CDA Blog #17: Hurricane Relief Efforts

In the last month, three different hurricanes made landfall in the United States.  Hurricane Harvey brought unprecedented flooding across the U.S. southern coast, with record rainfall and extreme winds causing widespread damage to homes and other buildings. Following Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Hurricane Irma was a ...
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CDA Blog #15 : Disabilities and Multiculturalism

This year the U.S. Embassy was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Sokcho International Disability Film Festival.  Established in 2014, the festival started as a small local event, providing a venue for people with disabilities to learn how to make movies and showcase their own films. This year’s festival featured the U.S. documentary Right Footed, ...
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CDA Blog #10 : Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity 2017

The Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity is a regional multilateral dialogue for promoting peace and prosperity in Asia.  Launched in 2001, the annual Forum is hosted by the Government of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, with support from the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and draws thousands of participants from all over the ...
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CDA Blog #9: United States Congressional Delegations

Numerous U.S. congressional delegations (CODELs) visit the Republic of Korea (ROK) every year.  Unlike the U.S. President, Secretary of State, or other members of the executive branch, a CODEL consists of members and senior staff of the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate (collectively, “Congress”), which make up the legislative branch of the ...
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CDA Blog #4 – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Korea

On March 17, I had the pleasure of welcoming U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the Republic of Korea (ROK).  By visiting so early in his tenure, the Secretary underscored the importance of the U.S.-ROK Alliance and the strong foundation on which it rests. The Secretary’s schedule in the ROK was tightly packed, and ...
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