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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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Frances Cha: If I Had Your Face
01:02:35

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
The Korean War at 70 - Honoring Korean War Veterans from around the World
52:15

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
Indo-Pacific relations in the time of COVID-19
01:05:21

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
Reading in Translation: Korean Novels in the U.S. with Jae Won Edward Chung
01:00:18

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
Artist Talk: Ik-Joong Kang
51:40

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
Korean Inspired Glow: Young Professionals’ Night with Glow Recipe
01:02:49

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
Becoming Kim Jong Un with Jung H. Pak
01:02:10

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
A Conversation Between Chefs with Esther Choi & Judy Joo
59:43

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
Chef Hooni Kim with Andrew Friedman
57:22

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
Korean Election Analysis with Gi-Wook Shin
56:59

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
Translating Korea's Coronavirus Response Playbook
23:11

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
COVID-19 - Lessons From South Korea with Dr. Kim Woo Joo
38:10

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
Geopolitics of Coronavirus: Japan and Korea
01:10:39

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
China’s Foreign Policy and Relations on the Korean Peninsula with Orville Schell
43:42

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
Regaining Lost Ground in the North Korean Human Rights Movement with Victor Cha and Lindsay Lloyd
31:08

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
Beyond 32nd Street: "Korean" Restaurants of the Moment
38:07

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
Changes in the North Korean Economy and what has yet to change Roundtable
55:55

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
A Conversation with Director Bong Joon-Ho
01:15:34

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
Korea-Japan Relations: Looking Back, Looking Forward
34:47

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
Covering North Korea
40:14

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
Korea’s Regional Relations with John Park
28:46

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
Korea Security Update with Former Commander General Vincent Brooks
52:46

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
The Nuclear Timeline with North Korea, featuring Jung Pak and Annika Betancourt
22:29

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
US-North Korea Relations from Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un
18:15

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
A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History
34:02

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
New Thinking from Korea and China
43:23

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
2019 Sherman Family Emerging Scholar Lecture - P'ansori Mountain Pilgrimages: Land as Interlocutor in Contemporary Korean Oral Performance and Literature
53:36

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
Korean Sool 101
27:56

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
China-Korea Relations with Yang Xiyu
49:22

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
North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? with William Overholt
41:24

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
A Conversation with Jihoon Rim, former CEO of Kakao
01:07:51

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
Hong Gildong, the Invincible and Righteous Outlaw by Professor Minsoo Kang
01:00:22

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
Korea-Japan Relations and the US Role
31:46

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
ARMISTICE DAY SALUTE 2019 at Korean War Memorial in Battery Park
30:17

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
A Decade of K-pop: Korean Music's Ascent in the U.S. with Tamar Herman
01:10:33

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
Passion in Entrepreneurship - Aligning Vision and Passion
01:01:10

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
Kaesong Re-examined
42:51

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
Hope For My People with Joseph Kim
58:29

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
Trauma Care and North Korea with Kee B. Park, M.D. and Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo
30:59

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
A Conversation on K-Factor: An Orchestral Exploration of K-pop at Lincoln Center
01:03:44

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
Marketization and North Korea with Andray Abrahamian and Yonho Kim
40:35

June 13, 2019 - Stanford University Visiting Fellow Andray Abrahamian and Korea Economic Institute Nonresident Fellow Yonho Kim join Society President Thomas Byrne to discuss how North Korea’s marketization has impacted social ties, communication, governance, and culture.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1295-marketization-and-north-korea

Jun 13, 2019
Korean Illuminated Sutra Transcription Talk & Demonstration with Kim Kyeong-Ho
49:24

May 8, 2019 - Master artist Kim Kyeong-Ho is a pioneer and transmitter of the art of Sagyeong, Korean Sutra Copying. He was appointed by the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor as the sole Traditional Sutra Copying Skills Transmitter, and is both an accomplished artist and teacher of this unique art that had not been practiced for 600 years since the Joseon Dynasty. During the lecture, Master Kim will speak about the process and ingredients used in his sutra transcription as well as his philosophy and approach to this thousand years old art form. He will also demonstrate a transcription with gold powder for 5 minutes.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1294-korean-illuminated-sutra-transcription-talk-demonstration

May 14, 2019
A Brief History of Han with Michael D. Shin
39:12

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
Russia’s Role on the Korean Peninsula with Georgy Toloraya
54:50

May 3, 2019 - Professor Georgy Toloraya breaks down the DPRK-Russia summit, Russian support for South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s peace offensive, and support for peninsular development in conversation with Senior Director Stephen Noerper.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1293-russia-s-role-on-the-korean-peninsula

May 03, 2019
Korea Looking North and Looking South with Gordon Flake
21:41

April 18, 2019 - Professor Gordon Flake (Perth USAsia Center) offers perspectives on Korea Looking North and Looking South in a presentation to senior professionals at the Korea Society.

Apr 19, 2019
New Generation Thinking in China and Korea with Zakary Dychtwald
41:03

April 11, 2019 - Author and Young China Group founder Zakary Dychtwald addresses generational dynamics affecting domestic politics and foreign policy in Northeast Asia. He examines aspirations, innovation and employment in conversation with Society associate director Jonathan Corrado.

