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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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

David Firestein, East West Institute's Vice President for the Strategic Trust-Building Initiative and Track 2 Diplomacy, speaks on “Threading the Needle: Proposals for U.S. and Chinese Actions on Arms Sales to Taiwan.” 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. Find the institute's report at (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/aa6ynk4jhad2b93/TAS.pdf) 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 on a first come first served basis.

  • Location:
    Belfer Center Library L369
  • Date:
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014
  • Time:
    2:30 PM

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