China-Taiwan Conflict with Prof. Christopher Twomey – Luncheon Lecture March 28, 2022


Professor Christopher Twomey

Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School


How the China-Taiwan Conflict Could Intensify US-China Competition


Complex historic legacies undergird the triangular relationship between Taiwan, China, and the United States. This history now faces the realities of contemporary Asian affairs: a powerful China, a vibrant democracy in Taiwan, and shifting US policies. Professor Christopher Twomey examines the trilateral relationship and why some analysts believe the Taiwan Strait is becoming one of the most dangerous flashpoints in the world.

Dr. Christopher Twomey joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in 2004, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs. Today, he supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) and the State Department on a range of diplomatic engagements across Asia. He has been the lead organizer of the US China Strategic Dialogue, a diplomatic meeting on strategic nuclear issues, since its inception in 2005. He has previously taught or conducted research at Harvard University, Boston College, RAND, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, UC San Diego, and the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

Dr. Twomey is the author of The Military Lens: Doctrinal Differences and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations (Cornell University Press, 2010). He earned his PhD in Political Science from MIT.

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  • Monday, March 28, 2022
  • 11:30 am: Registration
  • 11:50 am: Luncheon
  • 12:50 pm: Program

Luncheon Menu

  • Spinach Salad Topped with Berries and Balsamic Vinagrette
  • Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken Breast on Almond Couscous
  • Green Beans
  • Fresh Bread and Butter
  • Carrot Cake
  • Coffee
  • Vegetarian Option: Bell Peppers Stuffed with Almond Couscous, Raisins, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Olives

Luncheon Cost

  • $36 for members
  • $42 for guests


Please note that this program will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Monterey.  Room capacity is limited. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received until the program is full. Due to limited capacity, we are unable to accommodate auditors at this event.

Reservations are due by March 22 for this March 28 event.

Refunds are not available after the due date listed above.

Registration for the luncheon is now closed.


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