Global Tipping Points
A three-part series on today's global challenges
Thursday, November 1st
The Future of Korea:K-Pop
A program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korean Economic Institute.
Representatives from the US State Department, the Korean Economic Institute, and the South Korean Embassy will discuss the impact Korean pop music has had on the world and specifically the United States.
This event is free and open to the public but registration is appreciated to ensure enough seating.
K-Pop on Ellen!
K-Pop in America!
Katherine "Kat" Tarr
Office of Public Diplomacy in the East Asia Pacific Bureau
Katherine “Kat” Tarr currently serves as Coordinator for Korea and Japan for the Office of Public Diplomacy in the East Asia Pacific Bureau, where she works with both policy desk officers in DC and Public Affairs Sections overseas to assist in coordinating policy, messaging and programs. Prior to this assignment she was Cultural Affairs Officer in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and before that Vice-Consul in Shanghai, China.
She graduated with a Masters in International Policy Studies with a specialization in East Asia from the Monterey School of International Studies (now the Middlebury Institute), in Monterey, California, and has a bachelors in Japanese Studies from Austin College in Sherman, TX.
She was born in Dallas, Texas, and can speak Japanese, Spanish and a little Mandarin. She is now living in DC with her husband, Davin, and their two cats.
Director of Public Affairs & Intern Coordinator
Sang Kim is the Director of Public Affairs and Intern Coordinator at Korea Economic Institute of America. She is responsible for KEI’s community outreach and public affairs programs including the annual Korean American Day luncheon. As the Intern Coordinator, Sang overseas the all-yearlong internship program at KEI. She joined KEI in April 2013 as the Office Manager and Executive Assistant and has taken various responsibilities including serving as the Associate Director of Programs prior to the current position.
Prior to joining KEI, Sang held internship at the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS where she researched on a variety of issues related to Korean affairs, focused mainly on U.S. - Korea and inter-Korea relations. Some of her research topics included U.S.-ROK 123 Agreement, principles of responsible nuclear exporters, and assessments of North Korea’s third nuclear test. Sang graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Government & Politics with minors in Korean Studies and Chinese Language. She earned her Master's degree in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University.
Euisung Kim Second Secretary in the Political Section of ROK (Republic of Korea) Embassy
Euisung Kim is Second Secretary in the Political Section of ROK (Republic of Korea) Embassy in Washington D.C. He focuses on strengthening the ROK-US bilateral relations in the political sector including close ROK-US coordination on North Korea policy. Prior to the current position, Euisung also worked in the Congressional Section in the Embassy where he focused on friendly outreach to U.S. Congress.
Euisung joined the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 2010. Since then, he served as desk officer for various affairs including ROK-US bilateral relations, ROK-UN cooperation and overseas Korean protection in high-risk countries. Right before coming to Washington, Euisung worked as North Korean nuclear issue analyst in MOFA.
Euisung grew up in Seoul, Korea. He received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Seoul National University (SNU) and earned a Master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University.
Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs, the World Affairs Council of American, and the Korea Economic Institute