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China's Technology Competition

While China accelerates its efforts towards technological dominance, an expert panel assessed how the United States should position itself for economic, military, and political success.
Peter Cowhey
David Harris
Raja Krishnamoorthi
Cécile Shea
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China and the United States have entered a new era of competition, and technology is a major focus for both countries. As the superpowers race to make advances in artificial intelligence, drones, quantum computing, semiconductors, smartphones, and numerous other technologies, American policymakers debate how to position the US for economic, military, and political success. Join the Council for an expert panel discussion on technological competition between China and the United States with a keynote address by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.

About the Speakers
Qualcomm Chair Emeritus, School of Global Policy & Strategy, University of California San Diego
Peter Cowhey is the Qualcomm chair emeritus of the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California San Diego where he served as dean from 2002 to 2021. He served in the Obama and Clinton Administrations and is an expert on the future of communications and information technology markets and policy.
Director, Integration and Innovation for the Deputy Chief of Staff of Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Headquarters US Air Force
Major General Harris is the director of integration and innovation at the US Air Force Headquarters where he leads advanced efforts for future force design, data analytics, capability development integration, innovative solutions, disruptive technology, and Headquarters Air Force war-gaming across the total force for multi-domain concepts.
United States Congressman for Illinois’ 8th District
Black and white headshot of Raja Krishnamoorthi
Raja Krishnamoorthi represents the 8th District of Illinois, which includes Chicago’s west and northwest suburbs. He is the Ranking Member of the House Select Committee on Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party and is also a member of the Emerging Leaders Class of 2010.
Black and white headshot of Raja Krishnamoorthi
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Security and Diplomacy
Council expert Cécile Shea
Cécile Shea is a nonresident senior fellow on security and diplomacy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She is the president of Wakaru Communications and a special advisor to the Council’s Next Generation programs.
Council expert Cécile Shea