December Fellows Breakfast with Michael Swaine
December 5th, 2023
*This event is only open to 2023-2024 Fellows.
The World Affairs Council Fellows Program offers a unique professional development opportunity to a small group of greater Seattle's business and community leaders. The Fellows convene monthly for breakfast discussions with carefully selected high-caliber international experts who offer unparalleled insight into current global issues, in addition to meeting throughout the year for additional Council events and dedicated networking opportunities.
About Our Speaker
Michael D. Swaine is one of the most prominent American scholars of Chinese security studies. He is a senior research fellow on East Asia, China, and defense policy at the Quincy Institute after spending nearly twenty years at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he worked as a senior fellow specializing in Chinese defense and foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, and East Asian international relations. Swaine also previously served as a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation.
Swaine has authored and edited more than a dozen books and monographs, including Remaining Aligned on the Challenges Facing Taiwan (with Ryo Sahashi; 2019), Conflict and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Strategic Net Assessment (with Nicholas Eberstadt et al; 2015) and many journal articles and book chapters.
For nearly two decades, Swaine directed, along with Iain Johnston of Harvard University, a multi-year crisis prevention project with Chinese partners. He also advises the US government on Asian security issues.
Swaine received his doctorate in government from Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University. He speaks Mandarin and Japanese.