From the covert nuclear programs of Iran and Pakistan, to Syria's deadly stockpile of chemical weapons and materials for a “dirty bomb falling into the hands of terrorists,” the spread of nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological weapons poses a grave threat to global security. With the development and circulation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and related materials, technologies, and expertise a preeminent risk in terms of impact, North Korea’s WMD programs, in particular, have remained a key challenge for maintaining peace and security for the international community.
As one of the world's most secretive and unpredictable nations, North Korea (DPRK) has maintained an active nuclear weapons program, supply of missiles and long-range rockets, and extensive store of biological and chemical weapons. With one of the world's largest standing armies, a heavy naval presence in the Pacific Ocean, and forcefully nationalistic worldview, intensive diplomatic efforts to rein in North Korea's WMD ambitions and promote stability in the region have resulted in limited progress due to periods of crisis and stalemate.
The 2018 Global Summit for High School Students will simulate an emergency, multinational summit aiming to promote stability and find a peaceful resolution to recent security concerns posed by North Korea’s strengthening of its WMD programs. This meeting will take place against a backdrop of increased military provocations in the region by the DPRK, including the proliferation of military-related items, long-range missile development and top-secret tests of chemical weapons and nuclear devices.
Representing a stakeholder (either a senior diplomat, military officer or trade/economic officer) from one of the Six Party Talks countries, student delegates will be tasked with finding a collective strategy in talks with Pyongyang to prevent the proliferation of WMDs and possible export of materials and missile technology to hostile states and terrorist groups. The goal of the summit is to find a resolution that will restore peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia.
2018 Global Summit
Friday, June 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Camden County College
200 College Drive
Blackwood, New Jersey
Registration is now closed for this program.
Produced in Partnership with:
Camden County College
With the Support of:
Subaru of America Foundation, Inc.