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Talk By Dr. Geoffrey F. Gresh on "China's Maritime Silk Route and Shifting World Order: An American Perspective"

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  • June 13, 2018
    Open to all Members, others on request, please contact us at
    1130 to 1300 hrs

    Venue: Board Room

    Topic: China’s Maritime Silk Route and Shifting World order: An American Perspective

    This lecture aims to look at China’s recent accomplishments along its Maritime Silk Route in the Indian Ocean region and beyond. In particular, it will look at some of its recent developments in Djibouti, in addition to its maritime efforts in the Mediterranean basin. Additionally, it will look at some of China’s larger maritime aims and ambitions from a Eurasian perspective.

    About the Speaker

    GEOFFREY F. GRESH is Department Head of International Security Studies and Associate Professor at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA), National Defense University in

    Washington, D.C. He has also served as CISA’s Director of the South and Central Asia Security

    Studies Program. Previously, he was a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris and was the recipient of a Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Fellowship. He also received a U.S. Fulbright-Hays Grant to teach international relations at Salahaddin University in Erbil, Iraq. He has been awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to Istanbul, Turkey and a Presidential Scholarship at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Most recently, he was named as a U.S.-Japan Foundation Leadership Fellow, an Associate Member of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies at King’s College in London, and as a term member to the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing (Stanford University Press, 2015), editor of Eurasia’s Maritime Rise and Global Security: From the Indian Ocean to Pacific Asia and the Arctic (Palgrave, 2018) and co-editor of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: From American Missionaries to the Islamic State (Routledge, 2018). His research has also appeared in such scholarly or peer reviewed publications as World Affairs Journal, Gulf Affairs, Sociology of Islam, Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Iran and the Caucasus, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Insight Turkey, Al-Nakhlah, and Foreign Policy. He has a working command of French, German, Spanish, Arabic, and Turkish. He received a Ph.D. in International Relations and MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.