Baucus Institute Speaker Series 2019

Max Baucus & Michael Punke on US/China Trade, with Gloria Riviera

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: ALI Auditorium, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

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The Max S. Baucus Institute will present Max Baucus and Michael Punke in conversation, moderated by Gloria Riviera, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Alice Lund Instructional Auditorium (ALI) on University of Montana's campus.

Max S. Baucus is a former U.S. Ambassador to China until 2017, and before that was the longest-serving U.S. Senator from Montana, and his career is the legacy for the Baucus Institute. Michael Punke is a former U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also served on the White House National Security Council staff and on Capitol Hill, and is the author of The Revenant. Gloria Riviera is an ABC News correspondent currently based in Washington D.C. She covers a wide array of breaking, investigative and feature stories for the network's flagship broadcasts Good Morning America, World News and Nightline. She also contributes regularly to ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.

This event is free and open to the general public.

Baucus Institute Lecture: "Winning the Shadow War with Russia & China"

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: George & Jane Dennison Theatre, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

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Poisoned dissidents. Election interference. Armed invasions. Manufactured islands. International treaties undermined. Secret military buildups. Hackers and viruses. Weapons deployed in space. Russia and China spark news stories in the US by carrying out bold acts of aggression and violating international laws and norms. Are these just bad actors acting badly? Among the nation’s most senior intelligence officials and military commanders, the answer is no. Emboldened by their success, Russia and China are, in fact, waging a brazen, global war on the US and the West. Russia and China understand that while they are unlikely to win a shooting war, they have another path to victory. And what we see as our greatest strengths—open societies, military innovation, dominance of technology on Earth and in space, longstanding leadership in global institutions—they are turning into weaknesses, with alarming success.

CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto will take us on a tour of every front of this new “Shadow War” – from a nuclear submarine under the Arctic, to America’s first “space warriors”, to the operations center of the NSA, to the battlegrounds of Ukraine, to China’s “unsinkable aircraft carriers” in the South China Sea for an alarming view of a conflict already underway and the men and women now fighting back.