The Institute of Politics, the Paulson Institute, and Harris Public Policy at the University of Chicago hosted political scientist and Harvard professor Graham Allison for a lunchtime discussion. As former assistant secretary of defense to President Clinton, Allison earned the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service for his role in reducing the Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal. Since then, he has served as director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, for which he is now a board member. In light of his latest book, “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?,” Allison discussed the future of US-China relations, examining the potential conflicts between the two world powers. Evan Feigenbaum, vice chairman of the Paulson Institute, moderated the discussion.