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Lecture by Michael Mazarr on 'Deterring China: Challenges and Opportunities'

Thursday 16 March 2023

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs in cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Society for War Studies (KVBK) on Thursday, 16 March organises a lecture by Michael Mazarr on 'Deterring China: Challenges and Opportunities' 

While the conflict in Ukraine deservedly receives much (academic) attention, it is important not to lose track of other rising geopolitical tensions. China not only strives to pair its economic power with military might, it also significantly influences the war in Ukraine by the level of political, diplomatic, and military support it might provide Russia. Moreover, the question of whether and how China can be deterred from invading Taiwan is becoming more pressing. Michael Mazarr will address these challenges and opportunities of deterrence in his lecture. 

Programme 16 March 2023
16:30                Welcome
17:15                Start of the lecture
18:00                Q&A session
18:30                Reception
19:30                End

Leiden University, Campus The Hague Wijnhaven

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Michael J. Mazarr

Michael J. Mazarr is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Previously he worked at the U.S. National War College, where he was professor and associate dean of academics; as president of the Henry L. Stimson Center; senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; senior defense aide on Capitol Hill; and as a special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His primary interests are U.S. defense policy and force structure, disinformation and information manipulation, East Asian security, nuclear weapons and deterrence, and judgment and decisionmaking under uncertainty. Mazarr holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Maryland.

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