China’s Pursuit of Regional Leadership: Implications for the United States and Asia A Discussion with Timothy Heath

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 505
Washington, DC 20052

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China’s leaders have called for the country to help lead Asia’s economic integration and reshape its approach to security. China’s vision in some ways contrasts with the preferences of the United States and its allies. How does China intend to realize its vision and what does this mean for the United States and the region?

This event is on the record and open to the media.

About the speaker:

Timothy R. Heath is a senior international defense researcher at the RAND Corporation. Prior to joining RAND in October 2014, he served as the senior analyst for the USPACOM China Strategic Focus Group for five years. He worked for more than 16 years on the strategic, operational, and tactical levels in the U.S. military and government, specializing on China, Asia, and security topics.

Heath has published numerous articles and one book. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he has extensive experience analyzing China’s national strategy, politics, ideology, and military, as well as of Asian regional security developments. He earned an M.A. in Asian studies from George Washington University and a B.A. in philosophy from the College of William and Mary. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science from George Mason University.

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