The University of the Philippines Center for International Studies and the University of the Philippines Arirang has officially started a series of lectures that aims to provide a deeper perspective about Korea. Dubbed as the “Alternative Korean Learning Experience: Korea Beyond K-Pop”, these informative sessions will feature top speakers from various backgrounds to discuss salient points in Korean-Philippines relations and culture.
The first of the lectures kicked off last Monday, August 15 at the UP CIS Benton Hall. Edward Chang, the President of the Korean Chambers and Commerce Philippines, Inc. (KCCPI) gave an insightful talk about the “Korean Economy in relation to the Philippines”. He pointed out the mutual economic interests of Korea and the Philippines plus the significant role that the KCCPI to further these.
Before the lecture proper, attendees were also treated to a food demonstration that showed them how to prepare kimbap 김밥. There were snack booths outside the lecture room where people were able to purchase Korean products.
The succeeding lectures are set every third Monday of the following months. Registration for the lectures will be at the venue on the day itself of the event. No fees are required as these lectures are open to the public for free. So everyone is invited to come and learn more about Korea!
This event was done in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, Korea Post Philippines, 대앵 갈비 (Daeyang Galbi) and 밥도 먹고 면도 먹고 (Rice and Noodles).
Thanks to Korea Beyond KPOP for the photos.