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June 12, 2018
For Immediate Release

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Waterloo – A historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has taken place. The following Wilfrid Laurier University experts are available to comment on the summit and its implications for politics, peace, human rights and disarmament.

Barry Kay, associate professor of political science, is an expert on American politics, Canadian politics, and public opinion. He has frequently commented on U.S. President Donald Trump and his policies. Contact:, 519.884.0710 x3362, 519.886.5668 or 416-324-8432 (Thursday to Sunday).

Alistair Edgar, associate professor of political science and executive director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), is an expert on the United Nations, peacekeeping and peace building, international security, and Canadian and U.S. security and defence policy. Contact: or 226.772.3167.

Edmund Pries, assistant professor of Global Studies, Social Entrepreneurship, Religion and Culture, and Community Engagement, is an expert on peace and conflict, disarmament and international humanitarian law. Contact: or 519.884.0710 x4593.

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Media Contacts:

Kevin Crowley, Director

Communications and Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070


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