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Dealing with North Korea’s Nuclear Program

House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
April 12, 2012

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Steven E. Miller is Director of the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly journal International Security and coeditor of the International Security Program’s book series, Belfer Center Studies in International Security (MIT Press). He is editor or coeditor of more than two dozen books, including Going Nuclear: Nuclear Proliferation and International Security in the 21st Century (2010) and Contending with Terrorism: Roots, Strategies, and Responses (2010). He edited two special issues of Dædalus “On the Global Nuclear Future” (with Scott D. Sagan, 2009 and 2010), coauthored War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives (2002), and is the lead author of Nuclear Collisions: Discord, Reform & the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime (2012). He is Cochair of the U.S. Pugwash Committee and a member of the Council of International Pugwash. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006. He serves as Cochair of the Academy’s Committee on International Security Studies and Codirector of the Academy’s Global Nuclear Future Initiative. Video (5 mins)
Stephen W. Bosworth is Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. From March 2009 to October 2011, he was the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy in the Obama administration. He served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 1997 to 2001, as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines from 1984 to 1987, and as U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia from 1979 to 1981. From 1995 to 1997, he was the Executive Director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, an intergovernmental organization established by the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Department of State’s Distinguished Service Award in 1976 and 1986, the Department of Energy’s Distinguished Service Award in 1979, and the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Diplomat of the Year Award in 1987. In 2005, the Government of Japan presented him with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. Video (15 mins)
Siegfried S. Hecker is Professor (Research) of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, where he is also a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Codirector of the Center for International Security and Cooperation. He is Emeritus Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which he led from 1986 to 1997. His research interests include plutonium science, nuclear weapons policy and international security, cooperative nuclear threat reduction, and nonproliferation and counterterrorism. Over the past twenty years, he has fostered cooperation with the Russian nuclear laboratories to safeguard and secure the stockpile of former Soviet fissile materials. His current interests include nuclear challenges in North Korea, India, Pakistan, and Iran. Since 2004, he has made frequent visits to North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Enrico Fermi Award, The American Nuclear Society’s Seaborg Medal, and the Department of Energy’s E.O. Lawrence Award. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002. Video (18 mins)

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