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DFW: Lecture on South Korea with Scott Snyder '87

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

The Cresent Club
200 Crescent Court
17th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75201

"South Korea: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers"
Scott Snyder '87
Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations

Rice Alumni Dallas/Fort Worth and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth invite you to join us for an evening reception and lecture with Rice alum and Korea expert Scott Snyder '87, hosted by the World Affairs Council.

Rice is partnering with WAC to make this lecture available to our alumni at the discounted member price of $30 for alumni and guests, and $20 for young alumni '07-'17 when you pre-register through the Rice website by March 7. All walk-ups are $30 at the door. Enjoy complimentary light bites and a cash bar. Garage and valet parking at the Crescent will be validated at registration.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:55 p.m. (CST)


About the Lecture

Emboldened by a nuclear arsenal, North Korean President Kim Jong-un seems intent on commanding global attention with brash threats and flagrant displays of his nation’s military capabilities. As Scott Snyder knows, the destabilizing effect of his actions and potential for far-reaching consequences can’t be underestimated. Add to that, the wild-card effect of "fire and fury" tweets blasted out by President Trump in response to North Korea’s brazen ballistics tests, and the scene is ripe for confrontation.

A senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council for Foreign Relations, Snyder offers expert insights into the storied background and often tense relationship between the United States and North Korea. What is the U.S. policy for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula? Are sanctions enough to prevent escalation? And can China apply pressure to mitigate Kim’s defiance and is it in its interest to do so? Join us for this timely program about what many consider to be the top global threat facing the United States.