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Stressing the System: The Challenge of Managing China's Expanding National Interests -- David Finkelstein, Vice President of the Center for Naval Analyses and Director, CNA

Apr 4, 2012 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. Robertson Hall, Bowl 1


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David Finkelstein is Vice President of the Center for Naval Analyses and Director of CNA China Studies, a line research Division of CNA. CNA China Studies is one of the nation’s largest analytic groups focused on Chinese security affairs. Finkelstein received his Ph.D. in Chinese history from Princeton University and studied Mandarin at Nankai University in Tianjin. Active in many academic and policy-oriented organizations, Dr. Finkelstein serves on the Advisory Board of Issues & Studies (Taipei), is a Senior Advisor to The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly (Washington, D.C. & Stockholm), and a member of the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations. He also served as a member of former Treasury Secretary Paulson’s outreach group for the Strategic Economic Dialog with China. He regularly leads seminars at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute, the U.S. Army War College, and the JFK School of Government at Harvard. He has also served as a consultant and contributing author to the newest edition of The National Geographic Atlas of China.