Jennifer Lind: Stability Operations and Requirements for a Transitioning Korea
Dr. Lind will discuss the problems that may result from a North Korean collapse, the military missions that interested countries might attempt to mitigate those problems, and the estimated military requirements for these operations. She will describe measures that Seoul, Washington, and Beijing should now be taking and advocate particularly for the need for joint advance planning for this contingency: to avoid mass loss of life in Korea and to prevent crisis escalation between China and the United States.
Jennifer Lind is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government, Dartmouth College. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master’s in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Professor Lind is the author of Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics, a book that examines the effect of war memory on international reconciliation (Cornell University Press, 2008). She has also authored scholarly articles in International Security and Pacific Review, and has written for wider audiences within the Atlantic and Foreign Policy. Professor Lind has worked as a consultant for RAND and for the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense, and has lived and worked in Japan. Her current research interests include the resilience of the North Korean regime, planning for U.S. military missions in the event of North Korean collapse, energy competition and its security implications for East Asia, and democratization and stability in East Asia.