2013 Summer Training Workshop on the Relationship Between
National Security and Technology in China
July 21–August 3, 2013
UC San Diego
La Jolla, California
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2013
Project SITC's two-week summer training course at UC San Diego is open to advanced graduate students, junior faculty, and early- to mid-career analysts and provides a comprehensive overview of the development, role, and linkages that science, technology, and innovation play in China’s national security. The workshop examines the relationship between national security, 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 powers within the next 1–2 generations.
The first week of the workshop consists of classes and expert panel discussions providing participants a comprehensive understanding of the drivers and dynamics shaping past, present, and future Chinese approaches to security, technology, and innovation. Topics include:
- The historical relationship between security and technology in China
- Chinese grand strategic thinking on technology and security
- The political economy of security and technology
- The reform of the defense industry
- Integration between the civilian and defense economies
- The nature and structure of the Chinese national innovation system
- Military end-user drivers in shaping technology innovation
- China’s technology modernization efforts in comparative perspective
- Prospects for China’s technological catching up
- Methodological approaches and analytical tools in examining the relationship between Chinese science, technology, innovation and security
In the second week of the workshop, participants will attend two conferences:
- A comprehensive examination of the nature and workings of the Chinese defense research, development, and acquisition (RDA) system
- An “inside-the-box” perspective comparing Chinese and U.S. approaches to decision-making in their science, technology, and innovation apparatuses.
This course is part of the Project on the Study of Innovation and Technology in China (Project SITC), an exciting IGCC initiative on understanding China’s emerging science and technology capabilities.
For more information about the workshop or the SITC program, please contact Hazelruth Adams.