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The Diplomat

The Diplomat

  • TV-G
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
"The Diplomat" is a new show that will air weekly on Arirang TV in 30 minute-episodes. Believing in the importance of exchange and cooperation in today’s global age, this show seeks to reinforce relationships between South Korea and its close allies. It also offers a friendly glimpse of life in South Korea through the lives of foreign ambassadors, so people from other countries can better understand Korean culture....
Season 1

35 Episodes
27 December 2018
1. 27 December 2018
 
Since the very first episode in June, "The Diplomat" has welcomed a total of 30 guests, including foreign ambassadors from Asia, Europe, South America and all other parts of the world and experts such as presidential special advisor Moon Chung-in, former President of Timor Leste and José Ramos-Horta, among others. They have shared insight on relations with Korea as well as some of the biggest issues surrounding the Korean Peninsula. The last episode of "The Diplomat" for the year 2018 revisits those moments. It also features ambassadors' messages about peace on the Korean Peninsula as well as stories and lessons from German reunification from German Ambassador to Korea Stephan Auer....
3 January 2019
2. 3 January 2019
 
2018 was a truly meaningful year for the Korean Peninsula, marked by epochal improvement and development of inter-Korean relations. Continuing the momentum from 2018, the year 2019 is expected to be historic with the establishment of permanent peace, prosperity, and denuclearization. What does the future hold for Korea, and how can we achieve those goals? On the first edition of "The Diplomat" in 2019, we find answers to these questions with top North Korea expert Chung Dong-young, Chairman of the Party for Democracy and Peace and former Unification Minister of Korea. He shares his experience of having a 150-minute meeting with the late Chairman Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong-un's father. Also, he talks about ways to break the current stalemate in nuclear negotiations between Pyeongyang and Washington and organize a second North Korea-U.S. summit, as well as the South's role along the way....
10 January 2019
3. 10 January 2019
 
2019 marks the centennial anniversary of Korea's March 1 Independence Movement and the founding of Korea's provisional government in exile during Japanese colonial rule. Around the same time, a country in Eastern Europe was also fighting for independence – Georgia. The country gained independence from the Russian Empire in 1918 and established its first modern republic state, the Democratic Republic of Georgia, in the same year but was reoccupied by the USSR in 1921 before finally declaring its independence again in 1991. In commemoration of Korea's 100th anniversary, we sit down with Georgian Ambassador to Korea Otar Berdzenishvili to talk about the significance of independence and the status of the Korea-Georgia relationship. The program also covers Ambassador's efforts to promote Georgian culture in Korea using the mediums of cinema and wine....
17 January 2019
4. 17 January 2019
 
2019 marks the centennial of Korea's March 1 Independence Movement, one of the earliest and most significant public displays of Korean resistance during the rule of Korea by Japan, and the founding of the Korean Provisional Government. Around the same time 100 years ago, Poland in Eastern Europe also fought for and regained its independence in 1918. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence, 100 Independence Runs were held in 100 cities around the world, including Seoul, on November 11 last year....
24 January 2019
5. 24 January 2019
 
A second North Korea-U.S. summit is reportedly in the works, and there is a country that advocates lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula and that also acts as a window of communication between the two, as a member of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission – Sweden....
31 January 2019
6. 31 January 2019
 
Oversea travel was fully liberalized in Korea in 1989. With 2019 being the 30th anniversary, over 30 million people are expected to travel abroad this year. Croatia, in particular, is one of the holiday destinations growing fastest in popularity among Korean travelers....
7 February 2019
7. 7 February 2019
 
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is to meet U.S. President Donald Trump for a second summit at the end of February seeking an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Back in 1991, Ukraine became the world's first state to voluntarily divest itself of its nuclear arsenal, in exchange for compensation and security guarantees, and the country is regarded as one of the possible models for the North....
14 February 2019
8. 14 February 2019
 
The 4th Industrial Revolution refers to the current and developing environment in which disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the way we live and work....
21 February 2019
9. 21 February 2019
 
For a second time, the world’s collective gaze will once again turn to the Korean Peninsula as North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-un will meet U.S. President Donald Trump for another historic summit. Building on the historic symbolism of the first summit, the two leaders are expected to achieve more concrete results this time....
7 March 2019
10. 7 March 2019
 
The most often used term to express relations between Korea and Turkey is "blood brother" because of Turkey’s large deployment of troops to South Korea during the Korean War. The Turkish soldiers also gained fame for bravery, loyalty, and selflessness among all the veterans with the highest number of casualties, in relation to the number of soldiers deployed. What’s more, they founded an orphanage called "Ankara School" in Suwon to accommodate war orphans, displaying great love for humanity....
7 March 2019
11. 7 March 2019
 
The most often used term to express relations between Korea and Turkey is "blood brother" because of Turkey’s large deployment of troops to South Korea during the Korean War. The Turkish soldiers also gained fame for bravery, loyalty, and selflessness among all the veterans with the highest number of casualties, in relation to the number of soldiers deployed. What’s more, they founded an orphanage called "Ankara School" in Suwon to accommodate war orphans, displaying great love for humanity....
21 March 2019
12. 21 March 2019
 
