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.
Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South)
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Reception to follow
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
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
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?
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
Moderator: Jerome A. Cohen
6:00 pm What’s Next?
Concluding Remarks: Peter Dutton
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