Dr. Nong Hong Speaks at USALI

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, Dr. Nong Hong spoke at USALI about her extensive professional experiences in China, Germany and the U.S. as well as her opinion on the South China Sea Arbitration case. Born and raised in Hainan, Dr. Nong went to Shanghai International Studies University and received a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. After graduating from college, Dr. Hong worked as an editor and producer at CCTV (Beijing) for two years. Later, she went to Germany for graduate school and studied law and politics. According to Dr. Hong, she saw the need for a new specialization in the Law of the Sea and directed her studies in that direction. 

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Dr. Nong HONG heads the Institute for China-America Studies (ICAS), an independent, non-profit academic institution based in Washington D.C. She also holds a joint position as a research fellow with the China Institute, University of Alberta (CIUA), the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS), and the China Center for Collaborated Studies on the South China Sea, Nanjing University. Dr. Hong received her PhD in the interdisciplinary study of international law and international relations from the University of Alberta, Canada and held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the University’s China Institute. She was a ITLOS-Nippon Fellow for International Dispute Settlement (2008-2009), Visiting Fellow at the Center of Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia (2009), and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2007).
Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining international relations and international law with a focus on international relations and comparative politics in general, ocean governance in East Asia, law of the sea, international security, particularly non-traditional security, and international dispute settlement and conflict resolution. Her most recent publications include UNCLOS and Ocean Dispute Settlement: Law and Politics in the South China Sea (2012), UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the South China Sea (co-edited with Wu Shicun and Mark Valencia, 2015),Recent developments in the South China Sea dispute (co-edited with Wu Shicun, 2014),Maritime Security Issues in the South China Sea and the Arctic: Sharpened Competition or Collaboration? (co-edited with Gordon Houlden, 2012), “Face-Off in the South China Sea: Conflict or Compromise?” in National Interest (2015), “Emerging interests of non-Arctic countries in the Arctic: a Chinese perspective”, Polar Journal (2014), “The Energy Factor in the Arctic Dispute: a Pathway to Conflict or Cooperation?” in the Journal of World Energy Law & Business (2012).