TAMPA ó Are the United States and North Korea headed for war?
Thatís the topic of a conversation featuring Christopher Robert Hill, former ambassador to South Korea, thatís set for 6 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 6) at the University of South Florida.
The talk comes at a time of heightened tension between the two nations after North Korean leader Kim Jong Unís regime launched a test missile last week that some observers say could reach the U.S. eastern seaboard.
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told the Security Council that if such acts of aggression lead to war, "make no mistake, the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.íí
USF politics professor Mohsen Milani, executive director of the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies, will lead the discussion. The event will be held in the auditorium of the Patel Center for Global Solutions.
Hill, who also previously served as ambassador to Iraq, Poland and Macedonia, led the U.S. delegation to the six-party talks aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear issue. Currently, he is the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and appears as a contributor on MSNBC.
The event is free and open to the public, however those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP in advance. Go to usf.edu/world/centers/csds/index.aspx to RSVP.