Madison Committee
on Foreign Relations

North Korea: The Political and Military Challenges of a Rogue State

  • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St

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Speakers:  Professor John Ohnesorge and Professor Kevin Kelly, UW Madison Law School


North Korea poses unprecedented challenges to the US and the world.  In this moderated discussion, Professors Ohnesorge and Kelly will discuss the North Korean crisis from the perspective of international law and military policy, and will respond to questions from the audience.
 
Professor Ohnesorge teaches Business Organizations and Administrative Law, as well as seminars in Chinese Law, and in law and economic development in developing countries. He is the former Associate Director and then Director of the Law School's East Asian Legal Studies Center (2001-2014), and former Chair of the Wisconsin China Initiative (2008-2012).

A native of Minneapolis, Professor Ohnesorge received his B.A. degree from St. Olaf College (1985), his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School (1989), and his S.J.D. from Harvard Law School (2002). Along the way he has spent several years in East Asia, first as a teacher and law student in Shanghai in the 1980s, and then as a lawyer in private practice in Seoul in the 1990s.

Kevin M. Kelly has been on the Law School staff since 1998. He is an officer in the Naval Reserve specializing in military operational law and international law issues. Professor Kelly teaches courses on the Law of Armed Conflict and on the Just War tradition. In 2003, he was recalled to active duty, serving as a NATO legal adviser to the Peace Stabilization Force (SFOR) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as on the U.S. European Command headquarters staff during the Iraq War.

He received a B.S. with honors in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and his J.D. with honors from the University of Wisconsin, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review.

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