One of the things that makes living in the Bryan-College Station area so great is the opportunity we have to see all the inspiring speakers and world leaders that come to Texas A&M’s campus each year to share their experiences with our community. This year is no different; The MSC Wiley Lecture Series will be hosting their main program, “Confronting a Nuclear North Korea,” later this week.
Wiley Lecture Series is a completely student-run organization that aims to expand the educational experiences of the Texas A&M community by providing thought-provoking programs on national and foreign policy issues. The organization hosts symposia throughout the year, and their program culminates with the annual spring Main Program, featuring world renowned leaders.
In the past, Wiley Lecture Series has brought Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Secretary of State Dr. Madeline Albright, and Secretary of State Condelezza Rice to Bryan-College Station.
This year, the students of Wiley have invited Mr. Christopher Hill, former Ambassador to South Korea, Mr. Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and General Robert Foglesong (Ret.), former Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, to discuss the ramifications of the North Korea’s recent nuclear activity. The panel will be moderated by CNN Commentator and Presidential Historian, Mr. Douglas Brinkley.
The distinguished speakers will discuss the possibility of both diplomatic and military actions to ensure global stability in the wake of the North Korean state’s threats and promises. The panel will also predict the possible routes the Trump Administration will take to accomplish America’s objectives on an international scale.
“I look forward to Wiley’s programs every year because it is a chance to see world leaders speak and to discuss very controversial issues in the world” said junior sociology major, Sarah Mckeen.
The program will take place April 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online with the MSC Box Office at $10 for student tickets or $15 for non-student tickets.