250 episodes

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.

The Korea Society The Korea Society

    • News

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.

    Catching the K-Investment Wave in the USA

    Catching the K-Investment Wave in the USA

    June 16, 2022 - The United States and South Korea have a well-established “gold standard” Free Trade Agreement. Now, as international economic relationships are shifting to strategic frameworks and concerns over supply-chain robustness and resiliency, Korean investment in the U.S is gaining attention and transforming the bilateral relationship into a new dynamic. The upcoming President’s Interview Series led by Tom Byrne, the President and CEO of The Korea Society will feature the representatives from three states for an in-depth conversation: Andrew Deye, Vice President, Head of Strategy at JobsOhio, Harry M. Lightsey III, Secretary of Commerce of South Carolina Department of Commerce, and Pat Wilson, Commissioner of Georgia Department of Economic Development. The panelists will discuss the significance of the new wave of Korean direct investment in the United States. They will also cover the business, economic and political angles of the investment in each state, and how this is contributing to the "comprehensive and strategic" partnership between the U.S. and Korea.
    This program is made possible by the support from JobsOhio.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1591-catching-the-k-investment-wave-in-the-usa

    • 41 min
    KA YA! Korean-American YA Novels & Authors

    KA YA! Korean-American YA Novels & Authors

    June 15, 2022 - Meet the new generation of Korean American young adult novelists. Drawing inspiration from the Korean pop culture they grew up consuming and their personal journey as immigrant kids, these authors offer refreshing and compelling representations on myriads of subject matters, from intergenerational struggles and family bonds to identity issues. And they are conquering the bestseller lists while offering a mirror to the generations of young readers that they themselves did not have.
    Join our conversation with Claire Ahn, Kat Cho and Mary H. K. Choi, as they discuss the popularity of YA novels featuring Korean and Korean-American characters, the changing perception in the publishing industry regarding Asian American YA novels, and their remarkable stories.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1587-ka-ya-korean-american-ya-novels-authors

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Shrimp to Whale: South Korea’s Extraordinary Transformation

    Shrimp to Whale: South Korea’s Extraordinary Transformation

    June 7, 2022 - King's College London Professor of International Relations, KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Brussels School of Governance, Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident) at CSIS, and Non-resident Fellow at Sejong Institute Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo discusses his new book Shrimp to Whale, which provides an account of South Korea’s extraordinary transformation from “the ashes of colonialism, partition and a devastating war” into “a boisterous democracy, a vibrant market economy, a tech powerhouse, and home to the coolest of cultures.” Please enjoy a 25% discount on pre-orders on the book with code DISTRO25 on this link here.
    This program was made possible by the generous support of the Korea Foundation and our corporate sponsors.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1573-shrimp-to-whale-south-korea-s-extraordinary-transformation

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Young Professionals' Network - Eun Sun Kim

    Young Professionals' Network - Eun Sun Kim

    May 26, 2022 - Recently named The New York Times 2021 Breakout Star in Classical Music, Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim is the Caroline H. Hume Music Director of San Francisco Opera. The first woman to serve as music director of one of America's largest opera companies, she is "making history while ensuring the future of classical music in a digital age," as The New York Times declared.
    This program is made possible by the support from Yang Won Sun Foundation.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1582-eun-sun-kim

    • 50 min
    Marie Myung-Ok Lee with Frances Cha

    Marie Myung-Ok Lee with Frances Cha

    May 24, 2022 - 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, The New York Times, Slate, Salon, Guernica, The Paris Review, and The Guardian, among others. She’s the author of the acclaimed novel Somebody’s Daughter and the YA classic, Finding My Voice. A sharp observer, a masterful storyteller, and an extraordinary and bitingly funny stylist, Lee uses those talents here to reveal the world we live in and imagine the world we could live in, too, in her latest novel The Evening Hero.
    In The Evening Hero Lee wrestles with big questions and big themes: how war trauma insinuates itself between the generation of immigrants and their American-born children; the dire state of medical care in the US—from rural hospital closures to crazy, high-end shopping mall medicine; and what it means to be a good Korean, a good American, a good human. And she shows us that it’s never too late to become a hero.
    In a conversation with Frances Cha, Lee talks about her illustrious career and her latest novel.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1581-marie-myung-ok-lee-with-frances-cha

    • 56 min
    Peter Serpico: Learning Korean with Eric Kim

    Peter Serpico: Learning Korean with Eric Kim

    May 19, 2022 - 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. Written with Drew Lazor, Serpico's debut cookbook Learning Korean: Recipes for Home Cooking draws from his decades of professional cooking experience to elevate the greatest hits of at-home Korean dishes. In this insightful and endearing cookbook, new flavors, techniques, and ways to enjoy one of the world’s greatest cuisines are revealed by Serpico, chef and father.
    In a conversation with Eric Kim, the New York Times bestselling author of Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home, Serpico discusses his career and his debut cookbook.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1580-peter-serpico-learning-korean-with-eric-kim

    • 47 min

Top Podcasts In News

BBC World Service
Báo Tuổi Trẻ
Đài Tiếng nói Việt Nam
VOA
The Guardian
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

You Might Also Like

BBC World Service
KoreaHerald
TED
The Economist
Jordan Schneider
Stanford GSB