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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Threading the Needle: Proposals for U.S. and Chinese Actions on Arms Sales to Taiwan

“Threading the Needle:  Proposals for U.S. and Chinese Actions on Arms Sales to Taiwan.” David J. Firestein is the East West Institute’s Perot Fellow and Vice President for the Strategic Trust-Building Initiative and Track 2 Diplomacy.  He oversees EWI's “China, East Asia and the United States” and “Russia and the United States” programs as well as the Institute’s work on U.S.-Iran trust-building and weapons of mass destruction. A career U.S. diplomat from 1992 to 2010, Firestein is an expert in U.S.-China relations, U.S.-Russia relations and U.S. politics.  In his Foreign Service career, he served at the U.S. embassies in Beijing (5 years) and Moscow (4 years), as well as on the State Department’s China desk.  He is the author or co-author of three books on China, including “Pacific Reflections:  Essays on Chinese and American Society and Culture” (1997); and “Here and There:  81 Conversations about China and America” (2004).  He is also co-author of a major EWI policy study, Threading the Needle:  Proposals for U.S. and Chinese Actions on Arms Sales to Taiwan (2013) (http://www.ewi.info/idea/threading-needle)  Among Firestein's awards is the 2006 "Secretary of State's Award for Public Outreach.”  Firestein holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University in international relations and master's degrees from the University of Texas in public affairs and Asian studies.  This seminar is off the record and comments cannot be published without the consent of the speaker.  The seminar is open to Harvard students, fellows, faculty and ID card holders.

  • Location:
    Belfer Center Library
  • Date:
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014
  • Time:
    2:30 PM

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