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CSS Symposium: “North Korea: Threats and Challenges”

Rassman Building, Room 105
ASU will host four of the nation’s leading experts on North Korea for the 2017 Center for Security Studies Symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Rassman Building, 2222 Dena Drive on the ASU campus. 

Sponsored by ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies, the symposium will begin at 5 p.m. in Room 105 of the Rassman Building and is open free to the public. This year’s topic is “North Korea: Threats and Challenges.” Featured speakers will be: 

  • Mark Tokola, vice president of the Korea Economic Institute
  • Gen. John Tilelli, U.S. Army (retired)
  • Greg Scarlatoiu, executive director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
  • Dr. Bruce Bechtol, ASU professor of political science and author of “North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era” 

Bechtol, a North Korea expert in ASU’s Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice, said the speakers will explore the varied issues the world is facing as North Korea continues to build up its armed forces and engage in brinkmanship with its growing arsenal of missiles and rockets.

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Dr. Bruce Bechtol