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

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

    A New North Korea Policy?

    A New North Korea Policy?

    January 6, 2022 - Join for a discussion on the future of North Korea policy, featuring: Frank Aum, senior expert on Northeast Asia at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Dagyum Ji, journalist for The Korea Herald covering North Korea and security, and Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center, in conversation with Korea Society policy director Jonathan Corrado, and with an introduction by Korea Society president & CEO Tom Byrne. Following a New Year's address by North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un, the panelists discuss what's next for North Korea policy, including analysis of various diplomatic approaches, changes to the internal situation, and implications for the U.S.-ROK Alliance.
    For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1547-a-new-north-korea-policy

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Global View on the Korean Peninsula featuring Walter Russell Mead

    Global View on the Korean Peninsula featuring Walter Russell Mead

    December 14, 2021 - Join us for this program co-hosted by The Korea Society and The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) about the Korean Peninsula in the global perspective, featuring Walter Russell Mead, Global View Columnist at The Wall Street Journal and the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College. The discussion is moderated by Korea Society president & CEO Tom Byrne, with an introduction from NCAFP Board Chair Jeffrey R. Shafer.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1539-global-view-on-the-korean-peninsula

    • 1 hr 6 min
    K-Content, Youth Economy & Beyond

    K-Content, Youth Economy & Beyond

    December 9, 2021 - When YouTube began sharing revenue directly with creators, an entirely new industry was born. Today, there are over 2 million creators around the world in its monetization program, building thriving businesses by sharing their own content to the worldwide audience. Among the most innovative and passionate YouTubers are those hailing from South Korea.
    Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer at YouTube discusses the rise of K-content and the new creator economy; with Park Young Sun, former minister of SMEs and Startups of Republic of Korea; Bernie Cho, President of DFSB Kollective; and Dr. Sue Mi Terry, Director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy Wilson Center; moderated by Korean YouTuber Seungkug Lee.
    This program is made possible by the generous support from YouTube.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1542-k-content-youth-economy-beyond

    • 1 hr
    Interview with LG Chem CEO Hak Cheol Shin

    Interview with LG Chem CEO Hak Cheol Shin

    December 8, 2021 - Join us for a conversation between Mr. Hak Cheol Shin, Chief Executive Officer of LG Chem, and Tom Byrne, the President and CEO of The Korea Society. In this third episode of the ‘President’s Interview Series,’ Mr. Shin will discuss his remarkable career starting out from 3M Korea and serving as the Vice Chair at 3M headquarter in the U.S. to his current role as the CEO of LG Chem. Since Mr. Shin took office in 2019, LG Chem's market capitalization in the Korean stock market has more than doubled to 55 trillion won (US$46.6 billion) from 24 trillion won (US$20.3 billion).
    This interview will provide an opportunity to learn more about Mr. Shin’s role and leadership in LG Chem’s growth during the past two years as well as the company’s ESG based expanding business portfolio and the next growth engine moving forward. This program was recorded at LG Chem headquarters in Seoul when President Byrne recently visited South Korea.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1541-interview-with-lg-chem-ceo-hak-cheol-shin

    • 56 min
    Beasts of a Little Land with Juhea Kim

    Beasts of a Little Land with Juhea Kim

    December 7, 2021 - An epic story of love, war, and redemption set against the backdrop of the Korean independence movement, Beasts of a Little Land follows the intertwined fates of a young girl sold to a courtesan school and the penniless son of a hunter. From the perfumed chambers of a courtesan school in Pyongyang to the glamorous cafes of a modernizing Seoul and the boreal forests of Manchuria, where battles rage, Juhea Kim’s unforgettable characters forge their own destinies as they wager their nation’s. Immersive and elegant, Beasts of a Little Land unveils a world where friends become enemies, enemies become saviors, heroes are persecuted, and beasts take many shapes.
    Join in the conversation with author Juhea Kim about her debut novel.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1528-beasts-of-a-little-land-with-juhea-kim

    • 54 min
    New Food Media with Eric Kim

    New Food Media with Eric Kim

    December 2, 2021 - Food writer Eric Kim is known for sharing recipes accompanied with thoughtful storytelling and reflection. At first Kim pursued academia, teaching undergraduate literature courses while working towards a PhD in American Literature at Columbia. He unexpectedly found his path to success by writing and curating content for leading publishers in food media such as Food Network, Food52, and Saveur. Today, Kim is a staff writer at the New York Times and next year he will release his highly-anticipated debut cookbook Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home. Join us as Kim reflects on his career in food journalism, multimedia content creation, and book publishing.
    The Korea Society Young Professionals’ Night program consists of industry professionals who share their career experiences and advice with the audience. It provides a wonderful opportunity for networking, and all professionals seeking to expand their careers are encouraged to come.
    This program is made possible by the support from Yang Won Sun Foundation.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1538-new-food-media-with-eric-kim

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Autum in New York ,

My favorite podcast

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

Caocao 87 ,

Thorough and excellent analysis

Great resource for understanding current events on the Korean Peninsula. The contents are diverse and interesting.

JW Mies ,

Very educational and interesting

I came across this podcast before a trip to Korea to try to learn more about the culture and history and found myself listening to several of the episodes. The podcasts cover many different angles: fairy tales, politics of both the North and the South, relations with the West, business, history, and there is even one about cooking.
I feel like these podcasts have helped me have greater appreciation for the Korean culture and ways of life.

Thank you for publishing for free. Please keep the episodes coming! Highly recommended!

(By the way, I don't remember having any issues with the quality of the audio.)

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