Monday, April 13, 2015

UWISC Talk: Taylor Fravel; 17 Apr 12-1:20pm,

Please mark your calendars! The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) welcomes Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor of Political Science and member of the Security Studies Program at MIT. Professor Fravel will present a talk titled “Active Defense: Explaining the Evolution of China's Military Strategy." The talk will be held on Friday, 17 Apr. from 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1a). UW Jackson School of International Studies PhD student Steve Smith will serve as discussant. The paper is attached.

Dr. Fravel received his PhD from Stanford University. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, a Fellow with the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Fravel's research is in international relations with a focus on security, China, and East Asia. He is the author of Strong Borders, Secure Nation: Cooperation and Conflict in China's Territorial Disputes and co-editor of Rethinking China's Rise: A Reader. He is currently interested in the relationship between material capabilities and political influence in China's rise as a great power.

UWISC is sponsored by the Severeyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and the Department of Political Science.