This event is co-hosted by the Columbia Business School’s APEC Study Center.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1243-new-generation-thinking-in-china-and-korea-with-zakary-dychtwald

Apr 12, 2019
The Origins of Kimchi and Soju with Michael D. Shin
37:39

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
Next Steps on the Korean Peninsula featuring former Commanders Vincent Brooks and Walter “Skip” Sharp
36:24

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
Federation of American Scientists International Study Group on North Korea Policy Briefing
40:11

March 28, 2019 - Adam Mount, Mira Rapp-Hooper and Ankit Panda discuss the results of a consensus effort of fifteen experts from the US, ROK, Japan, Canada, and UK to develop a strategy toward a North Korea that maintains nukes. They warn that without a major shift in strategy, a nuclear-armed North Korea will expand its ability to aggress against its neighbors, conduct illicit activities around the world, and resist efforts to improve the welfare of its population.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1239-federation-of-american-scientists-international-study-group-on-north-korea-policy-briefing

Mar 29, 2019
ASIA WEEK ARTIST TALK: with Suh Seung Won
45:36

March 14, 2019 - Simultaneity presents an ongoing series based on the Korean Dansaekhwa monochrome movement by artist Suh Seung Won (b. 1941), a pioneer of geometric abstraction in Korean contemporary art. Expanding on a career across five decades, Suh’s Simultaneity series explores his continued meditations on the concurrence of time and space, expressed through interactions between geometric forms and the underlying surface.

This exhibition primarily shows Suh’s works created between 1970 and the present, in which the rigid geometric forms found in his earlier works shift into more obscure, diaphanous patterns, creating new depths within the surface of the picture plane. This expansion of Suh’s previous abstractions produces works which appear monochrome from a distance, but upon closer examination are revealed to be composed of a variety of colors, allowing the artist to show the coexistence of the visible and the invisible aspects of reality.

Suh seeks to enable the unseen to be seen through the use of the physical medium of paint to render the “world of nirvana”, the intangible phenomena beyond human awareness. The harmonious balance between space and form found in the Simultaneity series exposes a truth beyond the limits of visible human reality. For Suh Seung Won, these works explore the ways in which the consistency of time can be interpreted through the consistency of space in a unification of form, color and surface.

Works by Suh Seung Won are included in the permanent collections of The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea), Seoul Museum of Art (Korea), The British Museum (UK), Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Japan), Shimonoseki Museum (Japan), and the Brooklyn Museum (US). His works have been featured in key international exhibitions, including “Five Korea Artists, Five Kinds of White” at the Tokyo Gallery (1975), “Korea: Facet of Contemporary Art” at the Tokyo Museum (1983), “Art Contemporain Coreén” at the Cordeliers Convent in Paris (1995), “The Facet of Korean and Japanese Contemporary Art” at the Gwangju Biennale (2000), and “Origin” at the Galerie Perrotin in Paris (2016).

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Donghwa Cultural Foundation.

ASIA WEEK ARTIST TALK:
with Suh Seung Won

Followed by:
Special recorded commentary by Raphael Rubinstein

Art critic and curator Raphael Rubinstein will address the work of Suh Seung Won in the context of 20th century abstraction and contemporary painting, noting how Suh has developed a distinct approach that highlights the perceptual, meditative qualities of abstraction in which the borders between figure and ground seem to dissolve.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1266-asia-week-artist-talk-with-suh-seung-won

Mar 21, 2019
Photography of North Korea with AP’s lead North Korea photographer Wong Maye-E
49:59

March 7, 2019 - AP’s lead North Korea photographer Wong Maye-E shares images of North Korea and its people, in conversation with Society senior director Stephen Noerper.

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/1238-photography-of-north-korea

Mar 19, 2019
Reflections on the Trump-Kim Summit with Joel Wit
32:16

March 1, 2019 - The Stimson Center and Korea Society provide a first look at the US-DPRK summit results. Project 38 North at the Stimson Center Director Joel Wit joins senior director Stephen Noerper in a rapid reaction assessment of the second Trump-Kim summit. This news maker event identifies takeaways, highlights dynamics between the US and North Korean leaders, explores progress toward denuclearization, and speaks to change in North Korea.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1246-reflections-on-the-trump-kim-summit

Mar 01, 2019
The March First Movement: 100 Years On with Professor Michael Shin
41:05

February 28, 2019 - The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the March First Movement, the largest uprising against Japanese rule during the colonial period (1910-1945). The movement’s now mythic status in Korean nationalism has obscured much of its complexity. This talk with Prof. Michael Shin aims to put the movement into a broader context by discussing some of its lesser-known or forgotten aspects. By doing so, it will be possible to have a better understanding of how the movement was a crucial movement in the development of Korean nationalism and how it is important to understanding Korea today.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1248-the-march-first-movement-100-years-on

Mar 01, 2019
Korean Film Today with Won Dong-Yeon
57:59

February 25, 2019 - Famed producer Won Dong-Yeon--the creative force behind Along with the Gods and Masquerade--speaks to the state of Korean film today and intricacies of the film industry at home. He also reflects on the power of Korean directors, producers and actors for the global box office.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1245-korean-film-today-with-won-dong-yeon

Feb 27, 2019
The Nine Cloud Dream with Heinz Insu Fenkl
46:29

February 20, 2019 - Korea’s most prized literary masterpiece: a Buddhist journey questioning the illusions of human life—presented in a vivid new translation by PEN/Hemingway finalist Heinz Insu Fenkl

Often considered the highest achievement in Korean fiction, The Nine Cloud Dream poses the question: Will the life we dream of truly make us happy? Written in 17th-century Korea, this classic novel’s wondrous story begins when a young monk living on a sacred Lotus Peak in China succumbs to the temptation of eight fairy maidens. For doubting his master’s Buddhist teachings, the monk is forced to endure a strange punishment: reincarnation as the most ideal of men.

