- President Xi, the PLA, and China’s National Security
- 12/10/2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
- University Park Campus University of Southern California, Social Sciences Building SOS B40
One of the most significant changes initiated by Xi Jinping since assuming power in 2012 has been the creation of a National Security Commission. Our speakers are veteran observers of the People's Liberation Army and the Army's influence beyond military affairs. Their presentations will highlight the changes initiated under Xi Jinping, the Communist Party's control of the military, and the army's role in making China's security and foreign policy. Today's PLA does appear to have more influence on purely military issues than in the past—but much less influence on political issues—and to be more actively engaged in policy debates on mixed civil-military issues where military equities are at stake. Speakers Andrew Scobell is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Prior to this he was an associate professor of international affairs at the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service (with tenure) and director of the China certificate program at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. From 1999 until 2007, he was associate research professor in the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College and adjunct professor of political science at Dickinson College, both located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Scobell is author of China's Use of Military Force: Beyond the Great Wall and the Long March (Cambridge University Press, 2003), China's Search for Security (Columbia University Press, 2012) with Andrew J. Nathan. His latest edited volume is PLA Influence on China's National Security Policymaking (Stanford University Press, 2015) with Phillip C. Saunders. Scobell was born and raised in Hong Kong and regularly makes research trips to the region. He earned a doctorate in political science from Columbia University. Tai Ming Cheung is the director of IGCC and the leader of IGCC’s Minerva project “The Evolving Relationship Between Technology and National Security in China: Innovation, Defense Transformation, and China’s Place in the Global Technology Order.” He is a long-time analyst of Chinese and East Asian defense and national security affairs. Cheung was based in Asia from the mid-1980s to 2002 covering political, economic, and strategic developments in greater China. He was also a journalist and political and business risk consultant in northeast Asia. Cheung received his PhD from the War Studies Department at King’s College, London University, in 2006. His latest book, Fortifying China: The Struggle to Build a Modern Defense Economy, was published by Cornell University Press in 2009. He is an associate professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego, where he teaches courses on Asian security and Chinese security and technology.read more
- Career and Internship Connections (CIC) Job Fair 2016
- 01/05/2016 - 01/06/2016, 01/08/2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Multiple Locations
What is a CIC? Career and Internship Connections are off-campus career and interview fairs scheduled during winter break, so you have the time to travel to the cities you might be interested in. There are a couple of different ways to navigate the fairs, the best and most proactive one is to register, upload your resume, and APPLY for positions by the December 1st deadline. You may then be selected for interviews by employers, select a time and be interviewed at the event.
INTERNSHIPS AND FULL-TIME JOBS!
These innovative off-campus events allows students to network and interview with companies in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles! This is the 17th year of the consortium events (it includes 17 other schools). Last year's events boasted over 250+ employers in EVERY type of field.
Registering for the events early means you’ll get updated information on the events, employers attending, and jobs posted. You can also create search agents to send you postings in particular cities and/or fields.
Visit http://www.rochester.edu/careercenter/cicstudents/ and click on the registration tutorial for complete registration details. This year's PASSWORD TOKEN is "cic2016".
CICs 2016 dates are:
Washington, DC - January 5, 2016
New York - January 6, 2016
Los Angeles - January 8, 2016
Boston - January 8, 2016
Registration is now open. Visit http://www.rochester.edu/careercenter/cicstudents/ and click on the cities to get the lists of companies registered thus far. As always, the Career Center is ready to assist as you create resumes, navigate the CIC web system and prepare for CIC interviews.read more