Video On Demand

Debate: North Korea's Nuclear Program

June 20, 2017 • 5:30 – 8:00 pm EDT

Please note all times listed above are Pacific Time Zone (PT). Video will be posted following the event to this page. We are not, however, able to provide a livestream of this debate. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), Ploughshares Fund, and the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium are pleased to invite you to the third in a debate series on a range of nuclear challenges and policy decisions the Trump administration will face in 2017. The debate series aims to provide a forum for in-depth exploration of arguments on both sides of key nuclear policy issues.

Debate question

Participants will be asked to address the following statement:

  • Resolved – Diplomatic negotiations are the only way to prevent North Korea from fielding long-range ballistic missiles.
Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, will moderate the event.

This event is supported by funding from Ploughshares Fund, the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium at the University of California-Berkeley, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Photo credit: ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images

Event Partners


Rebecca Hersman

Senior Research Associate, East Asia Nonproliferation Program, James Martin Center
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian Pacific and Security Affairs