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South China Sea Conference: Panel Discussions Day 2

Asia: Beyond the Headlines
Vietnamese sailors patrol on Phan Vinh Island in the Spratly archipelago on June 14, 2011. Vietnam put on a show of military strength in the tense South China Sea on June 13, risking the ire of Beijing in the face of a deepening maritime rift with its powerful neighbor. (Vietnam News Agency/AFP/Getty Images)

Complete Conference Overview (including complete videos)

Territorial disputes with respect to the South China Sea have existed for more than a century, but in recent years Asia’s booming economies have become hungrier for already scarce resources. In order to maintain their growth trajectories, countries in the region — primarily Southeast Asian states and China — are asserting their sovereignty over the sea’s energy-rich waters. The dispute is exacerbated by the U.S. pivot to Asia, and the relevance of the area to America’s interests, particularly its importance for regional trade and commerce, fisheries, and energy.

Please join Asia Society for the second day of a two-day conference on the South China Sea territorial dispute. There will be a high-level panel discussion, followed by closing remarks and discussion of practical steps for resolution of the conflict.

For media inquiries, feel free to contact Asia Society's press office at pr@asiasociety.org or 212-327-9295

Part of Asia: Beyond the Headlines, Asia Society's yearlong current affairs programming that examines key governance, security, and policy challenges in the Asian region.

Participating Speakers:

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

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

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

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

Program Agenda:

9:30-11:20 am
Panel 5: Finding a Way Toward Cooperation: Lessons and Suggestions

11:20-11:50 am
Closing remarks


Can't make it to this program? Tune in to AsiaSociety.org/live for a free live video webcast. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions to [email protected].


Event Details

Fri 15 Mar 2013
9:30am - 12:00pm

725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York, NY

Free event (registration required)