Drawing Lines in the Water: A Multimedia Presentation and Prognosis on the South China Sea

Gregory Poling, Research Associate, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

RSVP required by 5PM on FEB 19

Gregory Poling will begin with a multimedia presentation highlighting the most important aspects of the South China Sea disputes, including the competing legal claims, recent clashes, and the oil, fisheries, and trade interests that help feed the conflict.  He will then examine recent actions by the various claimants and the motivations behind them, including the Philippines' recent decision to take China's claims to a UN arbitration tribunal.  He will show why commentators have been too quick to dismiss Manila's case.  During the Q&A he will field questions on any aspect of the disputes, including what they imply for Asia and US-Asian relations.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Okimoto Conference Room, Encina Hall East, 3rd Floor