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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 12, 2011) Professor Tai Ming Cheung of the University of California Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation and the Naval War College's Tom Mahnken lead a workshop on “Changing Military Dynamics in East Asia: Grand Strategic and Technological Drivers and the Implications for U.S. and Regional Security."  The event was held at the University of California, San Diego.  (Photo courtesy of Tom Mahnken)NEWPORT, R.I. - The U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Jerome Levy Chair in Economic Geography and National Security collaborated with the University of California Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) to sponsor a conference on “Changing Military Dynamics in East Asia: Grand Strategic and Technological Drivers and the Implications for U.S. and Regional Security,” Sept. 12-13.
 
The workshop, held on the campus of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), explored the changing military dynamics and landscape in East Asia with particular focus on grand strategic and technological drivers and their implications for U.S. and regional security.
 
The first day was devoted to examining grand strategies and defense technology issues and featured sessions on “Evolving Grand Strategies” and “Military Technology and Defense Science and Technology.”  The second day explored implications of long-term trends in the security environment for East Asia and the United States.
Naval War College faculty and scholars and practitioners from the Asia-Pacific region attend a conference on “Changing Military Dynamics in East Asia: Grand Strategic and Technological Drivers and the Implications for U.S. and Regional Security" at the University of California Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation. (Photo courtesy of Tom Mahnken) 
The workshop was led by NWC’s Professor Tom Mahnken and Professor Tai Ming Cheung of IGCC. Participants included NWC Professors Peter Dombrowski, Andrew Erickson, Tim Hoyt and Joshua Rovner, alongside UCSD’s Stephan Haggard and Susan Shirk. The workshop also included scholars and practitioners from the Asia-Pacific region, including Richard Bitzinger of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, Andrew Shearer of Australia’s Lowy Institute, and Sugio Takahashi from Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies.  Representatives of U.S. Pacific Fleet were also in attendance.
 
The workshop will produce a monograph that will be jointly published by NWC and UCSD.