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SITC Workshops

Training Workshops on the Relationship between National Security, Defense Modernization, and Technology in China

July 16–18, 2019 | Washington, DC. | Applications are now closed

Workshops at UC San Diego and in Washington, D.C. are open to advanced graduate students, junior faculty, and early- to mid-career analysts. 

The workshops typically examine some aspect of the relationship between national security, defense modernization, technology, innovation, and China's rise as a world power. Of central interest is how China is mobilizing and applying its economic, political, strategic, corporate, financial, intellectual, and scientific capabilities in conjunction with leveraging external resources to achieve its grand ambition of catching up technologically with the world’s advanced military powers. The workshops incorporate the most recent developments in China’s defense science, technology, and innovation domain.

The workshops are part of the Study of Innovation and Technology in China (SITC), an IGCC initiative on understanding China’s emerging science and technology capabilities.

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Agenda and Course Content

Preliminary agenda (subject to change)

The course incorporates the most recent developments in China’s defense science, technology, and innovation domain, including:

  • Post-2016 organizational reforms of the Chinese military high command and the implications for the acquisition system
  • New initiatives to promote civil-military integration
  • Xi Jinping’s grand vision for China’s transformation into a world-class military and innovative power over the next few decades.

The May 3 workshop examines how countries have become, or are seeking to become, advanced defense technological and industrial powers.

The workshop seeks to identify activities, patterns, processes, structures, and other sources that will help to develop a generalizable analytical framework to provide nuanced and robust indicators as to why, how, and when catch-up countries embark on developing indigenous or joint defense technological and industrial capabilities.

Countries to be examined include the United States, China, Israel, Russia, and North Korea.

How to Apply

Applications are now closed.

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For more information, contact Marie Thiveos Stewart.

Questions on the application process? Email igcc-communications@ucsd.edu.

Past Boot Camps

Training Course on Chinese Security, Technology, and Innovation
April 30–May 3, 2018
Washington, D.C.

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Sixth Study of Innovation and Technology China Summer Training Workshop
July 20–26, 2016

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2016 flyer

Fifth Summer Training Workshop on the Relationship Between National Security and Technology in China
August 4–10, 2014

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Fourth Summer Training Workshop on the Relationship Between National Security and Technology in China
July 21–August 3, 2013

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Third Summer Training Workshop on the Relationship Between National Security and Technology in China
July 9–20, 2012

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Second Summer Training Workshop on the Relationship Between National Security and Technology in China
June 19–July 1, 2011

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Summer Training Workshop on the Relationship Between National Security and Technology in China
June 21–27, 2010

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