2019 Sejong Benefit Dinner

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5pm
Crystal Ballroom at Drury Lane

Please call 312.497.3007 or email sejong@sejongculturalsociety.org for questions.


$125 per person
RSVP requested by September 10, 2019

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If you cannot attend the benefit, please consider making a donation.

Event Information

Mark Peterson, keynote speaker
"An Outsider's View of Korean History and Culture"

Mark Peterson (Professor Emeritus of Korean history, literature and language, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT) received B.A.'s in Asian Studies and Anthropology from Brigham Young University in 1971. He received his M.A. in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1987, both from Harvard University in the field of East Asian Languages and Civilization. Prior to coming to BYU in 1984 he was the director of the Fulbright program in Korea from 1978 to 1983. He has been the coordinator of the Asian Studies Program and was the director of the undergraduate programs in the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. Dr. Peterson is a member of the Association for Asian Studies, where he was formerly the chair of the Korean Studies Committee; was also the book review editor for the Journal of Asian Studies for Korean Studies books. He is also a member of the Royal Asiatic Society, the International Association for Korean Language Education, the International Korean Literature Association, and the American Association of Korean Teachers. He served as past editor-in-chief for the Korea Journal, published by UNESCO in Korea, from 2015 to 2017. Currently he is working with a research center he founded called The Frog Outside the Well Research Center.

The evening will additionally feature a music performance by a Sejong Music Competition winner (TBA), and Ghibong Kim (baritone) and Yunji Shim (soprano).


Raffle prizes include two tickets to the Lyric Opera’s production of 42nd Street, two tickets to a Blackhawks game, a 50/50 cash pool, and more.


Crystal Ballroom
Drury Lane
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181