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G20: moving policy cooperation forward
Dec 16, 2010
The Seoul Summit: more effective than excitingThe curtain has finally come down on the G20 Presidency held by South Korea, which hosted the 2010 summit in Seoul on 11-12 November. Opinions on what the G20 achieved during 2010 diverge substantially, ranging from those who view the...


The legacy of the Seoul G20 Summit
Dec 15, 2010
The first G20 summit of heads of state was held in Washington, DC in November 2008, amid the throes of the worst global financial crisissince the Great Depression. The newly-formed institution (which succeeded the G-8through the long-overdue inclusion of several large emerging ma...


[Contribution] The Korean Wave in Argentina
Dec 03, 2010
Argentina is best known as the country of Eva Perón, Diego Maradona, and the tango. It remained a major economic power until the early twentieth century, and is homeland to five Nobel Prize winners. There is a saying that a Porteño (a native of Buenos Aires), is an Italian who s...


[Contribution] Gratitude for more than just a holiday
Nov 25, 2010
"Our ideas, like orange plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots."  Edward Bulwer LyttonThanksgiving week is upon us.  Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday.  Even when I was very young, Thanksgiving didn’t bring ...


[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...


[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...


[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...


[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 ...