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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.

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36 Ratings
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30
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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
Read more
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.

Rank #1: Evolution of North Korea’s Cyberthreat

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May 11, 2018 - Priscilla Moriuchi, Recorded Future’s Director for Strategic Threat Development, discusses the evolution of North Korea’s cyber strategy, including cryptocurrency theft, sabotage, espionage, and everyday internet usage by Pyongyang’s elites. Priscilla is the former head of the National Security Agency's East Asia and Pacific cyberthreats office. Today, Priscilla uses a variety of tools to generate unparalleled depictions of North Korea’s state-level online behavior.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1092-evolution-of-north-korea-s-cyberthreat

May 15 2018

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Rank #2: COVID-19 - Lessons From South Korea with Dr. Kim Woo Joo

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April 14, 2020 - Learn how South Korea managed to bring COVID-19 under control in this recorded interview between the Korea Society’s President, Thomas Byrne, and Professor of Infectious Diseases at Korea University Guro Hospital, Dr. Kim Woo Joo. Deemed by the media as South Korea’s “most prominent coronavirus expert”, Dr. Kim explains how he and the country learned from past epidemics to mobilize the public and private sectors to combat the novel coronavirus. Tune in to learn what lessons the U.S. and other countries can glean from South Korea’s successes.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1379-covid-19-lessons-from-south-korea-a-conversation-between-korea-s-top-coronavirus-expert-dr-kim-woo-joo-and-korea-society-president-thomas-byrne

Apr 15 2020

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Rank #3: Geopolitics of Coronavirus: Japan and Korea

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April 10, 2020 - Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow for Japan Studies Dr. Sheila Smith and Korea Society Senior Director Dr. Stephen Noerper examine the political impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Japan and Korea, in conversation with Japan Society President and CEO Dr. Joshua W. Walker and with an introduction by Korea Society President Thomas Byrne. In this live webcast program, co-hosted by the Japan Society and the Korea Society, the three discuss the domestic responses and impact of COVID-19 to date and regional implications, to include relations between the two states, Tokyo 2020 Olympics and evolving domestic realities.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1378-geopolitics-of-coronavirus-japan-and-korea

Apr 10 2020

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Rank #4: The History of Kpop

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August 2, 2018 - Billboard columnist and Forbes contributor, Tamar Herman, explores the origins of the hallyu wave. From Seo Taiji & Boys in the 1990s to international sensation BTS, how has Kpop evolved? Ms. Herman outlines the elements which distinguish Kpop, notes milestones, and discusses the potential of the global music phenomenon.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1189-the-history-of-kpop

Aug 03 2018

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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: Love for Imperfect Things with Haemin Sunim

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January 10, 2019 - Begin 2019 with renowned Buddhist teacher and writer Haemin Sunim. Born in Korea and educated in the United States, he has more than a million Twitter and Facebook followers. His books The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down--published in thirty languages--and Love For Imperfect Things have sold more than four million copies. Join Haemin Sunim for an hour of insightful conversation and reflection.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1232-love-for-imperfect-things-how-to-accept-yourself-in-a-world-striving-for-perfection-with-haemin-sunim

Jan 23 2019

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Rank #9: K-pop & Social Media

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November 29, 2018 - Social media advances K-pop’s reach around the globe, with YouTube and Twitter buzzing with the latest content from Korean artists. Tumblr Content Insights Associate and K-pop specialist, Beatrice Vantapool, and BuzzFeed’s Sarah Han, explore how technology has connected and created fans worldwide.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1222-k-pop-social-media

Dec 05 2018

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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: The Summits: A Diplomacy Discussion with Young Policy Professionals

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May 10, 2018 - In this roundtable podcast recording, young professionals in Asia policy explore the implications and consequences of the Moon-Kim and Trump-Kim meetings. The discussion revolves around alliance relations, regional dimensions, precedents, new opportunities, and cautionary elements. Featuring: the Asia Society's Isaac Stone Fish, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy's Rorry Daniels, the Diplomat's Ankit Panda, and Columbia University's Henri Feron.

