Law Asia & the Center on National Security and the Law Host Panel on North Korea's Nuclear Crisis

September 7, 2017 —


The rapidly escalating North Korea nuclear crisis spotlights how little leverage the United States has over the rogue nation. Top experts on nuclear non-proliferation, North Korea’s nuclear program, and US-Asia relations will weigh potential paths forward at an event hosted by two Georgetown Law centers:  The Center on National Security and the Law and Law Asia.

Is it even possible for negotiations to achieve the stated U.S. goal of a denuclearized Korean peninsula? Would additional sanctions against North Korea, including a possible full cutoff of all oil exports to North Korea, force Pyongyang to come to the bargaining table? If full denuclearization proves impossible, should the U.S. and its allies focus instead on nuclear deterrence, and what would that look like? And at what point should the U.S. consider taking military action against the North Korean nuclear threat?  Join us to see what the experts think.


David Koplow (moderator) - Professor of Law, Georgetown Law, Co-Director, Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law

Daryl G. Kimball - Executive Director, Arms Control Association

Jenny Town - Assistant Director, US-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS, Managing Editor,

Jonathan Wolfsthal - Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie Endowment Nuclear Policy Program Former Senior Director for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, National Security Council 


Wednesday, September 13

3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.


Hotung 2000

Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20001


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