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Activities Calendar

Joint Performance of ‘Madam Butterfly’ in Cuba
February 28-March 2

The Daejeon Opera Group staged a joint performance of “Madam Butterfly” together with the National Opera of Cuba, at the invitation of the National Opera House of Cuba.
Venue: Gran Theatro de Habana, Cuba
Organizer: Daejeon Opera Group
Host Institution: National Opera House of Cuba

Workshop for Korean Language Educators in Southwest Asia
February 29-March 1

Korean language educators from universities in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh gathered in Delhi, India, to discuss teaching methods and the development of textbooks tailored to local conditions.
Venue: Indian Habitat Center
Organizer: University of Delhi, India
Contact: Korean Language Department

Opening Ceremony for Diplomatic Fellows (2008)
March 6

The Foundation hosted an opening ceremony and dinner for 34 foreign diplomats from 24 countries, who have been selected as participants of the Foundation’s Korean language and culture program for 2008. With the attendance of Foundation executives and staff and representatives of the Seoul National University’s Language Education Institute, the ceremony and luncheon provided the diplomats with an opportunity to introduce themselves to each other and develop personal relationships.
Venue: Language Education Institute, Seoul National University
Contact: Korean Language Department

‘Silk Road: The Road of Civilizations Where East Met West’ Lecture Series
March 6-May 22

Thursday evenings (12 lectures)
The KF Cultural Center offers a public lecture series on the Silk Road. Ten Korean scholars of the Silk Road will present lectures on this historic route of romance and intrigue, which played a key role in facilitating cultural exchange between the East and the West.
Venue: Cinema Room, KF Cultural Center
Organizer: KF Cultural Center

Fourth Workshop for Indonesian Teachers of Social Studies
March 8-10

Secondary school teachers of social studies in Indonesia attended a three-day informational workshop on Korea.
Venue: Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Organizer: Korea Foundation
Contact: Korean Studies Department

Opening Ceremony for Korean Language Fellows (2008)
March 10

The Foundation hosted an opening ceremony for some 50 KF Language Fellows who will be participating in the Foundation’s Korean Language Training Program(2008). The ceremony was joined by the Fellows, Foundation representatives, and language instructors of Sogang University.
Venue: Sogang University
Contact: Korean Language Department

KF Forum Guest Speaker: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush
March 13

The recent session of the KF Forum featured former U.S. President George H.W. Bush as the guest speaker. The former President Bush shared his thoughts on the past, present, and future of Korea-U.S. relations, at a breakfast event held at Shilla Hotel, Seoul.
Venue: Shilla Hotel
Organizer: Korea Foundation

Clay, Fire and Beauty­ - Masterpieces in Ceramics from the V&A
March 14-June 23

A total of 117 ceramic masterpieces from the collection of the Victoria & Albert, one of the world’s most distinguished museums of art and design, and a popular visitor attraction in London, is being exhibited for the first time in Korea at the KF Cultural Center.
Venue: KF Cultural Center
Co-organizers: Korea Foundation, V&A, JoongAng Ilbo, and MBC

Serbian Movie Week
March 17-22(except March 20)

In conjunction with the Serbian Embassy in Seoul, six Serbian feature films will be screened at the Korea Foundation Cultural Center’s Cinema Room from March 17 to 22 (excluding March 20).
Venue: Cinema Room, KF Cultural Center
Organizer: Serbian Embassy in Seoul

Exhibition Tour:‘International Exchange Screening Project: Coffee with Sugar'
March 20-November 2

A touring exhibition of works created by young media artists from five countries, along with informational lectures, is being presented in four countries.
Venue: Bulgaria, Turkey, Denmark, and Spain
Organizer: Lab Preparat
Sponsors: Korea Foundation, Middle Korea, Denmark Arts Council, and Embassy of Spain in Korea

Sadari Movement Laboratory Performs at Kagoshima Children’s Festival
March 21-23

The Korean theater company Sadari performed its “The Day When the Clock Stopped” play at the Kagoshima Children’s Festival.
Venue: Kagoshima Prefecture Citizens Exchange Center

The 12th Annual Conference of Russia’s Koreanists in 2008
March 27-28

The conference is an opportunity to address such issues as Russia’s efforts to resolve North Korea’s nuclear issue, and Russian perspectives on inter-Korean relations and unification, and North and South Korean politics, economy, society and culture.
Venue: Center for Korean Studies, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

‘Koreans’ Performances in France
March 27-April 1

Wuturi, a Korean theater company, will perform “Koreans,” an original play about the Korean War, at the Michel Vinaver Festival in France.
Venues: National Theater of Evreux Louvie, France

Invitation Program
March 2008

Prominent figures who visited Korea in March, at the invitation of the Foundation: Ghassan Andoni, Professor, Birzeit University, Palestine (March 2-8) Jagadish Pokharel, Vice Chairman, National Planning Commission, Nepal (March 7-13) Kobayashi Yoshiaki, President, Japanese Political Science Association (March 16-22) Mushirul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, India (March 18-24) Comlagan Mawutoe D’Almeida, Honorary Consul General of Korea in Togo (March 27-April 2) Andrei Marga, Rector, Babes-Bolyai University (March 22-28) Cheng Naishan, Director, Shanghai Literature Development Fund (March 25-31)

Korean Studies Department: 82 - 2 - 2046 - 8556 studies@kf.or.kr
Korean Language Department: 82 - 2 - 2046 - 8606 language@kf.or.kr
Fellowship Program Department: 82 - 2 - 2046 - 8537 fellow@kf.or.kr
Intellectual Exchange Department: 82 - 2 - 2046 - 8538 intellectual@kf.or.kr
Culture and Arts Department: 82 - 2 - 2046 - 8531 cultural@kf.or.kr
KF Cultural Center: 82 - 2 - 3789 - 5600 kfcenter@kf.or.kr