THE KOREA SOCIETY

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Inter-Korean Relations

North Korea, Inc. and China

Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Harvard University Director of the Korea Project and Adjunct Lecturer John Park shares insights into recent North Korea developments and China’s interplay. Subsequent to the Moon-Biden summit and marking the anniversary of its mutual defense pact, the PRC and DPRK reaffirmed ties. Park, in conversation with Senior Director Stephen Noerper, sheds light on the implications for stability in Northeast Asia and implications for the US-ROK alliance. North Korea, Inc. and… Read More
Join us for this discussion about obstacles and opportunities for inter-Korean social and cultural integration, featuring Dr. Hyun In-nae, Ewha University Professor and former director of the Korea Hana Foundation, and Bada Nam, Secretary General for the South Korean non-governmental organization People for Successful Corean Reunification (PSCORE). In an interview with Korea Society policy director Jonathan Corrado, the two draw insights from the findings of new survey research to describe… Read More
Michael D. Shin, a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, looks at the late Joseon period and the Japanese colonial period to examine the historical causes of Korean division and investigate their impact on inter-Korean reconciliation in this program supported by the UniKorea Foundation. Understanding the deep historical causes of Korean division sheds light on the persistence of the division after the end of the Cold War. This program is supported… Read More

New Developments in Inter-Korean Relations

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Woodrow Wilson Center director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy Jean Lee converses with senior director Stephen Noerper on ROK-DPRK relations. They address impasse and opportunity between North Korea and South Korea and offer recommendations for US and other policy makers on peninsular realities and possibilities. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Korea Foundation.The Columbia University's Center for Korean Research… Read More

New Views on Korean Peace Regime and Unification

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 11:00 AM
Join us for this discussion on prospects for a peace regime and inter-Korean social integration with Frank Aum, United States Institute of Peace, Hannah Song, President & CEO at Liberty in North Korea, Rachel Minyoung Lee, former intelligence analyst for the U.S. government, and Joseph Kim, Human Freedom Initiative, George W. Bush Institute. How might the U.S. and South Korea cooperate with regional partners to pursue a long term peace… Read More

New Thinking from Korea and China

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 12:00 PM
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… Read More
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… Read More

Negotiations, Denuclearization and Inter-Korean Progress

Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 11:00 AM
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. A holiday reception is held after. This program follows-on the Fall 2018 address by ROK President Moon Jae-in to the Council on Foreign Relations/Korea Society/Asia Society. As a thank you to our policy and corporate supporters, as well as… Read More
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. By Invitation Korea at a Crossroads: Inter-Korean Relations and Next Steps in US-DPRK Dialogue Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 12 PM The Korea Society… Read More
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. FREE with registration. Limited seating. Imagining the Impossible: The DMZ… Read More