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UNF & World Affairs Council announce Distinguish Voices lecture series

Chris Miller HeadshotThe University of North Florida and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville are proud to present the free and open to the public Distinguished Voices Lecture Series. Dr. Chris Miller, international politics, economics and technology expert, will open the series with a discussion on "Chip Wars: How Control Over Semiconductors Will Determine the Future of Computing" from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at UNF’s Adam W. Herbert University Center.  

Miller will explore how computer chips have made the modern world—and how the United States and China are struggling for control over this fundamental technology. His book, “Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology,” earned the Financial Times' Best Business Book of the Year award and was described by The New York Times as a "nonfiction thriller."  

Miller is an associate professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School and co-directs the Russia and Eurasia program. He is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Eurasia director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where he researches and writes on trends in international politics. Additionally, he holds a directorial role at Greenmantle, advising major hedge funds, venture capital firms and corporations. 

The October Distinguished Voices lecture will feature Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of biography of Elon Musk, and November will feature Ambassador Michael Oren, statesman, historian and parliamentarian. 

All Distinguished Voices lectures are free and open to the public, supported by the UNF Foundation and co-hosted by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s Global Issues Evenings. Complimentary e-tickets are required and available by visiting the webpage. For those with a disability that requires special accommodation, contact Lauren Giliberto at or (904) 620-4334 at least five days before the event to ensure UNF can provide reasonable accommodations. World Affairs Council members may secure their complimentary tickets by going to the World Affairs Council Jacksonville website.