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October 2012 KF Activities

Korea-Japan Exchange Festival

The 2012 Korea-Japan Exchange Festival presents a variety of cultural events in Tokyo and Seoul, including traditional and fusion-style Korean performing arts presentations and activities to promote the Korean language and alphabet. The annual festival began in 2005.


DateSeptember 28, September 29-October 2 (main events)
VenueHotel New Otani Tokyo, Shinjuku Cultural Center, Okubo Park, Tokyo Korean Cultural Center
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/cultural@kf.or.kr

KF Cultural Lecture Series: The Mediterranean

The second KF Cultural Lecture Series this year focuses on the history and cross-cultural interaction of the Mediterranean region, the cradle of the world's earliest civilizations.


DateOctober 2-November 27, 7:00 p.m. on every Tuesday
VenueKF Cultural Center Seminar Room
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6506/kf_lecture@kf.or.kr

10th Korea-Canada Forum

High-profile figures from Korea and Canada gather to discuss a range of key topics: ''Political Developments and International Relations of Canada and Korea"; ''Global Economic Crisis and Economic Prospects of Korea and Canada"; "Korea-Canada Partnership for Energy and Sustainable Development"; ''Global Leadership in Global Affairs: Soft Power and Public Diplomacy"; and ''Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Korea-Canada Forum: Beyond the Canada-Korea Special Partnership."


DateOctober 5-6
VenueShilla Hotel, Seoul
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8562/yrjeong@kf.or.kr

Worldwide Korean Speech Contests

To celebrate Hangeul Day, October 9, Korean speech contests are held in six countries, induding Hungary (Korean Cultural Center, October 5), Belarus (International Friendship Association, October 6), Mongolia (Mongolian Labor Institute, October 9), Azerbaijan (Nizami Cinema, October 12), Malaysia (conference room of the Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, October 19), and Belgium (conference room of the Korean Embassy in Brussels, October 27). Those who have passed preliminary rounds give presentations on various Korea-related topics.


DateOctober 5-27
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8581/jechoi@kf.or.kr

2012 Hangeul Day Celebration in India

The Jawaharlal Nehru University hosts a series of events to celebrate Hangeul Day, including a Korean food festival, Korean film screenings, Korean essay writing contest, seminars, and various programs to promote Korea and Hangeul among its students as well as local residents.


DateOctober 8-12
VenueJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8581/jechoi@kf.or.kr

Celebration of Korea-Africa Diplomatic Relations

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Korea-Gabon diplomatic relations and the 20th anniversary of Korea-Angola ties, the Korea Foundation presents joint performances of B-boy and fusion gugak groups, as well as joint workshops and performances with local performing arts groups in the two African countries.


DateOctober 10-19
VenueTheater of the French Cultural Center in Libreville, Gabon; Cine Tropical in Luanda, Angola
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6525/cultural@kf.or.kf

NetKAL Annual Conference 2012

In conjunction with this year's conference of the Network of Koeran-American Leaders(NetKAL), the Korea Foundation hosts a panel session featuring global leaders as guest speakers to discuss the future direction of Korea-U.S. relations.


DateOctober 11
VenueCJ Entertainment & Media Center, Seoul
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8529/poorora@kf.or.kr

11th Korean-German Forum

Opinion leaders from Germany and Korea discuss a range of topics including ''Financial Crisis and its Regional Impact and Cooperation"; ''Policy Agenda for Upcoming Elections and Democratic Governance"; ''Energy and Energy Diplomacy"; ''Gender and Innovation in Higher Education"; and ''Social Security System and Reunification: Past, Present and Future."


DateOctober 11-12
VenueDMZ Museum, Goseong, Gangwon Province
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8540/jokim@kf.or.kr

Korean Public Diplomacy Forum

Israel's Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein delivers a lecture on major current issues and policy directions of public diplomacy around the world.


DateOctober 12
VenueLotte Hotel Seoul
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8596/syjeon@kf.or.kr

2012 Workshop for Rising Stars of Korean Studies

Next-generation leaders of Korean Studies present papers concerning various disciplines including international relations, humanities, media, arts, politics, and history, while senior scholars offer feedback and academic guidance.


DateOctober 12-13
VenueUSC Davidson Conference Center
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8537/jychun@kf.or.kr

Exhibition of Korean Treasures in Stuttgart

The itinerary exhibition ''Korea Rediscovered—Treasures from German Museums," featuring 116 Korean artifacts from the collections of 10 German museums, makes its last stop in Stuttgart. The exhibition has toured four of the 10 participating German museums over two years.


DateOctober 12, 2012-January-13, 2013
VenueLinden-Museum Stuttgart, Germany
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6535/gwkim@kf.or.kr

2012 KF Autumn Festival

This year's KF Autumn Festival highlights premier jazz artists and dance groups from Korea and abroad.


