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University of Chicago professor to discuss North Korea threat during program at Oakton

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Is war with North Korea inevitable?

Leading international relations expert and University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer will explore the relationship between the U.S. and North Korea at a free emeritus program event 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Oakton Community College's Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong Un's regime has developed its nuclear weapons and missile program, and now rocket tests are threatening neighboring countries and even the U.S. mainland.

Mearsheimer has published five books and written numerous journal, magazine and newspaper articles in publications such as "Foreign Affairs," the "London Review of Books," "New York Times," and "Los Angeles Times." The West Point graduate and former U.S. Air Force officer earned a doctoral degree from Cornell University.

Oakton's emeritus program, which offers programming for adults 55 and older, is sponsoring the program with support from the Oakton Educational Foundation.

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