The security environment and diplomacy around American interests in the South China Sea become more complex by the day. China’s growing maritime might and assertiveness, Philippines UNCLOS arbitration, the health of the U.S. “rebalance,” ASEAN’s 20-year quest for a code of conduct, and the more recent initiative of talks among three of the four Southeast Asian claimants, as well as other factors, will all be on the table for discussion with this distinguished panel of experts.
More About the Speakers
Ely Ratner, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program,
Center for a New American Security
Bernard and Barbara Lomas Senior Research Fellow,
Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
Commander Jonathan G. Odom
JAG Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense
Director, Asian Studies Center