Nov
16
5:30 pm17:30

Rise of the Chinese National Security State

  • Deans Conference Room (#3106), UCSD's Graduate School of Policy and Strategy

While economic development has been China's paramount priority since embarking on reform in the late 1970s, mounting challenges from abroad and domestically are forcing its leaders to increasingly focus on national security issues.  New institutions, laws, strategies, and operational postures have have resulted in a more assertive, expansive, and powerful national security state - from its muscular approach to maritime sovereignty claims in the South China Sea to the passage of a sweeping national security law earlier this year.  Dr. Cheung's presentation will discuss how far this growing emphasis on national security will go, who will be in charge, and what the rise of China's national security state means for its future development and its place in the world.

Dr. Tai Ming Cheung is the Director of UCSD's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and leads its Study of Innovation and Technology in China (SITC).  He is also an associate professor at UCSD's School of Global Policy and Strategy, where he teaches courses on Chinese foreign and defense policy and Chinese security and technology policy.

Dr. Cheung is a long-time analyst of Chinese and East Asian defense and national security affairs.  He was based in Asia from the mid-1980s to 2002 covering political, economic, and strategic developments in greater China.  He was also a journalist and political and business risk consultant in northeast Asia.

Dr. Cheung received his PhD from the War Studies Department at Kings College, London University, in 2006.  His latest book, Fortifying China: The Struggle to Build a Modern Defense Economy, was published by Cornell University Press in 2009.

5:30-6:30 Registration and light refreshments
6:30-8:00 Presentation, followed by Q&A

Parking is available at the Pangea parking structure near the corner of North Torrey Pines Road and Pangea Drive.  Please see map for directions.

http://chinasecuritystatetalk.brownpapertickets.com/

Deans Conference Room (#3106), UCSD's Graduate School of Policy and Strategy
International Lane, UCSD
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States

Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

Sculpture Tour

Welcome to a private tour of the Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego led by founding
director Mary L. Beebe.

Oct
26
7:00 pm19:00

The Lion

  • Old Globe at Balboa Park

San Diego’s Old Globe Theater welcomes to its intimate theater-in-the-round Harvard alumnus Ben Scheuer ’04, as he reflects musically on his turbulent life’s journey, and in particular his complicated relationship with his father, Rick Scheuer ’69.

HCSD Art+Design Event series
Sep
30
6:00 pm18:00

HCSD Art+Design Event series

The Harvard Club of San Diego is proud to announce the Art + Design event series this fall. An initiative of HAA-Appointed Director Jennifer Luce, FAA (Harvard GSD ’94), the Art + Design event series connects Harvard’s alumni community with the flourishing Art and Design community in San Diego. harvard-art_mingei
Discover our City’s most treasured architecture, design, museums, and art collections with specially curated tours led by passionate experts in their field - many of whom are Harvard Alumni themselves!  Join us for the opening event of the Art + Design event series at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park on Friday, September 30th.  Space is limited, so register early!
Visit our webpage to check out the next monthly Book Club on 9/12, find info on our upcoming HCSD Happy Hour on 9/20, or sign up for a morning of volunteering and baseball at the Miracle League on 9/17.

See you at the next event!

Apr
13
6:30 pm18:30

Your Genome: An Asset for You, Your Family and Society

Dawn loves a blank piece of paper to explore new opportunities to improve the human condition through technology. The Understand Your Genome® symposium was one such idea that empowered progressive thought leaders to explore to their genome as the most intimate way to experience and understand the opportunities and challenges in the personalized medicine.  Dawn is very interested in enabling engagements between individuals and researchers, and ultimately empowering individuals as researchers. In her talk she will be focusing on how your genome is an asset for you, your family and society. Dawn currently serves as the Vice President of Market Development at Illumina.

Click here to register

After the Talks: Paris and Beyond
Feb
8
5:30 pm17:30

After the Talks: Paris and Beyond

The COP-21 agreement is a milestone achievement in the international effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  But much work remains to be done.  For an insider report on the COP-21 agreement and the path ahead, please join us as we host David Victor, Professor of International Relations at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UCSD and Director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Collection Tour
Oct
22
5:30 pm17:30

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Collection Tour

  • 8622 Kennel Way La Jolla, CA, 92037 United States

This is a private tour of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on October 22nd which will provide a fantastic opportunity to see the Benthic Invertebrates, Pelagic Invertebrates, and Fish collections.

The Physics of Free Will - A Lecture on Modern Cosmology
Oct
11
6:30 pm18:30

The Physics of Free Will - A Lecture on Modern Cosmology

  • Garren Auditorium, Biomedical Building, UCSD

UC San Diego astrophysicist Brian Keating presents cosmological observations that have revealed a mysterious universe, pointing to the startling possibility that our cosmos might be just the most insignificant speck of what is now called "the Multiverse." New telescopes such as the BICEP based in Antarctica hint at an infinite universe with the possibility of unimaginable fecundity, yet devoid of life other than here on Earth. Keating explores what this implies about free will in an infinite universe, with infinite degrees of freedom and choices.

Italian/Sicilian Cooking Class by chef Orazio Barna
Sep
28
6:30 pm18:30

Italian/Sicilian Cooking Class by chef Orazio Barna

  • Harvard Cookin' Girl

Learn about the science and art of  cooking close to home! Join us for an evening of Italian cuisine and an exploration of the Sicilian Table at Harvard Cookin' Girl in La Jolla. Bibi Kasrai, HBS grad and owner of Harvard Cookin' Girl, will lead the evening along with chef Orazio Barna.