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Conflicting Claims to the South China Sea
March 25, 2010 — Gladfelter Hall, 10th Floor


09:00 AM: Opening Remarks: Dr. Philip Alperson & Dr. Sophie Quinn-Judge, Temple University

09:05 AM – 12:00 PM: Morning Session

  • Mr. Nguyễn Duy ChiếnVietnam and the Settlement of the Dispute in the South China Sea
  • Dr. Nguyễn NhãArguments and Evidence in Support of Vietnamese Sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands
  • Dr. Vũ Quang ViệtToward a Just and Fair Resolution of the Conflicts in the Southeast Asian Sea

12:00 PM to 01:00 PM: Lunch

01:00 PM – 03:15 PM:  Afternoon Sessions

  • Dr. Nguyễn Vũ TùngThe South China Sea Dispute and Perceived Security Threats to Vietnam
  • Dr. Andrew ScobellThe Significance of Southeast Asia and the South China Sea in China's Geostrategic Calculus
  • Dr. Ngô Vĩnh LongThe South China Sea and Security Issues for Southeast Asia

03:15 PM – 03:30 PM: Coffee and tea break

03:30 PM – 04:30 PM: Dr. Ken MacClean – Reflections on the Future, open discussion

06:00 PM: Conference Reception with a short musical performance and a presentation on Vietnamese cuisine.

1. Nguyễn Duy Chiến is Director General of the Center for Maritime Policy Study, Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs National Boundary Commission.
2. Nguyễn Vũ Tùng is Department Head at the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry‚Äôs Institute of International Relations.
3. Nguyễn Nhã is a historian and Director of the Institute of Vietnamese Cuisine Studies.
4. Vũ Quang Việt is the former Head of the U. N. Statistical Service and an independent scholar.
5. Andrew Scobell is Associate Professor of International Affairs at the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.
6. Ngô Vĩnh Long is Professor of Asian History at the University of Maine.
7. Ken MacClean is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Clark University.

The Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society at Temple University gratefully acknowledges the support of the Luce Foundation and the Offices of the Dean at the College of Liberal Arts and the Provost at Temple University.


The Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society
Gladfelter Hall, Room 1016 | Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122