22 episodes

Welcome to Korean American Perspectives, a brand new podcast launched by the Council of Korean Americans. Visit www.councilka.org for more information.

Korean American Perspectives Council of Korean Americans

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Welcome to Korean American Perspectives, a brand new podcast launched by the Council of Korean Americans. Visit www.councilka.org for more information.

    We Write the Stories of Our Community - Dr. Stephanie Han

    We Write the Stories of Our Community - Dr. Stephanie Han

    Our eleventh and final episode of Korean American Perspectives features Dr. Stephanie Han, award-winning author of Swimming in Hong Kong.
    Many of us grew up reading books and novels, often very strongly identifying with the characters or stories we grew up with. But it’s difficult when we don’t see ourselves represented in books or literature, and for many Asian American writers and authors, it’s intimidating to be the first. Stephanie tells us that we must be brave and make that leap, both for ourselves and for others in our communities.
    Stephanie Han is a 3rd-generation Korean American award-winning writer. She shares great insights into how we can teach ourselves and our children to enjoy reading books, practice how we write and develop our inner voices, and explore what it truly means to be Korean American. Stephanie’s story is inspiring to future writers, parents of young readers, literary enthusiasts, and anyone who is curious about how our identities are shaped.

    • 59 min
    How to Change the World, One Day at a Time - Eugene Cho

    How to Change the World, One Day at a Time - Eugene Cho

    This week’s episode of Korean American Perspectives features Eugene Cho, Founder and Visionary of One Day’s Wages and President-Elect of Bread for the World.
     
    You can’t talk about the Korean American community without mentioning faith and spirituality. For many of us growing up in immigrant families, the church often served as the bedrock that grounded our Korean American society here in the United States. Pastors would serve dual-purpose as family counselors, social workers, language interpreters, and more. Even today, the church continues to play a critical role in the health and welfare of the Korean American immigrant community.
     
    My guest today is Reverend Eugene Cho, a 1.5 generation Korean American pastor, inspirational speaker, author, and humanitarian. A man of many passions, Eugene has traveled the world to speak with churches, nonprofits, leaders, justice workers all across the world. From founding the influential Quest Church in Seattle during a major recession to leading a global grassroots movement to alleviate extreme global poverty through his nonprofit, One Day’s Wages, Eugene’s incredible story shows us how all of us can take part in changing the world for the better.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    From Fashion to Fighting Games: An Entrepreneur's Journey Towards Esports - Jinhee Ahn Kim

    From Fashion to Fighting Games: An Entrepreneur's Journey Towards Esports - Jinhee Ahn Kim

    This week’s episode of Korean American Perspectives features Jinhee Ahn Kim, CEO and Co-Founder of UYU E-Sports Team.
     
    Jinhee Ahn Kim is a serial entrepreneur who has allowed her insatiable curiosity and her amazing ability to find gaps in the marketplace to lead her career from management consulting, fashion, law, education software, and now eSports. In our interview, Jinhee shares about rapidly-expanding gaming scene and what it’s like to work with pro gamers, as well as how she first got involved in the gaming industry.

    • 51 min
    Navigating to the Top: Corporate Leadership, Board Governance, and Diversity: David Chun

    Navigating to the Top: Corporate Leadership, Board Governance, and Diversity: David Chun

    This week’s episode of Korean American Perspectives features David Chun, CEO and Founder of Equilar, the top provider of critical data on corporate executives, including 70% of the Fortune 500 companies.
    With his company, Equilar, having a unique view into the makeup of C-suites and board rooms, David discusses current executive hiring trends and the need to fix the lack of gender and ethnic diversity at the highest levels of corporate governance. If you’ve ever thought about what CEOs are getting paid, why we need to address race and gender pay disparities in major companies, and how you can take the steps to prepare to join a corporate board, don’t miss this insightful and revealing interview with the top corporate data leader in the country.

    • 51 min
    A Journey to Find Meaning - Neurosurgery, Public Health, and North Korea: Kee B. Park

    A Journey to Find Meaning - Neurosurgery, Public Health, and North Korea: Kee B. Park

    Our seventh episode of Season Two of CKA’s podcast, Korean American Perspectives, features Dr. Kee B. Park, Accomplished Neurosurgeon and Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Park has practiced and taught neurosurgery in operating rooms across the world, from Ethiopia to Cambodia-- even North Korea. 
     
    Dr. Park is also the Director of the North Korea Program at the Korean American Medical Association (KAMA). He leads the collaboration between U.S. and North Korean physicians and has made 18 visits to North Korea since 2007. In this highly polarized world, Kee Park reminds us that geopolitical disputes and sanctions between nations have unintended consequences on everyday lives.

    • 46 min
    Weaving Our Stories into the Cultural Fabric of America: Chil Kong

    Weaving Our Stories into the Cultural Fabric of America: Chil Kong

    Our sixth episode of Season Two of CKA’s podcast, Korean American Perspectives, features Chil Kong, Artistic Director of Adventure Theater MTC. Chil has a long award-winning career with major theater companies across Boston, San Diego, Seattle, and L.A. and is currently the only Korean American aristic director of a major theater company in the United States.
    Facing the COVID-19 pandemic’s turbulent effects on the performing arts industry, Chil shares how some performing arts centers are trying to find new ways to engage with their audience. As a leading voice in the performance and entertainment industry, he shares his valuable insight into Asian American representation and the importance of the performing arts to our community. Chil reminds us of the power to write our own stories and how they must be woven into the cultural fabric of America.

    • 55 min

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