The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with historian and author Chris Miller, on Tuesday, October 25, at 7 p.m. He will discuss his new book, Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology. Chip War details the decades-long battle to control one of the world’s most critical resources -- microchips. Kirkus calls the book, “An important wake-up call with solid historical context.”
According to Miller, microchips are the new oil. Meaning that, they are a scare resource on which our modern world depends. Almost everything runs on microchip technology, including items that we encounter in our daily life, such as microwaves and smartphones. Until recently, the United States has been the #1 superpower in the designing of and building microchips. However, the U.S. is starting to lose its position to Taiwan, Korea, Europe, and China and at stake is America’s military superiority and economic success.
Chris Miller is an associate professor of international history at Tufts University and his writing has been published in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. He is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Eurasia Director at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Miller writes frequently on Russian foreign policy, domestic politics, and economic policy and has been featured on CNBC and NPR.
Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at the time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.?