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13 Dec 2017

The Korea Society

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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.

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    PyeongChang 2018 Launch featuring Olympic Committee President Lee Hee-beom

    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


  • Posted on 15 Nov 2017

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    Trump in Asia

    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


  • Posted on 13 Nov 2017

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    Korea-Russia-China Relations: New Realities for the Korean Peninsula

    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


  • Posted on 08 Nov 2017

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    Insights on President Donald Trump's First State Visit to Seoul

    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.


  • Posted on 08 Nov 2017

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

    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


  • Posted on 01 Nov 2017

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