The Paracel Archipelago: Implications for Peace and Security after 40 Years of China’s Occupation

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Streamed live on Jan 11, 2014
From January 17-19, 1974, China used its military force to occupy the Paracel Archipelago. Since then, China has claimed this to be a bilateral issue between China and Vietnam and has rejected multilateral efforts to resolve this impasse.

To mark the 40th year of this event, we – a group of academics in the Greater Boston Region – are delighted to invite you to a conference on the Paracel Archipelago: Implications for Peace and Security after 40 Years of China’s Occupation.

Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2014

The purpose of the conference is:
(1) To find out whether the Paracel Archipelago is an issue that affects the security and interest of the whole East and Southeast Asia region, and possibly beyond.
(2) To discuss possible scenarios for settlement of the issue and for peace and stability in the region.

Key speakers:
Prof. Ngo Vinh Long, University of Maine
Prof. Ken MacLean, Clark University
Dr. Julie Nguyen, Centennial College, Toronto
Mr. Gregory Poling, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Ta Van Tai, Harvard Law School
Dr. Vu Quang Viet, former senior official at the United Nations

AGENDA
10:00 — 10:05: Introduction
10:05 — 10:45: Historical Perspectives
10:45 — 11:25: Geopolitics and Regional Security
11:25-12:00: Discussion
12.00 — 13.00: Lunch break*
13:00- 13:20: Prospect of cooperation for regional peace, security and prosperity
13:20-14:00: What futures are possible?
14:00-15:00: Discussion

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