This edition of the Strategic Conversation Series features Dr. Sarah Kirchberger, Head, Asia-Pacific Strategy & Security, ISPK and Non-resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Valbona Zeneli, Chair of the Marshall Center’s Strategic Initiatives Department.
This Strategic Conversation Series episode will be a special one-hour session on the “The Need for a Transatlantic Plan on China”, where Dr. Sarah Kirchberger will discuss the Atlantic Council’s new report “The China Plan: A Transatlantic Blueprint for Strategic Competition”. After a short presentation on the report, Dr. Kirchberger will address the questions of the audience. Questions should be submitted via the Chat.
Dr. Sarah Kirchberger is the Head of Asia-Pacific Strategy and Security at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK) since 2017. She is also a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Vice President of the German Maritime Institute (DMI). She has previously served as an Assistant Professor of Sinology at Hamburg University (2010-2016), as a Senior Research Associate at the Ruhr University Bochum (2016-2018), and between 2007-2010 worked as a naval analyst with shipbuilder TKMS. She is the author of Assessing China's Naval Power: Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications (Springer, 2015). Her recent publications focus on transatlantic strategies for dealing with China's rise; emerging technologies in the maritime sphere; military-technological co-operation between China, Russia and Ukraine; China's defense-industrial development; and the strategic importance of the South China Sea for China's naval and space strategy. Earlier work includes a study of informal institutions in the Chinese and Taiwanese political systems, as well as an analysis of the perception of Taiwan's democratic transformation among Mainland Chinese elites. Kirchberger holds a PhD and an MA in Sinology from the University of Hamburg.
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