RMA to Feature Speaker Stephen Roach, Author of “Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives”

The RMA announce their featured speaker for January 25: Stephen Roach, the author of “Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives.” The talk begins promptly at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church, located at 37 Lafayette Place, Greenwich, CT. The program will also be shown on Webinar: https://bit.ly/30IBj21

In the short span of five years, America and China have entered a trade war, a tech war, and a new Cold War. This conflict between the world’s two most powerful nations wouldn’t have happened were it not for an unnecessary clash of false narratives embraced by both nations. America falsely blames its trade and technology threats on China yet overlooks its shaky saving foundation. China falsely blames its growth challenges on America’s alleged containment of market-based socialism, ignoring its failed economic rebalancing.

In Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives, Stephen Roach offers a clear-eyed analysis of superpower collision over their economies, policies, and politics. He argues that much of the rhetoric on both sides is dangerously misguided, amplified by information distortion, and more a reflection of each nation’s fears and vulnerabilities than a credible assessment of the risks they face. The book concludes with a creative plan for conflict resolution that offers a new road map to a healthier Sino-American relationship.Stephen Roach is a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center of the Yale Law School and a former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. He has written for The Financial Times, Fortune, Project Syndicate, and more, and appeared widely on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN,NPR, and other media outlets.

Next week: February 1, David Fitzpatrick, currently a staff writer for CNN’s prime time newscast: “Anderson Cooper 360.“ Formerly an anchor producers at CNN and a producer at CBS News,including a stint with “60 Minutes.” “Cable News and How It Changed the American Landscape.”

The Greenwich Retired Men’s Association offers a free program every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. For additional information seewww.greenwichrma.org or contact us by email at [email protected]