Travis Morris
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice

Yangmo Ku
Associate Professor
Political Science

The John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center is a Norwich University academic center of excellence for students, scholars, and practitioners seeking to advance interdisciplinary knowledge on the relationship between peace and warfare at local, national, and global levels.


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In October an interdisciplinary group of 12 students and 3 faculty traveled to Boston for a hands-on experience trip to learn about state-level policy and decision making, and participate in simulation exercises. During the four-day trip students met with alumni and representatives from the FBI, DHS, DEA, FEMA and Coast Guard. “Having the ability to talk one-on-one with these gentlemen was a great way to obtain knowledge, mentorship and guidance for the future. I honestly could not believe how great our alumni are at supporting the students and the future of this college.” - Alexander Hutz, student “By bringing in our own perspectives through our different majors and studies, we were able to gain a well-rounded understanding of how each agency functioned with respect to the topics we discussed.” – Faith Privett, student “Boston Policy week is a perfect example of one of the reasons why I came to Norwich. I wanted a community that actively encouraged learning outside the classroom in practical scenarios. The Boston Policy week was just that…. experience is the best teacher.” - Thomas Walsh, student . . . #norwichuniversity #experientiallearning #boston #fema #fbi #dhs #coastguard #travel #workhard #policymaking

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Dealing with North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Programs: A Chinese Perspective
- Zhiqun Zhu

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The North Korean Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missile Threat: An American Perspective
- Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.

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A Treasured Sword of Justice? Explaining the Key Reasons behind North Korea’s Nuclear Development and US Policy Implications
- Yangmo Ku

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Aligning Autonomy and Alliance: Variation in South Korea’s Policy Towards North Korea and the Moon Jae-in Presidency
- Il Hyun Cho

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Primacy of Diplomacy and Economic Power: How Japan Counters North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missile Development
- Nori Katagiri

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Primacy and the United States: The Role of the US in the Modern Era
- William Pawlak

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