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October 24, 1900-2000, Luce Hall Planetarium
"The Threat of Chinese Technology Transfer", by The Honorable Christopher A. Ford

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Christopher Ashley Ford (born 1967) is an American lawyer and government official who currently serves as Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation. He was nominated to that position by President Donald Trump, and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on December 21, 2017.


November 14, 1900-2000, G14, Sampson Hall
"China: A Risen Maritime Power" By CAPT. James Fanell, USN [Ret]

Captain James E. Fanell retired from the U.S. Navy after a nearly 30 year career as a naval intelligence officer specialising in Indo-Asia Pacific security affairs, with an emphasis on the Chinese navy and its operations. His most recent assignment was as the Director of Intelligence and Information Operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet. His earlier assignments include as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence for the U.S. Seventh Fleet aboard the USS Blue Ridge, the Office of Naval Intelligence China Senior Intelligence Officer, and as the Senior Intelligence Officer for the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier strike group, then forward deployed to Japan. A prolific public speaker, Mr. Fanell is also a writer whose publications include Analyzing the Chinese Military: A Review Essay and Resource Guide on the People's Liberation Army. He is a former National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution, with a B.A. in History and Political Science from San Diego State University, an M.A. in History from the University of Hawaii, and an M.A in Military Science from the Air Command and Staff College. Mr. Fanell resides in Switzerland with his wife Cornelia Fanell.     








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