Talks

World Economic Forum, ASEAN meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam, September 2018

Joined the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Vietnam, and the Foreign Ministers of South Korea and Japan in a plenary session to discuss ‘Asia’s geopolitical outlook’.

 

World Economic Forum, Annual Meeting of the New Champions (‘Summer Davos’), Dalian, China, June 2017

Spoke on panel addressing ‘A new strategic narrative for Asia’.

 

Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta), Inaugural Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) – CSIS Jakarta conference, Indonesia, May 2017

Spoke on the role of the United States in the South China Sea.

 

US Department of State, Asia Foundation and Rajaratnam School of International Studies, US-ASEAN Conference on Legal Issues of Regional Importance, Singapore, May 2017

Delivered keynote address for a panel on maritime security.

 

Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, ‘Freedom of navigation in the South China Sea: Assessing the risks and stakes for the region’, Singapore, April 2017

Spoke on the ‘freedom of navigation’ in the South China Sea. Click here for more information.

 

University of Cambridge, ‘Religion in Southeast Asia and the South China Sea dispute’, Cambridge, UK, February 2017

Spoke at a conference on ‘Religion, Nationalism and Identity’.

 

Harvard University, ‘Trump and Southeast Asia’, Cambridge, MA, United States, December 2016

Joined fellow panelists Joseph Nye, Ezra Vogel and Sung-yoon Lee as speakers at inaugural series on Trump and the Asia-Pacific. Click here for audio file of event.

 

Columbia University, ‘Singapore’s foreign policy: Steering an independent course amidst great power competition’, New York, United States, November 2016

Spoke on ‘Great power rivalries, domestic politics and Southeast Asian foreign policy: Implications for the United States’.

 

US Naval War College and University of Virginia, ‘Intelligence activities in the gray zone and China’s maritime militia’, Washington, DC, United States, October 2016

Spoke at closed-door workshop on Maritime Intelligence Operations and the Law of the Sea.

 

Harvard Law School and Harvard Fairbank Center, ‘The rule of law in the South China Sea’, Cambridge, MA, United States, September 2016

Spoke on where the rule of law stands after the tribunal award in the Philippines case against China. Click here for more information on talk.

 

Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, ‘The Rule of Law in the South China Sea’, Singapore, September 2016

Spoke at closed-door session attended by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence and the Attorney General’s Chambers.

 

Vietnam Maritime Boundary Commission and Korea Maritime Institute, ‘The Rule of Law in the South China Sea’, Hanoi, Vietnam, September 2016

Spoke at closed-door workshop jointly organized by the Vietnam Maritime Boundary Commission and the Korea Maritime Institute.

 

Center for New American Security, ‘The rule of law in the South China Sea’, Washington, DC, United States, August 2016

Spoke on panel discussing US-Southeast Asian relations.

 

Körber Stiftung, ‘The conflict in the South China Sea’, Hamburg, Germany, March 2016

Sole guest speaker at a talk attended by over 350 people. Click here for audio file of event.

 

Körber Stiftung, ‘Military, political and legal pressure points in the South China Sea’, Berlin, Germany, March 2016

Sole guest speaker at a closed-door session for Berlin’s foreign policy professionals. Click here for more information on talk.

 

Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, ‘Taiwan’s position on the South China Sea: Daylight between Taiwan and China?’, Singapore, February 2016

 

White House, Off-the-Record Meeting with Leading Asia Experts Ahead of the US-ASEAN Summit at Sunnylands, Washington, DC, United States, February 2016

One of six experts invited to participate in closed-door meeting with members of the US National Security Council and Department of State.

 

Harvard Fairbank Center, ‘Taiwan’s evolving position on the South China Sea: Daylight between Taiwan and China?’, Cambridge, MA, United States, December 2015

Invited to deliver talk on Taiwan’s evolving position on the South China Sea. Click here for more information.

 

Rajaratnam School of International Studies, ‘Taiwan’s evolving position on the South China Sea: Daylight between Taiwan and China?’, Singapore, October 2015

Invited to deliver talk on Taiwan’s evolving position on the South China Sea.

 

Stanford University, ‘Taiwan’s evolving position on the South China Sea—and Why It Matters’, Palo Alto, California, United States, October 2015

Click here for more information on talk.

 

Stanford University, ‘Myanmar and the Positive Peace Factors’, Inaugural Positive Peace Conference, Palo Alto, California, United States, October 2015

Commissioned to write and present paper on Myanmar.

 

Heritage Foundation, ‘Taiwan and the South China Sea’, Washington, DC, United States, October 2015

Spoke on panel.

 

Bo’ao Forum, ‘South China Sea—Dual track and win-win cooperation’, Hainan, China, March 2015

Invited to participate in closed-door sessions on the South China Sea and an open session chaired by Fu Ying, National People’s Congress, Foreign Affairs Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress.

 

Körber Stiftung, ‘The Chinese challenge: China’s rise and the global balance of power’, Wilbad Kreuth, Germany, January 2014

Invited to present on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.