Monday, June 20, 2011

CSIS - Maritime Security in the Southeast Asian Sea (South China Sea)


CSIS invites you to join a select and high level group of experts and senior policy makers for the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) conference on Maritime Security in the South China Sea to be held at June 20-21, 2011. Please note that the first day of the conference will be held at CSIS (B1 Conference Facilities, 1800 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006). The second day of the conference will be held at the Leavey Center at Georgetown University (3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20057).

We have recruited a world-class group of experts to kick of the dialogue around four key themes:
i. Assessment of interests and positions of parties in the South China Sea;
ii. Update on recent developments in the South China Sea;
iii. Assessment of the effectiveness of current maritime security frameworks and mechanisms in the South China Sea; and,
iv. Policy recommendations to enhance security in the region

The conference will be on the record. CSIS intends to publish select papers from the panelists and a summary of the findings from the discussion.

The conference is being organized ahead of the ASEAN Regional Forum and Post Ministerial Conference in July and the East Asia Summit (EAS) in October in Indonesia. There is a great need and interest to explore security interests in and around the South China Sea, and we have invited a world-class group of approximately 20 experts to make presentations and we will invite about 80 senior officials, executives, experts, academics and members of the media to participate in the dialogue.

Please click here RSVP by Friday, June 17, 2011. You must log on to register. NOTE: The link for RSVPs only works if you DO NOT have a language pack installed on your computer. If you have language packs on your computer, please RSVP directly to the Southeast Asia Program using the link above or email When you RSVP please include the panels you wish to attend.


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  2. Why have they used the name South China Sea? The name must be changed unless it could make misunderstanding.