MARITIME DISCUSSION SERIES #4 – 2016 Arbitration: Did It Matter? Could It Still?

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21 May, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Prof. James Kraska
Chair, Stockton Center for International Law
US Naval War College

Amb. Nguyen Hong Thao
Second Vice Chairman
United Nations International Law Commission

Hosted in partnership with the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS)

Live Online Via Zoom

Thursday, May 21, 2020
HONOLULU: 2:00 – 3:15 PM
US EAST COAST: 8:00 – 9:15 PM
US WEST COAST: 5:00 – 6:15 PM

Friday, May 22, 2020
TOKYO / SEOUL: 9 – 10:15 AM

Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao is the Second Vice Chairman of the UN International Law Commission (ILC). He is also an Associate Professor of International Law and Vietnam’s Foreign Policy at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV). Prior to being elected to the ILC in 2016, he served as Vietnam’s Ambassador to Kuwait (2014-2017), and Ambassador to Malaysia (2011-2014). He was also the deputy head of Vietnam’s National Border Committee, and played a key role in the drafting process of Vietnam’s 2012 Law of the Sea. Amb. Thao obtained his PhD in Law from the University of Paris in 1996.

Professor James Kraska is chair and Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Maritime Law at the Stockton Center for International Law, U.S. Naval War College, where he is a tenured full professor. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School, where he teaches International Law of the Sea. Previously, he was a visiting professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law and Gujarat National Law University and a visiting scholar at Duke University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In partnership with Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS), Pacific Forum’s MARITIME DISCUSSION SERIES, features military and civilian leaders, international security experts, and scholars discussing the most pressing maritime issues in the Indo-Pacific Region.

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