In Destined for War, the eminent Harvard scholar Graham Allison explains why Thucydides’s Trap is the best lens for understanding U.S.-China relations in the twenty-first century. Through uncanny historical parallels and war scenarios, he shows how close we are to the unthinkable. Yet, stressing that war is not inevitable, Allison also reveals how clashing powers have kept the peace in the past — and what painful steps the United States and China must take to avoid disaster today.
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Dr. Junling Huang is a Philomathia Fellow at Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), UC Berkeley. He directs the BECI-China Project which seeks to address China’s energy and climate challenges by bringing science and technology into the design of public policy. He is also a member of the Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change and an associate of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include China's energy and climate policy, China's science and technology policy, and China's governance.
From 2014–2016, he was an STPP postdoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, advised by the then STPP director Prof. Venkatesh Narayanamurti. Junling Huang received his Ph.D. from School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University in 2014 and a B.S. from School of Physics, Peking University in 2009.Last Updated: Mar 13, 2017, 12:38pm