ANNOUNCEMENT 10TH SOUTH CHINA SEA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “COOPERATION FOR REGIONAL SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT”

ANNOUNCEMENT

10TH SOUTH CHINA SEA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

“COOPERATION FOR REGIONAL SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT”

November 8-9, 2018, The City of Da Nang, Viet Nam

The Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam (DAV), the Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS), and the Viet Nam Lawyers’ Association (VLA) are pleased to host the 10th South China Sea International Conference: “Cooperation for Regional Security and Development” on November 8-9, 2018 in Da Nang, Viet Nam.

Objectives:This annual assembling is designed as a Track II forum to review latest developments, identify the drivers behind tensions and calmness, and explore different avenues for conflict management and resolution in the South China Sea region. Marking the 10th anniversary of the inauguration of the Initiative, this year's conference will move beyond an annual review to take stock of transformations in the South China Sea across many sectors over the last decade.

Participants:An exceptional group of more than 30 well-known scholars and experts to make presentations. About 200 - 250 seats will be open for senior officials, business executives, experts, academics, and diplomats as participants.

 Registration fee: US$200. Participants should be responsible for his/her own travel and accommodation expenses. The registration fee covers charges for welcome dinner, lunches, coffee breaks, and conference materials.

Registration information: If you are interested in participating in the conference, please fill and submit the Registration Form no later than October 18th, 2018 and then your registration will be confirmed by email with your invitation letter. Our contact person is Ms. Ngo Huong, Email: huongthungo@dav.edu.vn; Tel. (+8424) 627.631.38, Cell: (+84) 942.326.968.

Tentative Program:

Sessions

Speakers

 

Keynote Speech

Lordship Kriangsak Kittichairasee, Judge, The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

SESSION 1:

South China Sea: Heart of Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

Mr. Michael Shoebridge, Director of the Defence & Strategy program, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Australia

Ms. Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department and Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House, UK

Capt. (Dr) Gurpreet S Khurana, Executive Director, National Maritime Foundation, India

Dr. Lee Jaehyon, Director of the Centre for ASEAN and Oceania Studies, ASAN Institute for Policy Studies, South Korea

SESSION 2:

South China Sea in Spotlight:

10-Year Recap

 Dr. Ju Hailong, Executive Director, Center for South China Sea    Studies; School of International Studies; Jinan University, China (Invited)

 Ms. Amy Searight, Director of the Southeast Asia Program at Centre for Strategic and International Studies, US

 Prof. Stein Tønnesson, Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Uppsala University, Norway

Dr. Nguyen Hung Son, Deputy Director General, Bien Dong Institute for Maritime Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam

SESSION 3:

Evolving Claims and Positions over the South China Sea: Continuities and Changes

Dr. Nong Hong, Executive Director & Senior Fellow, Institute for China - America Studies (ICAS), China

Prof. Jay Batongbacal, Director, Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Ms Jalila bt. Abdul Jalil, Senior Researcher, Centre for the Straits of Malacca, Maritime Institute of Malaysia

Dr. Chi-ting Tsai, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan China

Ms. Nguyen Thanh Ha, Vice Secretary-General of the Viet Nam Society of International Law

SESSION 4:

Major Powers: Engagements or Disengagements?

Dr. Patrick Cronin, Centre for a New American Security, US

Dr. Christopher Roberts, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Australia

Mr. Bonji Ohara, Senior Fellow, International Peace and Security Department, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan

Dr. Felix Heiduk, Senior Associate, Asia Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Germany

Mr. Anton Tsvetov, Project Lead at the Center for Strategic Research, Russia

SESSION 5:

Force Build-up in the South China Sea

Commander, People's Navy of Viet Nam (Invited)

Dr. Swee Lean Colin Koh, Research Fellow, Maritime Security Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mr. Zhang Junshe, People's Liberation Army Naval Military Academic Research Institute, China (Invited)

Mr. Derek Grossman, Senior Defense Analyst, RAND Corporation, US

SESSION 6:

Confidence Building, Preventive Diplomacy, and Dispute Resolution

Prof. Carlyle Thayer, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defense Force Academy, Australia

Commander, Viet Nam Coast Guard (Invited)

Dr. Jacqueline Joyce F. Espenilla, Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Dr. Li Mingjiang, Associate Professor at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

SESSION 7:

Emerging Disrupters to Maritime Order in the South China Sea

Prof. Melda Kamil Ariadno, Dean of the Faculty of Law, and Head of Centre for Sustainable Ocean Policy, University of Indonesia

TS. Constantinos Yiallourides, Arthur Watts Research Fellow on the International Law of Territorial Disputes at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

GS. Raul "Pete" Pedrozo, Non-resident Fellow, the Stockton Centre for the Study of International Law, US Naval War College

Prof. Robert Beckman, Head of Ocean Law and Policy Programme, Centre for International Law, the National University of Singapore

SESSION 8:

Order and Disorder in the SCS: Reflections

Dr. Ju Hailong, Executive Director, Center for South China Sea    Studies; School of International Studies; Jinan University, China (Invited)

Prof. Jay Batongbacal, Director, Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Prof. Robert Beckman, Head of Ocean Law and Policy Programme, Centre for International Law, the National University of Singapore

Prof. Carlyle Thayer, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defense Force Academy, Australia

Dr. Do Thanh Hai, Assistant Director General, Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam

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Attending the conference were Mr. Olof Skoog – Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations Security Council for the term 2017-2018delegates from the Secretariat of the United Nations, the Security Council Report, Australia, Indonesia and other officers who assisted Vietnam in its successful performance at the United Nations Security Council for the term 2008-2009. Also on hand at the conference were 100 delegates and representatives from embassies and international organizations in Hanoi, various departments from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other relevant ministries and stakeholders, scholars and members of the academic community studying the United Nations.

Addressing the conference, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr Dang Dinh Quy held that the election to the UNSC is an enormous pride and responsibility of non-permanent members. Fully aware of this immense honour, Vietnam has applied for the non-permanent membership of the UNSC for 2020-2021. Vietnam’s second application to this important organization after the first successful term testifies to Vietnam’s foreign policy of peace and for national independence, cooperation and development. This also demonstrates, at the highest level, Vietnam’s foreign policy of diversification, multilateralisation, active and responsible participation at international forums and organizations.

Participants at the conference conducted open and frank discussion on the performance and operation of the UNSC, evaluating advantages of and challenges to a non-permanent member, sharing experience of various nations in capitalizing on advantages and addressing challenges at the UNSC. The conference has received numerous constructive and substantive feedback and opinions so that Vietnam can lay its necessary groundwork for its candidacy and ultimate election and membership to the UNSC for 2020-2021./.

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The Ambassador’s Forum that was launched at the beginning of 2018 is an initiative of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam to invite Ambassadors/Chief Representatives of the diplomatic corps in Hanoi to deliver talks on such relevant topics as relations between Vietnam and other countries, international issues and foreign policy of various nations, etc. The French Ambassador is the third Ambassador who has participated at this Forum after Australian Ambassador (January 2018) and Malaysian Ambassador (March 2018).

Prior to the talks, Associate Prof, Dr Nguyen Vu Tung, President of the DAV, cordially recieved the Ambassador. The two sides exchanged viewpoints, opinions and measures to promote and deepen cooperation between French Embassy and DAV in the forthcoming time.

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