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Iraq War, North Korean Nukes: Expert Panels Debate Issues, Friday, March 7

Iraq War, North Korean Nukes: Expert Panels Debate Issues, Friday, March 7

Two back-to-back expert panels wil be held at UCLA this Friday, March 7. Congressman Howard Berman and Chancellor Carnesale to speak. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Two consecutive panels on the UCLA campus this Friday will address the issues raised by the threat of war with Iraq and the resumption of nuclear production in North Korea.

The Iraq panel, sponsored by the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, will be held in Dodd Hall 147 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. It will be followed from 2:00 to 5:00 pm by the North Korea panel, sponsored by the UCLA Asia Institute, to take place in the James West Alumni Center.

IRAQ PANEL, 12-1:30 pm, Dodd 147

How dangerous is Saddam Hussein? How important is the international community? How strong is support for war in the United States? How would war with Iraq be waged?

These and other issues will be discussed by prominent observers of international relations:

  • Congressman Howard Berman, Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia 
  • Stephen Krasner, Graham Stuart Professor of International Relations & Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
  • Robert Scheer, syndicated columnist

Moderator: Geoffrey Garrett, Vice Provost of the UCLA International Institute, Director, Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations

Friday, March 7, 2003
12:00-1:30 pm
Dodd Hall, Room 147

KOREA PANEL, 2:00-5:00 pm, James West Alumni Center

A New Arms Race? The North Korean Nuclear Challenge -- March 7 Symposium

Presentations and debate on the origins, dangers, and possible resolution of this threat to stability in Northeast Asia. UCLA Chancellor Carnesale to join the discussion.

2 - 5 pm
James West Alumni Center, UCLA
Free and open to the public -- limited seating.

Featuring UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale
Author of six books on nuclear weapons and nuclear policy.

Historical Context: John Duncan, Director, UCLA Center for Korean Studies

Conflict & Cooperation in Northeast Asia

These presentations focus on vital security factors such as historical context, trade and investment, multilateral organizations, resource competition, and domestic political dynamics.

Moon Chung-In ,Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University. Author and editor of a number of books including, Understanding Regime Dynamics in North Korea, Arms Control on the Korean Peninsula, and The Kim Dae-jung Government and Sunshine Policy.

Susan Shirk, Former Deputy Asst. Secretary of State for Greater China, Research Director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. Co-editor of Power and Prosperity: Economics and Security Linkages in the Asia-Pacific.

Victor Cha, Director of the American Alliances in Asia Project, Georgetown University
Author of Alignment Despite Antagonism and Nuclear North Korea? A Debate on Strategies of Engagement (forthcoming, 2003)

Ron Morse, UCLA Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations, Former U.S. Dept. of Defense, State, and Energy Staffer. Co-editor of Powernomics: Economics and Strategy after the Cold War.

Roundtable: Debating U.S. Policy Options
Albert Carnesale, UCLA Chancellor

Victor Gilinsky, formerly of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Chae-jin Lee, Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, Claremont McKenna College

Namhee Lee, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Norman Levin, Asia-Pacific Center, RAND Corporation

CHAIR: Richard Baum, Director of the UCLA Asia Institute

Sponsored by the UCLA Asia Institute with support from the Centers for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Studies. For additional information, please contact the Asia Institute at (310) 825-0007 or visit the Institute website at

Parking is available for $7. Enter the campus via Westwood Boulevard and purchase a permit for lot 6 (preferred), 8 or 9.

Click here for a map showing the Alumni Center.


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