The Iran Deal and North Korea

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Event Topics

1) Problems with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
2) Domestic and foreign backlash on the JCPOA
3) Similarities & differences of the two rogue nations (Iran & North Korea)
4) Possibility of setting a bad precedent with North Korea

Speaker: Matthew Henry Kroenig

Matthew Kroenig is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and Deputy Director for Strategy in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. His work has covered a wide range of topics in international relations and national security. Dr. Kroenig is the author or editor of six books, including The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). His articles have appeared in many publications,including: American Political Science Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has served in several positions in the U.S. Department of Defense and the intelligence community and regularly consults with a wide range of U.S. government entities. He has previously worked as a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University, and Stanford University. Dr. Kroenig provides regular commentary for major media outlets, including PBS Newshour, Fareed Zakaria GPS, BBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and C-SPAN. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Moderator: Andrew I. Park

Andrew I. Park is the President of the Sejong Society and a non-resident James A. Kelly Fellow at the Pacific Forum and a master’s candidate of the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University. He previously worked as a researcher at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and served as an interpreter/translator at the ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command in Yongsan, Seoul. He received a B.A. in Political Science, International Studies, and Asia Studies from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he also founded and served as president of the university’s Alexander Hamilton Society chapter.