The Return of Geopolitics: Global Value Chains, Emerging Technologies, and China-US Relations
This event is part of the Kaplan Lecture Series, sponsored by Ellen and Robert Kaplan.
October 27, 2022
2:30-4:00 PM EST
Rapaporte Treasure Hall – located in the library
About the event
Beginning with Trump’s trade and tech wars with China, then COVID-19 and most recently the Russian war in Ukraine, geopolitics is transforming the rules-based international order into one that is results-driven. Global value chains in emerging technologies are at the heart of new policies aimed at decoupling, offshoring, offshoring among friends and technological self-sufficiency.
Through the prism of 5G telecommunications, this conference illustrates how the modularization of digital technologies over the past decades creates several paradoxes of global industrial organization, which raises questions about the viability of many current industrial policies and the future of China-USA.
relations and East Asia.
About the speaker
Mark Dallas is an associate professor of political science and Asian studies at Union College in New York. Since 2021, he has worked at the World Bank as the International Affairs Officer of the Council on Foreign Relations. His research is interdisciplinary and focuses on global value chains, emerging technologies, China, industrial and technological policy and their economic and security implications. His research uses a variety of large-scale databases, including high-frequency trade data on shipments, firm-level data and investments, as well as detailed product and subsets of data. -systems. Previously, he received full-year fellowships from Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Fulbright Fellowship, Harvard-Yenching Institute, National Security Education Program, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, among others. He has conducted year-long research projects at Harvard University, Peking University, the George Washington University School of Business, and was a Hallsworth Visiting Professor at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester in England. He obtained his doctorate. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and his BA in philosophy from Princeton University, summa cum laude.