Announcement for the 9th South China Sea International Conference

 

The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), the Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS) and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association (VLA) are pleased to host the 9th South China Sea International Conference: “Cooperation for Regional Security and Development” on 27-28 November 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

Objectives: This 9th Conference  aims  to  provide  participants a  special opportunity to assess the current situation in the South China Sea from an interdisciplinary perspective  and  to  consider  and  to  discuss measures to  maintain  peace  and  stability  in  the area and to promote cooperation. Please see the attached tentative agenda for details.

Participants: As our previous conferences on the South China Sea, this year we invite a world-class group of approximately 25-30 experts to make presentations, and will open for about 200-250 senior officials, business executives, experts, academics and diplomats to participate in the discussion.

Registration Fee: USD 200

Participants should be responsible for his/her own travel and accommodation expenses. The registration fee covers charges of welcome dinner, lunch, coffee break and conference materials.

Programme (Tentative):

Sessions

Speakers

Keynote  Speech

H.E. Judge Vladimir Vladimirovich Golitsyn, President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) (2014-2017)

SESSION 1: Current State of Affairs in the South China Sea

Prof. You Ji, Head of Department of Government and Public Administration, University of Macau, China

 

Dr. Aries A. Arugay, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines

 

Prof. Pham Quang Minh, Dean of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

 

Dr. Euan Graham, Director, International Security Program at the Lowy Institute, Australia

SESSION 2: Powers’ Interactions and Rule-based Order in the South China Sea

Prof. Shi Yinhong, Director of the Center on American Studies at Renmin University of China

 

Ms. Colin Willett, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State

 

Mr. Hideshi Tokuchi, Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

 

Prof. Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies, Centre for Policy Research, India

   

SESSION 3: The military and paramilitary balance in the South China Sea

Major General Nguyen Hong Quan (rtd.), Former Deputy Director General, Institute for Defense Strategy, Viet Nam

 

Dr. Fu-Kuo Liu, Senior Fellow, Institute of International Relations, Taiwan Chengchi University

 

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

 

Mr. Lyle J.Morris, Senior Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation, United States

SESSION 4: Activities at Sea: Sources of Conflict or Areas for Cooperation

Ms. Theresa Fallon, Member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP-EU)

 

Prof.  Zhang  Renping, Director, Center  for  International Maritime Convention Studies, Dalian Maritime University, China

 

Ms. Shafiah F. Muhibat, Senior Fellow, Centre   for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia/Maritime Security Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore

 

Captain Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R), Senior Fellow/Centre Head, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)

SESSION 5: Legal Dimensions in the South China Sea

Prof. Geneviève Bastid Burdeau, Professor of International Law, Sorbonne Law School (Univ. of Paris I); Member of the Institute of International Law, France

 

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Bien Dong Institute for Maritime Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV)

 

Dr. Kim Wonhee, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Maritime Institute, Korea

 

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

SESSION 6: Sustainable Development and Cooperation Initiatives

Ms. Chen Chenchen, Deputy Director of the Macro Research Department at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China

 

Ms. Joanna Mossop, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

 

Prof. David M. Ong, Research Professor of International & Environmental Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

 

Commander Nguyen Khac Vuot, Director, International Cooperation Department, Vietnam Coast Guard

SESSION 7: Code of Conduct (COC): Substance and process

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

 

Prof. Zhang  Renping, Director, Center  for  International Maritime Convention Studies, Dalian Maritime University, China

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

Captain Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R), Senior Fellow/Centre Head, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA), Malaysia

Ms. Shafiah F. Muhibat, Senior Fellow, Centre   for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia/Maritime Security Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore

Dr. Tran Truong Thuy, Senior Fellow, Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS), Viet Nam

Registration information: Please fill out the registration form attached to this announcement if you are interested in participating in the conference, and then email the filled-out form back to our contact person, Ms. Ngo Huong, tel. (+8424) 62763138, (+84) 942326968, email huongngothu2010@gmail.com, no later than November 15th, 2017, for logistic arrangement.

Or Click http://tinyURL.com/SCSC9-RegistrationForm to access Registration Form

Click http://fess.vn/assets/uploads/files/SCSC9_Announcement_November_24.pdf for Full Announcement

Click http://fess.vn/assets/uploads/files/SCSC9_Programme_November_24.pdf for the Tentative Programme

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