Choices: Iran, North Korea, & Nuclear Proliferation
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Choices: Iran, North Korea, & Nuclear Proliferation

The 7th week of Choices will address Iran, North Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation. Suzanne DiMaggio is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and Asia. The program will be moderated by Cooper Drury, Senior Associate Dean at the University of Missour. The program will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. All Choices series events will take place digitally on the Zoom platform.

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:30-7:30 p.m. CT
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Evan Verploegh

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About the Speaker

Suzanne DiMaggio is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and Asia. She is one of the foremost experts and practitioners of diplomatic dialogues with countries that have limited or no official relations with the United States, especially Iran and North Korea. For nearly two decades, she has led these track 1.5 and track 2 conversations to help policymakers identify pathways for diplomatic progress on a range of issues, including regional security, nonproliferation, terrorism, and governance.



About the Moderator
Cooper Drury is the Senior Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science and Professor of Political Science and Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. He earned his BA and MA from Michigan State University and his PhD from Arizona State University. His primary research and teaching interests focus on foreign policy. Specifically, he studies the causes, outcomes, and consequences of economic sanctions. Professor Drury has authored or co-authored two books, an award-winning textbook, and over two dozen articles and chapters. A committed teacher, Professor Drury has trained more than two dozen doctoral students and has been awarded multiple teaching and mentorship awards. In his field, Professor Drury served as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy Analysis and as the 2016 International Studies Association program co-chair. At the University of Missouri, he has served as department chair, on the faculty council, and led numerous campus and system-level committees.



The cost of admission is donation-based, with a suggested $20 donation for individual programs, and $100 for access to all 8 Choices Election Series programs. Students and those experiencing financial hardship are welcome to register for a complimentary ticket.


Sustaining Conversation  Sponsor


Cyprienne Simchowitz and Jerry White

Supporting Series Sponsor

Nancy C. Messer


About the Choices Election Issues Series
The 2020 presidential election will present the American people with consequential choices around international challenges and the future of U.S. foreign policy. In the eight weeks leading up to November 3, the International Relations Council will offer a series of insightful conversations with notable experts on foreign policy issues relevant to this year’s election and what comes next. Rather than advocate a particular approach or outcome, the nonpartisan Choices series will serve to inform voters through a presentation of historical context and a detailed examination of the foreign policy platforms of the major-party candidates. We welcome diverse perspectives and encourage the community to join us in meaningful discourse around these issues of global importance.


For series or topic sponsorship information,
please contact Matthew Hughes.