China: Confronting an Emerging National Security Threat
On Saturday, August 28, 2021, NBR Shali Chair Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, U.S. Navy (ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations and former Member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the featured lecturer at the event “China: Confronting an Emerging National Security Threat.” The discussion was on the PRC’s military rise, its maritime strategic interests, and U.S. military strategy to confront the People’s Liberation Army. This was the fourth lecture in the speaker series “China in the World: 21st Century Challenges.”
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, U.S. Navy (ret.), served as the 30th Chief of Naval Operations from 2011 to 2015. As CNO, he was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
His other experience in Washington has included serving as Vice CNO (2009–11), the Navy’s CFO (N8), and Navy Deputy Comptroller. He has ten years of military leadership experience in the Indo-Pacific region, including service in Japan (three years) and Guam (one year). A nuclear engineer by training, he commanded the nuclear submarine USS Honolulu.
He currently holds the John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies at the National Bureau of Asian Research. He also serves as a director on corporate boards, a consultant, and an advisor.