What does the future of U.S.-China competition hold? How has the Trump administration handled this rivalry to date? How do Chinese aspirations in the region affect the U.S. vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific? As the contest between the two countries has become more visible -- and heated -- in recent years, these questions are more urgent than ever.
Join Perry World House and the Center for the Study of Contemporary China for CSCC’s annual lecture delivered by Randall Schriver, the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs and a Perry World House Visiting Fellow.
Randall Schriver is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Project 2049 Institute, a non-profit research organization dedicated to the study of security trend lines in Asia. From 2018 to 2019, he served in the U.S. government as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs. Prior to his confirmation as assistant secretary, Mr Schriver was a founder of Armitage International LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in international business development and strategies, and CEO and President of the Project 2049 Institute. Mr Schriver has worked in several senior roles in U.S. defense and foreign policy. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, he was responsible for China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Prior to his civilian service, he was an active duty Navy Intelligence Officer from 1989 to 1991, and subsequently served in the Navy Reserves for almost a decade. Mr Schriver has won numerous military and civilian awards from the U.S. government and, while at the State Department, was presented with the Order of the Propitious Clouds by the President of Taiwan for his work promoting U.S.-Taiwan relations. Mr. Schriver received a B.A. in history from Williams College and an M.A. from Harvard University.