The Korean government's "New Southern Policy" aims to better connect Korea to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) grouping and expand the economic influence of Asia's fourth-largest economy in the region home to more than half a billion people. Then, which ASEAN country first established diplomatic with Korea? It's the Philippines, composing over 7,000 islands. The Philippines was also the first Asian country to send combat troops to South Korea during the Korean War, establishing a brotherhood forged in blood. Today, approx. 60,000 Filipinos reside in South Korea as students, workers, missionaries or spouses of Korean nationals, while around 100,000 Koreans live in the Philippines....
28 March 2019
13. 28 March 2019
 
On this week's "THE DIPLOMAT," we'll meet with Alfred Xuereb, the Apostolic Nuncio to South Korea, to talk about the history of Catholicism in Korea, as well as peace on the Korean peninsula and the possibilities of Pope Francis' visit to North Korea.Also on this episode, we'll reveal, for the first time ever, the room where Pope Francis stayed in during his visit to South Korea in 2014....
4 April 2019
14. 4 April 2019
 
This week on "The Diplomat," we'll delve into relations between Korea and Hungary in time for celebrating 30 years of diplomatic ties, and find more ways the two countries can collaborate in the future. We'll also be sharing the opening of the first ever Institute of Hungarian Studies in Korea. Ambassador Csoma Mozes is the ambassador for both South and North Korea. What's his take on the issues on the Korean Peninsula? We'll share his thoughts on what needs to be tackled in order to bring the two countries together....
11 April 2019
15. 11 April 2019
 
On this week's 'THE DIPLOMAT,' we will meet with the Portuguese ambassador to South Korea, Manuel Antonio Goncalves De Jesus, and delve into the diverse culture of Portugal and the history of exchange between South Korea and Portugal, as well astheir future of economic exchange....
18 April 2019
16. 18 April 2019
 
This week on ‘THE DIPLOMAT,’ we’ll meet with the Belgian ambassador to South Korea, Peter Lescouhier, and talk about the royal visit of the King and Queen of Belgium to Korea in March, a visit that’s happened after 27 years. We’ll also delve into the outcome and expected impact of this visit. We’ll also be sharing the first ever Belgian life festival in Korea, and delve into the special relations between the two countries that has beeb developing since the Korean War, as well as the growing popularity of Taekwondo in Belgium....
25 April 2019
17. 25 April 2019
 
This week on ‘THE DIPLOMAT,’ we’ll meet with the Belgian ambassador to South Korea, Peter Lescouhier, and talk about the royal visit of the King and Queen of Belgium to Korea in March, a visit that’s happened after 27 years. We’ll also delve into the outcome and expected impact of this visit. We’ll also be sharing the first ever Belgian life festival in Korea, and delve into the special relations between the two countries that has beeb developing since the Korean War, as well as the growing popularity of Taekwondo in Belgium....
2 May 2019
18. 2 May 2019
 
On this week’s ‘THE DIPLOMAT,’ we’ll meet with the Cambodian Ambassador to S.korea Long Dimanche and find out more about Cambodia, one of the ASEAN countries receiving spotlight under President Moon Jae-in’s New Southern Policy and seeing high business-to-business and people-to-people exchange with Korea. We’ll also go over the effect and significance of the Korea-ASEAN special summit to be held in the latter half of this year....
9 May 2019
19. 9 May 2019
 
This week on ‘The Diplomat,’ we’ll meet with the Austrian Ambassador to S.korea, Michael SCHWARZINGER, and talk about the results of the summit between President Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Kurz in February, as well as the long history between the two countries. We’ll also find out more about the art and culture scene of Austria, a place dubbed ‘the country of music....
16 May 2019
20. 16 May 2019
 
On this week's 'The Diplomat,' we will meet with Barbara Zollmann, the President & CEO of the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI) and talk about the role and significance of the KGCCI in promoting exchange between Korea and Germany. We'll also take a look at the German concept of 'ausbildung' that focuses on cultivating specialized talent for specific industries, and share a certificate awarding event for newly certified 'ausbildung' trainers in Korea....
23 May 2019
21. 23 May 2019
 
On this week's 'THE DIPLOMAT,' we'll meet with FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, in celebration of opening the first FAO office in Korea. We'll cover the role Korea will play as a member country of the FAO and also talk about the FAO's take on the food shortage crisis in North Korea, as well as the necessity of support....
30 May 2019
22. 30 May 2019
 
On this week's 'THE DIPLOMAT,' we'll meet with the Tanzanian Ambassador to S. Korea, Matilda Swilla Masuka, and also introduce the Tanzanian embassy in S. Korea that opened just last year. We'll talk about the current relations between Korea and Tanzania, as well as the economic cooperation achieved through Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon's recent visit to Tanzania. We'll also share a special event held for Union Day that celebrated 55 years since the birth of the United Republic of Tanzania, as well as the exciting celebratory performance by the Tanzanian global star, Diamond Platnumz....
6 June 2019
23. 6 June 2019
 
On this week's 'THE DIPLOMAT,' we'll meet with the Swiss Ambassador to South Korea, Linus von Castelmur. We'll