Japanese researchers will participate in this seminar:

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Maritime Tensions in Asia:
 Dangers, Diplomacy, and Defense

by SFS Asian Studies Program
Wed, March 1, 2017, 12:30 PM – 5:15 PM EST
"Maritime Tensions in Asia: Dangers, Diplomacy, and Defense"

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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. An interactive map of campus is available here.

Annotated Agenda
Lunch & Reception
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.
    Renato Cruz De Castro is a professor in the Department of International Studies at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines.
    Dennis Wilder is a senior fellow with the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues at Georgetown University.

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.
    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.
    Zack Cooper is a fellow with the Japan Chair at CSIS.
    Andrew Scobell is senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation.

Photo Credit: Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet
Wed, March 1, 2017  12:30 PM – 5:15 PM EST
Washington, DC 20007  United States

SFS Asian Studies Program
Organizer of Maritime Tensions in Asia: Dangers, Diplomacy, and Defense

"Maritime Tensions in Asia: Dangers, Diplomacy, and Defense"
at Copley Formal Lounge
3700 O Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007, United States


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