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Mackinder Forum Colin Gray Memorial Lecture – Virtual Seminar #87 & Video Recording: Gordon G. Chang, “Will China Go to War?”

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We were lucky to have Gordon Chang share his expertise with us on the subject of China’s position on the global stage and Xi Jinping’s risk tolerance. The recording is embedded below. Continue scrolling for the abstract and biography. AbstractThe most consequential developments in the world today are taking place… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #69: Dr. Chris Miller, “The Chip War and the Future of U.S. China Competition”

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On December 12, 2022, Dr. Chris Miller addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “The Chip War and the Future of U.S. China Competition.” Dr. Miller circulated selections from his award winning book, Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology. Abstract: In terms of shaping the balance of… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #68: David P. Goldman, “Military Technology, Geostrategy and the Defense of Taiwan”

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On December 4, 2022, Mr. David P. Goldman delivered a talk to the Mackinder Forum Seminar Series on “Military Technology, Geostrategy and the Defense of Taiwan.” He argued: Weapons technology including hypersonic vehicles and surface-to-ship missiles present a threat to naval assets comparable to the torpedo and dive bombers of… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #65: Professor Michael Charles Beckley, “The Coming Conflict with China”

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On Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern US time, Professor Michael Charles Beckley addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “The Coming Conflict with China.” ABSTRACT:  It is conventional wisdom that America and China are running a “superpower marathon” that may last a century. But the sharpest phase of that… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #62: Rodger Baker, “Revisiting Arctic Geopolitics.”

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On Sunday, July 24, 2022, Mr. Rodger Baker presented a talk to the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “Revisiting Arctic Geopolitics.”  Abstract: From a classical geopolitical perspective, the Arctic has often been a peripheral area. Mackinder’s heartland theory, for example, rested on the idea that the Arctic was a barrier, sealing… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #53: Professor Jack Goldstone, “The China Challenge”

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On March 26, 2022, Professor Jack Goldstone addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “The China Challenge.” Abstract:  The rise of China is confusing.  Giant with feet of clay?  Or 21st Century tech superpower?   This talk will provide an assessment of China’s short and long-term goals, the threats they pose… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #39: Professor Sumit Ganguly, “India, Pakistan and China after the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan”

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On September 12, 2021, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern US time), Professor Sumit Ganguly addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “India, Pakistan and China after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.” Biography: Sumit Ganguly is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #27: Professor David Graff, “Vertical Alliances and Horizontal Coalitions: Geography, Strategy, and the Lessons of China’s Warring States”

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Professor David Graff presented an astute and informative talk devoted to “Vertical Alliances and Horizontal Coalitions: Geography, Strategy, and the Lessons of China’s Warring States” on Sunday, March 14, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern US Daylight Saving Time. Abstract: Lasting from about 475 BCE until the Qin imperial unification in 221 BCE,… Read more »

Powerpoint for David Graff’s presentation: “Vertical Alliances and Horizontal Coalitions: Geography, Strategy, and the Lessons of China’s Warring States”

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Geopolitical Thinkers: James Fairgrieve

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James Fairgrieve (1870-1953) was a British geographer and teacher who in 1914 wrote Geography and World Power (published in 1915), a work that sought to show how geography “controls” history. Fairgieve studied at the London School of Economics from 1903 to 1910, obtained a London University certificate in geography in 1912, and… Read more »