Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology - Book Talk followed by a Fireside Chat with Chris Miller
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Time (EST)
Semiconductor chips are the beating heart of the modern day world. Every interaction we have in the physical world is, in one way or the other, controlled by these tiny silicon instruments called semiconductor chips. Semiconductor chips run the world, so much so that military and economic supremacy in the geopolitical order is now determined by who controls the supply chains for manufacturing these chips. Chris Miller, through his seminal work “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology” has charted the entire history of the invention and development of semiconductor chips and how they became the world’s most critical technology to the current day geopolitical maneuvering and the fight for global dominance by controlling the semiconductor supply chains. The book has received several accolades and is considered a bible for anyone who wants to understand the importance of semiconductor technology and its impact on supply chains, international business and the global regulatory regime.
Chip War has been awarded Financial Times 2022 Business Book of the Year Award along with being listed as one the best business books of the year 2022 by The New York Times and The Economist. In this book talk followed by a fireside chat, we will discuss the impact semiconductors and microchip technology have on modern society and what the future holds for one of the biggest economic and business stories of our time.
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Chris Miller is Associate Professor of International History at Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, where his research focuses on technology, geopolitics, economics, international affairs, and Russia.
He is author of Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology, 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 received his PhD and MA from Yale University and his BA in history from Harvard University.
Abhishek Kishore is the Managing Director of International at OCR Services, where he is responsible for expanding OCR's footprint in international markets.
Previously, Abhishek served as the Deputy Country Head - India at the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In this role, he was responsible for Council-wide policy advocacy and stakeholder engagement initiatives in the U.S.-India corridor for leading US and Indian companies.
Additionally, he focused on the Digital Economy domain, advising technology companies (global U.S. & Indian IT leaders; e-commerce and fintech innovators) on government policies and regulatory concerns.