China and Indo-Pacific Field 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.

Available Formats/Delivery Options

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

A one-day live broadcast/virtual China and the Indo-Pacific Field Seminar is also available. It features five separate presentations followed by an afternoon panel discussion. Questions or comments are transmitted live via “chat”.

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

Felt like “Neo” in the Matrix—mass influx of expert information in a concise and rapid-fire format. Awesome!

J.P., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar May 2015

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

Without a doubt the best seminar/training program I have ever experienced during 40 years in federal service. I would take this course once a quarter if possible and have all my people do so also.

USCG Attendee, White House Workshop • September, 2014

Very interesting group of speakers! Best seminar/program I’ve attended in 34 + years.

P.F., Air Force • Leadership in a Transformational Age Seminar July 2016

Excellent overview of an incredibly important subject given world events and a new administration. Great insights. Great speakers. Well done!

G.G., Air Force • Transnational Issues Seminar April 2017