Sarah Paine, the William S. Sims University Professor of History and Grand Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College, will deliver a lecture on Feb. 16 about the different security paradigms followed by continental and maritime powers as it applies today to Russia and China versus the West. Her talk will take place in Fulton Hall, room 511, beginning at 5 p.m. Paine is author of the prize-winning book The Wars for Asia, 1911-1949 (Cambridge University Press). She has spent more than eight years overseas, with multiple yearlong stints in Taiwan and Japan, and a year each in China, Russia, and Australia. She is an expert on geopolitics, Mao Zedong, World War II, the Chinese Civil War, the Russo-Japanese, Korean, Vietnam and Cold wars, operational and strategic effects of naval blockades, commerce raiding, and non-military uses of navies. Sponsor: Asian Studies.
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