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[Contribution] Korea as a leader
Nov 17, 2010
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.  It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.”   Albert EinsteinIn recent weeks, the people of Seoul (and all of South Korea) have delved deepl...

Dinner with G20 spouses
Nov 12, 2010
First Lady Kim Yoon-ok hosted a dinner for the spouses of G20 leaders at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art on Thursday, November 11, while G20 participants were at the National Museum of Korea for an official working dinner.First lady Kim welcomed the G20 spouses and gave a welcome sp...

"e-Reporters" for the G20 Seoul Summit
Sep 14, 2010
100 volunteers have been named e-reporters for the upcoming G20 Seoul Summit in November. These reporters will be divided into two groups: Online supporters and offline reporters. They will report on the G20 Seoul Summit and promote the event through blogs and social online media...

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[Contribution] Learning the Korean language, learning t...
Sep 14, 2010
By Liz JohnstonAs a blonde-haired blue-eyed 21-year old girl with a language ability that contrasted strikingly with the color of my skin, to say that I stood out in Korea would be an understatement. Heads turned and mouths opened as Koreans learned of my unique ability to unders...

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[Contribution] Pre-med student drops all to explore Kor...
Aug 13, 2010
By Isi Oribabor Most people remember their college years as a time of endless procrastinating and partying, but I remember mine as the time when I first learned about Korea. During college I befriended a girl from Daegu, who helped open the doors for me. While celebrating her bi...

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[Contribution] Long history with Korea, but still adven...
Jul 16, 2010
By Joel Browning I have a long history with Korea. Nearly 10 years ago I received a letter in the mail telling me I would be coming here. Thinking back on that time when I couldn’t even correctly pronounce the name of the city for which I was bound and comparing that version of ...

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[Contribution] Seoul, soccer and an undying passion
Jul 09, 2010
By Gregory B. CurleyLast month, the people of Seoul once again turned their city into a sea of red as they rooted for their team at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. For one longterm Seoul resident, that awoke memories of 2002 and a magical time that sealed his love for the cou...

Descendants of overseas Korean War veterans visit DMZ
Jul 09, 2010
Grandchildren of United Nations troops who fought in the Korean War visited the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on July 6 and looked around Mount Dorasan observation deck and North Korea’s underground infiltration tunnel. The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs organized a special...

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[Contribution] Same old streets, some new perspectives
Jul 02, 2010
By Niels FootmanA few weeks ago, on a Saturday in the middle of May, I had one of those peculiar days that makes me realize I don't know Seoul as well as I thought. Forced by unseasonably poor weather to look for somewhere indoors to go, my girlfriend and I headed to the Daelim C...

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[Contribution] Anti-corruption campaign and internation...
Jun 29, 2010
By Lee Jae-oh/chairman of Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC)Late last month, I returned home after winding up a week-long visit to global organizations, including the U.N., the World Bank, and the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (USOGE) to publicize Korea’s ant...