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LIVE WEBCAST of the South China Sea Conference

LIVE WEBCAST of the South China Sea Conference

Catch the live webcast of the 2-day conference on the South China Sea dispute in New York.
Vietnamese border guards watch the U.S. 7th Fleet's U.S.S. Blue Ridge entering Tien Sa port in Danang on April 23, 2012, ahead of five days of joint naval exercises between the U.S. and Vietnam. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/GettyImages)

NEW YORK -- Asia Society and the Centre on Asia and Globalization (CAG) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore are jointly hosting a two-day conference on the unfolding situation in the South China Sea area and its implications for regional peace and stability.

The conference, which will be held at Asia Society from March 13-15, 2013, will draw on the expertise of 15 leading scholars, experts and former practitioners from academia, research institutions, and think tanks from the U.S., China, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, and Australia.

The event will begin on the evening of March 13, 2013 with an opening dinner and discussion. For complete information about each day of the program, click on the links below (in orange).

Tune in to AsiaSociety.org/live for a free live video webcast. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions to [email protected]. Check out the live webcasts will start (Manila Time) below.


 

SCHEDULE

Panel Discussions Day 1

TIME OF LIVE WEBCAST (MANILA TIME): 9:00PM - 5:40AM, Thursday, March 14, 2013

Topics of discussion:

  • Panel 1: Origins of the Disputes
  • Panel 2: The U.S.-China Relationship in the South China Sea
  • Panel 3: Roles of International Law and Governance
  • Panel 4: ASEAN's Position on the South China Sea and Implication for Regional Peace and Security
     

Panel Discussions Day 2

TIME OF LIVE WEBCAST (MANILA TIME): 9:30PM - 11:50PM, Thursday, March 15, 2013

Topics of discussion:

  • Panel 5: Finding a Way Toward Cooperation: Lessons and Suggestions

For your information there will be a  closed door session on  March 13 with the following agenda:

 

  • Opening Remarks
  • Address: Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy: "Dangerous Currents in the South China Sea."
  • Panel Discussion: Ambassador Roy, Ambassador Christopher Hill (Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver) ,
  • Major General Zhu Chenghu (Dean of the Defense Affairs Institute, China's National Defense University of the People's Liberation Army), Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha (Director General of Department of International Law and Treaties, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam), Mr. Angelo Jimenez (Executive Vice President of the Asia Pacific Basin for Energy Studies), Moderator: Professor Huang Jing (Director, Center on Asia and Globalization at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy)
  • Audience and Web Questions

 

 


 

PARTICIPANTS

Click HERE to view full participants' biographies

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy
Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States; former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, China, and Indonesia

Ambassador Christopher Hill
Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Dr. Patrick Cronin
Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Mr. Walter Lohman
Director of Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha
Director General of the Department of International Law and Treaties, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Viet Nam

Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan Anh
Vice Dean of International Law Faculty, Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam

General Zhu Chenghu
Dean of the Defense Affairs Institute, National Defense University of the People's Liberation Army, People's Republic of China

Dr. Zhang Xinjun
Associate Professor of Public International Law, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Mr. Robert Beckman
Director of the Centre of International Law, National University of Singapore

Mr. Angelo Azura Jimenez
Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific Basin for Energy Strategies, Inc.

Dr. Huang Jing
Professor and Director of Centre on Asia and Globalisation (CAG), National University of Singapore

Ms. Yang Fang
Research Associate at the Centre on Asia and Globalisation (CAG), National University of Singapore

Dr. Bernard Oxman
Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law, University of Miami

Mr. Stephen Loosley
Chair of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra; Deputy Chair of Asia Society, Australia

Mr. Henry Bensurto 
Special Senior Assistant, Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines; former Secretary General, Commission on Maritime and Ocean Affairs Secretariat (CMOAS)

Ms. Lynn Kuok, Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

Mr. Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law, New York University School of LawCo-Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute

Dr. David Denoon, Professor of Politics and Economics; Director, New York University Center on U.S.-China Relations

Dr. Duncan McCargoProfessor of Southeast Asian Politics, University of Leeds


 

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