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For Members and Their Guests Only - Great Decisions with Andrew Latham

Great Decisions: The Quad Alliance - More Important Now than Ever?

Speaker: Andrew Latham

Wednesday, July 20

5:30 pm - Social | 6:00 pm - Presentation | 7:15 pm Dinner

As part of the U.S. pivot to Asia, the U.S. has been in dialogue with Japan, Australia, and India in an effort to contain China. Recently, the Quad countries held joint naval exercises in the South Pacific. How effective will the actions of this alliance be? How important will the Quad Alliance be as we focus now on two fronts: Russia and China?

Professor Andrew Latham is a professor of International Relations specializing in the politics of international conflict and security. He teaches courses on international security, Chinese foreign policy, war and peace in the Middle East, regional security in the Indo-Pacific Region, and the World Wars. He was formerly the Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament Fellow at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and a lecturer at the Canadian Armed Forces School of Aerospace Studies. Professor Latham regularly writes — and speaks to the media and community groups — about war, disarmament, and strategic affairs, with a special focus on issues related to arms control and weapons of mass destruction (North Korea), great power rivalries (U.S. vs. China; U.S. vs. Russia), conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the transformation of war (cybersecurity, space, hybrid war), and U.S. defense policy.

Andrew received his BA at York University in Toronto, his MA at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and his PhD at York University, also in Toronto.

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