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Creighton alumnus and Defense Department official to talk North Korean denuclearization, Nov. 16

Davis Florick, BA'10, MA'15A Creighton University alumnus now serving as special assistant to the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy will deliver a lecture on the state and future of North Korean denuclearization this month.

In a talk titled “North Korean Denuclearization: What Might It Look Like?,” Davis Florick, BA’10, MA’15, will bring to bear his expertise in the field of international affairs and diplomacy and talk about the challenges and opportunities available in engaging both North Korea, South Korea, and the wider sphere of East Asian influence to scale back or end the North’s nuclear weapons program. The lecture will be held Friday, Nov. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in Room 3027 of the Harper Center, 602 N. 20th St., on Creighton’s campus.

“To have a former student like Davis on Creighton’s campus is a great joy and privilege,” said Maorong Jiang, PhD, an associate professor of political science and director of Creighton’s Asian World Center, who has served as a longtime mentor to Florick. “He is doing important, challenging work on the world stage, with some immediate and far-ranging consequences. I look forward to his talk and Creighton can be proud to count him as an alumnus.”

Jiang himself will be presenting before the Department of Defense on options in diplomacy with North Korea in January.

Along with his Defense Department credentials, Florick is also a senior fellow at the Human Security Centre, a United Kingdom-based foreign policy thinktank, where he works in the Security and Defence division. He is also a James A. Kelly non-resident fellow with the Pacific Forum and is enrolled in the doctoral program in international relations at George Mason University.

Florick has been published in International Affairs Forum, the World Business Institute, and International Affairs Review, and also took part in the 2015 Nuclear Scholars Initiative with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

This lecture, sponsored by the Creighton Students Union and the Asian World Center, is free and open to the public. A variety of Asian cuisines will be provided during the event.

A livestream of the lecture can be found here.

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