Program & Speakers2018-07-26T19:41:16+00:00

Program & Speakers

Last Updated: July 26, 2018

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Capitol Hill Briefing | White House Briefing | CKA Members Meeting
Friday, November 16

12:30 – 3:30 PM
Capitol Hill Briefing

Details forthcoming. — Click here for separate registration.

12:30 – 3:30 PM

MARSHA LEE

MELISSA FWU
Deputy State Director at Republican Party of Virginia

White House Briefing

Details forthcoming. — Click here for separate registration.

12:30 – 3:30 PM
Members Meeting

Details forthcoming. — Click here for separate registration.

Gala and Awards Dinner

Friday, November 16

6:30 – 9:00 PM

AMBASSADOR JOSEPH YUN
Senior Advisor for The Asia Group and the U.S. Institute of Peace

TIM HWANG
Founder and CEO of FiscalNote

DR. HESUNG KOH
Chair and President Emerita of East Rock Institute
Director Emerita of Research and Development & East Asian Research, Human Relations Area
Files(HRAF) at Yale University

CATHARINA MIN
Summit Co-Chair

CHARLES YOON
Summit Co-Chair

Gala Reception and Dinner

   Catharina Min Charles Yoon

6:30 – 7:30 PM Gala Reception
7:30 – 9:00 PM Gala Dinner

The Gala Reception and Dinner is a black-tie event.

National Summit
Saturday, October 21

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Breakfast / Check-in
9:00 – 9:10 AM
Welcome Remarks & Introduction to CKA
9:10 – 10:00 AM

ANDY KIM
Andy Kim for Congress

DAN KOH
Dan Koh for Congress

YOUNG KIM
Young Kim for Congress

DAVID J. KIM
David Kim for Congress

DONNA MERCADO KIM
Donna Mercado Kim for Congress

PEARL KIM
Pearl Kim for Congress

Civic Education & Elected Officials Panel

     

Panelists will share their journey as Korean American Congressional candidates and will speak to the importance of civic participation as Korean Americans.

10:00 – 11:00 AM

FRANK AUM
Senior Expert on North Korea, U.S. Institute of Peace

JENNY TOWN
Assistant Director, U.S. – Korea Institute, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

PHILIP YUN
Executive Director & COO, Ploughshares Fund

JESSICA LEE
Interim Executive Director, CKA

North Korea Panel

Frank Aum   

The media’s coverage of ongoing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, including North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests and the potential for military conflict, has often obscured the lives and day-to-day challenges of the North Korean people. This panel of practitioners, who have recently visited North Korea or work on issues that address the welfare of the North Korean people, will discuss their projects and experiences related to North Korea, the condition of the North Korean people, and future challenges and opportunities in light of the current political situation and the implementation of the travel ban.

Panel Sponsor:

Korea Foundation
10:20 – 10:30 AM
Coffee Break
11:10 – 12:00 PM
Women’s Leader Panel

This panel of accomplished women will discuss the hurdles they have faced in their respective careers, concrete and proactive steps they took to overcome them, and the challenges that lie ahead. They will also discuss the roles of mentors and sponsors, when to “lean-in,” how to ask for a promotion or pay, and how to start cultivating your own circle of influence.

Panel Sponsor:

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch / Fireside Chat on KA Representation in Media

Panel Sponsor:

1:00 – 2:00 PM

MICHELLE RHYU
Partner, Cooley, LLP

JERRY KANG
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA

Affirmative Action Panel

Michelle Rhyu 

This panel will discuss the controversial affirmative action issue in college admissions for Asian Americans and other communities of color. They will also discuss the implications of institutions not practicing affirmative action/holistic review in their admissions processes.

1:00 – 2:00 PM

ANDREW S. KIM
Senior Policy Analyst, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Google

TODD PARK

 

PERRY HA
Founder and Managing Director, Draper Athena

JESSICA LEE
Interim Executive Director, CKA

Tech Panel

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Panel Sponsor:

Google Inc.
3:00 PM

JESSICA LEE
Interim Executive Director, CKA

JUNE LEE
Board Chair of CKA and COO of MyoKardia

Closing Remarks

Sam Yoon June Lee

5:30 – 7:30 PM

JUDY JOO
Chef and Owner, Jinjuu
TV Host and Author, Korean Food Made Simple

DANNY LEE
Chef and Co-Owner, Mandu

YESOON LEE
Chef and Co-Owner, Mandu

Chef Showcase

National Union Building (918 F St NW, Washington, DC)
Limited Ticket Event – Click here for separate registration

Judy Joo Danny Lee Yesoon Lee

CKA’s second Chef Showcase will feature Judy Joo, a restaurateur, TV personality, author, and Iron Chef (UK), who is flying in from London to present a delicious and creative tasting menu for event attendees, together with DC’s own respected chefs Danny and Yesoon “Mama” Lee. Danny and Yesoon are co-owners of DC’s first authentic Korean restaurant, Mandu, and make regular appearances at celebrity chef charity events in our nation’s capital. Join us for this special, exclusive cooking demonstration!

Speakers & Honored Guests