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Overall information of the 7th South China Sea conference

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The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS) and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association (VLA) are pleased to host the 7th South China Sea International Conference: “Cooperation for Regional Security and Development” on 23-24 November 2015 in Vung Tau city, Viet Nam.

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PROGRAMME

 

 

Booklet of Conference (Click here) (including Programme, List of international and local participants, Bio of role players and Executive summaries of papers)

 

Photos of Conference (Click here)

DAY 1

Monday - November 23, 2015

OPENING SESSION

Moderator: Mr. Nguyen Van Quyen, President of the Vietnamese Lawyers Association

(Click to see VIDEO)

Welcoming Remarks by Mr. Nguyen Hong Linh, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee of Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province

Opening Remarks by Amb. Dr. Dang Dinh Quy, President of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (Click here)

 

SESSION 1: Developments in the World and Its Implications for the South China Sea

Moderator: Amb. Dr. Dang Dinh Quy, President of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

(Click to see VIDEO)

Prof. Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi, India

Developments in the World and Its Implications for the SCS: Balance of Powers

 

Captain (ROK Navy Ret.) Sukjoon Yoon, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy, Seoul, Korea

The European Concept of Balance of Power in the South China Sea: What is the Role of the Middle Powers?

 

Dr. Shen Dingli, Professor and Associate Dean at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, China

A Chinese Perspective on Cooperation in South China Sea

 

Prof. Liselotte Odgaard, Royal Danish Defence College, Denmark

International Hotspots: China’s Strategy of Deterrence and Legitimacy in the South and East China Sea Disputes (Click for Presentation)

 

Dr. Nguyen Nam Duong, Deputy Director General, Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies , DAV, Vietnam

The Evolving Maritime Security Architecture in the Asia-Pacific and its Implications for Conflict Management in the South China Sea

SESSION 2: Developments in and around the South China Sea

Moderator: Prof. David Arase, Professor of International Politics, Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Nanjing, China

 

(Click to see VIDEO)

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Ms. Rukmani Gupta, Senior Asia-Pacific Analyst for IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly

Status-quo on the Sea: Examining Reclamation and Building Activities (Click for Presentation)

Dr. Mathieu Duchatel, Deputy Director of the Asia and China Program of the European Council on Foreign Relations

The South China Sea and China’s Nuclear Deterrence Strategy

Prof. Herman Joseph S. Kraft, Associate Dean for Administration and External Affairs, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Philippines

The South China Sea Disputes: The Overall Situation (Click for Presentation)

Dr. Le Quy Quynh, Director General, Maritime Affairs Department, National Boundary Commission, Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Overview of Maritime Delimitation and Joint Development in The South China Sea (Click for Presentation)

SESSION 3: Major Powers Interactions in the South China Sea

Moderator: Prof. Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi, India

(Click to see VIDEO)

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Prof. Nguyen Manh Hung, Visiting Senior Fellow, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

Disputes in the South China Sea, Major Powers’s Interactions, Small States’ Predicament (Click for Presentation)

 

Dr. Xue Li, Director of Department of International Strategy, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

South China Sea Dispute and Game between Main Powers (Click for Presentation)

 

Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security, USA

Stability and Rule of Law in the South China Sea: A U.S. Perspective

 

Dr. Ken Jimbo, Associate Professor, the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan

Major Powers Interaction in the South China Sea​: Japanese Perspective (Click for Presentation)

 

Mr. Anton Tsvetov, Media and Government Relations Manager, Russian International Affairs Council, Russia

Russia and the South China Sea: Strategic Context and Opportunities for Constructive Engagement

DAY 2

Tuesday - November 24, 2015

SESSION 4: International Law

Moderator: Prof. Robert G. Volterra, Partner of Volterra Fietta (Law Firm), UK

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Prof. Alex Oude Elferink, Director of Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

The Role of International Law in the South China Sea Disputes (Click for Presentation)

