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The Korea Society, an American organization promoting greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea, presents the leading voices in public policy, business, education, intercultural relations, and the arts.

Episode Date
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
Special Roundtable on Korea and the US Presidential Campaigns
45:59

July 25, 2016 - The general theme of the round table will be Korea, the US Presidential Campaigns, and Rising Tensions on the Peninsula.

We welcome Sang Sin LEE, a research fellow from the Korea Institute for National Unification; the Hon. Jin PARK, President. Asia Future Institute; President Jinwook CHOI of the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU); and Professor Hyun-Wook KIM of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy.

Dr. Jin Park will speak to Korea and the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Choi to ROK policy toward the DPRK, Professor Kim to ROK-US relations, and Dr. Lee to ROK public perceptions of North Korea.

Jul 26, 2016
Progress in US-Korea Relations with David Kang
32:16

June 2, 2016 - In the wake of recent security challenges on the Korean Peninsula and in advance of the US Presidential elections, USC Korean Studies Institute director and noted professor David Kang discusses the progress, pitfalls, and potential in US-ROK relations. Moderated by the Society’s Stephen Noerper and co-hosted by the Global Society of Korea.

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

Jun 03, 2016
Remapping Identity Politics in K-Pop
41:19

May 31, 2016 - The creators behind EXP (Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda, and Samantha Y. Shao), the first non-Korean K-pop boy band, discuss the themes of cultural authorship and originality, posing the question, what is lost in translation with regard to identity within the Korean wave with Maud Lavin--Professor, Visual Studies and Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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

Jun 02, 2016
Fault Lines in a Rising Asia with Chung Min Lee
31:31

May 25, 2016 - In his new release, Fault Lines in a Rising Asia, ambassador, scholar, and analyst Chung Min Lee addresses the downsides of Asia’s rise and the conventional narrative that surrounds it. Dr. Lee examines Asia's economic ascent in contrast with the dangerous, diverse and divisive security challenges that persist.

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

May 26, 2016
2016 Annual Dinner with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon & POSCO Chairman Kwon Ohjoon
36:34

May 18, 2016 - Keynote speaker Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, and Van Fleet Award recipient Kwon Ohjoon, Chairman & CEO of POSCO, deliver remarks at The Korea Society's 2016 Annual Dinner.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/annual-dinner/2016_annual_dinner.html

May 20, 2016
The Legacy of General James Van Fleet
40:13

May 17, 2016 - Joseph McChristian, president of the Van Fleet Foundation, discusses the life and legacy of Korean War commanding general James Van Fleet. McChristian, Van Fleet’s grandson, examines his grandfather's “will to win,” love for the peoples of Korea, and deep commitment to the US-Korea alliance.

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

May 17, 2016
Engaging North Korea with Stephan Haggard
37:14

April 14, 2016 - Stephan Haggard, author of Hard Target: Engaging North Korea, provides an assessment of a North Korea that is undergoing substantial economic and social change under the Kim Jong Un regime, in conversation with Korea Society president Thomas Byrne.

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

Apr 14, 2016
South Korean Parliamentary Election Roundtable
29:58

April 6, 2016 - The New York-based Korea Society and Washington-based Korea Economic Institute (KEI) held a pre-Korean Parliamentary election roundtable discussion on Wednesday, April 6, at The Korea Society headquarters in NYC. South Koreans vote for National Assembly members on April 13. The election will impact domestic policy and has importance in advance of the 2017 ROK Presidential election. Infighting in both the conservative ruling and opposition parties during the nomination process has made predicting outcomes difficult. KEI Vice President Mark Tokola and Columbia Professor Charles Armstrong led this private discussion on the political dynamics behind the National Assembly elections and the implications of various outcomes.

Apr 08, 2016
Intro to North Korea
51:39

March 29, 2016 - In conversation with the 2016 Project Bridge Youth Ambassadors, Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Director of Policy, examines the major social, political, and economic factors responsible for today's North Korea.

Apr 01, 2016
The Global Internet of Things (IoT) Trend and Korea
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March 31, 2016 - SparkLabs Co-Founder & Partner Bernard Moon introduces a new Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator planned for launch in Songdo and Seoul which provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to take the lead of the global IoT trend. Ilan Abehassera, founder and CEO at Insensi and a SparkLabs portfolio company, speaks to the ins and outs of managing a hardware startup company.

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

Mar 31, 2016
US-Korea Trade: FTA at 4 years
35:39

March 17, 2016 - Now in force for four years, the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) has seen some observers question the extent of trade benefits and economic gains for the US and Korean economies. Michael Beeman of the US-Korea Business Council provides insights into the evolution of the KORUS FTA, challenges, opportunities and new directions, in conversation with Korea Society President Tom Byrne.  

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/corporate/us-korea_trade_fta_at_4_years.html

Mar 17, 2016
K-Beauty Show
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March 9, 2016 - Experience the K-Beauty regimen firsthand at The Korea Society's first ever K-Beauty Show! Learn about K-Beauty trends, the emergence of K-Culture, and meet beauty experts including Alicia Yoon of Peach & Lily, makeup artist Seong Hee Park, Cosmopolitan's Deputy Beauty Editor Jessica Matlin, and fashion & lifestyle blogger Patricia Chang. The K-Beauty Show will include a panel discussion, as well as giveaways and 1-on-1 beauty consulting.

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

Mar 10, 2016
Understanding Intellectual Property for Media Startups
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March 4, 2016 - Join us for a corporate luncheon event with Seung Bak, Co-founder & CEO of Dramafever, David Kim, Attorney at The Hollywood Lawyers, and Brian Lee, Partner at SKIG and former GM at Maker Studios. This joint Kotra NY-IP Desk-Korea Society event offers aspiring and existing entrepreneurs key insights on starting and exiting an entertainment-media startup and advice on navigating thorny intellectual property issues.

