“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
China and the United States are playing a game straight from the history books. When a dominant world power is threatened by a rising country, more times than not the outcome is war. But even with a growing trade battle and a belligerent North Korea on the border, war is not an inevitable outcome.
Graham Allison, Director of Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and author of Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?, will join The Atlantic’s Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg to explore the US-China relationship and see how war in East Asia can be avoided.
5:30 pm ET Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm ET Program Begins
7:00 pm ET Program Concludes + Book Signing
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