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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.

    Talking COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation with John Rim, Samsung Biologics President & CEO

    Talking COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation with John Rim, Samsung Biologics President & CEO

    July 21, 2021 - Join us for a conversation between Mr. John Rim, President and CEO of Samsung Biologics, and Tom Byrne, the President and CEO of The Korea Society. In this second episode of the ‘President’s Interview Series,’ President Rim will discuss his extensive career and senior leadership roles in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as his current role as the head of Samsung Biologics. With over 30 years of experience, President Rim played a key leadership role in facilitating the growth of Samsung Biologics into one of the world’s largest contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO).
    This interview will also provide an opportunity to learn more about the role of Samsung Biologics in the global biopharmaceutical industry including the recent agreement with the US biotech firm, Moderna, for fill-finish manufacturing of its path breaking mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine. This program was recorded at Samsung Biologics headquarters in Songdo, Incheon when President Byrne recently visited South Korea.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1509-talking-covid-19-vaccine-cooperation-with-president-john-rim

    • 43 min
    Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World with Ban Ki-moon

    Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World with Ban Ki-moon

    June 15, 2021 - Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon discusses his new book Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World on its release, in conversation with Korea Society board chairwoman Ambassador Kathleen Stephens and with a welcome by Korea Society president and CEO Tom Byrne. This event is co-hosted with the Korea Economic Institute of America.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1501-resolved-uniting-nations-in-a-divided-world

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Power of Nunchi with Euny Hong

    The Power of Nunchi with Euny Hong

    June 10, 2021 - Nunchi is Korea’s superpower. A sixth sense for winning friends and influencing people, this time-honored skill helps you connect with others so you can succeed in everything from business to politics to love. In The Power of Nunchi: The Korean Secret to Happiness and Success, Euny Hong explains the practice of nunchi in a highly prescriptive guide for social success.
    Hong—whose “incisive and humorous” (New York Times Book Review) reporting on Korea is always necessary reading—explains how nunchi is a part of daily life in Korea, how a great deal of communication is based not on words but on the overall context of an interaction. Hong argues that it is what catapulted South Korea in half a century from one of the world’s poorest countries to one of its richest, coolest, and most technologically advanced. The Korean economic miracle has always been based on nunchi: the ability to “eye measure” other nations’ rapidly evolving needs, manufacture export products to meet them, and adjust plans based on the universe’s only constant—change.
    In everything from finding love to excelling at work, Hong’s simple, effective, and relatable guide to mastering nunchi will help you to open doors you never knew existed.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1497-power-of-nunchi-with-euny-hong

    • 55 min
    Challenges and Opportunities for U.S.-Japan-Korea Trade Relations

    Challenges and Opportunities for U.S.-Japan-Korea Trade Relations

    June 3, 2021 - Join us for this discussion about the dynamics of U.S.-Japan-Korea trade relations and regional economic integration, featuring Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler, Waseda University Professor Emeritus and Economic Research Institute for East Asia and ASEAN Senior Research Advisor Shujiro Urata, and Korea Development Institute and Johns Hopkins University Professor Wonhyuk Lim. How can the three countries overcome obstacles to cooperate on shared challenges to achieve prosperity and shape the economic rules of the road? What will the Biden administration mean for U.S. trade policy? This program is co-hosted by the Korea Society, the Japan Society and Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), with moderation by Korea Society president Tom Byrne, and an introduction by Japan Society president Joshua W. Walker.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1487-challenges-and-opportunities-for-u-s-japan-korea-trade-relations

    • 1 hr 19 min
    A Conversation with Chairman Yongmaan Park of Doosan Infracore

    A Conversation with Chairman Yongmaan Park of Doosan Infracore

    Recorded June 1, 2021 - In our inaugural episode of the ‘President's Interview Series', we are pleased to invite Yongmaan Park, Chairman of Doosan Infracore for a conversation with The Korea Society’s President Tom Byrne. As one of the most successful and powerful business leaders in Korea and the world, Chairman Park will discuss his extensive career and leadership role as the Chairman of Doosan Infracore and former Chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI). Chairman Park will also share his views and insights on key issues and challenges in the U.S.-Korea economic cooperation post pandemic. This interview will also provide a rare opportunity to hear Chairman Park’s personal story and vision of his life.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1495-a-conversation-with-chairman-yongmaan-park

    • 35 min
    From "Ga-yo" to K-pop with Youngdae Kim

    From "Ga-yo" to K-pop with Youngdae Kim

    May 25, 2021 - Believe it or not, BTS and Blackpink are not the entirety of Korean popular music. At the birthplace of K-pop, "idol" groups share the stage with the new generation of "trot" singers, power balladeers, hip-hop artists and indie bands. Music critic Youngdae Kim surveys the recent history of popular music in Korea and how it has evolved as K-pop exploded all around the world.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1500-from-ga-yo-to-k-pop

    • 1 hr 7 min

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