Join us for this event in which Chris Miller will be discussing his new book, Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology, with Alexander Evans.
Chip War describes the decades-long battle to control what has emerged as the world’s most critical resource—semiconductor technology—with the West and China increasingly in conflict. Many would be surprised to learn that microchips are the new oil—the scarce resource on which the modern world depends. Today, military, economic, and geopolitical power are built on a foundation of computer chips. Virtually everything—from missiles to microwaves, smartphones to the stock market, runs on semiconductors. Now, as Chip War reveals, China, which spends more money importing chips than any other product, is pouring billions into a chip-building initiative to catch the West's lead. At stake is not only economic prosperity but also military superiority.
Meet our speakers and chair
Chris Miller (@crmiller1) is an Associate Professor of International History at The Fletcher School and author of Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology, a geopolitical history of the computer chip. He is the author of three other books on history and international affairs. He has previously served as the Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale, a lecturer at the New Economic School in Moscow, a visiting researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, a research associate at the Brookings Institution, and as a fellow at the German Marshall Fund's Transatlantic Academy. He received his PhD and MA from Yale University and his BA in history from Harvard University.
Alexander Evans (@aiaevans) is Professor in Practice of Public Policy at LSE whose career in diplomacy included being Director Cyber at the Foreign Office where he was the U.K.’s chief international cyber policy negotiator.
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