Maritime Tensions in Asia: Dangers, Diplomacy, and Defense

"Maritime Tensions in Asia: Dangers, Diplomacy, and Defense"

Asia’s growing maritime tensions have increasingly threatened the region’s peace and prosperity in recent years. In particular, the East and South China Seas remain a major point of contention among the neighboring countries, including Japan, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. What are the prospects for resolving or managing the tensions in Asia? What are the security implications? With the new administration in Washington, how will the United States respond to the challenges that arise from Asia’s maritime tensions?

On March 1, the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University will host a group of foreign policy experts to propose solutions to some of the most difficult questions regarding diplomacy and security in the East and South China Seas. This half-day conference will begin with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Sheila Smith, a senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Dr. Michael Green, Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at Georgetown University, will lead a second panel discussion.

This event is co-sponsored by Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, the Asia-Pacific Forum at Georgetown University, and the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University.

This event is free and open to the public. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by February 23 to Ms. Fotini Gan at fg402@georgetown.edu. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

 

Annotated Agenda

Opening Remarks

  • Victor Cha is the D.S. Song-KF Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, where he is also Director of Asian Studies.

Panel I. Prospects for Resolving and Managing the Tensions

  • Sheila Smith is a senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University.
  • Yurika Ishii is an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at the National Defense Academy of Japan.
  • Zach Cooper is a fellow with the Japan Chair at CSIS. 
  • Renato Cruz De Castro is a professor in the Department of International Studies at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines.

Panel II. Security Implications for Maritime Asia and Regional Relations

  • Michael Green is an associate professor and the Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at Georgetown University.
  • Dennis Wilder is a senior fellow with the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues at Georgetown University.
  • Yuki Sekiguchi is the Defense and Naval Attaché at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.
  • Geoffrey Hartman is a fellow with the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS.

 

Photo Credit: Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

Wednesday, March 1 at 12:30pm to 5:15pm

Copley Hall, Copley Formal Lounge
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Special Events, Research

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Asian Studies

Tags

maritime, security, China, japan, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Southeast Asia, Asia, Asia Pacific, navy

Website

http://asianstudies.georgetown.edu

Cost

Free

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Open to the public and the press?

Yes. If press, please contact event coordinator for accommodations.

Event Contact Name

Fotini Gan

Event Contact Email

fotini.gan@georgetown.edu

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