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Podcasts/Videos

A collection of original audio and video products made in-house by The Korea Society. |                 

 

 

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Marie Myung-Ok Lee with Frances Cha
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 6:30 PM (EDT)

Chances are, you’ve read something you loved by the talented and prolific Marie Myung-Ok Lee. Her stories, criticism, and essays on everything from Picnicking in North Korea to navigating her son’s disability have been published in The Atlantic ... Read More

 


Peter Serpico: Learning Korean with Eric Kim
Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 6:30 PM (EDT)

Born in Seoul and raised in Maryland, Peter Serpico’s route to Korean food came long after making a name for himself in New York City restaurants. His first bites of marinated short ribs and black bean noodles tasted like home, and a love affair with the flavors and techniques of his birthplace began ... Read More

 


State, Society, and Markets in North Korea
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022 | 9 AM (EDT)

Join us for this discussion on North Korea's evolving economy, state, and society with Dr. Andrew Yeo, the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at The Brookings Institution and Professor of Politics, Catholic University of America. Yeo's new book, State, Society, and Markets in North Korea... Read More

 


South Korea and a Regional Order in Flux
Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 12 PM (EDT)

Amid intensifying U.S.-China strategic competition, a shifting Indo Pacific regional order, and an undaunted North Korea that continues to develop its nuclear weapons and missile programs, how can South Korea maximize its opportunities and defend against threats? Join us for this conversation about South Korea and a Regional Order in Flux with Dr. Andrew Yeo... Read More

 


"Queerness" as an Embodied and Critical Approach to Korean Studies
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 4 PM (EDT)

Join us as Dr. Todd A. Henry, Associate Professor in the Department of History and affiliate faculty member of Critical Gender Studies, Science Studies, and Film Studies at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), launches the Society’s new Current Directions in Korea Studies Series. Dr. Henry, a specialist of modern Korea, a social and cultural historian, and an expert in LGBTQ studies... Read More

 


Building Resilience: AAPI Identity and Mental Health
Sunday, May 1, 2022 | 12:00 PM (EDT)

Join us for an illuminating conversation with Dr. Shinhee Han, psychotherapist and co-author of Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans, and journalist Heidi Shin.... Read More

 


A Conversation with Yoon Choi
Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 6 PM (EDT)

Through an indelible array of lives, Yoon Choi explores where first and second generations either clash or find common ground, where meaning falls in the cracks between languages, where relationships bend under the weight of tenderness and disappointment, where displacement turns to heartbreak... Read More

 


US-Korea-China Relations
Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 12 PM (EDT)

With strategic competition between the United States and China intensifying and a new South Korean President set to shift Seoul’s foreign policy preferences, join us for this discussion on US-Korea-China relations, featuring: Dr. Seong-Hyon Lee, Harvard University Fairbank Center visiting scholar and Former Director of Sejong Institute Center for Chinese Studies, Yun Sun... Read More

 


Busan's Bid for World Expo 2030 with Ambassador Enna Park
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 10 AM (EDT)

Join us for this exciting presentation by Ambassador Enna Park about Busan’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo. Officially known as International Registered Exhibitions, World Expos are a global gathering of nations dedicated to finding solutions to pressing challenges by offering a journey inside a universal theme through engaging and immersive activities. Korea became one of five candidates to host the World Expo after submitting its bid in June 2021... Read More

 


Artist Talk: Wonju Seo
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 5 PM (EDT)

In Wonju Seo’s hands, the aesthetics, forms, and techniques of bojagi— traditional Korean wrapping cloths—are reconfigured as abstract textile art for a global audience. Seo combines needlework, painting, photography, and other techniques to create contemplative artworks that explore her transcultural identity and life experience... Read More

 


Interview with CJ Group Chairman Kyung Shik Sohn
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 6:00 PM (EDT)

The Korea Society is pleased to invite Mr. Kyung Shik Sohn, Chairman of CJ Group, for a conversation with the Society’s President/CEO Tom Byrne. In this upcoming episode of our President’s Interview Series, Chairman Sohn will discuss his remarkable success in growing CJ’s diversified businesses domestically and globally, and how CJ is managing an increasingly challenging global business climate. He will also inform us on his contributions to forging stronger... Read More

 


Hanbok: A New Lexicon of World Fashion Men’s Hanbok
Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 7 PM (EDT)

Riding the Korean Wave sweeping the world, the traditional Korean costumes have become increasingly visible in global media. In 2021, hanbok - the generic term referring to traditional style Korean clothing - was registered in the Oxford English Dictionary. In this comprehensive series of lectures, Dr. Minjee Kim... Read More

 


K-Startups: Empowering the Future of Young Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 6 PM (EDT)

The Korea Society is delighted to host a panel discussion featuring three successful Korean American entrepreneurs and startup expert – Ryan Kim (Founder and CEO, Kim’C Market), Sol Park (Managing Director, Korea International Trade Association) and Jun Yoon (Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Culinary Agents and Vice President, Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs (KSE). The discussion will be led by moderator Sang Lee... Read More

 


Pyonghattan: Escapees from North Korea’s Capital
Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 6:00 PM

Sibling defectors from Pyongyang Seohyun Lee and Hyun-Seung Lee discuss their life in North Korea, their journey to escape, and their transition to life in the United States, alongside Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) President & CEO Hannah Song, in conversation with Korea Society policy director Jonathan Corrado... Read More

 


Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home with Eric Kim
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 6:30 PM (EDT)

