The North Korea Crisis


Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium (View on

The mounting tension revolving around North Korea’s rapidly improved missile and nuclear capabilities and the US administration’s response to these challenges are quickly reaching a global crisis. This panel will address the history and context of the current crisis and propose ways to unwind the tension in an effort to advance diplomatic and political solutions to it.



George A. Lopez
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies


Mary Ellen O’Connell
Robert & Marion Short Professor of Law
Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution

Jaewoong Lee 
Visiting Scholar, the Liu Institute
Former Deputy Consul General of Korea in Chicago

Michael Desch
Professor, Political Science
Director, Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC)

James McAdams
William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs
Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Asher Kaufman (moderator)
John M. Regan Jr., Director of the Kroc Institute
Professor of History and Peace Studies

This event is co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies.

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