Columbus State’s Hallock Lecture Features Nuclear Security Expert

Dr. Duyeon KimCOLUMBUS, Ga. — A nuclear non-proliferation and security expert will discuss “International Nuclear Security in the 21st Century” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Columbus State University’s Cunningham Center.

The speech by Duyeon Kim, deputy director of nuclear non-proliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, is part of CSU’s Col. Richard R. Hallock Lecture Series. The public is invited to attend the free lecture in Cunningham’s Blanchard Hall.

As deputy director, Kim has written for major publications, including the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the World Politics Review. Kim has also been interviewed by CBS, BBC, AFP TV, South Korea’s KBS, South Korea’s Arirang TV and China’s Xinhua News Agency while being quoted by the Agence France-Presse news agency, Korea Herald, Nature, Korea Times, JoongAng Ilbo, Seoul Shinmun and Asia Times.

Before joining the center, Kim was a career diplomatic and security journalist, serving as foreign ministry correspondent and Unification Ministry correspondent for South Korea’s Arirang TV, based in Seoul. Her stories mainly covered North Korea’s nuclear programs, the Six Party Talks, inter-Korean relations, the Korea-U.S. alliance, South Korean diplomacy, U.S. foreign policy and the United Nations. Kim has sat down with world leaders on countless occasions interviewing such dignitaries as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN agency chiefs, former Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri and senior officials across the world.

Kim holds an M.S. in foreign service, concentrating in international relations and security from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in English literature from Syracuse University.

Her lecture is made possible by a gift from the Richard R. Hallock Foundation, and coordinated by Columbus State’s Department of Political Science and MPA Program. Hallock was a much-decorated paratrooper in World War II, a personal aide for intelligence to Gen. Lucius D. Clay, who oversaw the post-war occupation of Berlin, and the youngest major to be a battalion commander in Korea.

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