Dr. Nong Hong, Director, Research Center for Oceans Law & Policy, National Institute for South China Sea Studies; Executive Director, Institute for China-America Studies, China

Historic Concepts Vs. Other Maritime Regimes in the South China Sea (Click for Presentation)

Mr. Bill Hayton, Associate Fellow, Chatham House (the Royal Institute for International Affairs), London, UK

Unreliable evidence and the South China Sea Problem (Click for Presentation)

 

Dr. Vu Thanh Ca, Assoc. Prof., Director, Research Institute for the Management of Seas and Islands, Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands

Requirement for an Ocean Governance Framewok for The Protection of Environment and Biological Resource in the South China Sea for Sustainable Development (Click for Presentation)

SESSION 5: International Law (cont.)

Moderator: Prof. Alex Oude Elferink, Director of Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS)

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(Click to see VIDEO)

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Prof. Robert G. Volterra, Partner of Volterra Fietta (Law Firm), UK

The State Obligation to Exercise Self-Restraint in Undelimited Maritime Areas under Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS (Click for Presentation)

Prof. Jonathan Odom, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, U.S.

         A “Rules-Based Approach” to Enhance Maritime Safety in the SCS

Mr. Abd Rahim Hussin, Former Undersecretary, National Security Council, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia; Adjunct Associate Professor, University New South Wales (UNSW)

International Law: Rights and Obligations on Search and Rescue (Click for Presentation)

Prof. Michael Sheng-ti Gau, Institute of Law of the Sea, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

The Prospects for the Sino-Philippine Arbitration on the South China Sea (U-Shaped Line) Dispute (Click for Presentation)

SESSION 6: The Way Forward

Moderator: H.E. Le Cong Phung, Vice Chairman, The Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS)

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(Click to see VIDEO)

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

Preparing for Post-Arbitration Scenarios (Click for Presentation)

Prof. Carl Thayer, The University of New South Wales, the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia

The Code of Conduct in the South China Sea and Beyond (Click for Presentation)

 

Amb. Mr. Salman Al Farisi, Senior Advisor for Institutional Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

South China Sea within Indo-Pacific Region

 

Ms. Yanmei Xie, Senior China Analyst, International Crisis Group

Joint Development in the South China Sea: Lessons from the Past and Future Prospect

New Initiatives for South China Sea (Click here), Representative from SCS Young Leaders Group

Declaration by The South China Sea Young Leaders (Click here)

(Click to see VIDEO)

Moderator: Prof. Leszek Buszynski, Professor, Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales

 

 

 

SESSION 7: Simulation: Settlement, Delimitation and Joint Developments in the South China Sea

Moderator: Prof. Leszek Buszynski, Professor, Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales

(Each panelist presents their respective country’s position regarding the Proposal and then proceed with negotiation)

(Click to see VIDEO)

Prof. Robert Beckman, Director of Center of International Law, National University of Singapore

The South China Sea: Prospects for Cooperation to Manage the Disputes (Click for Presentation)

 

Prof. Su Hao, Director, Center for Strategic and Peace Studies, China Foreign Affairs University; President, Beijing Geopolitical Strategy and Development Association

China

 

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

Philippines

 

Mr. Shahriman Lockman, Senior Analyst, the Foreign Policy and Security Studies Programme, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia

Malaysia

 

Dr. Tran Truong Thuy, Senior Research Fellow, Bien Dong Institute, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV)

Vietnam

 

 

Closing Remarks

     

 

 

 

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Overall information of the 7th South China Sea conference

Overall information of the 7th South China Sea conference

The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS) and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association (VLA) are pleased to host the 7th South China Sea International Conference: “Cooperation for Regional Security and Development” on 23-24 November 2015 in Vung Tau city, Viet Nam.

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Announcement for the 7th South China Sea International Conference

Announcement for the 7th South China Sea International Conference

The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS) and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association (VLA) are pleased to host the 7th South China Sea International Conference: “Cooperation for Regional Security and Development” on 23-24 November 2015 in Vung Tau city, Viet Nam.

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