World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Speaker MeetingFriday Speaker Series 2020-2021

Return of Great Power Rivalries

The 2018 National Defense Strategy acknowledges an increasingly complex global security environment and the re-emergence of long-term, strategic competition between nations. This environment potentially presents a challenge to U.S. prosperity and security by revisionist powers. China, Russia, and other economic and military powers want to shape a world consistent with their own. This upcoming 2020/21 speaker series will feature diplomats, military leaders, senior policy makers, and scholars that will help us make sense of this return of great power rivalries.

Download 2020-2021 Schedule (PDF)

Audio Archives: 2019-2020 Speaker Meetings
Audio Archives: 2018-2019 Speaker Meetings

Date  Presenter   Topic
10/2/2020 Doug Lute How the West Was Lost
10/23/2020
Mathew Burrows
Russia and China: Benign Friendship or Malignant Gamechanger?
11/6/2020
Maud Olofsson*
Will the Nordic Model Survive?
11/20/2020
Richard MacGregor*
Australia and China: The West’s Tipping Point
12/4/2020
Alexandra Bell
Nuclear Weapons Policy in the Next Administration
1/8/2020
David Eisenhower
Great Power Rivalries - Through the Rearview Mirror
1/22/2021
Col. David Maxwell
Developments in North Korea
2/5/2021
Steven Olikara
How the Rise of Millennials and Gen Z Will Shape American Foreign Policy
2/19/2021
Joseph Yun
North Korea - What's Next?
3/5/2021
Russell Hsiao

Taiwan - Cross-Strait Relations Beyond 2020

3/19/2021
Michael Reynolds
Russia and the Middle East in the Twenty-First Century
4/9/2021
Richard Stengel Information Wars
4/30/2021
Robert S. Spalding
US-China Relations in a Post-Coronavirus World
5/7/2021
Matthew Kroenig The Return of Great Power Rivalries


**Made possible by the Global Speakers Program

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