FRIDAY FACULTY LUNCH

Each Friday during the Fall and Spring academic semesters, a faculty volunteer gives a 30 minute lunchtime talk on her/his scholarship and/or teaching practices. Faculty members are invited to learn a little more about their colleagues, chat with others that attend the presentations, and enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch. Talks start at 12:30 p.m. and are usually over a little past 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs.

Spring 2018 Schedule


Jan 19       Joonbum Bae (Political Science)

The North Korean Crisis at a Crossroad

Abstract: White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster stated in December that, “the possibility of war with North Korea increases every day.” Considering the possibility of massive casualties on the Korean peninsula and perhaps beyond, then if the probability of conflict is increasing, the benefits of a diplomatic solutions would increase as well. What are the obstacles to and prospects of a diplomatic resolution of the North Korean nuclear crisis?

A diplomatic solution must involve some understanding between the United States and China. There is near-consensus that fears about potential ramifications of regime collapse in North Korea are behind China’s reluctance to apply measures that could halt its nuclear program. If so, then reducing uncertainty about the costs of regime collapse would be the most direct way to enhance Sino-American cooperation on the issue. I assess the possible elements of such an understanding between the U.S. and China, and the obstacles to creating such an agreement.

Jan 26       Angelique Szymanek (Art and Architecture)

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Feb 2         Elana M.S. Stennett (Chemistry)

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Feb 9         Anna Meinig (German Area Studies)

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Feb 16       Alden Gassert (Mathematics and Computer Science)

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Feb 23       David Slade (Chemistry)

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Mar 2        Manuel Portillo (Spanish and Hispanic Studies)

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Mar 9        Eleanor Andrews (Environmental Studies)

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Mar 16      TBA

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Mar 23      NO talk, Spring break

 

Mar 30      Iskandar Zulkarnain (Media & Society)

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Apr 6        Lisa Yoshikawa (History)

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Apr 13      David Holtzman (Biology)

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Apr 20      Bob Cowles (Music)

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Apr 27      Xintong Wang (Economics)

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CONTACT

Yan Hao, hao@hws.edu

Shannon Straub, straub@hws.edu


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