On his journey through this new life full of material, martial, and sensual accomplishments beyond his wildest dreams, he encounters the eight fairies in human form, each one furthering his path towards understanding the fleeting value of his good fortune. As his successes grow, he comes closer and closer to finally comprehending the fundamental truths of the Buddha’s teachings. Like Hesse’s Siddhartha, The Nine Cloud Dream is an unforgettable tale that explores the meaning of a good life and the virtue of living simply with mindfulness.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1244-the-nine-cloud-dream-with-heinz-insu-fenkl

Feb 22, 2019
Striving for Peace on the Bedrock of the ROK-US Alliance with Moon Hee-sang, Speaker of the National Assembly, Republic of Korea
49:19

February 14, 2019 - South Korea's National Assembly Speaker, the Honorable Moon Hee-sang, delivers an address on Striving for Peace on the Bedrock of the ROK-US Alliance. The speech comes in advance of the second summit between the US President and North Korean leader.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1247-striving-for-peace-on-the-bedrock-of-the-rok-us-alliance

Feb 14, 2019
Human Rights and North Korea: Marking the Fifth Anniversary of the Release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry Report
20:21

February 1, 2019 - Committee for Human Rights in North Korea Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu, Bush Institute Director for Human Freedom Lindsay Lloyd, and CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha speak to the landmark UN COI human rights report a half decade on from its release.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1236-human-rights-and-north-korea

Feb 01, 2019
Talking to North Korea with Glyn Ford
26:56

January 25, 2019 - Track2Asia Director Glyn Ford discusses his new book Talking to North Korea with Society senior director Stephen Noerper. Informed by extraordinary access to the country’s leadership, Ford investigates the regime from the inside, acknowledging that North Korea is a deeply repressive state that nonetheless has sections of its leadership determined to end its isolation.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1235-talking-to-north-korea-with-glyn-ford

Jan 25, 2019
Love for Imperfect Things with Haemin Sunim
28:31

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
Reading North Korea with Chad O'Carroll and Jan Janowski
34:16

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
Negotiations, Denuclearization and Inter-Korean Progress
41:12

December 20, 2018 - Join us for a discussion on opportunities and next-steps in negotiations on Korea. Eminent thought leaders David Kang and Thomas Hubbard keynote the discussion and appear in conversation with Thomas Byrne. This program follows-on the Fall 2018 address by ROK President Moon Jae-in to the Council on Foreign Relations/Korea Society/Asia Society.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1228-negotiations-denuclearization-and-inter-korean-progress

Dec 20, 2018
Gender Politics of Kpop
45:30

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
Looking Back at 2018 with Jung Pak and Sue Mi Terry
23:48

December 6, 2018 - Brookings Institution Senior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair Jung H. Pak and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Korea Chair Senior Fellow Sue Mi Terry address the progress and pitfalls in inter-Korean relations, Seoul-Washington ties, and US-DPRK dialogue. Dr. Pak joins us at the Society, while Dr. Terry joins via video uplink. Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Director for Policy, moderates this lively and engaging discussion with Drs. Pak and Terry, two of America’s preeminent thought leaders on Korea. This event is co-hosted by the Columbia Business School’s APEC Study Center.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1225-korea-at-a-crossroads-looking-back-at-2018

Dec 13, 2018
K-pop & Social Media
37:27

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
Women on Manhwa: The Future of Korean Comics
30:49

November 16, 2018 - While male-focused narratives have led Western and American comics, manhwa (Korean comics) are leading the charge for women and gaining popularity as a cultural export, reaching fans worldwide via mobile apps. Artists Narae Lee, Ministry of Culture Grand Prize winner, and Kyungran Park discuss their craft at The Korea Society. Sun Bang, CEO of TappyToon, provides insight into this rapidly expanding global industry.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1224-women-on-manhwa-the-future-of-korean-comics

Nov 21, 2018
Aggregation: Artist Talk with Kwang Young Chun
47:48

November 15, 2018 - The Korea Society invites you to the gallery talk and closing reception of the exhibition, Kwang Young Chun: Aggregation. Artist Kwang Young Chun discusses his craft and the techniques used to create his acclaimed artwork.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1221-aggregation-artist-talk-closing-reception

Nov 20, 2018
Capitol Hill and Korea with CRS experts Mark Manyin and Emma Chanlett-Avery
29:41

November 9, 2018 - Congressional Research Service Asia Affairs specialists Mark Manyin and Emma Chanlett-Avery speak on the US Congress and Korea issues. Authors of important CRS reports on US-South Korea relations and negotiating with North Korea, Manyin and Chanlett-Avery appear in conversation with Senior Director Stephen Noerper.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1215-capitol-hill-and-korea-with-crs-experts-mark-manyin-and-emma-chanlett-avery

Nov 09, 2018
Future of Fintech: Technological Advancements and Disruption of Incumbents
49:01

November 1, 2018 - The Korea Society and the Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs Association (KSE) address the topics of fintech, financial services, and technology. Panelists explore how innovative technologies and influential tech entrepreneurs are disrupting and redefining the traditional finance industry.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1216-ypn-future-of-fintech-technological-advancements-and-disruption-of-incumbents

Nov 02, 2018
Korea at a Crossroads: Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella With US Naval War College’s Terence Roehrig
28:20

October 25, 2018 - US Naval War College Professor and Asia-Pacific Studies Group Director Terence Roehrig discusses the nuclear umbrella in Northeast Asia in the context of deterrence theory and US strategy. In conversation with the Society’s Stephen Noerper, Roehrig examines the role of the nuclear umbrella in South Korean and Japanese defense planning and security calculations, including the potential for either the ROK or Japan developing its own nuclear weapons.

