In Case You Missed It: Bush Institute Experts Discuss North Korea on KERA
Amanda Schnetzer, Director of the Bush Institute’s Global Initiatives, and Lindsay Lloyd, Deputy Director of the Human Freedom Initiative, joined Kris Boyd on KERA’s Think program this week to discuss how the U.S. should handle the growing threat of North Korea.
North Korea's unprecedented and accelerating tempo of missile tests and nuclear detonations shows no signs of fading, but denuclearization cannot be pursued or attained without addressing the human rights abuses in the country. Schnetzer and Lloyd described the history of the regime and ongoing challenges and offered policy recommendations for the way forward.
Listen to the interview - http://think.kera.org/2017/04/19/how-we-should-deal-with-north-korea/
Brittney Bain serves as the Deputy Director, Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Prior to joining the Bush Center, she worked on Capitol Hill where she served most recently as deputy press secretary for the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary. Bain interned in the White House Office of Communications during the George W. Bush Administration.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and her master’s degree from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.Full Bio
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