New York Times staff writer Eric Kim grew up in Atlanta, the son of two Korean immigrants. Food has always been central to his story, from Friday-night Korean barbecue with his family to hybridized Korean-ish meals for one that he makes in his tiny New York City apartment. In his debut cookbook, Kim shares these recipes alongside insightful, touching stories and stunning images shot by photographer Jenny Huang... Read More

 


Women in Higher Education: A Discussion with Dr. Eun Mee Kim & Dr. Sian Leah Beilock
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | 8 AM (EDT)

Womens’ Universities have emerged as premier institutions in higher education, amplifying womens’ voices from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. In the fourth installation of our Womens’ Leadership Series, please join us at The Korea Society to hear from Dr. Eun Mee Kim, President of Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and Dr. Sian Leah Beilock... Read More

 


Interview with ROK Trade Minister Yeo Han-Koo
Friday, March 18, 2022

March 15, 2022 marks the 10-year anniversary of the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA). In celebration of this remarkable milestone, The Korea Society invites ROK Minister for Trade Yeo Han-koo for a conversation with Korea Society President Tom Byrne... Read More

 


YSP Gallery
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 5 PM (EDT)

SP Gallery in Chelsea neighborhood of New York showcases the incredible legacy of Young Sook Park, who has dedicated her life to recapturing lost ceramic methods and techniques of the Joseon Dynasty... Read More

 


The Showrunners with Soo Hugh and Ria Tobaccowala
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | 6 PM (EST)

Soo Hugh, an acclaimed producer/writer and executive producer of Pachinko, one of the most anticipated drama series of 2022, talks about her career in television and the journey of adapting the bestselling novel into a series. Hugh will also be joined by Ria Tobaccowala, with whom she has launched The Thousand Miles Project, an incubator program to help bring more API stories to cinematic life and jumpstart fruitful careers in the entertainment industry... Read More

 


Korea's Presidential Election: Forecast and Impact Analysis
Monday, March 7, 2022 | 8 AM (EST)

In advance of the Republic of Korea 2022 presidential election, the eighth since Korea’s democratization, The Korea Society invites experts in Seoul for a live webcast discussion with a forecast and impact analysis. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Seoul/Tokyo bureau chief for The Washington Post, Karl Friedhoff, Marshall M. Bouton Fellow for Asian Studies at The Chicago Council, Jeongmin Kim, Lead Correspondent at NK News and NK Pro, and Dr. Katrin Katz... Read More

 


Korean Smart Power
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 7 PM (EST)

Join us for this discussion of Korean Smart Power, exploring opportunities and obstacles for Korea to leverage its cultural influence to advance its national interests, featuring Bernie Cho, President of DFSB Kollective, Jenna Gibson, PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, John Delury, Yonsei University Professor, and Victoria Kim, former LA Times correspondent, in discussion with Korea Society policy director Jonathan Corrado... Read More

 


Hanbok: A New Lexicon of World Fashion - Women's hanbok
Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 6 PM (EST)

Riding the Korean Wave sweeping the world, the traditional Korean costumes have become increasingly visible in global media. In 2021, hanbok - the generic term referring to traditional style Korean clothing - was registered in the Oxford English Dictionary. In this comprehensive series of lectures, Dr. Minjee Kim, the preeminent scholar of Korean textile and fashion in the U.S... Read More

 


A Medical Doctor and Youtube Influencer in the Pandemic Era with Dr. Ezra Hangjun Jang
Tuesday, February 15, 2020 | 7 PM (EST)

The Korea Society is excited to welcome Dr. Ezra Hangjun Jang, Internal medicine specialist and renowned host of the Youtube channel, “Dr. Ezra Hangjun Jang”. Dr. Jang has amassed a significant YouTube following with more than 525,000 subscribers, allowing for a substantial audience to learn crucial information from each of his videos... Read More

 


Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 Years of China-Korea Relations
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 4 PM (EST)

Join us for the second edition in our Global View series, a discussion with Yale University Elihu Professor of History Odd Arne Westad on the subject of his book Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 Years of China-Korea Relations, hosted jointly with the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP). The discussion is moderated by Korea Society Board Chair Ambassador (ret.) Kathleen Stephens, and introductions are provided by NCAFP president and CEO Ambassador (ret.) Susan Elliott and Korea Society president and CEO Tom Byrne... Read More

 


New Narratives in Korea: "Poongryu"
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 5 PM (EST)

Poongryu: Battle Between the Vocalists is a new music competition program from JTBC aiming to showcase a crossover between popular music and gugak, Korean traditional music. Featuring the best and brightest of a new generation of gugak singers and musicians... Read More

 


Towards a US-Korea Tech Alliance
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 12 PM (EST)

In the midst of supply chain shortages and increasing competition, how can the US and Korea partner on critical technologies and address national security imperatives? Join for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for enhanced US-Korea tech and digital cooperation, featuring Dr. Miyeon Oh, director and senior fellow of the Asia Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and Troy Stangarone, Senior Director and Fellow at the Korea Economic Institute (KEI), in conversation with Korea Society policy director Jonathan Corrado... Read More

 


Korean Instant Pot Cooking
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 5 PM (EST)

Recipe developers Nancy Cho and Selina Lee learned to make Korean food from their mothers and grandmothers. For Nancy, this transpired in her family's kitchen in California suburbs, while Selina's experience came from growing up in Seoul, Korea. Together, they set out to explore their Korean heritage, family experiences, and cherished dishes from their childhood to the present... Read More

 


A New North Korea Policy?
Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 8 AM (EST)

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... Read More

 


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