• How to Grow a Navy:

    The Development of Maritime Power

    Indo-Pacific Maritime Hour (via Zoom)

    Monday, December 4, 2023 – 1530 (Tokyo), 1430 (Singapore); 0630 (London); 1730 (Sydney)

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    Navies have become increasingly critical, particularly in the background of U.S.-China competition. Yet, the topic of maritime power development has not been explored sufficiently. In this webinar hosted by YCAPS, Professor Geoffrey Till, the author of How to Grow a Navy: The Development of Maritime Power, will discuss the development of maritime power and naval strength from historical and contemporary perspectives. He will illustrate the recurring patterns in maritime and naval development that determine their success or failure and examine whether China is following the same pattern illustrated by Britain’s naval development at the start of the 18th century.


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    Guest speaker


    Geoffrey Till is a naval historian, Emeritus Professor of Maritime Studies at King’s College London and Chairman of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies. He is the author of over 300 books, chapters and articles and previously served as Dean of Academic Studies at the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College. He also holds the Dudley W. Knox Chair for Naval History and Strategy at the US Naval War College. In 2023, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

    Format: This event will be off-the-record.
    Moderator: John Bradford, YCAPS Executive Director

    Co-Sponsor: None

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge