2018 Summit for Council of Korean Americans2018-10-03T15:36:09+00:00
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On November 16-17, 2018, the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) will convene its fourth annual National Summit & Gala at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC.

The CKA National Summit & Gala began in 2015 as an opportunity for Korean Americans to gather in our nation’s capital to reflect on key issues and celebrate our contributions to the United States.

The fourth annual CKA National Summit & Gala will convene leading Korean Americans from government, business, academia, and entertainment. Our Summit & Gala will feature the following honored guests:

Joseph Yun

Ambassador Joseph Yun

Gala Keynote Speaker

U.S. Special Rep. for North Korea Policy
Senior Advisor, The Asia Group & U.S. Institute of Peace

Eric Holder

Eric Holder

Gala Speaker

Partner, Covington & Burling and former Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Hesung Koh

Dr. Hesung Chun Koh

Lifetime Achievement Award

Co-founder & Chair, East Rock Institute
Director Emerita, Research & Development, HRAF, Yale University

Daniel Henney

Daniel Henney

Image Award

Film & Television Actor

Timothy Hwang

Timothy Hwang

Young Leader Award

Founder & CEO, FiscalNote

Susan Jin Davis

Susan Jin Davis

Summit Speaker

Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast Corporation

Philip Yun

Philip Yun

Summit Speaker

Executive Director & COO, Ploughshares Fund

Yoon Young-Kwan

Yoon Young-Kwan

Summit Speaker

Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea
Professor Emeritus of International Relations of Seoul National University

Catherine Kim

Catherine Kim

Summit Speaker

Executive Editor, NBC News Digital

Jerry Kang

Jerry Kang

Summit Speaker

Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Distinguished Professor of Law & Asian American Studies, UCLA

DANakaDAN

DANakaDAN

Gala Performer

Alternative Rapper

May Lee

May Lee

Emcee

Correspondent & Host, CGTN America
Founder, Lotus Media House

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Past speakers and honorees include United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; World Bank President Jim Yong Kim; Judge Lucy Koh, the first female Korean American federal judge; founder and CEO of Forever 21 Don Chang; renowned chemist and philanthropist Dr. Myung Ki Hong; Nightline anchor Juju Chang; tech entrepreneur and co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers Gideon Yu; Chairman & Founder of MBK Partners Michael B. Kim; Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark W. Lippert; Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Target Corporation Don Liu;  Co-owner of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills Kim Pegula; and President of Natural Resources Defense Council Rhea Suh.

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