Meeting China Halfway: The Future of the Korean Peninsula and Beyond


Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:30pm to 2:00pm


S020 Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Critical Issues Confronting China Series; Organized by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, co-sponsored by the Korea Institute
Feb 21 Event Poster
Lyle Goldstein
Associate Professor, Strategic Research Department, Naval War College; Visiting fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

Dr. Goldstein is an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He was director of the Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute from 2006-2011, which was established to improve mutual understanding and maritime cooperation with China. Proficient in Chinese and Russian, Professor Goldstein has conducted extensive field research in both China and Russia. His research on Chinese defense policies, especially concerning naval development, has been published in China QuarterlyInternational SecurityJane’s Intelligence ReviewJournal of Strategic Studies, and U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. Professor Goldstein’s first book, which compared proliferation crises and focused particularly on Chinese nuclear strategy, was published by Stanford University Press in 2005. He is the co-editor of the United States Naval Institute books China’s New Nuclear Submarine Force (2007), China’s Energy Strategy: The Impact on Beijing’s Maritime Policies (2008) and China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in a Comparative Historical Context (2009). Recently, his research focus has been on further development of China’s Coast Guard and related cooperation issues. He earned a PhD from Princeton University in 2001 and has an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Dr. Goldstein has also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Moderated by William Overholt, President, Fung Global Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University