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Contemporary Korea

YPN Happy Hour with West 32 Soju

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 6:30 PM
The Korea Society is hosting a happy hour for Young Professionals featuring West 32 Soju. Network with other Young Professionals and enjoy complimentary soju cocktails and delicious Korean finger food! This will be the last social event at our current office, 950 Third Avenue, and we hope everyone joins us to help say goodbye to our office as we look forward to a new Young Professional series at our new… Read More

K-Beauty Trends for 2017 with Glow Recipe

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Step into the exclusive and discerningly curated world of Korean beauty at Glow Recipe! Glow Recipe co-founders, Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, recently appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank and their company has received extensive press coverage in outlets such as Vogue, Forbes, Fortune, and Chosun Ilbo. In recognition of their market leadership in beauty content and education, Glow Recipe was also cited by InStyle as one of the “Best Online… Read More

Young Professionals' Night 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 6:30 PM
 The Korea Society and China Institute are hosting a Happy Hour for Young Professionals at The China Institute. Network with other Young Professionals and enjoy live music, complimentary drinks and light fare! Young Professionals' Night Co-hosted by The Korea Society and China Institute @ China Institute 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001   * Please note date changeWednesday, February 15, 2017 | 6:30–8:30 PM    If you have… Read More

K-Beauty Guru: Charlotte Cho from SOKO GLAM

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 6:00 PM
 Dive deep into the K-Beauty world with Soko Glam co-founders Charlotte and Dave Cho. The evening will begin with a panel discussion led by Vogue editor Monica Kim about Chos’ journey with Soko Glam and The Klog, and how their company has become the destination for everything K-Beauty. The first thirty to register for the event will receive a goodie bag with Korean beauty products and a discount code to… Read More

Lessons Learned with Soo Kim

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 6:30 PM
Soo Kim, founding partner, managing partner, and chief investment officer of Standard General, shares “lessons learned” from his extensive investment experience. Members and friends of The Korea Society and the Korea Finance Society are invited to the discussion, moderated by Korea Finance Society Co-President Sandor Hau.   Lessons Learned  with Soo KimFounding Partner of Standard General    Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 6:30 PM  Free with RSVP      If… Read More


Friday, September 30, 2016 | 9:00 AM
  The Korea Society and the Korea Foundation organized the Symposium for Korean Art Curators from Friday, September 30, to Saturday, October 1, on the theme of “Challenges in Presenting Korean Arts and Culture at Museums in the United States.” The event consisted of a one-day conference and a one-day field trip to Korean arts and culture events around the New York City area.This symposium examined ongoing challenges and rewards in presenting… Read More
Dr. Minjung Lee, visiting scholar at University of California Davis, outlines the evolution of traditional attire throughout Korean history, reveals her research methods, and shares tales about her career as a costume designer for KBS television dramas. Royal Threads: Historical Representations in Costume Design with Dr. Minjung Lee visiting scholar in the department of Textiles and Clothing at the University of California 6:00 PM | Registration 6:30 PM | Reception… Read More

Young Professionals' Summer Social Night

Friday, June 17, 2016 | 6:00 PM
 The Korea Society’s YPN Steering Committee is pleased to invite you to a night of networking, live DJ music, and drinks at the Rubin Museum: K2 Lounge! From 6-7 PM, Rubin's Cafe Serai will offer a 2-for-1 special on all beer, wine, and well drinks. Young Professionals' Night @ the Rubin Museum 150 W 17th St New York, NY 10011   Friday, June 17, 2016 | 6-8 PM  2-for-1 drink happy… Read More

Remapping Identity Politics in K-Pop

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | 6:30 PM
 The creators behind EXP (Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda, and Samantha Y. Shao), the first non-Korean K-pop boy band, discuss the themes of cultural authorship and originality, posing the question, what is lost in translation with regard to identity within the Korean wave with Maud Lavin--Professor, Visual Studies and Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Remapping Identity Politics in K-Pop 6:30 PM | Reception7:00 PM | Discussion and Q&A   FREE… Read More
  Join Us For a Networking and Mentoring Event for Students and Young ProfessionalsA panel discussion and speed networking with Korean American leaders College students and young professionals in New York City are cordially invited to join The Korea Society, Council of Korean Americans (CKA) and Korean American League for Civic Action (KALCA) for an evening of training and networking. Panelists will share their perspectives on developing vital “soft skills”… Read More
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