Professor Roehrig also addresses US and South Korea efforts at North Korean denuclearization in this context.

The Korea Society is co-hosting this program with Columbia University's Center for Korean Research.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1211-korea-at-a-crossroads-japan-south-korea-and-the-united-states-nuclear-umbrella-with-u-s-naval-war-college-professor-and-asia-pacific-studies-group-director-terence-roehrig

Oct 25, 2018
K-beauty with Renée of Gothamista
36:32

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
Nukes, Missiles, and Ways to Talk with The Diplomat's Ankit Panda
39:51

October 11, 2018 - The Diplomat’s Ankit Panda discusses North Korea nuclear weapons, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and diplomatic pathways aimed at mitigating these threats. Panda, also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, joins Associate Director Jonathan Corrado in this Young Asia Policy Professionals event, which is open to the public.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1201-nukes-missiles-and-ways-to-talk

Oct 12, 2018
Remembering the 1988 Seoul Summer Games with Victor Cha and Stephen Noerper
28:43

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
Kpop and Beauty
37:35

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
Korea at a Crossroads: Inter-Korean Relations and Next Steps in US-DPRK Dialogue
47:08

September 27, 2018 - Asia business and policy veterans Philip Sherman and David Anderson convene an Old Asia Hands luncheon to discuss negotiations around the Korean Peninsula. This group of seasoned professionals weighs the prospects for success in current ROK-DPRK and US-DPRK negotiations, with remarks by Senior Director Stephen Noerper.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1199-korea-at-a-crossroads-inter-korean-relations-and-next-steps-in-us-dprk-dialogue

Sep 28, 2018
Our Greater Alliance, Making Peace: A Conversation with President Moon Jae-in
01:02:55

September 25, 2018 - This event was produced in collaboration with Council on Foreign Relations and Asia Society.

His Excellency Moon Jae-in, President of Republic of Korea, addresses the current situation on the Korean Peninsula, South Korea’s alliance with the United States and efforts to denuclearize North Korea.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1206-a-conversation-with-moon-jae-in

Sep 26, 2018
Imagining the Impossible: The DMZ as a Productive Territory - Sherman Family Korea Emerging Scholar Lecture 2018
57:20

September 20, 2018 - Architect and educator Dongsei Kim--recipient of the 2018 Sherman Family Korea Emerging Scholar Lecture Series award--explores how the discipline of architecture and landscape architecture investigates the Demilitarized Zone. Through the prism of spatial design and with three concrete examples, Professor Kim argues for a reformulation of exclusionary border conditions into inclusive spaces that become synergistic and productive for both Koreas.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1197-imagining-the-impossible-the-dmz-as-a-productive-territory

Sep 20, 2018
Development of Kimchi in Modern Days
32:01

September 13, 2018 - Kimchi is a staple side dish, known as banchan, in Korean cuisine. Made from salted and fermented vegetables, there are various types of kimchi, unique from region to region, depending on ingredients and weather conditions. Through its fermentation process, kimchi becomes a superfood containing vitamins A and B and minerals such as calcium and iron. Susan Durso, Founder of Anomaly Season, discusses her contemporary take on traditional kimchi with Lynda Liu, host of Feast Meets West, a podcast on Heritage Radio Network.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1193-development-of-kimchi-in-modern-days

Sep 18, 2018
Korea at a Crossroads: North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa
43:20

September 13, 2018 - Professor and author Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr. discusses his new release, North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability. In dialogue with Senior Director Stephen Noerper, Bechtol speaks to the DPRK’s ongoing sales of conventional weapons, ballistic missile and WMD systems and technology, as well as collaboration, in the world’s more volatile regions.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1196-korea-at-a-crossroads-north-korean-military-proliferation-in-the-middle-east-and-africa

Sep 13, 2018
The Case for Diplomacy: A Closer Look at Denuclearization Talks
33:14

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
The Economy of Kpop
43:25

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
The History of Kpop
01:00:32

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
Taste of Korean Temple Food with Wookwan
01:02:46

July 19, 2018 - The Korea Society welcomes Wookwan, cookbook author of Wookwan’s Korean Temple Food: The Road to the Taste of Enlightenment, to introduce Korean temple food built on the philosophy of Buddhism along with the long tradition of Korean cuisine. Korean temple food “does not only provide nutrition for a healthy body, but preparing the food is a practice of mediation as well.” Wookwan, a respected monk and temple-food expert, will demonstrate the preparation of several dishes while sharing knowledge on each ingredient on how to retain natural flavors.

The event, co-organized by Korean Cultural Center New York and International Contents Platform, ICP, is not to be missed with inspiring talks followed by a tasting reception.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1176-taste-of-korean-temple-food-with-wookwan

Jul 20, 2018
After Talks, What Next with North Korea? A Post Summit Assessment.
44:36

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
Blockchain: The Revolution in Decentralization
01:04:57

May 17, 2018 - The Korea Society and the Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs association (KSE) address blockchain as a transformational technology and developments in blockchain and crypto markets affecting the South Korean economy.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1097-ypn-blockchain-the-revolution-in-decentralization

May 18, 2018
Evolution of North Korea’s Cyberthreat
33:35

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
The Summits: A Diplomacy Discussion with Young Policy Professionals
01:08:39

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
A View into Pyongyang's Digital Life
50:39

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
North Korea and Humanitarian Assistance
26:31

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
Finding Comfort in Asian Cuisine with Jeju Noodle Bar & Mr. Bing
56:55

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
Director’s Talk with Jang Jin
01:19:37

April 13, 2018 - Accomplished film, television, and theater director Jang Jin speaks at The Korea Society. The creative talent behind films such as Good Morning President and Welcome to Dongmakgol, Director Jang shares his experience working in various sectors of the Korean entertainment industry.

