Join St. Mary’s University for the North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities conference featuring experts from around the globe. The program will delve into timely issues about North Korea’s military, international community, engagement and diplomacy.
$25 general admission
The registration fee covers admission to the conference and the reception to follow, continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch.
Registration is required. You can register today by completing the registration form below.
Moderator: Mark Tokola, Korea Economic Institute
Presentation: “The North Korean Military Threat,” General John Tilelli (former USFK Commander)
Presentation: “North Korean Proliferation,” Bruce Bechtol, Ph.D., Angelo State University
Discussant: Thomas J. Bellows, Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio
Discussant: William Taylor, Ph.D., Angelo State University
Keynote Speaker: Min Cho, Ph.D. – Lunch will be served during presentation.
Moderator: Ambassador Thomas Hart Armbruster
Presentation: “The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum,” Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
Presentation: “Sanctions Regimes and North Korea” William Newcomb, former UN official
Discussant: Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute
Discussant: Anthony Bartl, Ph.D., Angelo State University
Moderator: Ambassador James F. Creagan, Ph.D.
Presentation: “The American North Korea Engagement Strategy” Keith Luse, Executive Director, National Committee on North Korea
Presentation: “Engagement, Diplomacy, and North Korea’s Neighbors” Chris Griffin, Executive Director, Foreign Policy Initiative
Discussant: Rosa Park, Director of Programs and Editor, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
Discussant: Stephen Noerper, Senior Director, Policy and Corporate Programs, The Korea Society and Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
For more information, contact Kathleen Worthington at 210-436-3111 or [email protected].
This event is sponsored by St. Mary’s University, Institute for the Study of Asian Development; Angelo State University; Korea Economic Institute; and The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.
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