North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear weapons program threatens world peace and poses enormous policy and military challenges for the United States.

In its 72nd Public Square, the Richmond Times-Dispatch offers an inside look at the history, politics, culture and tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula as seen by local Korean-Americans, veterans who have served in South Korea and experts on the region. This is an international issue that hits home.

Please join us for a civil and timely conversation, moderated by Times-Dispatch President and Publisher Thomas A. Silvestri.

When: noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Times-Dispatch downtown offices, 300 E. Franklin St.

Parking: There will be no parking available in The Times-Dispatch parking deck, but there is plenty of street parking around the building.

Also, several pay-to-park lots are within a few blocks of The Times-Dispatch.

Online: Watch a livestream of the event on Richmond.com starting at noon Thursday.

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