Channel City Club
& Committee on Foreign Relations
Santa Barbara's Window on the World
The Channel City Club was founded in 1946 in Santa Barbara, California, to provide the community with a local venue for outstanding experts on state, national, and international issues.
The Committee on Foreign Relations promotes foreign relations dialogue through
Member of ACFR, Washington, D.C.
Winter Brunch and presentation on
The Strategy of Denial*
American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict
Friday, December 3, 2021
10:30am – 12:00 noon
(check-in begins @ 10:00am)
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara
Elbridge Colby is co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, a policy initiative focused on developing strategies to prepare the US for an era of sustained great power competition. He is the author of The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict (Yale University Press, 2021).
Previously, Colby was the Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security (2018-2019), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development (2017-2018), Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (2014-2017), principal analyst and division lead for global strategic affairs at CNA (2010-2013). Prior 2010, Colby served for over five years in the U.S. Government working on a range of strategic forces, arms control, WMD, and intelligence reform matters.
Colby’s latest book, The Strategy of Denial provides an informed, in‑depth reappraisal of America’s defense strategy, outlying a rigorous practical approach in showing how the United States can prepare to win a war with China that we cannot afford to lose — precisely in order to deter that war from happening.
The CCC wishes to express a special thanks to Professor Neil Narang at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation for providing support in bringing this presentation to Santa Barbara.
* Following this event Mary Sheldon from Tecolote Book Shop will provide books for purchase; Eldridge Colby will also be available for book signing.
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