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The 5th International Workshop - The South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development, 11-12 November, 2013, Ha Noi, Viet Nam



The 5th International Workshop - The South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development.
11-12 November, 2013, Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

Organised by Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam and Viet Nam Lawyers Association.

OPENING SESSION

- Opening Remarks by AMB. DANG DINH GUY, President of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
- Keynote Speech by H.E. NYAN LYNN, Deputy Security-General of ASEAN

SESSION 1: RECENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

- MODERATOR: PRO. STEIN TONNESSON, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway

SPEAKERS:

+ PROF. CARLYLE A. THAYER, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia
Paper: South China Sea Developments in 2013: ASEAN Unity Restored, Sino-Philippines Tensions and ASEAN-China Consultations on a Code of Conduct

+ PROF. KOICHI SATO, Professor of Asian Studies, J.F. Oberlin University, Japan
Paper: China’s Pursuit of Marine Resources and Its Maritime Law Enforcement Agencies

+ DR. MARK VALENCIA, Senior Research Associate, The Nautilus Institute, USA
Paper: The Politics of the China-Philippines Arbitration

+ MR. CHRISTOPHE ECK, Managing Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel Law Firm, France
Paper: South China Sea disputes and Implication for Oil and Gas Development

SESSION 2: ASEAN AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

- MODERATOR: AMB. LE CONG PHUNG, former First Deputy Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Chairman of National Boundary Commission, Viet Nam

- SPEAKER

+ DR. RALF EMMERS, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore
Paper: ASEAN Neutrality and Unity over the South China Sea Disputes

+ MR. KAVI CHONGKITTAVORN, Senior Fellow, Institute of Security and International Studies, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Paper: Role of coordinating country: Thailand’s Mission Impossible

+ AMB. HASJIM DJALAL, Director, Centre for South - East Asian Studies, Indonesia
Paper: The South China Sea Focus: ASEAN Perceptions and the Way Forward

+ DR. WILFRIDO VILLCORTA, Former Ambassador to ASEAN; Professor Emeritus at De La Salle University, Philippines
Paper: The Role of ASEAN in Facilitating the Resolution of the South China Dispute

SESSION 3: MAJOR POWERS’ RELATIONS AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

- MODERATOR: PROF. VLADIMIR MAZYRIN, Institue for Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Science, Russia

- SPEAKERS:

+ PROF. DONG WANG, Direction of School of International Studies, Peking University, China
Paper: Big Powers in the South China Sea: a Chinese Perspective

+ MR. GREGORY POLING, Research Associate, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA

+ PROF. KAZUHIKO TOGO, Director, Institute of World Affairs, Kyoto Sangyo University, Tokyo, Japan
Paper: Japan and the South China Sea: In the context of New East Asia Power Relations

+ DR. SUBHASH KAPILA, Consultant, International Relations & Strategic Affairs, South China Sea Analysis Group
Paper: India’s Look East Policy, Act East And South China Sea: Politico-Strategic Dynamics

+ MS. THERESA FALLON, Senior Associate with the European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS)
Paper: European Interests, Policy and Possible Contribution to the South China Sea management

SESSION 4: INTERNATIONAL LAW, UNCLOS AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

- MODERATOR: DR. HIRAN W. JAYEWARDENE, Secretary General, Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Co-operation (IOMAC) Secretariat

- SPEAKERS:

+ PROF.  CLIVE SYMMONS, School of Law, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Paper: Rights and Jurisdiction over Resources and Obligations of Coastal States: Validity of Historic Rights Claims

+ PROF. ROBERT BECKMAN, Director of Center of International Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Paper: Disputed Areas in the South China Sea

+ PROF. DONALD R. ROTHWELL, Professor of International Law, and Head of School at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University
Paper: Maritime Regulation and Enforcement: Law of the Sea Dimensions in the South China Sea

+ DR. NGUYEND DANG THANG, Vietnam Lawyers’s Association
Paper: Join Development in the South China Sea: Selected Issues

SESSION 5: RECENT LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

- MODERATOR: ASSOC. PROF. ROBERT BECKMAN, Director of Center of International Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore

- SPEAKERS:

+ PROF. CLIVE SCHOFIELD, Director of Research, Australia National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong
and
PROF. IAN TOWNSEND-GAULT, Faculty Law, University of British Columbia, Canada
Paper: Graduations between Land and Sea: Recent Developments and Emerging Clarity?

