CNA National Security Seminar Series
Monday, December 3, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Dr. Edward C. O’Dowd (COL, USA Ret), the Director of East Asian Studies at the Marine Corps University, will discuss lessons learned from the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979, a topic of particular salience as U.S. policy makers focus increased attention on China’s relations with Southeast Asia.
O’Dowd has specialized in Chinese and Asian affairs since 1978. During a thirty-year career in the United States Army, he held a variety of infantry, military police, and military intelligence assignments and was the first U.S. Defense Attache to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (1995-1999). O’Dowd’s study “Chinese Military Strategy in the Third Indochina War: The Last Maoist War” was based on his research in both Chinese and Vietnamese archives. A graduate of the Citadel, he completed his Ph.D. in modern Chinese history in 2004 at Princeton University.
Attendance is by invitation only.