Join us for a book talk with historian Chris Miller. The pandemic-induced computer chip shortage production is prompting governments to think about the national security implications of offshoring production of this critical piece of technology. Chris Miller's timely history of the computer chip industry offers a fresh perspective on how parts of Asia became the global centers of chip production and what the U.S. should do now.
Chris Miller is an associate professor of international history at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His research focuses on technology, geopolitics, economics, international affairs, and Russia. His latest book, Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology, is a geopolitical history of the computer chip. He is the author of three other books on Russia, including Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia; We Shall Be Masters: Russia's Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin; and The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR. He has previously served as the Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale, a lecturer at the New Economic School in Moscow, a visiting researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, a research associate at the Brookings Institution, and as a fellow at the German Marshall Fund's Transatlantic Academy. He received his Ph.D. and MA from Yale University and his BA in history from Harvard University.
- Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance
- Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies
- Center for International Security Studies