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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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
On March 21, KEI and the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head will host a Future of Korea program titled "Understanding/Addressing the North Korea Challenge: Issues/Dynamics for the United States and South Korea".
March 21, 2014
On March 20, KEI and Savannah Council on World Affairs will host a Future of Korea program in Savannah, GA.
March 20, 2014
On March 13, 2014 KEI hosted a panel of speakers for a discussion of how the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) has impacted trade between the United States and Korea, the benefits the agreement has provided to U.S. exporters, and the prospects going forward for trade under the KORUS FTA. The KORUS FTA was signed on March 15, 2012 and after two years of trade under the agreement, U.S. exports of items covered by the KORUS FTA have increased and the United States surplus in services has grown.  
March 13, 2014
On March 5, KEI hosted the Six Party Talks Simulation at Stanford University.  To learn more about University Programs, please click here.          
March 5, 2014
KEI and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) will host the first Future of Korea program of 2014. Programs will include: March 4, 2014 | Panel Discussion on the political, security, economic and financial issues pertaining to the Korean Peninsula and U.S.- Korea relations. March 5, 2014 | International Business Briefing with local leaders on increased opportunitiesfor doing business in the Republic of Korea.
March 4, 2014
Please join us for a jointly-hosted event by KEI and the Global America Business Institute (GABI). Nuclear power plays critical roles in providing reliable electricity, reducing and stabilizing energy costs, mitigating carbon emissions and air pollution, addressing energy security issues, and facilitating economic growth. The U.S. is currently the largest producer of nuclear energy in the world, but other countries are aggressively pursuing nuclear power programs to address their growing energy needs. Breakfast will be served.
February 26, 2014
In recent weeks, world markets have been increasingly erratic and unpredictable. Some argue that the tapering of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve may be a factor; others disagree.  In the midst of all of this, there has also been an unexpected downturn in manufacturing indices in the United States and China. 
February 21, 2014
On February 20, Korea Club will host the Honorable James A. Kelly who will lead a discussion titled "Korea and Its Neighbors: Comments from an American Friend".
February 20, 2014
Due to weather and road conditions, the February 14 program with Karl Friedhoff is cancelled.  
February 14, 2014
Due to weather conditions, this event has been postponed and rescheduled. An event with Karl Friedhoff has been rescheduled to Friday, February 14 at 1:00 pm. To view details on this program, please click here. 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.
February 13, 2014
Due to weather and road conditions the February 12 Korea Club program with Andrei Lankov titled "North Korea: Family matters - and More" is cancelled. For inquiries, please contact lb@keia.org
February 12, 2014
On February 10, KEI hosted a roundtable wtih Professor Jungkun Seo and twenty students from Kyung Hee University.
February 10, 2014
DUE TO WEATHER, this program has been moved from February 5 to February 6 KEI's Troy Stangarone will speak at a February 6 lecture at the Naval War College in Newport, RI. For any inquiries, please contact info@keia.org
February 6, 2014
On February 6, KEI will co-host a program with School of International Relations and Pacific Studies of UCSD on economic relations between the United States and Korea.
February 6, 2014
KEI hosted Syracuse University students for a Six Party Talks Simulation. To learn more about KEI's University Programs, please click here.
February 6, 2014