May 11 2018

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: North Korea and Humanitarian Assistance

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April 25, 2018 - Stanford University Center for International and Security Cooperation visiting scholar Katharina Zellweger addresses the current state of humanitarian efforts in North Korea. Having visited North Korea more than seventy times, Ms. Zellweger describes current challenges, transparency and government relations, and the impact of sanctions on humanitarian assistance to North Korea. Ms. Zellweger speaks to her current Hong Kong-based NGO efforts aimed at the disabled and children in institutions in North Korea. Kathi Zellweger speaks with the Korea Society’s Stephen Noerper.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1091-north-korea-and-humanitarian-assistance

Apr 25 2018

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Rank #15: Remembering the 1988 Seoul Summer Games with Victor Cha and Stephen Noerper

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October 2, 2018 - The 1988 Seoul Olympics represents South Korea’s first foray as international host and hub. Senior Director and Columbia Adjunct Professor Stephen Noerper leads a special lunchtime discussion marking the thirtieth anniversary of the closing ceremony of the ‘88 Summer Games, which proved vital for Korea’s global “coming out,” Seoul’s development, and democracy’s hold. This program features a special call in from Georgetown University Professor, and fellow sports diplomacy enthusiast, Victor Cha.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1200-remembering-the-seoul-summer-games

Oct 02 2018

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: Kpop and Beauty

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September 27, 2018 - Styling and beauty are quintessential elements of the Kpop lifestyle. Devon Abelman, Digital Beauty Reporter at Allure Magazine, uncovers Kpop hair, skincare, and beauty trends.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1208-kpop-beauty

Oct 02 2018

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: 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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Frances Cha: If I Had Your Face

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May 28, 2020 - A riveting tale of four women navigating contemporary Korea, If I Had Your Face is a debut novel from Frances Cha, a former travel and culture editor for CNN in Seoul. This utterly compelling novel follows the interconnected lives of four young women balancing on the edge of survival in contemporary Seoul, a world of strict social hierarchies, extreme plastic surgery and K-pop fan mania. Cha will discuss her debut novel and career as a journalist, always having a foot in both Korea and the US and writing about contemporary Korea in English.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1390-frances-cha-if-i-had-your-face

May 29 2020

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The Korean War at 70 - Honoring Korean War Veterans from around the World

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May 21, 2020 - Korean War veterans advocate Hannah Y. Kim joins policy director Jonathan Corrado for a conversation on her global journey to meet Korean War veterans. Kim, founder of Remember 727 and former chief of staff to Congressman Charles Rangel, highlights the discussion with photos from her travels.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1385-korean-war-at-70-honoring-korean-war-veterans-from-around-the-world

May 22 2020

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Indo-Pacific relations in the time of COVID-19

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May 20, 2020 - What impact is the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic crisis having now and going forward on the relationships between the U.S., South Korea, and India? How does it impact their respective visions for the future of regional institutions and relationships in the Indo-Pacific? What is the prognosis for U.S. and Chinese leadership -- and rivalry -- and how does this impact the region? Is a regional economic or security architecture more or less possible, or desirable, post-pandemic?

Join us for a conversation with Representative Ami Bera (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Study Group on Korea, Deputy Chief of Mission for the South Korean Embassy in Washington Moon Seoung-hyun, and President of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum Mukesh Aghi, moderated by Korea Society Board Chair Ambassador Kathleen Stephens. With vibrant economic ties and a common commitment to democracy, how can Washington, Seoul, and New Delhi work together to respond to transnational threats and a rising China?

This program is produced in proud collaboration between the Korea Society and the Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC). FMC’s Congressional Study Group on Korea is a non-partisan, non-advocacy legislative exchange program that provides educational opportunities for Members of Congress and congressional staff on critical issues related to U.S.-ROK bilateral partnership.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1396-indo-pacific-relations-in-the-time-of-covid19

May 21 2020

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Reading in Translation: Korean Novels in the U.S. with Jae Won Edward Chung

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May 19, 2020 - South Korean literature in translation has been experiencing a global efflorescence in recent years. There are at least 6 Korean novels being released in the United States in the first half of 2020, with more to follow. Professor Jae Won Chung will discuss the commercial and critical success of Korean novels in the United States, the types of Korean novels that appear to be popular in the international market, and the range of new styles, genres, and voices that soon-to-be published titles will offer English-language readers.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1380-reading-in-translation-korean-novels-in-the-u-s

May 20 2020

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Artist Talk: Ik-Joong Kang

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May 15, 2020 - Internationally acclaimed artist Ik-Joong Kang in conversation about his art and career with Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, Curator of Asian Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1358-artist-talk-ik-joong-kang-with-dr-katherine-anne-paul

