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Implications of the Philippine Arbitration Award: An Informal Roundtable of Experts

  • Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge 40 Washington Square South New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)



Implications of the Philippine Arbitration Award: An Informal Roundtable of Experts

Join the U.S.-Asia Law Institute and a panel of experts to discuss pressing issues regarding maritime law and the South China Sea. 


Greenberg Lounge
Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South)
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Reception to follow

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Learn more about the Timothy A. Gelatt Memorial Dialogue Series here.


1:30 pm Opening Address:
“A Path to a Just and Lasting Peace in the South China Sea”
Paul Reichler, Esq., Foley, Hoag Law Firm, Counsel for the Philippines

 2:00 pm Initial Discussion

Moderator: Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law and Director, US-Asia Law Institute, New York University 

2:15 pm Questions of Jurisdiction
Introductory Comments:

Bernard Oxman, Professor of Law and Director, Graduate Program in Maritime Law, University of Miami

Nong Hong, Ph.D. and Executive Director, Institute for China-America Studies

Group Discussion

Moderator: Peter Dutton, Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College

4:00 – 4:15 pm Coffee Break

4:15 pm When is an island entitled to an EEZ?
Introductory Comments:

Dustin Kuan-Hsiung Wang, Professor, National Taiwan Normal University
Henry Bensurto, Philippine Consul General in San Francisco

Michael McDevitt, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Senior Fellow, Center for Naval Analyses

Group Discussion
Moderator: Jerome A. Cohen

6:00 pm What’s Next?

Concluding Remarks: Peter Dutton

Contributing Discussants

Robert Harris, Assistant Legal Adviser for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Isaac Kardon, Instructor, U.S. Naval War College

Julian Ku, Professor of Law, Hofstra University

Lynn Kuok, Nonresident Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, The Brookings Institute

James Li, Professor of International Law, Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing

6:15-6:45 pm Reception


Earlier Event: November 7
Asia Law Weekly: Benjamin Van Rooij
Later Event: November 14
Asia Law Weekly: Aaron Halegua