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North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and the Threat of War

It has become clear: North Korea not only has nuclear weapons but is also developing intercontinental missiles with the capacity to strike the continental United States. What are the latest facts about North Korea’s weapons and the political situation? How does this crisis affect South Korea, Japan and other countries throughout Asia? How does it affect the United States? What are the possible ethical and policy responses to the current situation? Professor William J. Perry and Professor Jeffrey Lewis, two of the leading American experts on nuclear weapons and related defense policy, and Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, will address this nuclear crisis and its broader implications. 


Hosted by Technology for Global Security and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

This program is sold out; no tickets will be sold at the door. 

October 30, 2017

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United States


Hon. William J. Perry

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Berberian Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

Jeffrey Lewis

Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program for the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute for International Relations

Kathleen Stephens

Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea

In Conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy

President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club