North Korea: How Did We Get to the Brink of War and What Comes Next?
John Feffer, Institute for Policy Studies
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (Lunch)
TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1-2 pm – Presentation and Q & A
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
More than 60 years after the Korean War, the United States and North Korea have returned to the brink of war. How did the two countries get to this point? What roles do South Korea and China play in sharpening or defusing the conflict? Is there still a chance to avert catastrophe? John Feffer has traveled several times to North Korea and is the author of North Korea, South Korea: US Policy at a Time of Crisis. He will discuss the origins of the current crisis and the different options now facing US policymakers.
Feffer, Director, Foreign Policy In Focus, Institute for Policy Studies, last spoke here Spring 2017 on the political role of storytelling. Besides his day job as a foreign policy expert, he also is a novelist, playwright, and performer.
Two books will be available for purchase and signing.
Aftershock: A Journey Into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
Splinterlands (Haymarket Books, 2016)
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only.