The Jooinn Lee Lecture Series honors Jooinn Lee, professor emeritus of political science and former Chair of the Division of the Social Sciences. Created on the occasion of Lee’s retirement in 2007, the endowed lecture series showcases the political science discipline and cutting-edge scholarship by bringing to campus distinguished alumni, scholars, and prominent practitioners representing the field of politics. For more information, see the Jooinn Lee Lecture Series website.
In his lecture, Parson will focus on apocalyptic anxieties regarding science fiction, climate change, and the politics of doom.
Joel S. Wit
Joel S. Wit, senior fellow at the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a senior research fellow at Columbia University Weatherhead Institute for East Asian Studies, delivered the 2017 Jooinn Lee Lecture on Wednesday, November 1, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. Wit’s talk, “The North Korea Crisis: Peering into the Future,” was free and open to the public. Wit was a key participant in the establishment of the Korean Peninsular Energy Development Organization. He prior was assigned to the State Department’s Office of Strategic Nuclear Policy, where he was responsible for US policy on issues related to nuclear arms control and weapons proliferation. Wit has written numerous articles on Northeast Asian security issues and on North Korea and nonproliferation. He is coauthor of Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis. Wit received his MIA from Columbia University and his BA from Bucknell University