Featured Past Events

Event Description Event Date
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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Consistency and Change: Managing the U.S.-Korea Relationship Michael Green, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic &...
March 26, 2009
This program aims to call attention to the humanitarian needs of North Koreans, and also to draw on the experience of humanitarian intervention...
March 24, 2009
March 24, 2009
KEI will host a luncheon program corresponding with the release of its 23rd paper in the KEI Academic Paper Series On Korea. Dr. Gilbert Rozman of...
March 17, 2009
March 11, 2009
Please join us at the Korea Economic Institute for a conversation with the author of Escaping North Korea, Mike Kim. Mr. Kim, founder of Crossing...
February 26, 2009
On February 24, KEI will facilitate a Six Party Talks simulation which places participants in the role of China, Russia, South Korea, North Korea,...
February 26, 2009
On February 25, KEI, in partnership with the History Department at Carroll College will host a panel program titled: "Fallout Northeast Asia:...
February 25, 2009
On February 24, KEI, in partnership with the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center of the University of Montana, and the World Affairs Council of Montana...
February 24, 2009
South Korea is currently engaged, once again, in a large-scale, expensive modernization of its military that aims to provide the country with a more...
February 18, 2009
Due to the overwhelming response we have already received, KEI is unfortunately unable to accept any more RSVPs to this event. However, full video...
February 10, 2009
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
Please call 202-464-1982 to RSVP for this event.
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