North Korea on the Cusp: New Prospects for Science Diplomacy

You are cordially invited to a discussion with Richard A. Stone, senior science editor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Tangled Bank Studios, on the topic of science diplomacy and North Korea.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Room 505
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Reporting on his recent trip to North Korea, Richard Stone returns to the Elliott School to update us on his work with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and their efforts to promote science diplomacy with the Democratic Republic of North Korea.

Light refreshments available. This event is on the record and open to the media.

About the Speaker:

Richard Stone is the senior science editor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Tangled Bank Studios in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he oversees science content for documentaries and other nonfiction productions and manages media partnerships. Prior to joining Tangled Bank, Stone was the international news editor at Science Magazine, where his own writing often featured datelines from such challenging reporting environments as Cuba, Iran, and North Korea. He made his seventh trip to North Korea this past March.

Stone’s experience in international science and education includes stints as a Fulbright Scholar at Rostov State University in Russia in 1995-96 and at Kazakh National University in Kazakhstan in 2004-05. As a science writer, he has contributed to Discover, Smithsonian, and National Geographic magazines, and is the author of the nonfiction book "Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant." Stone earned a B.S. in genetics from Cornell University, and he did graduate work in biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania and in science communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In his spare time, he enjoys playing squash and writing science fiction screenplays.