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 Chiến – Vietnam and the Settlement of the Dispute in the South China Sea
- Dr. Nguyễn Nhã – Arguments and Evidence in Support of Vietnamese Sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands
- Dr. Vũ Quang Việt – Toward 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 Tùng – The South China Sea Dispute and Perceived Security Threats to Vietnam
- Dr. Andrew Scobell – The Significance of Southeast Asia and the South China Sea in China's Geostrategic Calculus
- Dr. Ngô Vĩnh Long – The 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’s 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.