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November - December 2009
Performance of Namsadang Baudeogi Pungmul Troupe in Libya
November 2-8, 2009
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Libyan Revolution, Anseong Municipal Namsadang Baudeogi Pungmul Troupe performed in Al-Ittihad Football Club Stadium, Tripoli, Libya, to promote friendship between Korea and Libya.

Lecture Tour of South America
November 3-9, 2009
Informational lectures on the themes of the Korean economy and the role of education in economic development were presented in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Colombia.

4th KF Expert Seminar
November 5, 2009
Victor Cha, Professor of Georgetown University, discussed U.S. President Obama’s visit to Asia at the fourth KF Expert Seminar.

4th Korea-ASEAN Cooperation Forum
November 11-13, 2009
Specialists in international relations, security, economy, trade, and culture from Korea and ASEAN discussed major pending issues and efforts to promote regional cooperation.

Korean Studies Conference for 20th Anniversary of Korea-Hungary Relations
November 12-14, 2009
An international conference on Korean Studies was held at Eötvös Loránd University(ELTE) in Hungary to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Korea- Hungary diplomatic relations.

5th KF Expert Seminar
November 16, 2009
David Straub, Director of Shorenstein Asia- Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, was the featured speaker at the fifth KF Expert Seminar.

Korean Chamber Group Performs in Central America
November 16-19, 2009
Del Gesu Strings, a Korean chamber group, staged performances in El Salvador and Panama to promote cultural exchange between Korea and Central America.

Hungarian Movie Week
November 17-21, 2009
The Embassy of Hungary arranged for five Hungarian films to be screened at the KF Cultural Center.

Mira Dance Company Performance Tour
November 17-26, 2009
Mira Dance Company performed on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Honorary Consulate-General office in Armenia, and to promote cultural exchange with St. Petersburg, Russia.

Korea-Austria Philharmonic Orchestra Concert in Vienna
November 19, 2009
The Korea-Austria Philharmonic Orchestra, comprised of young musicians from Korea and Austria, staged a concert performance at Konzerthaus in Vienna.

7th Korea-Canada Forum
November 19-20, 2009
Opinion leaders representing the political, business, academic, social, cultural, and media sectors of Korea and Canada gathered to discuss future-oriented cooperation and efforts to reinforce network relations for the exchange of information on key bilateral issues.

Argentine Film Week
November 23-28, 2009
The Embassy of Argentina in Seoul presented five recent Argentine films at the KF Cultural Center.

CJ Picture Book Festival
November 23-December 24, 2009
Works of finalists of the CJ Picture Book Award program were on display at the KF Cultural Center. The award program is designed to offer encouragement to creative picture book writers and illustrators, at home and abroad, and provide support for the promotion of picture-book culture.

97th Yonsei-KF Korean Studies Forum
November 26, 2009
The 97th Yonsei-KF Korean Studies Forum was held at New Millennium Hall, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University. Along with providing Korea Foundation Fellows for Field Research and Korean Studies scholars with an opportunity to make presentations of their research results, the Korean Studies Forum gatherings encourage network building and the sharing of Korea-related information.

Invitation Program
November 2009
Valentin Rubakov, Assistant of the President of the Republic of Belarus; Michael Forshaw, Chair, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence &Trade of the Australian Federal Parliament, Australia; Justino Da Costa Andrade, Director of Economy and Management Department, Catholic University of Angola; Jean-Christophe Victor, Director, LEPAC, France; Arikawa Setsuo, President, Kyushu Universi ty, Japan; Hoang Van-Chau, President, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam; Tan Sri A. Aziz Chairman of National Economic Advisory Council, Malaysia; Hu Zhiqiang, Mayor, Yulin Municipal People’s Government, PR China; Next-Generation Leaders from China (foreign affairs sector/ members); Next-Generation Leaders from CIS (9 members); Chinese Youth Invitation Program (199 members); Government Delegation from Vietnam(finance Sector); Province Party Secretary Delegation from Vietnam.

38th Sogang-KF Korean Studies Forum
December 3, 2009
The 38th Sogang-KF Korean Studies Forum was held at Kim Dae-gon Hall, Sogang University. Professor Kwak Ki-sung of the University of Sydney, Australia, discussed regulations for pay-TV services in Northeast Asia.
Venue: Sogang University
Contact: Fellowship Program Department

Changmu Dance Company Performs in China
December 5-10, 2009
At the invitation of the National Center for the Performing Arts of China, Changmu Dance Company participated in the seventh Beijing International Dance Festival and also conducted a Korean dance workshop for Chinese university students.
Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts,
Beijing, China
Contact: Culture and Arts Department

17th Korea-Japan Forum
December 6-8, 2009
Korean and Japanese representatives of the political, business, academic, cultural, and media sectors gathered to engage in futureoriented discussions on key issues of mutual concern.
Venue: Shilla Hotel, Seoul
Contact: Policy and Research Department

Korean Film Festival in Palestine
December 10-15, 2009
Korean film festival was presented in the West Bank to introduce Korean culture to the Palestinian people.
Venue: Al Qasaba, Palestine
Contact: Culture and Arts Department

Korea Dance Association to Perform in Japan
December 17-18, 2009
The Korea Dance Association performed raditional Korean dance, such as Taepyeongmu, Jindo Drum Dance, and fan dance, in Aomori, Japan.
Venue: Aomori, Japan
Contact: Culture and Arts Department

Korea Foundation Award Ceremony and Annual Winter Concert
December 16, 2009
Following a presentation ceremony the second Korea Foundation Award, the annual Winter Concert featured opera arias and Korean songs sung by popular Korean performers.
Venue: Kumho Art Hall, Seoul
Contact: KF Cultural Center

Korean Cultural Diplomacy at UN Conference
December 8-16, 2009
On the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Copenhagen, a variety of Korean cultural events was held, including videos, installations, and performances on climate change, in an effort to demonstrate the Korean government’s commitment to prevent the adverse consequences of climate change.
Venue: Fredericksburg City Hall, Denmark
Contact: Culture and Arts Department

Invitation Program
December 2009
Diabate Idrissa, Professor, Institut Nationale des Arts et de l’Action Culturelle, Cote d’Ivoire; Usman Karabaev, Rector, Tashkent State Institute of Art, Uzbekistan; Caffarel Carmen, President, Institute of Cervantes, Spain; Hoang Van Chau, President, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam; Government Delegation from Vietnam (energy sector specialists).

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