Dennis Cutler Blair, former Commander in Chief of U.S. Pacific Command and Director of National Intelligence
10:00-11:00 Monday, November 7, 2022
(The speech and Q&A will be in English.)
Xi Jinping last month wrested an unprecedented third term as China's leader and stacked the nation's politburo entirely with loyalists. While national wages have risen and poverty has abated under his watch, antagonism with the West and democratic neighbors in Asia have ratcheted up to dangerous levels.
From his decades of service in the U.S. Navy and the halls of power in Washington DC, our speaker Admiral Dennis Cutler Blair been a keen observer of China's economic and military ascendency. He will speak on what Xi’s continued grip on power means for the increasingly tense geo-political situation in Asia and beyond.
As Commander in Chief of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Blair was the first high-ranking military officer of the George W. Bush administration to visit Beijing. He was later Director of National Intelligence, leading 16 agencies across the U.S. government, and now serves as a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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