Featured Past Events

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On Wednesday, September 16, Korea Club will host Dr. Stephen Linton, Founder and President of the Eugene Bell Foundation. Dr. Linton will make a presentation entitled "Structural Challenges to Working in North Korea: A 20 Year Assessment," followed by discussion. 
September 16, 2015
  Please find the video for this event below.     International Sanctions and Economic Relations with North Korea Featuring: William Brown  Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Li Tingting Assistant Professor, Peking University Troy Stangarone Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade, Korea Economic Institute Liudmila Zakharova Senior Researcher, Center for Korean Studies, Russian Academy of Science, Institute of Far Eastern Studies   Moderated by: Stephan Haggard Director, Korea-Pacific Program  and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego   New sanctions on North Korea in response to the recent nuclear test and long range missile launch promise to be the most punitive measures yet, though will not completely sever external economic ties. Russia and China have taken a more stern approach to follow the U.S. and South Korea lead in the U.N., but will still continue to engage economically with the rogue state. Seoul’s decision to close the Kaesong Industrial Complex marked the end of the largest Inter-Korean economic project, raising a number of questions as to whether ties can ever be reestablished and under what conditions. Although Japan has had minimal economic interaction with North Korea, normalization of relations with South Korea in 1960s presents a blueprint that could be attractive to both Tokyo and Pyongyang, but require a number of contingencies to be addressed first.   Understanding the magnitude of North Korea’s economic relationships in the region as well as the impact of new constraints are vital to gauge the direction of ongoing trends with a country increasingly cut off from the global economy. This panel explores these economic ties with North Korea from the perspective of partners and potential partners in Northeast Asia.  
March 24, 2016
Please scroll down for the full video recording of this event.   Pacific Partners: Prospects for Cooperation Between the United States, Korea, and Japan   As the United States looks to engage the Asia-Pacific under the Obama administration and future administrations, South Korea and Japan remain two key partners for the United States in Asia. With relations improving between South Korea and Japan after a rocky period, there is increasing potential for trilateral cooperation. Please join KEI and the Mansfield Foundation for a discussion of the prospects for future cooperation between United States, South Korea, and Japan on security and economic issues.  
September 8, 2016
 
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On February 3, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado hosted a KEI University Program that featured speakers Michael...
February 3, 2009
As the Obama Administration evaluates the Six Party process and the prospects for reaching an agreement on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament, one key...
February 3, 2009
On January 28, KEI hosted Dr. Sangmin Bae and Dr. Martyn de Bruyn of Northeaster Illinois University for a luncheon presentation of their paper....
January 28, 2009
On January 13, from 12:00 to 2:30PM, the Korea Economic Institute (KEI) will be hosting “A Celebration of Korean-American Day.” The event, in honor...
January 13, 2009
Alexander (Sandy) Vershbow has just completed a three year assignment as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. He served at a critical period in...
December 5, 2008
Youngshik Bong, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University, Hidenaka Kato, Visiting Fellow, Japan Chair, Center for...
December 4, 2008
Korea, the United States, and Central Asia make up a disparate triangle, separated by thousands of miles. Yet, all three corners of the triangle have...
December 3, 2008
Ms. Paula DeSutter, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Verification, Compliance and Implementation, U.S. Department of State, will speak on the...
December 2, 2008
The Korea Economic Institute will hold a half-day seminar on Wednesday, November 19 entitled “The U.S.-ROK Alliance under a New Administration:...
November 19, 2008
Internet culture is placing an increasingly important role in shaping Korean public and political life, from the campaign that led to the election of...
November 18, 2008
On November 14, the University of Pennsylvania's Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Korean Studies, and International Relations Program will...
November 14, 2008
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November 10, 2008
On November 7, American University Washington Semester students will participate in a 3 hour exercise simulating the Six Party Talks hosted by KEI....
November 7, 2008
November 5, 2008
Mr. Dalla, joined by Professor Park, discussed the book he coauthored with Mr. Yoo, JaeHoon, who is now in a senior position at Korea's Financial...
November 4, 2008
The Chairman of the Korea Fair Trade Commission will share his views on the reasons for the Korean economy’s unprecedented growth in recent decades,...
October 30, 2008
On Thursday, October 30, Professor Kim Hyun-Sik of George Mason University will speak OFF-THE-RECORD on the future of North Korea after Kim Jong-Il...
October 30, 2008
October 29, 2008
The next U.S. administration, along with President Lee Myung-bak of Korea, will have the opportunity to shape the future of the U.S.-Korea alliance....
October 29, 2008
October 24, 2008
October 23, 2008
In the field of international security, relatively few connections have been made between the Korean peninsula and the Middle East. On October 21, Dr...
October 21, 2008
KEI, in conjunction with the Hanns Seidel Stiftung and the University Duisburg-Essen, will co-host a one-day conference that will address how a...
October 15, 2008
Join KEI as it hosts a luncheon program corresponding with the release of what will be the seventeenth Paper in its Academic Paper Series....
September 29, 2008
Dear Colleague: You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Wednesday, September 24. We are delighted to have as our speaker Kurt Tong...
September 24, 2008