Luncheon Meeting on March 27, 2018


North Korea’s Weapons of Mass Destruction


Melissa Hanham

Senior Research Associate,
James Martin Center for
Nonproliferation Studies
Middlebury Institute of
International Studies at Monterey





Melissa Hanham is a senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), as well as the Mixed-Methods, Evaluation, Training & Analysis (META) Lab. She studies East Asian security and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), with particular focus on North Korean WMD procurement and proliferation networks, and China’s nuclear posture. She also studies Chinese, South Korean, and Japanese nuclear exports, as well as East and Southeast Asian export control systems and proliferation finance activities.

Hanham supports MIIS’ research at both CNS and META Lab by investigating new techniques in open source geospatial analysis, incorporating satellite and aerial imagery and other remote sensing data, large data sets, social media, 3D modeling, and GIS mapping. She teaches “Geospatial Tools for Nonproliferation Analysis” at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and is a regular contributor to Arms Control Wonk.


  • 11:30 am registration
  • noon luncheon
  • 1-2 pm program


Rancho Canada
4860 Carmel Valley Road


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