Chris Miller, Author of “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology”
The microchip powers everything we do — from our iPhones, to the cars we drive, to missile guidance systems. Do we take for granted how much the world depends on such a scarce resource?
For our Season 2 finale, our host David Stiepleman is joined by Chris Miller, Professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and author of the Financial Times 2022 Book of the Year, “Chip War,” to learn how a group of visionaries brought this world-changing technology into existence, the incredibly delicate supply chain that holds together the most complex machinery humans have ever made, and how America’s perch as the world’s chip superpower may be in doubt.
Professor Chris Miller is the Jeane Kirkpatrick visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Eurasia director at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has previously taught and studied at the Brady-Johnson Program in History and Grand Strategy at Yale, the New Economic School in Moscow on the international financial system, the Carnegie Moscow Center on Russian history, politics, and economics, the Brookings Institution on U.S. foreign policy, and at the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Academy in DC.
Thank you to Professor Miller for sharing his knowledge of this fascinating part of all of our lives. We hope you enjoy the conversation.