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
 
Event Description Event Date
Please join KEI, Korea Southeast U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta for an update on secuirty and economic ties between the U.S. and South Korea. Seating is limited. To RSVP, please click here. For any inquiries, please contact lb@keia.org
May 16, 2014
Join KEI and the Detroit Economic Club for the Ambassadors' Dialogue Program titled "Update on US-ROK Economic Relations". Seating is limited. RSVPs are required. To RSVP, please click here. For any inquiries, please contact lb@keia.org.
May 15, 2014
Please join KEI and The Korea Society for a discussion with American Ambassador Sung Kim and Republic of Korea Ambassador Ahn Ho-young as they address current Peninsular economic and security issues, as well as the state of U.S.-Korea relations. Seating is limited. RSVPs are required.  To RSVP, please click here.
May 13, 2014
Please join KEI and the Office of the Honorable Robert Menendez for a public program discussing issues related to the US-ROK alliance.  For any inquiries, please contact lb@keia.org. Seating is limited, Please click here to RSVP. 
May 12, 2014
The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) will host its 22nd annual Ambassadors’ Dialogue from May 11 to May 17, 2014 in New York City, Englewood (NJ), Detroit and Atlanta. 
May 11, 2014
The Obama administration’s efforts to rebalance U.S. policy toward Asia has drawn attention again after the lack of Asia substance in the State of the Union address and in debating the countries President Obama should visit on his trip to the region in April. However, the debate about the impact of the U.S. rebalance to Asia is also taking place in the region. Countries like South Korea are trying to decipher how this policy could impact bilateral relations with the United States and relations with neighbors.  Please view the video below:
May 8, 2014
Join Korea Club on Wednesday, May 7 to hear from Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt of AEI who will give a presentation titled “Is the DPRK A 'Special Case?' North Korean Economic Performance in International Perspective".
May 7, 2014
President Barak Obama will travel to Korea and Japan this week as part of a four nation trip to Asia to highlight the United States' commitment to the region.  In Korea, he is expected to reaffirm the United States' commitment to the alliance, review progress on efforts to denuclearize North Korea, and discuss the continuing implementation of the U.S.-Korea FTA.  In Japan, the President hopes to expand progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, highlight efforts to modernize the alliance, and explore ways to expand cooperation within the alliance.
April 28, 2014
The Annual Conference of The International Council on Korean Studies (ICKS) Jointly with Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) and Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) Presented PANEL 3: FUTURE SHAPE OF KOREA'S ECONOMY   "Korea’s Future Economy and Japan" Richard Katz, The Oriental Economist Report "Spurring Innovation in Korea" Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute of America “Trans-Pacific Partnership” Claude Barfield, American Enterprise Institute Discussants: Richard T. Shin, The Economist, Inc. and ICKS Joshua Meltzer, The Brooking Institution Moderator:  Donald Manzullo, President Korea Economic Institute of America    
April 17, 2014
The Annual Conference of The International Council on Korean Studies (ICKS) Jointly with Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) and Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)   PANEL 2 : KOREA AND MAJOR POWERS: THE QUEST FOR PEACE AND SECURITY "China and the Korean Peninsula" Gordon G. Chang, Forbes.com "Shinzo Abe's Neo-nationalism and Japanese-South Korean Relations" Hong Kim, West Virginia University "The United States Support for Korean Unification" David Maxwell, Georgetown University Discussants: Jong O. Ra, Hollins University and Virginia Tech Hugo W. Kim, Washington Baptist University and ICKS   Moderator: Jai P. Ryu, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University Maryland and Acting President, One Korea Foundation Registration Closed
April 17, 2014
The Annual Conference of The International Council on Korean Studies (ICKS) LUNCHEON AND LUNCHEON SPEECH Sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)   “Security Issues on the Korean Peninsula” General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA (Retired), Co-Chairman Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (U.S. Council)   Registration Closed
April 17, 2014
KEI will host a panel at Johns Hopkins University titled "North Korea and Stability in Northeast Asia". For any inquiries, please email info@keia.org. To learn more about University Programs, please click here.
April 17, 2014
The Annual Conference of The International Council on Korean Studies (ICKS) Jointly with  Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)  and Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)   PANEL 1: HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA  "North Korea's Human Rights Policy: Formulation and Implementation."  Robert Collins, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea  "Proliferation and Illicit Activities: The Impact on Human Rights in North Korea" Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Angelo State University and ICKS  "China Faces UN Censure over its Forced Repatriation of North Korean Refugees"  Roberta Cohen, Brookings Institution    Discussants  Amanda Mortwedt Oh, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea  Soon Paik, U.S. Department of Labor and ICKS   Moderator Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director Committee for Human Rights in North Korea    Registration Closed
April 17, 2014
The issues addressed in this conference will focus on concerns related to the protection and promotion of security and stability on the Korean Peninsula, human rights issues that are of great concern to nation-states around the world, and economic issues relevant to the ROK-US alliance.  By bringing together experts with varying perspectives and assessments, this conference added to the scholarship dealing with Korean Studies issues for 2014.
April 17, 2014
KEI will host a career panel at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. To learn more about University Programs, please click here.
April 16, 2014
KEI will host a Six Party Talks simulation with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. To learn more about University Programs, please click here.
April 16, 2014
On April 15, Korea Club will host Dr. Hye-Won Ko who will give a presentation entitled “Analysis on Economic and Social Cohesion of North Korean Defectors in South Korea". Dr. Ko is a Senior Research Fellow at the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET).
April 15, 2014
On April 15, KEI and the Alabama World Affairs Council will co-host the Future of Korea program in Montgomery, Alabama.
April 15, 2014
On Tuesday, April 8 KEI hosted the Asan Academy Interns for the Six Party Talks Simulation.
April 8, 2014
On Friday, April 4 KEI will host a Six Party Talks Simulation with American University.
April 4, 2014
On March 30, 2014 KEI hosted a panel at the 2014 Association for Asian Studies Conference titled "New Thinking on Diplomacy Toward North Korea".   Please watch the video of the program below:
March 30, 2014
On March 29, 2014 KEI hosted a panel at the 2014 Association for Asian Studies Conference titled: "South Korea's Triangular Relations in Northeast Asia" Please view the video below:
March 29, 2014
On March 29, 2014 KEI hosted a panel at the 2014 Association for Asian Studies Conference titled "National Identity Approaches to East Asia and South Asia" Please view the video below:
March 29, 2014
On March 27, 2014 KEI hosted a panel at the 2014 Assocation for Asian Studies Conference entitled "Divergences on Asian Economic Regionalism." Please view the video below:
March 27, 2014
The U.S.-Korea FTA (KORUS FTA) recently marked its two year anniversary with debate among proponents and opponents of the agreement's merits. Please join KEI for an on the ground perspective with AMCHAM Korea of How the U.S.-Korea FTA is working and the challenges that remain. This event will be off-the-record.
March 26, 2014