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Album Title: The Korea Foundation and Korea Club Year-End Celebration with Sydney Seiler
Date: December 12, 2013
Location: Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Description:

 

The Korea Foundation and Korea Club

invite you to a year-end celebration with


 

Guest Speaker:

 

Sydney Seiler
Director for Korea

National Security Staff

 

Congratulatory Remarks by:

 

Hyun-dong Cho
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of the Republic of Korea

 

Special Performances by:

 

Washington Sorichung & Gayageum

 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant

8240 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

 


Dear Colleagues and Friends:

 

You are invited to attend the year-end celebration of the Korea Foundation Washington, D.C. Office and the Korea Club on Thursday, December 12. We are honored to have as our guest speakers: Sydney Seiler, Director of Korea for the National Security Staff, who will give an OFF-THE-RECORD presentation titled "US-ROK Relations: Beyond 60" and Hyun-dong Cho, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, who will give congratulatory remarks. In addition, we will have special performances by Washington Sorichung and Gayageum. 

 

 

 

Sydney Seiler

 

Sydney Seiler joined the National Security Staff (NSS) as Director for Korea in April 2011. A member of the Senior National Intelligence Service, Mr. Seiler came to the NSS after having served as the Deputy DNI National Intelligence Manager for North Korea for several years. Prior to joining the DNI, he was serving with the National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Seiler has spent 30 years in the U.S. Government working variousKorean and regional issues. He has had a variety of assignments in collection, analysis, and management positions in multiple intelligence disciplines. This includes working as a collector and analyst for the National Security Agency, an all-source analyst and manager within the Directorate of Intelligence and Directorate of Operations in the Central Intelligence Agency, and as a senior media analyst and manager at the Foreign Broadcast Information Service. He spent over 12 years in a variety of positions in the Republic of Korea. Mr. Seiler received his Masters of Arts degree in Korean Studies from Yonsei University's Graduate School of International Studies and a Masters of Theology from the Chesapeake Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the Korean language programs of the Defense Language Institute and Yonsei University. He is the author of the book, Kim Il Song 1941-1948: The Creation of a Legend, the Building of a Regime, and a recipient of the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal. 

 

 

Hyun-dong Cho

 

Hyun-dong Cho is the Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister for Political Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C. Before working for the Embassy, he served as the Ambassador of the Special Advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT). Previous roles at MOFAT include: Director of SOFA Affairs Division, Director of North America Division III and Ambassador of the Director General in North Korean Nuclear Affairs Bureau. Mr. Cho has also served his country as First Secretary at the Korean Embassy in Ulaanbataar and Second Secretary in the Korean Permanent Mission in Geneva. He received his BA in Spanish Literature at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. 
 

 

 

Washington Sorichung

 

Washington Sorichung was founded in 2007 by Eunsu Kim who serves as its director. Based in Washington DC, Washington Sorichung conducts frequent workshops and formal performances in order to promote traditional Korean music in the D.C./Maryland/ Virginia region as well as other regions in the United States. And So Yeun Jung from Washington Gayageum ‘ Geum Woo Ak’, is special guest for this event.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by a buffet dinner at 7:00 pm, and the speakers' remarks and Q & A session. The program will conclude at 9:00 pm

 

Please be advised that, courtesy of the Korea Foundation, there will no dinner charge for participants.

 

RSVP is required for this program. WHEN YOU SEND YOUR RSVP, PLEASE SPECIFY WHETHER YOU WILL NEED SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AND TO DUNN LORING METRO WITH YOUR ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL AND CONTACT NUMBER.


To register for this program or for further questions, please e-mail your confirmation to Linda Butcher, KEI's Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs ([email protected]).

 

WOO LAE OAK RESTAURANT IN TYSONS CORNER

The evening program will be held at Woo Lae Oak Korean restaurant in Tysons Corner—see address above. The program will start at 6:30 pm with a bar, set up inside the Korea Clubconference room on the 2nd floor of the restaurant. For more information on Woo Lae Oak, please take a few minutes to visit the restaurant’s website: http://www.woolaeoak.com.

FOR DRIVERS

Woo Lae Oak is conveniently located in the heart of Tysons Corner. If you need assistance locating the restaurant, please call the restaurant (703-827-7300). Ample free parking is available in the restaurant’s multi-storey parking garage.

FOR METRO RIDERS

Orange Line stop at Dunn Loring-Merrifield. The restaurant is 3 miles north of Dunn Loring Metro. Between 6:00 pm and 6:30pm, an HRNK intern holding a Korea Club sign will be greeting Korea Club members at the ground level of Dunn Loring Metro Station—there is only one exit. Vehicles provided by Korea Club will be on stand-by in front of Dunn Loring Metro between 6 pm and 6:30 pm, to drive metro riders to the restaurant. Please arrive at the Metro station no later than 6:30 pm. Shuttle service back to Dunn Loring Metro will also be provided after the conclusion of the program at 9 pm.

 

Keum-jin Yoon

Director of the Washington D.C. Office

Korea Foundation

 

and

 

Jim Kelman (KUSCO)         Greg Scarlatoiu (HRNK)             Linda Butcher (KEI)
(703) 568-6987                      (202) 499-7973                             (857) 373-9110

 

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