The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and China with Kevin Rudd

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 6:50pm - 8:00pm
Virtual via Zoom
United States

A war between China and the US would be catastrophic, deadly, and destructive. Unfortunately, it is no longer unthinkable. The US and China, the world’s two superpowers, have a volatile relationship.

Their militaries play a dangerous game of chicken, corporations steal intellectual property, intelligence satellites peer, and AI technicians plot. The capacity for either country to cross a fatal line grows daily. Mr. Kevin Rudd, a former Australian prime minister who has studied, lived in, and worked with China for more than forty years, is one of the very few people who can offer real insight into the mindsets of the leadership whose judgment will determine if a war will be fought.

Geopolitical disaster is still avoidable, but only if these two giants can find a way to coexist without betraying their core interests through what Rudd calls “managed strategic competition.” Should they fail, down that path lies the possibility of a war that could rewrite the future of both countries, and the world.

Event Type: 
Guest Speaker
International Relations
Global Crisis
Foreign Policy/Diplomacy
National Security