Dr. Michael Pillsbury, Director for Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute, is slated to speak on October 26 at the National Chicken Council’s 68th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Michael Pillsbury is a fluent Mandarin speaker who has served in senior national security positions in the U.S. government for the past four decades, with years of contact with China’s military and intelligence agencies.

Pillsbury was educated at Stanford University (B.A. in History with Honors in Social Thought) and Columbia University (M.A., Ph.D.). Dr. Pillsbury has held multiple positions since, including: Assistant Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations, doctoral dissertation Fellow for the National Science Foundation in Taiwan, analyst at the Social Science Department at RAND, and research fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.

During the Reagan administration, Dr. Pillsbury served as the Assistant Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning and responsible for implementation of the program of covert aid known as the Reagan Doctrine. While an analyst at the RAND Corporation, Michael Pillsbury published articles in Foreign Policy and International Security recommending that the United States establish intelligence and military ties with China. The proposal, publicly commended by Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, and James Schlesinger, later became US policy during the Carter and Reagan administrations.

Under President George H. W. Bush, Pillsbury was Special Assistant for Asian Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, reporting to Andrew W. Marshall, Director of Net Assessment. Michael Pillsbury is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Pillsbury is the author of bestselling books, The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower (Henry Holt, 2015), China Debates the Future Security Environment (NDU Press, 2000), and served as editor of Chinese Views of Future Warfare (NDU Press, 1998).

His most recent #1 national bestseller, The Hundred-Year Marathon, details China’s strategy to supplant the United States as the world’s dominant power by 2049, the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.

Pillsbury now serves as Director for Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute, which manages strategic transitions to the future through interdisciplinary studies in defense, international relations, economics, health care, technology, culture, and law.

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