DateOctober 13-14, 7:30 p.m.
VenueCheonggyecheon Hanbit Park Outdoor Stage, in front of the KF Cultural Center in Mirae Asset CENTER 1 Building, central Seoul
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/kfcenter@kf.or.kr

2012 Workshop for Overseas Korean Studies Librarians

Jointly organized by the Korea Foundation and Seoul National University's Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, the annual workshop includes various activities to improve the relevant knowledge and professional expertise of Korean Stuides librarians from different countries around the world.


DateOctober 16-19
VenueKyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2)2046-8554/jyyoon@kf.or.kr

11th India-Korea Dialogue

Influential figures from India and Korea gather to discuss pending issues of mutual concern involving politics, security, trade, investment, R&D, and environment protection, and adopt a joint statement.


DateOctober 17-18
VenueMillennium Seoul Hilton
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8562/yrjeong@kf.or.kr

Ensemble Eclat at East Asian Contemporary Music Festival

Ensemble Eclat, a Korean contemporary music group, participates in a concert and a lecture session at the Contemporary Music Festival in East Asia 2012, in Hiroshima, Japan.


DateOctober 19-20
VenueAster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan
ContactOjlture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/cultural@kf.or.kr

14th Workshop for Korean Art Curators

Some 40 Korean art curators from overseas museums participate in this year's workshop under the theme of ''Confucianism and the Art of the Joseon Era," featuring lectures by leading art historians, seminars, and field trips.


DateOctober 22-31
VenueKF Cultural Center, field trips to various sites in Korea
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/cultural@kf.or.kr

Korea-Japan Journalists' Dialogue

Journalists from Korea and Japan gather to discuss a range of topics: ''Media Coverage of Major Issues between Korea and Japan, and Implications for Korea-Japan Cooperation," ''North Korea under Kim Jong-un: Where is It Headed?" and ''Domestic Political Landscape in Korea, Japan, and China: Implications for East Asia."


DateOctober 23-26
VenueInterContinental Seoul COEX
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8569/chhan@kf.or.kr

Concerts for 50 Years of Korea-Israel Diplomatic Ties

Four members of the Seoul Spring Festival Ensemble tour five cities in Israel to give joint concerts with European and Israeli musicians.


DateOctober 23-28
VenueTel Aviv Museum of Art, Be'er Sheva North University, Jerusalem International YMCA, Rappaport Hall, in Haifa
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/cultural@kf.or.kr

Persian Miniature Painting Exhibition

Selected paintings by famous Iranian miniature painter Mohammad Bagher Aghamiri are exhibited with an accompanying workshop.


DateOctober 24-30
VenueKF Cultural Center
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Concert for 50 Years of Korea-Cliile Diplomatic ties

A duo of Chile's top-class flutist and pianist gives a joint recital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Korea-Chile diplomatic relations.


DateOctober 26, 7:00 p.m.
VenueKF Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/kfcenter@kf.or.kr

Korean Lacquer Art Exhibiton in MUnster

The first of its kind, this special exhibition presents a selection of Korean lacquerware works with mother-of-pearl inlay dated to the Goryeo (918-1392) and Joseon (1392-1910) periods, from Korean, Japanese and European collections.


DateOctober 28, 2012- anuary 27, 2013
VenueMuseum of Lacquer Art, MUnster, Germany
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/cultural@kf.or.kr

International Symposium on Public Diplomacy

The Korea Foundation and the Korean Association of International Studies co-host an international symposium, under the theme of "New Horizons of Cultural and Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century," to facilitate intellectual exchange between public diplomacy specialists from Korea and abroad, and provide practical policy proposals.


DateOctober 29-30
Venue63 Convention Center, Seoul
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8643/ljm@kf.or.kr

Invitation Program

The Korea Foundation invites prominent public figures and specialists from different sectors, including society, culture, media, and academics, of various countries to visit Korea. The guests are offered opportunities to deepen their understanding of Korea and to exchange ideas and develop personal networks with their Korean counterparts through visits to relevant organizations and lecture meetings.


Period Invited Guest
October 2-11 Delegation of Japanese university students under the Korea-Japan Youth Exchange Program
October 8-12 Ashyrov Annagurban, President of the National Institute of Manuscripts of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan
October 15-20 Delegation of 30 distinguished individuals, including Margo Andriessen, President of the Cultural Education Center (CEC) of the Netherlands
October 21-27 Delegation of 87 former U.S. Peace Corps volunteers for the 7th Korea Revisit Program
October 22-30 Delegation of Chinese university students under the Korea-China Youth Exchange Program
October 23-28 Crown Prince Alexander II of the Republic of Serbia
October 30-November 4 Chia Yong Yong, President of the Singapore Society for the Disabled (tentative)
October 31-November 3 Jose Antonio Vera, President of Agenda Efe, Span (tentative)






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