+ PROF. ERIK FRANCKX, Research Professor, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law and Criminology, Vrije University Brussel, Belium
Paper: The Interaction Between the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) and Dispute Settlement Bodies in the Delineation and Delimitation of the Extended Continental Shelf: New Tendencies

+ DR. JAY BATONGBACAL, Director of the Institute for Maritime Affairs & Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines, Philippines
Paper: Extended continental shelf in the South China Sea: Delimitation Prospects and Challenges

+ MS. PHAM LAN DUNG, Dean of International Law Faculty, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Viet Nam
and
MS. NGUYEN NGOC LAN, Faculty of International Law, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Viet Nam
Paper: Some Legal Aspects of The Philippines – China Arbitration Under Annex VII UNCLOS

SESSION 6: INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL EXPERIENCES IN DEALING WITH MARITIME DISPUTES

- MODERATOR: TED MC DORMAN, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Canada

- SPEAKERS:

+ DR. HIRAN W. JAYWARDENE, Secretary General, Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Co-operation (IOMAC) Secretariat
Paper: Experience on applying UNCLOS and Delimitation: Maritime Boundaries in the Bay of Bengal

+ PROF. DUSTIN KUAN-HSIUNG WANG, Director, Graduate Institutes Political Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Paper: Dispute Settlement through Join Cooperation: A Review on the Regional Experience in Solving Maritime Disputes

+ PROF. SEOKWOO LEE, Director of the Inha International Ocean Law Centre at Inha University, Korea
Paper: Experience on Resolution – South Korea’s Bilateral Agreements with Japan and China

+ ASSOC. PROF. RAMSES AMER, Associated Fellow, Institute for Security and Development Studies (ISDP), Sweden
and
ASSOC. PROF. NGUYEN HONG THAO, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Paper: Conflict Resolution in the South China Sea – An overview of Progress Made and Remaining Challenges

SESSION 7: REVIEW OF DOC AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION

- MODERATOR: DR. LESZEK BUSZYNSKI, Visiting Fellow at the National Security College, Australian National University, Australia

- SPEAKERS:

+ DR. NONG HONG, Associate Research Profession & Director, Research Center for Oceans Law and Policy, National Institute for South China Sea Studies, China
Presented by Dr. Li Xue, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Paper: From DoC to CoC: China’s Evolving Approach to the South China Sea Dispute Management

+ CAPT. MARTIN A. SEBASTIAN, Fellow and Centre Head Centr for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, Maritime Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia
Paper: Malaysia’s Perspectives on the DOC and its Implementation

+ MR. TERMSAK CHLERMPALANUPAP, Visiting Research Fellow at the ASEAN Studies Centre of ISEAS in Singapore
Paper: Review of the DOC and Prospects of a COC: An ASEAN’s Perspective

+ PROF. STIEN TONNESSON, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway
Paper: The 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea: Why has it not brought more peace and co-operation?

+ DR. VU HAI DANG, Institute for East Sea Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Viet Nam
Paper: Establishing a Marine Peace Park in the Spratlys: An Option Based on the Application of National Laws

SESSION 8: MANAGING THE TENSION AND THE FUTURE OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

- MODERATOR: AMB. HASJIM DJALA, Director, Centre for South - East Asian Studies, Indonesia

- SPEAKERS:

+ MR. ZOILO A. VELASCO, Director of Research Division, West Philippines Sea Center (WPSC); concurrent Special  Assistant to the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines
Paper: Confident Building Measures and Tension De-escalation

+ MS. LI JIANWEI, Director of Research Center for Maritime Economy National Institute for South China Sea Studies, China
Paper: Managing Tension in the South China Sea: Comparing the China - Vietnam and the China - Philippines Approaches

+ DR. TRAN TRUONG THUY, Assistant to the President of Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam & Director of Foundation for East Sea Studies, Viet Nam
paper: Code of Conduct: Possible Content, Who Participates, How to Conclude?

+ DR. IAN STOREY, Editor, Contemporary Southeast Asia; Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore
Paper: Beyond Territorial and Maritime Boundary Disputes: The South China Sea as a Centre of Global Rivalry or a Platform for Prosperity?

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