Heino Klinck, former Dept. Asst SecDef for East Asia
February 16, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
February 16, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Please join BENS for a discussion on the Great Power Competition with China led by Heino Klinck, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia on Wednesday, February 16th.
Heino Klinck is a global strategist, business executive, retired U.S. Army Colonel, former diplomat, and international policy expert. His extensive experience includes 2+ decades abroad; leading global strategy efforts in a Fortune 100 company; senior political-military roles in the Pentagon; analytical and operational responsibilities in the intelligence community; multiple diplomatic postings in Asia and Europe; and providing strategic counsel through his private consulting company, Klinck Global LLC.
Heino is an acknowledged Sinologist with decades of experience in managing critical aspects of the Sino-U.S. relationship. A seasoned expert in the elements of U.S. national power (diplomatic, informational, military, and economic), he has a unique combination of relevant public and private sector expertise. He is frequently cited in global media on Great Power Competition with China and is regularly sought-out to speak at universities and think tanks worldwide
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