Moderated by Samuel Jamier of Subway Cinema.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1089-director-s-talk-with-jang-jin

Apr 16, 2018
Russia, Korea and Prospects for Multilateral Dialogue
58:21

April 11, 2018 - Russian scholar Anna Kireeva returns to the Korea Society for a discussion on Russia’s position toward the Korean Peninsula and support for multilateral dialogue aimed at denuclearization. Moscow State University of International Relations Associate Professor Kireeva speaks to President Putin’s re-election and enhanced push in Asia, accusations of Russia’s role as a spoiler on the UN Security Council given differences with the US and others, and its potential contribution to expanding peace on the Korean Peninsula. Dr. Kireeva speaks with Dr. Stephen Noerper, Korea Society Senior Director.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1088-russia-korea-and-prospects-for-multilateral-dialogue

Apr 11, 2018
The Marshall Plan in Retrospect: Implications for the Modern World
52:45

April 6, 2018 - Dr. Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. Dr. Steil uses archival documents to portray how the initiative’s champions in the State Department were able to realize this grand plan despite immense complexity, uncertainty, and pushback at home and abroad. Steil explains the significance and implications of the Marshall Plan for our modern world, including lessons learned for the Korean Peninsula. Steil joins Korea Society President Tom Byrne in conversation.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1087-the-marshall-plan-in-retrospect-implications-for-the-modern-world

Apr 06, 2018
US-DPRK Summit: Too Big to Fail and Multiple Dimensions of Risk
55:36

April 4, 2018 - Dr. Jung H. Pak, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, addresses the lead-up to the potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Dr. Pak speaks to areas of potential progress, provides cautionaries, and articulates the challenges associated with the historic meeting. Dr. Pak also addresses how a Kim-Trump meeting could possibly shift regional dynamics and what that would mean for US policy. Dr. Pak speaks with Dr. Stephen Noerper, Korea Society Senior Director.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1083-us-dprk-summit-too-big-to-fail-and-multiple-dimensions-of-risk

Apr 04, 2018
Innovate and Attack: North Korea Doubles Down on Cyber
25:14

March 9, 2018 - North Korean cyber attacks are hitting the headlines on almost a daily basis as the regime demonstrates an increased ability to innovate and expand the scope of their cyber operations. The Korea Society talks to AlienVault threat analyst Chris Doman, who teaches us about the North's largest hacking group and Pyongyang's latest innovation - hacking cryptocurrency.

Music courtesy of Elias Schutzman and Adam Bufano. 

Mar 09, 2018
North Korea, Inc.: A Breakthrough?
55:57

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
Dialogue with a North Korean Defector featuring Seongmin Lee
01:02:11

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
Korea's Transition to Democracy: Thirty Years On (Part 2)
01:16:31

February 16, 2018 - Part 2 of this series - 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 23, 2018
Korea's Transition to Democracy: Thirty Years On (Part 1)
01:43:58

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
The Rise of K-fashion, LIE
32:30

February 12, 2018 - Step into the global phenomenon known as Hallyu, or the Korean wave, with Chung Chung Lee, creator behind the fashion label LIE and son of legendary designer, LIE SANG BONG. Chung Chung is a pioneer in expanding awareness of Korean fashion at 2018 New York Fashion Week through “Concept Korea,” a biannual fashion show supported by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. At the Korea Society's event, Chung Chung shares the inspiration behind his past seasonal fashion shows. For fashionistas interested in learning more about up-and-coming K-fashion trends, this event is not to be missed!

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1075-the-rise-of-k-fashion-lie

Feb 13, 2018
Politics, Policy, and PyeongChang 2018
25:07

February 7, 2018 - These first-Wednesday monthly roundtables draw members and supporters from policy, corporate, media, academe, and the United Nations to discuss and debate Korea’s leadership, regional relations or the North Korea challenge. The 2018 kickoff addresses issues of politics and policy in the lead-up to the Winter Games and takes place two days prior to the Opening Ceremonies. Korea Society senior director and Columbia adjunct professor Stephen Noerper addresses the lead-up to the Winter Games with a call-in from the Council on Foreign Relations' Scott Snyder and the Center for a New American Security's Patrick Cronin.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1063-politics-policy-and-pyeongchang-2018

Feb 07, 2018
South Korea at the Crossroads with Scott Snyder
29:38

February 1, 2018 - Against the backdrop of China’s mounting influence and North Korea’s growing nuclear capability and expanding missile arsenal, South Korea faces a set of strategic choices that will shape its economic prospects and national security. In South Korea at the Crossroads, Scott A. Snyder examines the trajectory of fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and offers predictions—and a prescription—for the future. Pairing a historical perspective with a shrewd understanding of today’s political landscape, Scott Snyder contends that South Korea’s best strategy remains investing in a robust alliance with the United States.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1062-south-korea-at-a-crossroads

Feb 02, 2018
Forecasting Korean Politics and Security with Sue Mi Terry
39:25

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
Heungnam Remembered
49:33

December 15, 2017 - Author Ned Forney and retired Admiral J. Robert Lunney discuss the Heungnam Evacuation and Lunney’s “Ship of Miracles” in this special holiday event commemorating the United Nation’s first humanitarian evacuation. Forney speaks to his major Seoul daily release profiling six descendants of those saved, including South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Lunney, who welcomed President Moon to Virginia during his first US visit as President, shares reflections on those harrowing days, acts of heroism, and the extraordinary flight to freedom.

