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DR ADAM SEGAL OF THE UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS WILL SPEAK ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS AT BARD COLLEGE April 23rd talk focuses on the impact of missile defense and a potential arms race with China

Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY-The Bard in China and Asian Studies programs and the Office of the Dean of Studies at Bard College present a talk on U.S.-China relations by Dr. Adam Segal, arms control analyst for the China Project of the Union of Concerned Scientists, on Monday, April 23. The presentation, "The Coming Arms Race with China? Missile Defense and U.S.-China Relations," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 115 of the Olin Language Center and is free and open to the public. Thomas McGrath, visiting assistant professor of history at Bard, will introduce Dr. Segal. Jonathan Becker, dean of studies of the College-whose expertise includes research and work in the former Soviet bloc-will serve as commentator.

Dr. Segal will describe current missile defense systems, both national and theater, under development by the United States, and how these systems are viewed in China. He will also explore how these systems may affect U.S. relations with China over the next five to ten years.

Segal focuses on Sino-U.S. relations and Chinese security issues, especially theater missile defense, nuclear missile defense, and nuclear strategy, for the Union of Concerned Scientists. He oversees training programs in arms control for visiting Chinese scientists and serves as a spokesman on issues related to Chinese security. Segal has organized a workshop on transparency and Sino-US relations at the Center for American Studies of Fudan University, Shanghai. He also oversees the UCS-Ford Foundation Fellowship to Increase Arms Control Expertise in China, which funds Chinese scientists interested in arms control and security issues. Dr. Segal received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in government from Cornell University, and a M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His dissertation was entitled "Digital Dragon: National Technology Policy, Local Governments, and High-Technology Enterprises in China." His many honors include Mellon and MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, and the L.T. Lam Fellowship for South China Research. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Segal, who speaks Mandarin Chinese, lived in China for three years and was a visiting research scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.

Bard in China is a new program that has been established to enhance learning from and about China through events and exchanges. For further information, call 845-758-7388 or e-mail

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Please Note: This lecture has been rescheduled from Tuesday, April 10, as indicated in the spring calendar. There will be no talk that evening.

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This event was last updated on 03-20-2001