January 6, 2016
North Korea has announced what it called a successful test of a hydrogen bomb, but that claim is being called into question. The underground test happened at 10 a.m. local time Wednesday (Jan. 6), which was 7:30 p.m. CST Tuesday (Jan. 5). It corresponded with a magnitude 5.1 seismic event, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, comparable to North Korea’s previous tests of plutonium bombs, the most recent in 2013. This measurement is far smaller than would be expected with the more powerful hydrogen bomb, causing some experts to doubt that’s what it is. If the claim is true, however, it would mark an enormous advancement for the North Korean regime and leader Kim Jong Un while presenting a global controversy for other world leaders.
Texas Tech University has three experts who are available to talk about the North Korean bomb test.
Chairman of the Department of Political Science,
(806) 834-5758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Patterson, an associate professor and chairman of the Department of Political Science, specializes in the politics and political institutions of Asia, with a focus on the continent’s security issues.
Vice provost for international affairs,
(806) 834-0128 or email@example.com
Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy Jr., vice provost for international affairs, served as U.S. ambassador to Guinea from 1996-99 and Ethiopia from 1999-2002. Prior to those assignments, he attended the State Department’s prestigious Senior Seminar and served in the Foreign Service from 1978-95 with assignments in Lusaka, Zambia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Lome, Togo; Yaounde, Cameroon; and Lagos, Nigeria. Nagy was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1949 and arrived in the United States as a political refugee in 1957.
Paul Whitfield Horn professor in the School of Law
and director of the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy,
(806) 834-1752 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Sutton is a Paul Whitfield Horn professor in the Texas Tech School of Law and director of the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy, the only center at a law school in the U.S. to focus solely on issues of law and biodefense, biosecurity and bioterrorism. She served as chief counsel for the Research and Innovative Technology Administration in the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2005-07 and as assistant director in the White House Science Office and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during George H. W. Bush’s presidency. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry appointed her to the Texas Council on Key Resources and Critical Infrastructure for her expertise in biodefense law.
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