[Pt. V] Preemptive Nuclear Attacks on the Korean Peninsula: Fact or Fiction?
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[Pt. V] Preemptive Nuclear Attacks on the Korean Peninsula: Fact or Fiction?

About Dr. Lim

Eunjung Lim is an Associate Professor at the Division of International Studies, Kongju National University (KNU). Her areas of specialization include international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, comparative and global governance, and energy, nuclear, and climate change policies of East Asian countries. She currently serves as a non-standing director of the Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control (KINAC).

Before joining the KNU faculty, Dr. Lim served as an Assistant Professor at Ritsumeikan University, in Kyoto, Japan, alongside teaching at several universities in the United States and Korea, including Johns Hopkins University, Yonsei University, and Korea University. She has been a researcher and a visiting fellow at academic institutes including the Center for Contemporary Korean Studies at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo, the Institute of Japanese Studies at Seoul National University, the Institute of Japan Studies at Kookmin University, and Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.

She earned a B.A. from the University of Tokyo, an M.I.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. She is fluent in Korean, Japanese, and English.


In investigative journalist Bob Woodward’s latest book, Rage, the reporter writes that the Trump administration debated the use of as many as 80 nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, sparking heated debate in Korea and abroad regarding the nature of U.S. military operational planning in the region.

Our panelists will discuss several questions, including whether the U.S. is or was willing to deploy nuclear weapons against the DPRK preemptively, and what the use of nuclear weapons by the DPRK or the U.S. would actually look like. Please join us for a conversation between several prominent experts followed by a Question and Answer session discussing where we are and where we are headed on Wednesday, October 7th, from 9:30 to 11 AM KST.

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