2017

Policies under Trump Administration: Implications for Security and Development in the Asia-Pacific

Time: April 1st – 2017
Location: 5 Bryant St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Live stream: https://youtu.be/XLyMPF5PXZ4

Chair:  Dr. Ngo Vinh Long, University of Maine

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:40 Opening remarks
H.E. Pham Quang Vinh
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United States of America
Session 1: Security building blocks for the Asia- Pacific and South China Sea
9:40-10:00 The Asia – Pacific under Trump Administration    
Dr. Ngo Vinh Long
Professor, History, University of Maine
10:00-10:20 US Alliances in Asia-Pacific in the new era
Dr. James Holmes,
Professor, Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College
10:20-10:40 Policy possibilities of Trump Administration for the South China Sea issue
Mr. Gregory Poling,
Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies
10:40-11:00 Peripheral  Partners and Asia Pacific Security
Dr. Vitaly Kozyrev, Associate Professor, Political Science and International Studies Endicott College
11:00-12:00 Panel discussion, Q&A        
Dr. James Holmes, Strategic Studies, US War Naval College
Dr. Vitaly Kozyrev, Associate Professor, Political Science and International Studies Endicott College
Mr. Ngo Di Lan, PhD Candidate, Brandeis University  
Mr. Gregory Poling, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Moderator: Dr. Ngo Vinh Long, University of Maine
12:00-13:00 Lunch
Toward a Grand strategy for Vietnam in the 21st century
Mr. Ngo Di Lan, PhD Candidate, Brandeis University  
Session 2: The way ahead for Vietnam
13:00-13:20 Alternatives for TPP?  
Dr. Vu Quang Viet
Former Chief of National Accounts Section, United Nations
13:20-13:40 Implications for Vietnam’s Economic and Trade Policy under Trump Administration
Dr. David Dapice
Professor, Vietnam Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
13:40-14:00 Vietnam’s Readiness: from internal to external challenges
Dr. Huynh The Du
Visiting Scholar, Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Harvard Kennedy School
14:00-14:50 Panel discussion, Q&A        
Dr. David Dapice, Vietnam Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Dr. Vu Quang Viet,  Former Chief of National Accounts Section, United Nations
Dr. Ta Van Tai,  Attorney, Harvard Law School Fellow
Moderator: Dr. Huynh The Du, Harvard Kennedy School
14:50-15:00 Summary & Closing remarks
Dr. Ngo Vinh Long
Professor, History, University of Maine

Conference Secretary: Dinh Nho Minh

Master of ceremonies: Nguyen Hoang Khanh