The North Korea Nuclear Crisis -
the Experts Speak
Join us for our 3rd annual world affairs panel led by our own club member, Lyle Goldstein '94 and co-sponsored with the Brown Club of RI.
North Korea forms perhaps the most acute national security challenge to the United States today. The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, has brazenly undertaken six nuclear tests – each more powerful than the last. Last year, after successful tests of an ICBM, Kim claimed the ability to strike directly at the home territory of the United States. The crisis came to a head in late 2017 as President Donald Trump and Kim traded insults and the two countries appeared to be on a collision course. On 13 January 2018, a false alert in the state of Hawaii set off momentary panic as residents believed that a North Korean nuclear missile was inbound. Since that time, the crisis has eased considerably – mostly attributable to the diplomacy of South Korean President Moon Jae-yin, who used the occasion of the Winter Olympics in South Korea to bring about a new détente. A historic meeting took place between the leaders of the US and North Korea on 12 June 2018 in Singapore. Another such meeting is apparently in the works. Yet many critics of President Trump claim that the US has been hoodwinked and that North Korea has no actual intention of undertaking complete, verifiable, irreversible, denuclearization (CVID). Meanwhile, worsening tensions with both China and Russia could make the process of reaching a settlement even harder. This panel of experts will examine all aspects of the present crisis – political, cultural, diplomatic, economic and military – and offer their own recommendations for developing sound US policy to address the North Korea nuclear challenge.
An impressive panel of foreign affairs experts from both Brown University and the US Naval War College:
- Ambassador W. Chas Freeman, Jr. - Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University
- Professor Lyle J. Goldstein - US Naval War College
- Professor Terence Roehrig - US Naval War College
- Professor Nina Tannenwald - Director, International Relations Program, Watson Institute, Brown University
Register now as we expect a sellout!
When: Thursday, November 8th 2018 - 6pm light refreshments and 6:45pm panel
Cost: $10 for HCRI members; $15 for nonmembers
Attendance will be limited to 100 between the two clubs. There will be no walk-ins. All attendees must be pre-registered.
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