A holiday reception follows, marking the December 1950 evacuation for members and guests, to include visitors from the United Nations nearby. The event also marks the 60th anniversary of the first Korea Society board meeting on December 12, 1957. Come celebrate the holidays and be touched by tales of sacrifice and the triumph of the human spirit and Korea-US friendship.

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

Dec 15, 2017
PyeongChang 2018 Launch featuring Olympic Committee President Lee Hee-beom
44:49

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
Trump in Asia
15:38

November 9, 2017 - Pacific Forum CSIS President Ralph Cossa discusses the political and security landscape of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. President Cossa reflects on North Korea’s uptick in missile and nuclear capabilities, challenges in Korea-US relations, trilateral coordination among Korea, the US and Japan, and China in the wake of the 19th People’s Congress. Senior director and Columbia adjunct professor Stephen Noerper facilitates this special year-end wrap-up on politics and security around the Korean Peninsula.

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

Nov 13, 2017
Korea-Russia-China Relations: New Realities for the Korean Peninsula
40:47

November 8, 2017 - Will Russia play a constructive role in helping stem tensions around the Korean Peninsula? Or will it play the role of spoiler given a decline in US-Russia relations? How do the approaches of Moscow toward Pyongyang and Seoul square with those of Beijing? How is South Korea responding? Noted Russian professor Anna Kireeva speaks to dynamics in Korea’s relations with Russia and China, as well as Russia’s Asia pivot, as part of the Society’s ongoing series on Korea’s regional relations in this special luncheon discussion.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/policy/korea-russia-china_relations_new_realities_for_the_korean_peninsula.html

Nov 08, 2017
Insights on President Donald Trump's First State Visit to Seoul
12:28

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
Advancements in Higher Education for Women featuring Ewha Womans University President Heisook Kim
27:35

October 26, 2017 - Members, professors, students and alumni gather to hear Ewha Womans University President Heisook Kim. Among the forefront of Korean educators, President Heisook Kim speaks to the challenges and opportunities in higher education and the growth of women leaders. An alumni reception follows.

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

Nov 01, 2017
Gallery Talk - Po Kim: Making Impossible Demands on Art
46:58

October 23, 2017 - In the course of his career, painter Po Kim worked in three distinct modes, gestural abstraction, realist still-life and symbolist figuration. Raphael Rubenstein's talk will examine each of these periods and look at how Po Kim's work related to the art of the period, especially that of other artists working in New York. Rubenstein will also seek to understand the motives that sparked his stylistic restlessness, and ask whether his early experiences of war and violence in Korea and Japan may have helped inspire his evident faith in the power of art.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/gallery-talks/po_kim_making_impossible_demands_on_art.html

Oct 24, 2017
King of Spies with author Blaine Harden
45:09

October 3, 2017 - Best-selling author and former Washington Post Northeast Asia bureau chief Blaine Harden discusses his riveting King of Spies on its date of release. His third work on Korea recounts the untold story of one of the most powerful spies in US history working on the Peninsula during the Korean War.

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

Oct 06, 2017
Stumbling Into a War Nobody Wants: How to Avoid Conflict with North Korea
36:59

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
Bringing the Flavors of Cote and Danji to The Korea Society
58:39

September 14, 2015 - Chef Hooni Kim, the owner of Danji, a Michelin-starred Korean restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, and Simon Kim, the proprietor of Cote, a modern Korean steakhouse in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, share their remarkable and challenging experience promoting Korean cuisine in New York City and globally. Marja Vongerichten, host of the PBS TV series “Kimchi Chronicles,” and the author of a companion cookbook titled, Kimchi Chronicles: Korean Cooking for an American Kitchen, moderates the evening program.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/cuisine/bringing_the_flavors_of_cote_and_danji_to_the_korea_society.html

Sep 14, 2017
Found in Translation (Part 2): Cho Chongnae’s The Human Jungle with Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton
16:23

September 7, 2017 - (Part 2) - Leap from satire to Korean drama and other works by a mid-century master. Delve into a China raw, volatile and often uncontrollable in a novel equal parts muckraking, a transnational love story, and panoramic social critique.

Two of America’s premier translators of Korean literature, the Fultons reflect on two recent releases: Sunset, a first ever English-language compilation of the works of the great midcentury writer Ch’ae, known widely for his satire, and Cho’s striking novel portraying China on the verge of world dominance. Cho’s The Human Jungle provides a literary complement to the Society’s ongoing work on Korea’s regional relations.

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

Sep 11, 2017
Found in Translation (Part 1): Sunset: A Ch’ae Manshik Reader with Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton
22:06

September 7, 2017 - (Part 1) - Leap from satire to Korean drama and other works by a mid-century master. Delve into a China raw, volatile and often uncontrollable in a novel equal parts muckraking, a transnational love story, and panoramic social critique.

