David Rawson Memorial Lecture

Michael Swaine "Power Transitions and Paranoia: the Crisis in Sino-US Security Relations."

April 12, 2019


Michael Swaine is giving the address. He is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies. Formerly a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, Swaine is a specialist in Chinese defense and foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, and East Asian international relations.

He has authored and edited more than a dozen books and monographs and many journal articles and book chapters in these areas, directs several security-related projects with Chinese partners, and advises the U.S. government on Asian security issues. He received his doctorate in government from Harvard University.

David Rawson was the EPIIC student who died just after graduation in 2007. In his memory, given his interest in China, this lecture was started as part of the annual Sino-US Relations Conference that started in ALLIES. (David had been planning to become a US Naval Intelligence officer after graduation.)