Where are things going between the U.S. and China?  Join China policy expert, Dr. Maochun ‘Miles’ Yu, for a highly topical discussion about the U.S. China relations in an increasingly turbulent world.  Where to from here?

In this 3rd Distinguished Guest Scholar Program offered by Chesapeake Forum in honor of our Founder, John F. Ford, Dr. Yu will discuss the ideological, structural, and long-term forces shaping China’s geopolitical strategic intent.  Clearly China’s actions are leading to raised concerns here in the U.S. as well as among our allies abroad. 

Because the relationship between the U.S. and China is so complex, Dr. Yu will provide a broad overview of the threats associated with this near-peer competition– within the context of socio-economic capacities and vulnerabilities.  He will also describe two State Department policies he initiated while serving as the Chief China Policy Advisor: “Broad Pushback against China” and “Principled Realism.”

Dr. Yu will command audience attention for approximately 30 minutes.  He will then open up a question-and-answer period to address your questions regarding the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to spread its global influence and foster new international norms.  What does the future portend?  How concerned should we be over Beijing’s authoritarian system at a time of diminishing American sovereignty and geopolitical influence?

What to expect:  Gain a first-hand appreciation of China’s increased role in the world and the potential impact on the United States and world order, not to mention our day-to-day life.

Zoom Course (with recording)  If you are registering after the event, look for the link to the video recording on your receipt.

1 session | Wednesday | Jan 18 | 5:30 – 7 pm | $25

Miles YU Ph.D.

Miles Yu, Ph.D.

Maochun ‘Miles’ Yu is a tenured professor of East Asia and Military History at the United States Naval Academy. Dr. Yu specializes in Chinese military and strategic culture, U.S. and Chinese military and diplomatic history, and U.S. policy toward China. Yu is regarded as one of the few senior U.S. government officials who has spent a significant period of time living inside communist China, is fluent in the Chinese language, and is familiar with the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) political culture and ideological nomenclature. While on loan from the USNA to the State Department in recent years, Dr. Yu has served as the Chief China Policy Adviser. In that capacity, he advised the Secretary of State on all China-related issues, helped overhaul US policy toward China, and participated in key US government interagency deliberations on major policy and government actions with regard to China and other East Asian countries, including Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Yu is a Senior Fellow and Director of the China Center at the Hudson Institute, as well as a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution as a member of the Contemporary Conflict Working Group. He has published widely on China, U.S.-China relations, Asia in World War II, military history and the history of military intelligence. His main works include OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War (Yale University Press, 1997), The Dragon's War: Allied Operations and the Fate of China, 1937-1947 (Naval Institute Press, 2006). Since 1996, he has been an editorial consultant to Radio Free Asia and a contributor to various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and PBS NewsHour. Dr. Yu earned a doctorate from the University of California/Berkeley, master’s degree from Swarthmore College, and bachelor’s degree from Nankai University in China.

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