China's Naval Modernization: Cause for Storm Warnings?
Defending China's sea frontiers and protecting the maritime lifelines supporting China's economic engine rests on the Peoples Liberation Army - Navy (PLAN) which for decades has been considered the least important of China's military branches. There are indications this is changing, but questions remain on the objectives of Chinese naval modernization, the underlying maritime strategy, and the consequence for other nations, especially the United States.
This one-day symposium seeks to illuminate and promote informed discussion on the issues of Chinese naval modernization. The symposium will be held at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington in Roosevelt Hall, the home of the National War College.
The program is open to the public. Participants are expected from government, business, universities, and research institutes from the United States and abroad.
There is a registration fee for this symposium for those who are not NDU staff, faculty, or students, which includes lunch. Registration and payments must be made using our online registration form. The registration fee is $25.
Confirmed speakers include:
VADM Douglas Crowder, USN (Ret), former Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet RADM
Michael McDevitt, USN (Ret), Director, CNA Strategic Studies
Dr. Bernard Cole, author of The Great Wall at Sea
Dr. Nan Li, China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College
Dr. Robert Ross, Professor, Boston College
Mr. Ronald O'Rourke, Congressional Research Service
Invited speakers include: Mr. Derek Mitchell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs.
China's Naval Modernization: Cause for Storm Warnings
June 16, 2010
8:25am - 5:15pm
Institute for National Strategic Studies
National Defense Univesity
Ft. Lesley J. McNair
Washington, DC 20319
Directions and Parking information
Metro Waterfront Map The walk from the Waterfront Station to Fort McNair's front gate is three blocks and it is about an additional 8 minute walk to the front door of Roosevelt Hall.
Onsite check-in begins at 7:45 AM in the Rotunda of Roosevelt Hall.
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Phone Number: 202-685-3857