May 19 2020

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Korean Inspired Glow: Young Professionals’ Night with Glow Recipe

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May 14, 2020 - In these uncertain times, we regard self-care as a way to manage anxiety and alleviate stress. Often, skincare comprises an essential part of many self-care routines. Tune in to see how Glow Recipe co-founders, Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, are adapting content during this time to align with a self-care centric beauty philosophy, and how they continue to lead Glow Recipe with a K-Beauty inspired approach for every product and campaign. Furthermore, discover how Sarah and Christine have transformed Glow Recipe, which began as a Korean skincare curation brand in 2014, into a successful skincare line of their own, with products such as the cult-favorite Watermelon Sleeping Mask.

Aspiring entrepreneurs will not want to miss this program! Sarah and Christine's success in creating and leading Glow Recipe will undoubtedly offer valuable insight for starting a business.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1394-korean-inspired-glow

May 19 2020

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Becoming Kim Jong Un with Jung H. Pak

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May 14, 2020 - Dr. Jung H. Pak discusses her new book - Becoming Kim Jong Un - on the rise of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, in conversation with Society President Tom Byrne. Pak, a Brookings Institution Senior Fellow and former CIA analyst, provides a behind-the-scenes look at Kim’s character and motivations and chronicles his nuclear ambitions and summitry with President Trump.

The book is available for purchase at Penguin Random House.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1395-becoming-kim-jong-un-with-jung-pak

May 14 2020

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A Conversation Between Chefs with Esther Choi & Judy Joo

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May 8, 2020 - What are the challenges a chef faces when she decides to open a restaurant? How do you break the stereotype that “women make good cooks, but men make better chefs”? And how do you not only survive but thrive in the hyper-competitive restaurant kitchens and food scene in New York and London? And what do you cook when you have to stay home, due to the unprecedented world-wide pandemic?

Meet two inspirational chefs - who happen to be female Korean Americans - who are doing all that and more: Chef Esther Choi and Judy Joo, chef, television personality, and the author of Korean Soul Food. Listen and join in on their conversation.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1362-a-conversation-between-chefs-esther-choi-judy-joo

May 08 2020

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Chef Hooni Kim with Andrew Friedman

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April 30, 2020 - A chef known for defining Korean food in America brings a powerful culinary legacy into your kitchen. Hooni Kim, chef/owner of Danji and Hanjan, will discuss his eagerly-anticipated cookbook, My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes, his insight and deep knowledge on Korean cuisine, and the challenges he faces as a restaurateur in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by Andrew Friedman.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1377-chef-hooni-kim-with-andrew-friedman

May 01 2020

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Korean Election Analysis with Gi-Wook Shin

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April 17, 2020 - Stanford University Professor Gi-Wook Shin joins Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper for a timely breakdown of the April 15 Korean legislative elections. Professor Shin, Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Director of Korean Studies, and William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea, examines the voice of the electorate and impact of the National Assembly election results for the Moon administration and Korean politics.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1360-korean-election-analysis

Apr 17 2020

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Translating Korea's Coronavirus Response Playbook

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April 16, 2020 - South Korea’s coronavirus response has been lauded for its integration of new technologies and aggressive trace-and-test measures. To help the international community understand this approach, a crowd-sourced team has translated Korea’s coronavirus playbook, a 90 page set of instructions made by the Korea Center for Disease Control advising local public health officials to plan for an array of contingencies. In this special podcast interview with Korea Society policy director Jonathan Corrado, translation team leaders Alex Bae, Sehyo Yune, and Jungmin Hwang discuss the project and the insights gained from it. The document is available to view at the team’s website here.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1383-podcast-translating-korea-s-coronavirus-response-playbook

Apr 16 2020

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COVID-19 - Lessons From South Korea with Dr. Kim Woo Joo

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April 14, 2020 - Learn how South Korea managed to bring COVID-19 under control in this recorded interview between the Korea Society’s President, Thomas Byrne, and Professor of Infectious Diseases at Korea University Guro Hospital, Dr. Kim Woo Joo. Deemed by the media as South Korea’s “most prominent coronavirus expert”, Dr. Kim explains how he and the country learned from past epidemics to mobilize the public and private sectors to combat the novel coronavirus. Tune in to learn what lessons the U.S. and other countries can glean from South Korea’s successes.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1379-covid-19-lessons-from-south-korea-a-conversation-between-korea-s-top-coronavirus-expert-dr-kim-woo-joo-and-korea-society-president-thomas-byrne

