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TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: Can we Defuse the North Korean Crisis?

Posted by IDS WEB on November 23, 2017 in Events


Dr. Brian Bow,

Director of the Centre for the Study of Security and Development

"The (D)evolution of U.S. strategy".

Brian Bow is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University. His current research is on the management of security issues by bureaucratic networks; past research areas include US foreign policy, Canadian foreign policy, Canada-US relations, Mexico-US relations, anti-Americanism, and regional integration.

Dr. Frank Harvey ,

Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

"Canada, NATO, and ballistic missile defence".

Frank P. Harvey is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science and former Chair of the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University. He holds the Eric Dennis Chair of Government and Politics, and held the position of University Research Professor of International Relations from 2008-2013. He served as Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2011-2013), held the 2007 J. William Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies, and is a former Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie. He has published widely on post-9/11 security, the Iraq war, American foreign and security policy, nuclear and conventional deterrence, coercive diplomacy, proliferation, crisis decision-making, and protracted ethnic conflict. His most recent book, Explaining the Iraq War: Counterfactual Theory, Logic and Evidence (Cambridge University Press 2012) received the 2013 Canadian Political Science Association Book Prize in International Relations. 

Dr. Robert Huish,

Associate Professor in International Development Studies

"The futility of maritime sanctions".

Robert Huish is Associate Professor in International Development Studies at Dalhousie University.  Dr. Huish’s research covers a wide range of topics such as global health, social justice and human security in North Korea. Author of two books, and numerous articles, his current research looks at human rights abuses and the refugee crisis within North Korea.  Dr. Huish held the Ron Lister Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2016.  Dr. Huish’s  articles in the Journals,  "Asia Policy” and "Canadian Naval Review" expose a shadowy network of shell companies, fraudulant insurance companies and offshore capital that allows North Korea to circumvent international sanctions, and to perpetuate its human rights abuses.   

Dr. Duncan MacIntosh,

Professor, Department Chair in Philosophy.

"Hope from Decision Theory".

Duncan MacIntosh is Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Dalhousie University, and a member of the Executive Board of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, a think tank at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia. Lately he writes on issues arising from America's response to terrorism, issues concerning strategic rationality, sovereignty, secret laws, defense industry ethics, autonomous weapon systems, PTSD and moral inujury, negotiating with terrorists, rule-of-law treatment of terrorists, the best distirbution of risks to various populations in combating terrorism, and the ways art works and cultural artifacts are weapons of war. 

Dr. Theresa Ulicki,

Assistant Professor in International Development Studies

"Gender and human rights within North Korea".

Theresa Ulicki is  Assistant Professor in the International Development Studies department. Her current research is on gender and labour in South Africa and past research explores issues of labour migration and gender equity in South African policing.