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

Policies under Trump’s Administration:

Implications for Security and Development in the Asia-Pacific

April 1st – 2017

5 Bryant St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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’s 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 Homes,

Professor, Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College

10:20-10:40 Policy possibilities of Trump’s 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

11:00-12:00

Peripheral  Partners and Asia Pacific Security
Dr. Vitaly Kozyrev,Associate Professor, Political Science and International Studies Endicott College
Panel discussion, Q&A        Dr. James Homes, Strategic Studies, US War Naval CollegeDr. 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

Discussion on a possible 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’s Administration

Dr. David Dapice

Professor, Vietnam Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

13:40-14:00 Positioning Vietnam in Trump’s Asia-Pacific foreign policy

Mr. Harry Kazianis

Executive Editor, The National Interest

14:00-14:20 Vietnam’s Readiness: from internal to external challenges

Dr. Huynh The Du

Visiting Scholar, Taubman Center for State and Local Government

Harvard Kennedy School

14:20-15:00 Panel discussion, Q&A        

Dr. David Dapice, Vietnam Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Mr. Harry Kazianis, Executive Editor, The National Interest

Dr. Vu Quang Viet, former Former Chief of National Accounts Section, United Nations
Moderator: Dr. Huynh The Du, Harvard Kennedy School

15:20-15:30 Summary & Closing remarks

Dr. Ngo Vinh Long

Professor, History, University of Maine

Conference Secretary: Dinh Nho Minh

Master of ceremonies:  Nguyen Hoang Khanh

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