The MATA programme invites you to the book launch “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology”, a geopolitical history of the computer chip, listed by the Financial Times as one of the best business books of the year, authored by Prof. Chris Miller, MATA Academic Director at the Fletcher School.
Prof. Miller will present the findings in his new book and discuss how chips have become the most important component of the industrialized and globalized world – making most sectors dependent on its presence and creating vulnerabilities for importing countries. He will also emphasize the geopolitical impact of the importance of chips in terms of transatlantic relations vis-à-vis China.
Mr. Guillaume Ragonnaud, Policy Analyst at the European Parliamentary Research Services, will provide a European perspective on semiconductors and their growing geopolitical importance as evidenced by the European Chips Act. MATA Director Michele Chang will moderate the discussion.
Please register before November 14
Chris MILLER is the MATA Academic Director and Associate Professor of International History at the Fletcher School, where his research focuses on technology, geopolitics, economics, international affairs, and Russia. he is also Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Eurasia Director at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
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 PhD and MA from Yale University and his BA in history from Harvard University.
Guillaume RAGONNAUD is a Policy Analyst at the Economic Policies Unit, Directorate Members’ Research Service at European Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS), where he works on the green deal, digital industry, semiconductors, chips, the circular economy, and competition.
He has extensive research experience and expertise at the EPRS of more than a decade, where he has been working in various positions including Adviser for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) at DG IPOL; Research Adviser for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) at DG POL; and a Policy Analyst – Briefings Unit – DG Presidency. He holds a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris and AgroParisTech.
External attendance is possible virtually upon registration.