Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum announces Expand your Horizons lecture series

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Academy for Lifelong Learning and Talbot County Public Schools are partnering to host U.S. Naval Academy Professor Miles Yu, Ph.D. as the inaugural speaker in their new, “Expand Your Horizons” lecture series. U.S. – Chinese Geopolitics: Culture, Commerce, and Security kicks off on Wednesday, March 7 and continues March 21, with both sessions beginning at 1:00 p.m. and taking place at the St. Michaels Middle/High School Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, with students and parents also encouraged to attend.

Lecture series attendees will come away with a better understanding of China’s ever-increasing impact on not only American life, but also the future of the world. Each session will conclude with a question and answer period with Dr. Yu.

Dr. Miles Yu is a professor of Chinese Military/Diplomatic History and represents the Naval Academy’s initial commitment to ALL’s community education programs. In his two March lectures, he will focus on contemporary issues influencing Chinese culture, commerce, cyber & military strategies.

Professor Yu earned his Ph.D. from University of California in Berkeley, and is a former Mellon Foundation fellow and an Institute on Global Conflict/Cooperation scholar. Along with advising various federal agencies and congressional committees, he writes a Washington Times column, which publishes each Friday.

CBMM’s Academy for Lifelong Learning offers a unique opportunity to enhance lives through learning both within and outside classroom environments. An academic cooperative run by CBMM volunteers, ALL offers courses, group discussions, presentations, field trips, and social events throughout the year. The programs encompass a diverse range of topics, including ecology, literature, history, religion, science, current events, photography, philosophy, gardening, and more. Courses are held on the CBMM campus and at nearby locations.

“The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, together with Talbot County Public Schools, is excited to bring lifelong learning opportunities to the communities we serve,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “Through expanded educational programs like this, we are committed to not only vital community partnerships, but also to transforming social responsibility into social capital.”

No registration is needed for these lectures. For more information regarding other upcoming offerings by CBMM”s Academy for Lifelong Learning, go to

U.S. Naval Academy Professor Miles Yu, Ph.D.