China and the Indo-Pacific Seminar

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Program Description

More than three decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States faces a new Cold War. After 40 years of rapid economic growth, China has emerged as a serious near-peer competitor that challenges U.S. interests and values across the world. China boasts the world’s second largest economy, a rapidly modernizing military, and cutting-edge technology. At the same time, it remains an authoritarian, one-party state with a president for life.

This makes East Asia a particularly important region for the U.S. It’s home to some of the world’s most advanced economies, and important U.S. treaty allies, including Japan and South Korea. Taiwan is the most important potential flashpoint in the world.

Addressing the China challenge requires assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the nation of 1.4 billion people, as well as the challenges and opportunities presented by a rapidly shifting geopolitical landscape.

By drawing upon the knowledge and experience of a diverse group of prominent experts on China and the Indo-Pacific, this seminar will offer attendees the opportunity to deepen their understanding of this critical and fast changing region in an informal, off-the-record setting.


Suggested Seminar Topics

  • Xi Jinping Thought: How to Understand China’s Most Important Leader Since Mao
  • Chip Wars: The Technological Importance of Taiwan
  • China, Japan and Korea: A Demographic Overview
  • China and East Asia Challenges—An Overview
  • China Shakes the World: A Revolutionary Remaking of International Order
  • The Korean Peninsula: The Present, the Future, and Current Development
  • The War is On—Who Will Own the 21st Century?
  • China’s Unrestricted Warfare Against Taiwan
  • North Korea: Exploring the Heart of Darkness
  • China’s Vision of Victory: The Global Grand Strategy of the Chinese Communist Party
  • The Evolution of Chinese Commercial Interest in African Markets
  • China’s Grand Ambitions: Europe, Russia, and Turkey
  • Disinformation and Authorities: The New World Order
  • From Quantum Computing to AI to Biotech to Space—Can the U.S. Compete with China?
  • China, Japan, and the United States: Three Tigers—One Mountain
  • Understanding China’s Economic Size and Reach
  • China’s Advances in Latin America
  • China, India and Africa: A Strategic Triangle of Conflict
  • Towards a New Strategy in the China Sea

The above topics may change to address current events and interests of the participants at the time of the seminar.


The Program Moderator will have extensive experience conducting senior-level foreign policy seminars for the Intel Community. The Moderator will have first-hand knowledge and a detailed, up-to-date understanding of the region being studied in each seminar. In addition to the daily morning introduction and afternoon wrap-up, the Moderator will generally make a separate presentation and be available to provide additional presentations as needed. The Moderator will facilitate, when necessary, dialogue between the speakers and participants as well as lead the group discussions and Q&A sessions.



The fee for each three-day Foreign Policy Seminar is $2,475 per person. The program will feature approximately 12-15 separate presentations. Also included are daily continental breakfasts and working luncheons. The seminar will be held in a private meeting room. An on-site staff person will assist participants as needed and coordinate daily activities.



The target audience for these seminars are civilians (GS-15 and above) and military (O-6 and above). Others who have a special interest in the subject, need-to-know, or are in key positions may apply. Seminar space is limited to assure participants have ample time for open discussion with presenters. Upon registration, attendees will receive confirmation via email within five days. Cancellations will be accepted in writing up to two weeks prior to each program. After that time, substitutions will be accepted. The Agency will be billed if registration is cancelled after the deadline.

If you have any questions or need further information, please call the office at 703-684-8807.


Available Formats/Delivery Options

Option 1: A three-day, in-person China and the Indo-Pacific Seminar held at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington D.C. The seminar will feature approximately 15 separate presentations.

Option 2: A one-day, in-person China and the Indo-Pacific Seminar delivered on base or at a nearby hotel. The seminar will feature approximately five separate presentations followed by an afternoon panel discussion.

Option 3: A one-day live broadcast/virtual China and the Indo-Pacific Seminar. It will feature five separate presentations followed by an afternoon panel discussion. Questions or comments will be transmitted live via “chat”.

Please call 703-684-8807 for further information and pricing.


Great speakers with decades of experience. Really appreciate the experience and perspectives.

Attendee, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command • Professional Development Course February 2017

I consider myself well-read, but this seminar opened many areas that will require additional study, consideration, and preparation. Well done!

T.H., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar February 2017

Exceptional breadth and depth of topics. Wonderful speakers and thought-provoking stories and perspectives. Really well done!! Thank You

D.D., Air Force • Enterprise Perspective Seminar October 2016

Absolutely enjoyed the program's overall structure. The moderator did a great job of weaving the different topics

D. Merker, Air Force

Speakers bring a refreshing perspective on government/politics and social economics (U.S and foreign). Great Insight to happenings on the Hill, Pentagon and White House.

J. Falbo, Navy