2014 Programs

February 18, 2014
Monthly Luncheon
Window Into 1950s North Korea: Czechoslovak-North Korean Relations in the times of intensive cooperation and how the Czechoslovaks saw the North
H.E. Jaroslav Olša, Jr., Ambassador, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Seoul

March 18, 2014
Monthly Luncheon
The Risks of Intelligence Failure in the ROK and Why It Matters
Daniel Allen Pinkston, Northeast Asia Deputy Project Director, International Crisis Group

April 15, 2014
Monthly Luncheon
Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century
John Delury, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Yonsei University;
Senior Fellow, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society

May 20, 2014
A Panel Discussion
Retiring in Asia: Managing Longevity Risk
Presented together with the KYOBO LIFE
Jin Ho Park, Head of Corporate Pension, Kyobo Life
Shashi Maudgal, Chairman, Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea
Takuya Sasayama, Minister, Embassy of Japan in Korea

June 10-13, 2014
Asia Society Global Board Meeting

∙ Tour of DMZ & Tunnels and High-level briefing
∙ Reception hosted by John A. Prasetio, Ambassador of Indonesia to the Republic of Korea
∙ Special Moonlight Culture Tour of the Changduk Palace
∙ Leeum Museum Tours
∙ Tour of the World Tower Construction Site and the new 4D movie theater
∙ Global Asia Society Trustees Dinner, Keynote Speech: H.E. Yun Byung-se, Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Cultural Diplomacy Awards: Lee Byung-Hun, Actor
∙ Global Board of Trustees Meeting
∙ Roundtable Conversation with ASEAN ambassadors in Korea

  • Dr. Lee Hong-Koo, Asia Society Trustee and former Prime Minister
  • H.E. Vishnu Prakash, Ambassador, Embassy of India
  • H.E. John Prasetio, Ambassador, Embassy of Indonesia
  • H.E. Patrick Rata, Ambassador, Embassy of New Zealand

∙ Lunch, Keynote Speech: H.E. Ryoo kihl-jae, Minister of Unification, Ministry of Unification
∙ Special Lecture at Duksung Women’s University

July 15, 2014
Monthly Luncheon
Bad Decisions, Bad Consequences: The Korean Issue in the New Century
Robert Carlin, Visiting Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation,
Stanford University

August 29, 2014
Business Symposium
India: New future in Infrastructure & Manufacturing

In association with the Embassy of India, Standard Chartered Bank, Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ICCK)
H.E. Anil Wadhwa, Vice Minister, Ministry of External Affairs In India
Jaspal Bindra, Asia CEO, Standard Chartered Bank
Talleen Kumar, CEO, DMIC (Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor)
Y.J. Kim, President & CEO, Korea Delphi Auto Components
Samiran Chakraborty, Economist, KPMG

September 16, 2014
Monthly Luncheon
Poverty Reduction in Vietnam: Success, Lessons and Role of World Community
H.E. Pham Huu Chi, Ambassador, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam In the Republic of Korea

September 22, 2014
Special Lecture
1000 days of a child in DPRK – Nutrition Challenges
Dierk Stegen, Representative, The World Food Programme In Pyongyang

October 29, 2014
Monthly Luncheon
Thailand, the Land of the Free, and its International Peacekeeping Efforts
H.E. Kulkumut Singhara Na Ayudhaya, Ambassador, Royal Thai Embassy, Seoul

November 13, 2014
Special Lecture
Middle East: Business and Investment Opportunities in Light of the Changes and its Political Stability in the Eyes of Foreign Investors
Saad Al-Ali, Chief Editor, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

November 20, 2014
Monthly Luncheon
Education System in Nepal
H.E. Kaman Singh Lama, Ambassador, Embassy of Nepal