A Celebration of Korean American Day, 2012
January 17, 2012
January 13, 2012 – The Korea Economic Institute celebrated the 2012 Korean American Day at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The 2012 celebration luncheon, held for the first time ever at the Newseum, celebrated the achievements and contributions of three pioneers in the fields of art and literature.
This year's honorees were:
Peter H. Lee, Professor Emeritus of Korean and Comparative Literature, UCLA
Youngsuk Chi, Chairman, Elsevier Management Committee
Daniel Dae Kim, Actor, "Hawaii Five-0" and "Lost"
The three honorees participated in a short discussion panel, moderated by Eun Yang (NBC4 Washington).
The Friday afternoon program also featured short remarks by Ambassador Jack Pritchard and Ambassador Han Duk-soo, a reading of the Congressional Resolution on Korean American day by KEI's Sarah Yun, a keynote speech by Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell, and a short introductory video of the Yeosu Expo in South Korea.
We sincerely thank everyone who came out to celebrate, with KEI, both Korean American Day and the great achievements of our three honorees.
To see a video recording of Korean American Day, please bear with us while we refine and upload our recording.
To see photos from the event, please visit KEI's Flickr
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