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International expert to discuss North Korean nuclear threat on Dec. 4

A senior fellow for Korea studies at the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations will deliver a free public lecture on the North Korean nuclear threat.

The lecture by Scott Snyder, director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ U.S.-Korea policy program, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in Sussman Theater in Drake University’s Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

In addition to his work at the Council on Foreign Relations, he also serves as co-chair of the National Committee on North Korea, and has provided advice to non-governmental organizations and humanitarian organizations active in North Korea.

Snyder is author of the book, “South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers” (January 2018, Columbia University Press), which examines the trajectory of fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and offers predictions—and a prescription—for the future.

The lecture is sponsored by Drake University’s department of political science, the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University, and Drake’s academic minor in East Asian Studies. This lecture is free and open to the public. Further questions can be directed to Mary McCarthy at 515-271-2038 or at mary.mccarthy@drake.edu.