Security and Strategy Seminar
Cohosted with the Hertog Foundation and the The Public Interest Fellowship, the 2019-2020 Security and Strategy Seminar (SSS) is an in-depth look at the new era of strategic competition between the United States and China, consisting of 15 sessions from September 2019 to June 2020 in Washington, DC. Over the course of these sessions, taught by guest instructors from top universities and public policy think tanks, fellows will gain a deeper understanding of the history of America’s relationship with China and the challenges we face today as competition with China intensifies in military, political, economic and technological arenas. Sessions will cover the history of U.S.-China relations from 1784-present, the nature of the PRC including party ideology, systems of control, and the economy, China’s grand strategy, and competition with the U.S. in military, political, regional, and functional theaters. In the end, they will consider a question policymakers are asking themselves today: what is the right American stance toward strategy with respect to China?
Drawing from a competitive pool of applicants, our 22 incoming fellows are rising leaders in foreign policy and national security who hail from think tanks, the private sector, and various government agencies. Fellows are responsible for approximately thirty pages of reading per class and two short writing assignments throughout the course.