*This event is in partnership with Brookings Institution
Now, in brilliant, closely watched prose, To rule the waves Author Bruce Jones leads us on a fascinating journey through the great modern ports and naval bases of this era – from the vast container ports of Shanghai and Hong Kong to the vital naval base of the US Seventh Fleet in Hawaii to the sophisticated security arrangements of New York Harbor. Along the way, the book shows how global trade works, that we are in the midst of a global naval arms race, and why the oceans are so critical to America’s position moving forward.
Bruce Jones He directs the International Order Project at the Brookings Institution, where he served for four years as vice president for foreign policy. He has lived and worked in Asia, Africa and Europe, including working with United Nations operations in Kosovo and the Middle East. He has traveled extensively, charting the changing dynamics of global power, which he has documented in many previous books on international affairs. He was a senior advisor to the World Bank, and has attended or been a non-resident fellow at Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and New York University.
Jones will be in conversation with Evan Osnos, A writer for The New Yorker since 2008. His most recent books, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, won the National Book Award, among other awards. Previously, he worked in China, Iraq, and elsewhere for the Chicago Tribune, where he was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He lives with his wife and children in Washington, DC.