Contrary to popular belief, North Korea can be engaged on a citizen-to-citizen level. Science is one way to do it.
Stuart Thorson is the Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg professor in The Maxwell School of Syracuse University where he directs the Korean Peninsula Affairs Center. He has co-authored two books on conflict resolution and over forty articles and book chapters in the areas of foreign policy, decision-making, computer modeling, and democratic theory. His current research interests involve uses of information technology in support of governance and the role of science in diplomacy. Thorson is a founding member of the National Committee on North Korea and the U.S.-DPRK Scientific Engagement Consortium.