US-China-India and the Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific


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When: Aug 19 2019 - 12:00pm until Aug 19 2019 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Room 3121 (3rd Floor)

The profound global change brought about in the rise of China and India challenges the United States’ position as the undisputed security guarantor in the Indo-Pacific region. In the coming decades, as China and India continue to strive for greater global influence, the United States will need a vision that reconciles its economic, diplomatic, financial, and military efforts to ensure its strategic prominence. If these strategies are guided in concert, how should the United States best calculate cooperation and competition with both ascendant nations?   

Dr. Jonathan D. T. Ward has been studying the rise of China for more than a decade. From travels with truck caravans in Tibet and across the South China Sea by cargo ship in his early twenties, to accessing Communist Party archives that have now been closed to the world while a PhD candidate at Oxford, to consulting for the US Department of Defense and Fortune 500 companies, Dr. Ward has brought the experience of a traveler, the discipline of a scholar, and the insight of a strategy consultant to one of the biggest challenges of our time: what does China want, how will it try to get it, and what should America do? 

Dr. Ward is the Founder of Atlas Organization, a Washington DC and New York based consultancy focused on the rise of India and China, and on US-China global competition. Dr. Ward has briefed a wide range of audiences from the US Defense Intelligence Agency to the Strategy Division of the US Navy Staff, the Wall Street Journal, leading American corporations, and the UK Ministry of Defence.  He speaks Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic, and spent ten years overseas in China, India, Russia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East before returning to the United States to found Atlas Organization. A US citizen, Dr. Ward earned his PhD in China-India relations and his M.St. in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford. 

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