Global Flashpoints: China - Taiwan
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Steve Rundle and former Intelligence Officer Carl Pales will provide background and context to the China-Taiwan Crisis in an independent, nonpartisan moderated discussion. Participants are encouraged to share their knowldege, express opinions, and communicate ideas concerning this topic in a nonthreatening and collegial environment. The session will commence with prepared remarks by both moderators, followed by open, participatory discussion and question and answers. If you are interested in being part of a developing community of people with a shared interest in military affairs and international security issues, register here.
About the moderators:
Carl Pales earned a BA in International Studies/Russian Studies from GMU in 1985 and a MS in Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College in 1994. He served as a foreign ground force intelligence analyst covering various regions from 1986-2019, including nine years as Senior Intelligence Officer, deploying to conflict zones twice as a civilian. He is an avid student of history and current events.
Steve Rundle (Colonel U.S. Army retired) earned a BA in Sino-Soviet Studies at James Madison University and a Masters in Southeast Asian Studiesat Cornell University. He served 25 years in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry Officer, Intelligence Officer, and Southeast Asian Foreign Area Officer. His last assignment was the Defense Attache, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After retiring, he continued his army career as a civilian foreign ground forces analyst, culminating as Senior Intelligence Officer for East Asia and the Americas.
Open to all.
Location: The Center