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Can America and China Escape Thucydides' Trap?

Lunch with Graham Allison
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Graham Allison

Join the Political Science Department and AGS for a lunch with Graham Allison to discuss his latest book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

Graham Allison was Director of Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs from 1995 until July 2017. Allison is a leading analyst of U.S. national security and defense policy with a special interest in nuclear weapons, terrorism and decision-making. As Assistant Secretary of Defense in the first Clinton Administration, Dr. Allison received the Defense Department's highest civilian award, the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, for "reshaping relations with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan to reduce the former Soviet nuclear arsenal."

Dr. Allison has served as Special Advisor to the Secretary of Defense under President Reagan. He has the sole distinction of having twice been awarded the Department of Defense's highest civilian award, the Distinguished Public Service Medal, first by Secretary Cap Weinberger and second by Secretary Bill Perry. He served as a member of the Defense Policy Board for Secretaries Weinberger, Carlucci, Cheney, Aspin, Perry, Cohen and Carter. He currently serves on the Advisory boards of the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and the Director of the CIA.

This is an AGS-sponsored SPC Workshop. Contact Melanie Benson at for more information.

Contact: Melanie Benson