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Graham Allison

Graham Allison has had a significant impact, both in higher education and in Washington, on the way that we look at and handle foreign affairs in the United States. He is considered one of the top US analysts in defense policy and national security. Allison served as a special advisor to the secretary of defense under the Reagan administration, and later as assistant secretary of defense during the first Clinton administration. He was awarded the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service twice, the only person to have received such a distinction. His career in academia has been no less successful. During his tenure as dean of the Kennedy School at Harvard University, from 1977 to 1989, he developed the curriculum into the robust program that it is today. He is currently the director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and is the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the author of a number of books, among them Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe (2004) and Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, The United States, and the World (2013). His newest work is Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?, which analyzes the dangers of US-Chinese relations and globalization.

Graham Allison on Trump, China, and Thucydides's Trap

Graham Allison on Thucydides's Trap in the Atlantic

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Saturday, October 28

12:30pm EDT