sold out: distinguished speaker series talk by dr. john park on the growing north korean nuclear threat: what are the lingering illusions & dominant realities?

Friday, August 4th 2017 @ 12:30 - 2:00 pm

***SOLD OUT*** Distinguished Speaker Series Talk by Dr. John Park on The Growing North Korean Nuclear Threat: What are the Lingering Illusions & Dominant Realities?


Date:August 4th, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:Bridgeway Prime Shop Fund Ltd.,
Suite 1502-3, 15/F, New World Tower 1,
16-18 Queen's Road Central, Central
Event Fee*:
Member:HKD 180
Non-member / Guest:

HKD 280


*Event fee includes a light lunch. RSVPs required as seats are limited. Registration confirmed only upon payment. Please click "Register Now" below to reserve your seat(s)!

Event Description:


On April 15, the North Korean regime unveiled new types of ballistic missiles during a lavish military parade commemorating the birth of Kim Il-sung. Since then, North Korea has successfully tested each of them – the most recent being an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched on July 4. The Pentagon is expecting more ICBM tests in the near future.

Dr. John Park, an Asia security analyst at the Harvard Kennedy School, will discuss the lingering illusions and dominant realities that make the North Korean nuclear crisis one of the most complex challenges for the international community. He'll examine why the core countries – the U.S., China, South Korea, Japan, and Russia – view the threat differently and how they are applying disparate policy tools in addressing the threat.


About the Speaker: Dr. John Park


Dr. John Park is an Asia security analyst at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he serves as Director of the Korea Working Group and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy. He was the 2012–2013 Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow at MIT’s Security Studies Program. He previously directed a project on preparing for sudden instability in North Korea at the Harvard Kennedy School and Northeast Asia Track 1.5 projects at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he worked at Goldman Sachs (specializing in U.S. military privatization financing projects) and The Boston Consulting Group (specializing in financial services projects in the Asia-Pacific region).

Dr. Park is a commentator on Asia security issues on CNN, CNBC, BBC, and Bloomberg TV. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times. Dr. Park received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University, and completed his pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.




HK$180 (Lifetime/Patron)

HK$180 (Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member)

HK$280 (Prospect/Guest)

Sign Up Date

(Lifetime/Patron) : Sunday, July 23rd 2017

(Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member) : Monday, July 24th 2017

(Prospect/Guest) : Tuesday, July 25th 2017

Sign Up Deadline

Thursday, August 3rd 2017

Time & Location

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Bridgeway, 1502-03, 15/F, New World Tower 1, 16-18 Queen's Road Central

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