Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, co-director of the Institute for Korean Studies at the University of Missouri, will speak at a 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall at Missouri Southern State University.

She will speak on the American national security implications of current developments in North Korea. 
Following her presentation, she will sign copies of her book, “Dictators and their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence,” from 10:45 to 11 a.m. She will be available for media interviews from 11 to 11:15 a.m.
Greitens is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri, a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for East Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, and an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.
She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University; an M.Phil. from Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar; and a B.A. from Stanford University.
She and Gov. Eric Greitens were married in 2011, and are the parents of two sons, Joshua and Jacob. As Missouri’s first lady, she focuses on foster care and adoption initiatives, an interest sparked when she was eight years old by the adoption of her younger sister. As an educator and a mother, Greitens believes strongly in the importance of protecting society’s most vulnerable children, and looks forward to working to strengthen families across the state. 
The presentation is free and open to the public. Her appearance is a part of Korea Semester activities at MSSU.