The North Korean threat

  The Korean Peninsula at night. Note the brightness of Seoul, the South Korean capital, and the darkness of North Korea.

The Korean Peninsula at night. Note the brightness of Seoul, the South Korean capital, and the darkness of North Korea.

May 19, 2017



To members and friends of the Providence Committee on Foreign Relations (pcfremail@gmail.com; thepcfr.org).

Our next dinner meeting comes on Thursday, June 1, with our speaker Terence Roehrig,  of the U.S. Naval War College, where he is a professor of National Security Affairs, the Director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group, and teaches in the Security Strategies sub-course.  He has been a Research Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University in the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom and a past President of the Association of Korean Political Studies.   

As usual, the event will be in the Hope Club, at 6 Benevolent St., Providence, across the street from the Unitarian Church. Drinks start at 6, dinner by about 6:40, the talk starts at or a little before dessert, followed by a Q&A and the evening ends at 9 (except for those who wish to repair to the bar). .

Joining us on Wednesday, June 14, our last dinner meeting of the season, will be Laura Freid, who has been serving as CEO of the Silk Road Project,  founded and chaired by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, promoting collaboration among artists and institutions and studying the ebb and flow of ideas across nations and time. The project was first inspired by the cultural traditions of the historical Silk Road. Ms. Freid was recently named president of the Maine College of Art. There will be visuals and perhaps music.