About the Speaker

Living in China during the exhilarating years of its ascension from sleeping giant to superpower, Fallows captured a complex and seldom seen portrait of a nation. In mythcrushing talks, he throws light on China's mutually beneficial and staggeringly complicated relationship with the U.S. One of America's strongest journalists, Fallows is a key resource to understanding our tenuous ties with China.

A national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows is one of America's most respected journalists. Whether writing about politics, national security, the economy, or foreign policy, Fallows strives to do one thing: ""Make the important interesting."" For his always-perceptive, sometimes prescient writing, he has won the National Book Award, the American Book Award and the National Magazine Award. Recently, Fallows' work has focused on chronicling China's explosive growth and its staggering ramifications for America and the world.

Fallows is the author of several books, including Breaking the News, about the crisis facing contemporary news media, and Blind into Baghdad, about the lead-up to the War in Iraq, which is now required reading in many military programs. His latest book, China Airborne, looks at the staggering rise of airlines and airport infrastructure in China. He has also been a software designer for Microsoft, a speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter, and The Atlantic's technology columnist.