1. Filmed July 12, 2012

    How does one analyze North Korea developments? Is it possible to get a clear read and, if so, in what areas? Is North Korea a “black box” or more knowable, especially with new openings? This third installment of this summer’s Knowing North Korea series features Dr. Sue Terry, Managing Director at Gerson Global Advisors, a strategic investment and advisory firm based in New York. In this role, she co-heads the Sovereign Advisory business and is primarily responsible for developing and managing the firm's strategy, activities and client relations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. She is also a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University and served most recently with the Council on Foreign Relations, National Intelligence Council and National Security Council.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/policy/policy/reading_north_korea.html

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  2. Filmed June 22, 2012

    Now that the KORUS FTA has been in effect for three months, what has changed in the business environment between the United States and South Korea? To what extent has the treaty created jobs, spurred economic growth and generated new market demand for U.S. goods and services in Korea? And what are the prospects for the December Presidential election and how might new political alignments impact doing business in Korea?

    The Korea Society welcomes senior representatives from the American Chamber of Commerce Korea—Ms. Amy Jackson, AMCHAM Korea President; Dr. Inbom Choi, Senior Advisor for Government Relations and Public Policy at GM Korea; and Dr. Dong-Soo Lee, Managing Director of Pfizer Korea—as they discuss the implementation of the KORUS FTA and the current business climate in Korea.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/business/business/current_topics_on_korea_from_fta_implementation_to_the_presidential_election.html

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  3. Filmed May 9, 2012

    The Honorable Chung Ui-Hwa is the ROK National Assembly Speaker (Acting), a member of the 18th National Assembly, Vice Speaker, member of the National Defense Committee, Chair of the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade Organizing Committee and Acting President of the World Scout Parliamentary Union. He has served as a member of the ruling party supreme council and on the Intelligence Committee. Speaker Chung has served for a decade and a half in Korea's National Assembly. A trained physician, Speaker Chung hails from Busan, where he attended Busan National University; he later earned degrees at Yonsei and InJe University.

    In his brief, formal remarks, Speaker Chung Ui-Hwa will suggest that reunification cannot be achieved without stronger inter-Korean relations and cooperation with countries concerned, especially with the United States. He argues that the U.S. and China must move beyond strategic rivalry and enter into a more amicable partnership that facilitates unification. The table will be open for dialogue, to be followed by a special reception after.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/policy/policy/the_korea_society_welcomes_rok_national_assembly_speaker_chung_ui-hwa.html

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  4. Filmed February 28, 2012

    Hong-Chul “Hank” Ahn, Commissioner of Invest KOREA, visits The Korea Society to outline the unique opportunities for foreign direct investment in Korea. Mr. Ahn will review the current investment climate, location benefits, promising industries, and high-quality human resources available to the foreign direct investor in Korea, and explain the services Invest KOREA offers to help foreign companies “land softly and successfully” in Korea.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/business/business/direct_investment_in_korea_how_to_land_softly_and_successfully.html

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  5. Filmed March 14, 2012

    Dr. Jong-Wha Lee, Senior Advisor to President Lee Myung Bak, and G-20 Sherpa in Korea discusses the challenges facing the Korean economy as a result of the global economic crisis. An anemic recovery in the US economy, slower growth in China, unresolved fiscal and financial issues in the Euro Zone, coupled with increased financial and trade linkages, have exposed fault lines in the Korean economy. Dr. Lee discusses efforts to mitigate Korea’s economic risks and the important policy challenges that lie ahead in creating a foundation for stable growth.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/business/business/global_economic_crisis_and_fault_lines_in_the_korean_economy.html

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The Culture, Policy and Society programming promotes cross-cultural understanding through public lectures, panel discussions, symposia and workshops that present the rich diversity of Korea and U.S.-Korea relations in historical and contemporary contexts.…


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The Culture, Policy and Society programming promotes cross-cultural understanding through public lectures, panel discussions, symposia and workshops that present the rich diversity of Korea and U.S.-Korea relations in historical and contemporary contexts. These programs feature authors, scholars, artists, practitioners from the nonprofit sector, politicians, business leaders and others who are willing to share with the American public their unique expertise on Korea and U.S.-Korea relations.

The focus of this project area is an in-depth exploration of the social, cultural, economic, political, historical and security dimensions of the U.S.-Korea relationship. The objective is to foster a greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of the complexity of these underlying factors, which fuels the power of imagination that is the indispensable wellspring of the capacity for empathy. While divergences of perspectives between Americans and Koreans on many fundamental issues may be inevitable, it is equally inevitable that these divergences must be brought within the realm of imagination to be channeled toward productive engagement based on mutual respect.

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