Personal tools
You are here: Home DPRK Event Calendar Friday, June 15: Maritime Border Issues in Northeast Asia (Washington, D.C.)

Friday, June 15: Maritime Border Issues in Northeast Asia (Washington, D.C.)

What Panel Discussion
When Jun 15, 2012
from 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Where 1819 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, Sixth Floor Conference Room
Add event to calendar vCal (Windows, Linux)
iCal (Mac OS X)

The East-West Center in Washington in cooperation with the Slavic Research Center and Border Studies Program of Hokkaido University invite you to an Asia Pacific Security Seminar.


Thomas Bickford, Center for Naval Analysis (TBC)


Abraham Denmark, National Bureau of Asian Research


Akihiro Iwashita, Hokkaido University


Tony Payan, University of Texas at El Paso


Martin Pratt, Durham University, UK


Maritime challenges are increasingly at the center of Asia-Pacific regional security concerns, particularly in the South and East China seas. However, for all of the recent focus on tensions over maritime and territorial disputes in North and Southeast Asia, little attention has been paid to the underlying conflicts and challenges of "bordering" the sea.

This seminar brings together leading researchers on border studies and experts on the perspectives of the United States and China and their approaches to maintaining managing maritime border issues in the Asia Pacific. The seminar will begin with a brief introduction of the Border Regions in Transition (BRIT) initiative.

A light lunch will be served

To RSVP, please click here:
Seating is limited. Kindly send your reply by June 14.

Dr. Thomas Bickford is an Asia analyst in the China Security Affairs Group at the Center for Naval Analysis. He is the author of several articles and book chapters on Chinese national security issues, including civil-military relations, defense economics, U.S. and Chinese policy towards Taiwan, professional military education, and internal security.

Mr. Abraham Denmark is a Senior Project Director for Political and Security Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). He also serves as an Asia-Pacific Security Advisor at the Center for Naval Analyses and is a Sasakawa Peace Foundation Nonresident Fellow at CSIS-Pacific Forum. He is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the U.S. Naval Institute, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.


Dr. Akihiro Iwashita is a professor at the Slavic Research Center at Hokkaido University andrepresentative of the Global COE program on "Reshaping Japan's Border Studies." Dr. Iwashita is coordinating the upcoming Border Regions in Transition (BRIT) XII Conference in Fukuoka, Japan/Busan, Korea. In 2011, the 24th Regional Publishers Cultural Achievement Prize was awarded to his book entitled Japan's Borders: How to break the "Spell" (in Japanese).


Dr. Tony Payan, is an associate professor of Political Science, serving on the Graduate Faculty at The University of Texas at El Paso and the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. Dr. Payan formerly served as President of the Association for Borderlands Studies, and has written numerous books and articles on the applicability of international relations theory to the U.S.-Mexico border and other border environments.


Professor Martin Pratt is Director of Research at the International Boundaries Research Unit at Durham University, in Durham, UK. and an adviser to the Task Force on International Boundaries of the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group. He specializes in the analysis of sovereignty and jurisdictional disputes and has written on more than fifty international boundary disputes.

More information about this event…