April 18, 2008
North Korea and Nuclear Arms Policy Expert Dr. Mark Suh to Speak at Webster University's Holden Public Policy Forum
ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2008 – Dr. Mark Suh, one of the world’s leading authorities on North Korea, will discuss his involvement in shaping nuclear arms policies as part of the Webster University Holden Public Policy Forum’s “Pizza and Politics” speaker series. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 23, at 4 p.m. in Webster’s Emerson Library Conference Room, 101 Edgar Rd.
Dr. Suh is a native South Korean whose research and studies focus on the prevention of nuclear proliferation. He is a member of the international Pugwash Society, a group that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 for its dedication to bringing scientific insight and reason to bear on the catastrophic threat posed to humanity by nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.
Dr. Suh’s presentation will include a discussion of his travels in North Korea and his participation in nuclear arms policy formation. He has been involved in talks regarding the Korean Peninsula with South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung and was invited to North Korea by the Korean National Peace Committee. In 2007, Dr. Suh met with members of the North Korean government to discuss a reduction in nuclear weapons usage and to develop a dialogue between Germany and North Korea.
Dr. Suh received a Ph.D. degree from Freie Universitat in Berlin and is fluent in Korean, English and German.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Go to www.webster.edu/holdenppf and click on the RSVP link.
The Holden Public Policy Forum at Webster University is a bi-partisan speaker series, created by former Mo. Gov. Bob Holden and Webster University that brings public policy leaders to St. Louis to discuss key national and international issues. For more information about the Holden Public Policy Forum, visit http://www.webster.edu/holdenppf or call 314-968-7423. Webster University is a nonprofit, international university, based in St. Louis, Mo., with a worldwide network of more than 100 campuses across the United States, Europe and Asia.