Seung Bak is the CEO and co-founder of DramaFever, the leading online destination for international television shows and movies. Seung led the company since its inception in 2009, including a sale to SoftBank in 2014 at greater than 10x invested capital.  Prior to founding DramaFever, Seung was Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Capital IQ, a leading provider of information services to the global financial community. Seung served a variety of marketing, sales, strategy, finance, and operational roles in helping Capital IQ grow from a seed stage startup to a $400+ million revenue business. Previously, he was an investment banker at CapitalKey Advisors, the precursor to Capital IQ, where he advised venture-stage and middle-market companies. Seung is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization NYC Chapter. Seung earned a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester.

David Yung Ho Kim  is the Lead Entertainment Attorney at The Hollywood Lawyer in Los Angeles, and practices in the areas of film, television, music, new media, licensing and talent representation. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley as a Regents' & Chancellor's Scholar, with cum laude honors in History, he then moved to study law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva), the nation's premiere Jewish institution with one of the top-ranked entertainment and IP law programs in the nation, where he served as the school's first non-Jewish student body president. With an eclectic background of employment and experiences in litigation, copyright law and in-house counsel work as an entertainment attorney for past employers such as the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, CJ Entertainment America, and East West Artists, David now spends most of his time negotiating deals, drafting contracts and advising companies and talent in areas related to media and entertainment. When he’s not working, David loves meditating, doing yoga, playing the piano and loving on people, be it family, friends, or strangers.

Brian Lee  is a Partner at SKIG, a NYC-based accelerator focused on helping early- stage companies scale audience and revenue. Prior to SKIG, Brian was General Manager and Vice President at Maker Studios, the worlds premiere multi-channel network. At Maker Studios, Brian led the Music and Merchandise divisions from conception all the way through to its eventual $500M acquisition to Disney in 2014.  As Head of Music, Brian oversaw all of its departments including, network partnerships, original programming and audience development. His success as GM was rooted in his ability to converge traditional music industry stars such as Snoop Dogg, Will.i.am , and Far East Movement with up and coming YouTube talent such as Christina Grimmie, Mike Tompkins, and the Epic Rap Battles of History.  Prior to his role at Maker Studios, he was founder and CEO of Knocksteady, a digital content and social merchandising company based in Los Angeles. Knocksteady served as the precursor to both Maker Music and Shop.Maker.Tv and was acquired by Maker Studios in 2012. Brian earned a Bachelors of Arts in both Political Science and International Relations from the University of California Irvine.

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

Mar 04, 2016
Korea-Japan Relations: Potential and Progress
40:39

March 3, 2016 - Frayed relations between Korea and Japan appear to be on the mend with the late December announcement aimed at drawing the comfort women issue to a close. In conveying his apology to President Park, Prime Minister Abe voiced hope for a new era in relations with South Korea. The US hailed the step forward by its key allies in Northeast Asia. Meanwhile, China's step-up of military activity in the South China and East China Sea and North Korea's January nuclear test and February missile test heightened shared concerns and underscored the need for bilateral cooperation. Korea Society Chairman Thomas Hubbard, discusses recent progress in Korea-Japan relations with Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Dr. Sheila Smith in this timely and forward-looking session, co-organized with the Japan Society.

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

Mar 03, 2016
Political Forecast 2016: Korea and Its Neighbors
56:39

February 25, 2016 - The United States and Korea see tremendous regional flux in 2016. Tensions in East Asia have grown with China's military activities in the South China Sea and East China Sea and North Korea's January 6 nuclear test and February 7 missile test. South Korea's relations with Japan may warm after the December 28 announcement aimed at settling the comfort women issue, though opposition among nationalists remains high in both countries. Taiwan saw national elections, and South Korea has parliamentary elections this year and presidential elections next. The United States has its own presidential election in November, with China and North Korea figuring into candidates' campaigns. Ralph Cossa of Pacific Forum CSIS, Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Georgetown University, and Scott Snyder of the Council on Foreign Relations discuss political and security developments and offer timely forecasts, in conversation with The Korea Society’s Stephen Noerper.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/policy/political_forecast_2016_korea_and_its_neighbors.html

Feb 25, 2016
North Korean Human Rights: Two Years beyond the COI Report
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February 18, 2016 - The Korea Society marks two years since the release of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry Report (COI) with a message from South Korea's Ambassador on Human Rights Lee Jung-hoon and in-studio discussion with Greg Scarlatoiu. Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), Scarlatoiu speaks to current efforts within the UN, among governments and by NGOs to halt North Korea's human rights abuses, in conversation with the Society's Stephen Noerper.

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

Feb 18, 2016
Invisible Children: The Stateless Children of North Korean Refugees
18:07

February 4, 2016 - Sylvia Kim, a human rights lawyer and policy advisor with the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea, offers an overview of the international legal framework aimed at protecting stateless persons and explains the plight of the stateless children born to North Korean refugees in China.

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

Feb 04, 2016
Economic Forecast 2016: Korea and Its Neighbors
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January 21, 2016 - Changyong Rhee, Director of the Asia and Pacific at IMF, and Tudor’s Phil Suttle provide the global and regional economic outlook for Korea and its neighbors moderated by Korea Society President Thomas Byrne.

For more information, please visit the link below:
http://www.koreasociety.org/corporate/economic_forecast_2016_korea_and_its_neighbors.html

Jan 22, 2016