North Korea: Playing with Nuclear Fire and Why it Should Worry Us


In the course of the last few months, North Korea has conducted a series of nuclear tests, claimed to have developed a Hydrogen bomb, and in the process, made direct threats to the United States. The North Korean leadership has refused to yield to foreign pressure, despite the ever harsh sanctions it is subjected to, and the growing animosity of its only ally, China.

How have we gotten to this point? What can the United States, Europe and China do to prevent a further escalation of a crisis that can be traced back to the Japanese colonization of the Korean peninsula? As for South Korea, it remains committed to a peaceful resolution to the crisis. What is next?

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Library Building, LIB 72, 350 Victoria Street, Ryerson University

Admission is free

    Guest Speaker - Olivier Courteaux

    Olivier Courteaux holds a doctorate in the field of 20th century international relations with a particular emphasis on conflicts. He has taught at various Canadian universities, including Ryerson University and the Royal Military College of Canada. Dr. Courteaux is the author of The War on Terror: Canada’s Dilemma (2009) and Canada between Vichy and de Gaulle, 1940–1945 (2013), which was also published in French in 2015 on Franco-Canadian relations during the Second World War.

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