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Latest Episodes

The US-Korea Global Partnership: Supply Chain and Semiconductors
September 24, 2021

September 23, 2021 - In the first program of a new series chronicling the rise of global cooperation between the United States and Korea, Korea Society president and CEO Tom Byrne discusses supply cha

North Korea, Inc. and China
September 09, 2021

September 9, 2021 - Harvard University Director of the Korea Project and Adjunct Lecturer John Park shares insights into recent North Korea developments and China’s interplay. Subsequent to the Moon-B

YouTube & K-pop
July 26, 2021

July 22, 2021 - When experts analyze the worldwide success of K-pop, all point to one watershed moment in 2012: Psy's music video Gangnam Style was uploaded to YouTube. As YouTube became the main plat

Talking COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation with John Rim, Samsung Biologics President & CEO
July 22, 2021

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 ‘,’ Pr

Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World with Ban Ki-moon
June 15, 2021

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...

The Power of Nunchi with Euny Hong
June 11, 2021

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:...

Challenges and Opportunities for U.S.-Japan-Korea Trade Relations
June 03, 2021

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...

A Conversation with Chairman Yongmaan Park of Doosan Infracore
June 02, 2021

Recorded June 1, 2021 - In our inaugural episode of the ‘', 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...

From "Ga-yo" to K-pop with Youngdae Kim
May 26, 2021

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....

U.S.-Korea Summit Analysis - Gen. (R.) Brooks, Amb. (R.) Hill, & Dr. Hotez
May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021 - Join us for this rapid response analysis on the first summit meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. In a discussion covering the latest trends regarding the U.S.-Korea Alliance,...