Two of America’s premier translators of Korean literature, the Fultons reflect on two recent releases: Sunset, a first ever English-language compilation of the works of the great midcentury writer Ch’ae, known widely for his satire, and Cho’s striking novel portraying China on the verge of world dominance. Cho’s The Human Jungle provides a literary complement to the Society’s ongoing work on Korea’s regional relations.

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

Sep 08, 2017
How I Became a North Korean with Author Krys Lee
40:59

August 1, 2017 - Award-winning author Krys Lee speaks to the release of her debut novel, How I Became a North Korean, at this first cultural event at the Korea Society’s new location at 350 Madison Avenue at 45th Street. A Yonsei University assistant professor of creative writing, Krys Lee is a recipient of the Rome Prize and finalist for the BBC International Short Story Award. This captivating new release tells the story of three young people who struggle to make new lives in the dangerous area where China borders North Korea. Krys Lee appears in conversation with Korea Society senior director and Columbia University professor Stephen Noerper.

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

Aug 02, 2017
North Korea's Cyber Threat
24:36

July 12, 2017 - With growing cyber attacks possibly linked to North Korea and an eye to the vulnerability of financial and government systems, the Korea Society hosts a private round table discussion on North Korea's Cyber Threat. The discussants for this by-invitation session are the Council on Foreign Relations' Adam Segal and Symantec's Vikram Thakur. Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Vikram Thakur is a Senior Manager within Symantec's Security Response Team. The session is moderated by Society President Thomas Byrne and Senior Director Stephen Noerper.

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

Jul 13, 2017
Rapid Reaction Report: North Korea's ICBM Launch
09:42

July 5, 2017 - On July 4, 2017, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. Washington called for a global response, and the United Nations Security Council met July 5 on the DPRK launch. Offering insight into the politics surrounding the launch and possible responses is Korea Society Chairman and former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Thomas Hubbard. Offering insights into market impacts is Korea Society President Thomas Byrne, formerly with Moody’s. This rapid reaction report is moderated by senior director Stephen Noerper and produced by Peter Stuehmke.

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

Jul 05, 2017
Korea-China Relations: Part II
41:12

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 office in Beijing. This session follows on the Society's March Korea-China session with Harvard's John Park and focuses on the twists and turns of South Korea's economic and political relations with China, and examines the complexity of China's support for UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea.

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

May 12, 2017
Korean Presidential Election Commentary with Stephen Costello, AsiaEast
12:04

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, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/policy/special_taping_rapid_reaction_on_the_korean_presidential_elections.html

May 11, 2017
Korean Presidential Election Commentary with Prof. Gi-Wook Shin, Stanford University
26:29

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 from Stanford University. This rapid reaction program examines the winner and losers in the election, priorities and next steps for the new Korean President, and implications for United States policy given tensions around the Korean Peninsula.

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

May 11, 2017
Global Pivotal Powers: MIKTA and the Search for a Strategic Rationale
42:01

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, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia comprise this new initiative. Flake,a leading global expert on Korea, and Smith posit new possibilities associated with the arrangement.

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

May 04, 2017
Trade Talks: KORUS FTA at 5
42:31

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 performance and progress of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement five years after implementation in a discussion moderated by the Korea Society's president, Tom Byrne.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/corporate/trade_talks_korus_fta_at_5.html

Mar 10, 2017
Korea-China Relations with John Park
35:32

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 into the dynamics between the PRC and two Koreas. Seizing on sanctions and other preventive efforts to check DRPK nuclear weapons development, Park, who lectures at the Kennedy School, examines the business of North Korea, ties that may or may not bind, and the realities with which the new US administration must grapple.

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

Mar 07, 2017
US-Korea-Japan Trade Relations: Recent Developments and Future Prospects
01:05:29

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 and enjoy strong trade with the United States. Shotaro Oshima, former Special Representative of the Government of Japan for the TPP, Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea, and APEC Affairs, and others examine trade relations and recent developments and challenges, as well as the future for multilateral trade initiatives. This program takes place at the Japan Society.

For more information, please visit the links below:

http://www.koreasociety.org/corporate/us-korea-japan_trade_relations_recent_developments_and_future_prospects.html

http://www.japansociety.org/event/us-japan-korea-trade-relations-recent-developments-and-future-prospects

Mar 01, 2017
North Korean Human Rights: Marking the Third Anniversary of the UN Commission of Inquiry Report with Activist Seong-ho Ji
32:54

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 intimate roundtable discussion moderated by Dr. Stephen Noerper, senior director.

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

Feb 24, 2017
Women in Tech: A Conversation with Altos Ventures’ Hee-Eun Park
33:02

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 Silicon Valley. Join us in conversation with principal investor Hee-Eun Park of Altos Ventures. She chats entrepreneurship, gender, investing in startups and what it is like to lead in Silicon Valley with Korea Society director Nikita Desai.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/corporate/women_in_tech_a_conversation_with_altos_ventures_hee-eun_park.html

Feb 16, 2017
Forecasting for 2017: Politics and Security of Korea and East Asia
42:40

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 Korean and East Asian trends and shifts, speak to concerns about North Korea, China’s rise, and the early staking of the Trump administration. Bringing sensibilities born of business, academe and intelligence, Terry and King raise the specter on what to watch, scenarios unfolding, and the complexities of decision making in a new era.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/policy/forecasting_for_2017_politics_and_security_of_korea_and_east_asia.html

Feb 02, 2017
Forecasting for 2017: Key Economic Challenges for Korea and Asia
36:44

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 Asia and Korea in the years ahead. Rhee and Wolfson offer an overview of the short-term outlook and risks facing the region and address implications of low growth or a "new mediocre" for the region, in discussion with President Tom Byrne.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/corporate/forecasting_for_2017_key_economic_challenges_for_korea_and_asia.html

Jan 19, 2017
North Korea’s Information Revolution with Jieun Baek
32:50

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 irreversible change in the social and political consciousness of North Korean citizens.