Apr 15 2020

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Geopolitics of Coronavirus: Japan and Korea

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April 10, 2020 - Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow for Japan Studies Dr. Sheila Smith and Korea Society Senior Director Dr. Stephen Noerper examine the political impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Japan and Korea, in conversation with Japan Society President and CEO Dr. Joshua W. Walker and with an introduction by Korea Society President Thomas Byrne. In this live webcast program, co-hosted by the Japan Society and the Korea Society, the three discuss the domestic responses and impact of COVID-19 to date and regional implications, to include relations between the two states, Tokyo 2020 Olympics and evolving domestic realities.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1378-geopolitics-of-coronavirus-japan-and-korea

Apr 10 2020

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China’s Foreign Policy and Relations on the Korean Peninsula with Orville Schell

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April 3, 2020 - Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society, examines developments in China’s foreign policy toward the Korean Peninsula in conversation with senior director Stephen Noerper. Schell discusses China’s commitment to denuclearization, orientation toward Pyongyang and Seoul, views on Korean unification, and the current news cycle, to include the geopolitics of the coronavirus response.

For more information, please visit the link beow: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1354-china-s-foreign-policy-and-relations-on-the-korean-peninsula

Apr 03 2020

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Regaining Lost Ground in the North Korean Human Rights Movement with Victor Cha and Lindsay Lloyd

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March 26, 2020 - CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha and George W. Bush Presidential Center Director of Human Freedom Lindsay Lloyd discuss Cha's new report, Regaining Lost Ground in the North Korean Human Rights Movement in conversation with Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1376-regaining-lost-ground-in-the-north-korean-human-rights-movement-with-victor-cha-and-lindsay-lloyd

Mar 27 2020

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Beyond 32nd Street: "Korean" Restaurants of the Moment

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February 27, 2020 - Three of the most acclaimed restaurateurs in New York talk about the past, present and future of “Korean” restaurants in the city and beyond: Simon Kim of Cote; Jenny Kwak of Haenyeo; and Ellia Park of Atoboy & Atomix. Moderated by Matt Rodbard.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1349-beyond-32nd-street-korean-restaurants-of-the-moment

Feb 28 2020

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Changes in the North Korean Economy and what has yet to change Roundtable

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January 30, 2020 - This public roundtable dialogue explores recent changes and pathways for reform in the North Korean economy, with special focus on transitions and lessons learned in Cuba. Jaime Reusche, Vice President and Senior Credit Officer for the Sovereign Risk Group at Moody’s Investors Service and Peter Ward, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Vienna and NK Pro analyst, join Korea Society President Tom Byrne to share insights and analyses.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1344-changes-in-the-north-korean-economy-roundtable

Feb 13 2020

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A Conversation with Director Bong Joon-Ho

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Long before he swept the Oscars with Parasite, Director Bong Joon-Ho visited The Korea Society to talk about his career and films in February 2010.

Listen to the highlights from his conversation with Michael Atkinson.

Feb 12 2020

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Korea-Japan Relations: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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February 7, 2020 - University of Connecticut History Professor Alexis Dudden explores recent history and possible overtures in Korea-Japan relations in conversation with Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper. Exploring trade and historical disputes, as well as well as Washington’s past and potential involvement, Dudden, author of Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea and the United States, as well as a recent New York Times piece, examines signs of progress, possible offramps and continuing challenges.

With the kind participation of the Columbia University Center for Korean Research.

For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1345-korea-japan-relations-looking-back-looking-forward

Feb 07 2020

34mins

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Covering North Korea

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January 30, 2020 - North Korea challenges reporters’ efforts at providing clarity and revealing hidden dynamics given information gaps and a lack of access. Korea Risk Group CEO Chad O’Carroll, NK News Podcast host Jacco Zwetsloot and freelance journalist and outgoing Asian American Journalist Association New York President Hannah Bae speak with Society Policy Director Jonathan Corrado on how reporters overcome these obstacles to gain credible and durable insight.

For more information, please visit the links below:

https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1343-covering-north-korea

https://www.nknews.org/category/north-korea-news-podcast/latest

Jan 31 2020

40mins

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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.