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Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

When: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus - Tang Center • Amherst St & Wadsworth St • Building E51-275 • Cambridge

Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

A seminar by Dr. Leon Sigal, Social Science Research Council, New York

The United States is blinkered by preconceived notions about dealing with North Korea, many of them doubtful. In his lecture Dr. Sigal will discuss his belief that negotiating with the North is the only realistic means of resolving the nuclear issue. The starting point for that effort is the September 19, 2005 joint statement, an agreement concluded in six-party talks for North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. However, he cautions that North’s “strategic patience” may not last for long.

Dr. Leon V. Sigal is the Director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York. He is a leading specialist on the challenges posed by the presence of nuclear weapons in North Korea. He has written extensively on nuclear arms control and on the Korean question. His book, Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea, was widely acclaimed. He was a Professor of Government at Wesleyan University for many years and also taught at Columbia and Princeton Universities.

For more information, please contact:

Subrata Ghoshroy

Research Associate

Program in Science, Technology, and Society

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E51-296

Cambridge, MA 02139


Tel: +1(617) 253-3846

Fax: +1(617) 258-5750


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