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

Dec 14, 2016
The Gentleman From Japan with author James Church
27:19

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. Join us on 12-12 at 12 for the secretive and celebrated Church reading live (and sharing some thoughts on Korea policy going forward). A signing follows, so stock up for holiday giving, and enjoy sweet dumplings as we bid the year adieu.

In this new release, Church, a former Western intelligence officer, returns to the secret world of North Korean intelligence and Inspector O. A Spanish factory near Barcelona is secretly producing--under the guise of a dumpling maker--a key machine for the production of nuclear weapons. Western intelligence has gotten wind of this and believes that the machine is meant for North Korea. It is deemed imperative either to disable the machine before it leaves the factory or intercept it. Inspector O is recruited by an old friend to take part in an operation to disrupt the plans for shipping the device.

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

Dec 13, 2016
Advising the Next US President on Korea
54:56

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 Peninsula.

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

Dec 12, 2016
The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia
01:02:04

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's Shorenstein APARC , engage in discussion about the new U.S. president and political, economic and security options on Korea and East Asia.

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

Dec 07, 2016
Year in Review: Korea’s Economy and Regional Markets
53:47

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.

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

Dec 01, 2016
K-Beauty Guru: Charlotte Cho from SOKO GLAM
35:37

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 has become the destination for everything K-Beauty.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/contemporary-korea/k-beauty_guru_charlotte_cho_from_soko_glam.html

Nov 18, 2016
A Year in Review: Regional Politics and Security with Ralph Cossa
44:06

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

Nov 03, 2016
Changing American Perceptions of North Korea since 1948
41:55

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 Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) over the second half of the twentieth century.  It will specifically argue that policymakers and journalists, among other observers in U.S. society, primarily made sense of the DPRK’s often-brutal actions by describing it as either a puppet of the Soviet Union and China or as an irrational actor incapable of pragmatic dialogue.  These reductive caricatures—a product, in part, of evolving ideologies in American society related to the Cold War, foreign policy, and race—blinded policymakers to the nationalistic motives behind North Korea’s decision-making and led the general public to misunderstand events in Korea.  While analyzing how intertwined links between culture and national identity influenced American foreign policy in East Asia, this discussion thus highlights the fundamental misperceptions that so often shaped U.S. decision-making vis-à-vis the DPRK since the Korean War.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/policy/changing_american_perceptions_of_north_korea_since_1948.html

Oct 25, 2016
Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia with author Victor Cha
35:00

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 maximize stability and economic progress amid Asia’s increasingly complex political landscape. In conversation with senior director Stephen Noerper. A book signing follows.

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

Oct 21, 2016
Prometheus: The Art of Tchah Sup Kim
54:49

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, Kim’s artwork always expresses a quest for the transcendent—as well as a critique of the Western-centric perspective.

Born in Japan’s Yamaguchi Prefecture, Kim and his family moved to Gyeongju, Korea, in 1944.  He graduated from Seoul National University in 1963 and represented Korea at the Biennale de Paris in 1966. In 1974, a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation enabled him to study at the Pratt Institute in New York.

Kim’s work was exhibited in the National Print Exhibition, 20th Biennial: 30 Years of American Printmaking at the The Brooklyn Museum (1976), Prints: Acquisitions, 1973-1976 at the Museum of Modern Art (1977), and Six Artists from Korea at the Grace Borgenicht Gallery (1995). The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwachon, Korea, the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cincinnati Art Museum all include Kim’s work in their permanent collections.
 
This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Dongwha Cultural Foundation.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/exhibition/prometheus_the_art_of_tchah_sup_kim.html

Oct 20, 2016
Royal Threads: Historical Representations in Costume Design
38:43

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 television dramas.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/korean-studies/lectures/royal_threads_historical_representations_in_costume_design.html

Oct 14, 2016
Korea, East Asia and the US Presidential Election
53:12

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 Asia with Stephen Noerper.

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

Oct 06, 2016
Seoul Man: A Memoir of Cars, Culture, Crisis, and Unexpected Hilarity Inside a Korean Corporate Titan
30:08

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 follows.

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

Sep 16, 2016
National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun
33:53

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 Society members and guests.

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

Sep 15, 2016
Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula
56:47

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 University; address inter-Korean tensions and South Korea’s security concerns in a panel discussion moderated by senior director Stephen Noerper.

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

Sep 12, 2016
Next Steps in Korea-Japan Relations
53:56

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 session co-presented with the Japan Society. North Korea has conducted a fourth nuclear test, a long range missile test and multiple intermediate and short range missile launches this year. As a result, South Korea and Japan have accelerated their cooperation bilaterally, and trilaterally with the United States. The logjam of blocked Korea-Japan relations given territorial and historical memory disputes appears to have given way to the necessity for and practicality of security cooperation. However, this process has been slower and more fitful than many expected. Despite their proximity, their deeply intertwined histories and the convergence of many interests, there are considerable misperceptions in each country about the other. Glosserman and Snyder root many of these problems in the competing sense of national identity in each country. Glosserman and Snyder opine on constraints and opportunities, as well as shared concerns over North Korea's provocations and China's growing reach.

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

Sep 08, 2016