2 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Nuclear Non-proliferation and U.S.-ROK Relations: An International History, 1969–1981

Thu., May 14, 2015 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

How was South Korea able to pursue its nuclear weapons program in the 1970s? Was U.S. coercive diplomacy the primary driver leading to South Korea's decision to abandon the weapons program? This seminar examines South Korea's nuclear weapons program and U.S. non-proliferation efforts from the Nixon to the Carter Administrations in the broader context of international nuclear history.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Seminar - Open to the Public

South Korea's Quest for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing: 1972-1976

Tue., Feb. 11, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

South Korea attempted to acquire nuclear reprocessing facilities from France in the mid-1970s. U.S. and Canadian pressure led South Korea and France to abandon the negotiations. In this Project on Managing the Atom Seminar, ISP/MTA Research Fellow SeYoung Jang will discuss how the failure to acquire reprocessing technology was later a significant element in South Korea’s decision to suspend its nuclear weapons program in 1976.