The Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council (WAC) offers a series of monthly programs on the Dominican University of California campus, in the Creekside or Shield Room. Each month, from August through June, WAC presents a lecture on a specific world issue, such as War in Iraq, Energy Crisis, Palestine/Israeli conflict.
Speaker: Philip W. Yun
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ploughshares Fund; Former Senior Policy Advisor, East Asia and Pacific Bureau, Department of State
North Korea is once again in the headlines, thanks to a sequence of aggressive, yet carefully calculated actions: a long-range missile test in December; a nuclear weapons test in January; a declaration that Pyongyang was exiting the 60-year-old Korean armistice in February; and a constant, continuing stream of vituperative denunciations of South Korea. What does the North hope to accomplish with these acts? And how should the US and its allies respond?
Philip Yun is well equipped to answer these questions. He previously served as the State Department’s principal advisor on North Korea and visited the country in this capacity. He has also worked for the Asia Foundation and was a Pantech Fellow at Stanford University. The Ploughshares Fund, where he currently serves, is an organization that funds, organizes and initiates projects to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons.
Pre-paid reservations required for guaranteed seating.
Dinner reservations required by Monday, May 20.
This program is co-sponsored by the Marin Chapter of the United Nations Association and the Truman National Security Project.
For reservations, visit the Council’s website or call 415-293-4600.
Creekside Room, Caleruega Dining Hall (Magnolia at Palm Avenue, San Rafael, CA)
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Dessert: 7:30 p.m.
Program: 7:50 p.m.
Dinner and Program:Council, UNA Members, Dominican Faculty, Staff, and Students: $30, Non-members: $35
Dessert and Program: Council, UNA Members, Dominican Faculty, and Staff: $6, Non-members: $9
Students with valid ID: Free
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