and-righteous-outlaw-by-professor-minsoo-kang

Sep 13 2019

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Korea-Japan Relations and the US Role

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September 12, 2019 - Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Sheila Smith joins Korea Society Chairman Ambassador Thomas Hubbard for a discussion on the recent challenges to Korea-Japan relations posed by the dispute over Japanese export controls. Amid the growing discord, Smith and Hubbard weigh in on possible offramps and paths forward, as well as the nature of the US role in facilitating discussion among its two Northeast Asia allies. Co-sponsored with the Japan Society.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1317-korea-japan-relations-and-the-us-role

Sep 12 2019

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ARMISTICE DAY SALUTE 2019 at Korean War Memorial in Battery Park

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JULY 26, 2019 — NEW YORK —A ceremony to honor those who served in the Korean War took place on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 12 noon at the New York Korean War Veterans Memorial in Battery Park, New York. The event, which marks the 66th Anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1953, is hosted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan The Korea Society, which promotes awareness, understanding and cooperation between the United States and Korea.

The ceremony will feature the unveiling of a plaque that shows the newly updated Republic of Korea figures for casualties, wounded and missing in action in the war that waged from 1950-1953. Since the creation of the New York Korean War Veterans Memorial in 1991, the original statistics have been dramatically revised. South Korea’s official count has grown to 137,899 dead, 450,742 wounded, and 24,495 missing, while on the American side, the U.S. government reports 36,574 American dead, 103,284 wounded and more than 7,800 missing.

The creation of the plaque is a collaborative initiative including active participation from New York City Council Member Paul Angelo Vallone (19th District), the Battery Conservancy, and the New York Korean Consulate.

The event will honor New York-based Veterans of the Korean War representing both the U.S. Armed Forces as well as the South Korean military.

The 20-minute ceremony will commence with the Presentation of Colors. Thomas J. Byrne, President of The Korea Society, and Ambassador Hyo-Sung Park, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, will provide welcoming remarks. Council Member Vallone, who represents northeast Queens, will make brief remarks as will Salvatore Scarlato, President of the New York Department of the Korean War Veterans Association. The ceremony will conclude with Retiring of Colors and Solemn Taps played by SSG Daniel Haddock, West Point. “Today’s ceremony reminds us of the strong, continued U.S.-South Korea alliance that remains vibrant and crucial to peace and prosperity in the region, thanks to those who fought and died for both countries in the Korean War,” said Korea Society President Byrne.

ARMISTICE DAY SALUTE 2019 Friday, July 26, 2019 | 12 PM Korean War Memorial at Battery Park New York, NY 10004

For more information, please visit the link below:

https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1305-armistice-day-salute-2019

Jul 31 2019

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A Decade of K-pop: Korean Music's Ascent in the U.S. with Tamar Herman

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July 11, 2019 - Ten years since Wonder Girls and BoA became the first Korean artists to appear on Billboard's main U.S. music charts, K-pop is at the forefront of the increasingly globalized U.S. music scene. With BTS undeniably at the top of the music world and Blackpink making K-pop history by performing at Coachella, K-pop is no longer an incidental phenomenon but an integral part of American pop culture of 2019. In this talk, Tamar Herman, K-pop columnist for Billboard, reflects on the rise of K-pop in the U.S. during the last decade and ponders its future.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1304-a-decade-of-k-pop-korean-music-s-ascent-in-the-u-s

Jul 12 2019

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Passion in Entrepreneurship - Aligning Vision and Passion

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June 27, 2019 - The path of becoming an entrepreneur is not an easy one. Robert Lee from Rescuing Leftover Cuisine and Celina Lee from Give One Dream will join moderator Joseph Juhn from KSE and share their experience in turning personal visions into businesses.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1302-lesson-learned-passion-in-entrepreneurship-aligning-vision-and-passion

Jul 03 2019

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Kaesong Re-examined

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June 26, 2019 - The Kaesong Industrial Complex was a jointly run corporate park pairing South Korean capital and management with North Korean land and labor. A symbol of inter-Korean reconciliation and the hoped start to wider collaboration, Kaesong was launched in 2004 as part of the South Korean government’s Sunshine Policy, but closed down in 2016 after North Korea’s continued nuclear and missile testing. International Crisis Group senior adviser Chris Green is the author of a new report titled, “The Case for Kaesong: Fostering Korean Peace through Economic Ties.” It mobilizes new datasets to re-examine the park's legacy and impact.

Jul 02 2019

42mins

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Hope For My People with Joseph Kim

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June 24, 2019 - Joseph Kim was born and raised in North Korea. At the age of 12, his father died of starvation and he was separated from his mother and sister. In 2006, Joseph escaped North Korea into China. A year later, he was resettled in the United States as a North Korean refugee.

Since then, Joseph has shared his story from the TED stage, has published a memoir, Under the Same Sky, has graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Bard College, and now works at the George W. Bush Institute as an assistant on the Human Freedom Initiative.

Join us for a special event co-hosted with Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) as Joseph Kim recounts his fight to survive in North Korea, how he managed to escape and reach freedom, and why he believes there is hope for his people.

Jun 28 2019

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Trauma Care and North Korea with Kee B. Park, M.D. and Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo

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June 20, 2019 - Harvard Medical School Global Surgery Scholar Kee B. Park, M.D. and Korea Foundation-Vrije Universiteit Brussel Korea Chair Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo examine North Korea’s growing injury burden and the regime’s ability to respond. They address marketization, affluence, political factors, domestic and international resource mobilization, sanctions impact, and roadmaps for a multistakeholder national system.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1300-trauma-care-and-north-korea

Jun 21 2019

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A Conversation on K-Factor: An Orchestral Exploration of K-pop at Lincoln Center

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June 19, 2019 - K-Factor is a unique concert presented by Lincoln Center, casting a light on the often overlooked musical innovations and radical spirit of the global phenomenon that is K-pop. On June 20, a 50-piece symphony orchestra will perform live at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, with a program comprising a curated set of songs arranged to highlight the distinct musical ingenuity present in Korean music new and old. The selections showcase well-known hits by K-pop artists like Blackpink, BTS, EXO, Red Velvet, Seo Taiji and more, placing them in dialogue with noteworthy deep cuts and milestone recordings dating back to the early 1900s. The show seeks to create a historical and aesthetic context that is as entertaining as it is revelatory. For more information on the concert, visit www.kfactor.org.

Meet Jakob Dorof, creative consultant of this original concert; Chris Lee, A&R Executive at SM Entertainment and CEO of CTGA Europe; and Soeun Lee, a K-pop star turned New York attorney. They will discuss the creative evolution of K-pop, the musical ingenuity and many signature features of Korean music new and old, and its ongoing impact on contemporary music around the world.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1303-a-conversation-on-k-factor-an-orchestral-exploration-of-k-pop-at-lincoln-center

Jun 20 2019

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