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Events Calendar

UpComing this month
UPF-USA-IAED-Nuclear Disarmament on the Korean Peninsula: Lessons Learned From Pakistani Sanctions
Tuesday 15 February 2022, 08:00am - 05:00pm



In recent months, North Korea has accelerated its testing of missiles capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to surrounding nations. In response, the world community and the US in particular, are looking for ways to avoid escalation and get back to the negotiating table. Are further sanctions the best way?  

In 1972, Pakistan had similarly begun developing a nuclear weapons capability in response to the loss of East Pakistan and to counter India’s own nuclear ambitions. In response to this, Senator Larry Pressler authored the Pressler Amendment to limit the provision of military aid to countries that are pursuing nuclear arms capabilities, specifically Pakistan. This discussion will look at the challenges to constructing an effective foreign policy - and sanctions in particular - that is effective in encouraging nations not to pursue nuclear armaments and see what lessons can be applied to the current situation in North Korea.

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Senator Larry Pressler

Member US Senate (R-SD), 1979–1997  |  Member US House (R-SD), 1975–1979
Senator Larry Pressler served in the US Senate for 18 years (3 terms) from 1979 to 1997. While in the US Senate, he served as Chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees. He was also an active member of the Foreign Relations Committee. He was the first Vietnam veteran elected to the US Senate. As chairman of the US Senate’s Arms Control Subcommittee, Larry Pressler advocated the now-famous Pressler Amendment. Aid and military sales to Pakistan were blocked, including a consignment of F-16 fighter aircraft, changing forever the tenor of the United States relationships with Pakistan and India.
Senator Larry Pressler, Attorney at Law, is an active member of the New York, Washington D.C., and the United States Supreme Court Bars.
He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (Class of 1971) and previously was a Rhodes scholar of Oxford University, England (1964).

Mr. Ralph Cossa

WSD-Handa Chair at the Pacific Forum

Ralph is the former president and Worldwide Support for Development (WSD)-Handa Chair in Peace Studies at the Pacific Forum. He is a lifelong contributor to Comparative Connections and coauthors the regional overview chapter. Cossa is a member of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Experts and Eminent Persons Group. He is a founding member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) and chairs its study group aimed at halting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Asia Pacific. He serves on a number of Asia-oriented institute boards and is a frequent contributor to regional newspapers and journals. His chapter on “China’s Grand Strategy toward Northeast Asia,” appears in David Denoon's, China’s Grand Strategy: A Roadmap to Global Power?, New York University Press, 2021.

Ms. Purnima Voria

Founder and CEO of the National US-India Chamber of Commerce (NUICC)
NUICC is a trade organization that promotes bilateral trade between the United States and India through business relationships. The membership of NUICC spans a wide spectrum of industries, with direct membership strength of approximately 9,200 people worldwide. Ms. Voria has served on President George W. Bush’s 2005 Presidential Commission and was a member of his 2006 Presidential Business Club, providing valuable business policy and trade expertise. In 2014 Ms. Voria was appointed by Secretary Penny Pritzker, U.S. Department of Commerce to serve as an Advisor to the Obama Administration on the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise. The Wall Street Journal honored Ms. Voria as a Business Woman of the Year

Mr. Alan Jessen (Moderator)

North American Coordinator, 
International Association for Peace and Economic Development

Sponsored by:

International Association for Peace 
and Economic Development - USA

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Previous Webinar Information

Last Month's Webinar on the North Korean Economy: View Recording
Think Tank 2022: View RecordingIf you missed any of our previous IAED webinars, you can watch them here.Click here to be kept informed of future IAED Programs.

We look forward to your participation and engagement in this event.
Thank you,Roger Wetherall
IAED-USA Coordinator
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