The North Korea Nuclear Threat and U.S. Policy: Is War Avoidable? What Can We Do?

15 Nov 2017 - 19:00

Northampton MA

A forum will be held in Northampton this month considering the U.S.’s relationship with North Korea.

The city’s Democratic City Committee plans to hold an event entitled “The North Korea Nuclear Threat and U.S. Policy: Is War Avoidable? What Can We Do?” that will address the growing possibility of conflict in Asia.

The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7-9 p.m., in the Northampton High School auditorium at 380 Elm Street.

The forum will be open to the public and will include a panel of foreign policy and world security experts, professors, and journalists, who will discuss the relationship between the two countries.

The panel’s speakers will include Dr. Michael Klare, a Five-College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, Tom Countryman, Chair of the Board of the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C., and Professor Dennis Yasutomo, the Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor of Government at Smith College.

Also participating in the discussion will be Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Ma 2nd District, who will be joining the panel by video to talk about current efforts on Capitol Hill to avert war.

“We are perhaps closer to war in Asia than at any time since the end of the Vietnam War, and this time we face a very real risk of nuclear weapons use,” said panelist Michael Klare, in a statement. “We need to know the facts, and we need to figure out how we can avoid going to war.”

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