Talks

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

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

 

IISS-Shangri-La Dialogue, 16th Asia Security Summit, Singapore, June 2017

Selected to participate in Asia’s premier defence summit as an IISS-Southeast Asian Young Leader.

 

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

Invited to speak 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

Invited to speak 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

Invited to speak at a conference on ‘Religion, Nationalism and Identity’.

 

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

Invited to present at inaugural series on Trump and the Asia-Pacific. Panel discussion with Joseph Nye, Ezra Vogel and Sung-yoon Lee. Click here for audio file of event.

 

6th Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, Berlin, Germany, November 2016

 

Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University, Workshop on Maritime and Energy Security in the Indo-Pacific, Maryland, United States, November 2016

 

World Economic Forum, Network of Global Future Councils, Dubai, November 2016

Invited to participate as a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Security Council.

 

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

Invited to speak at a conference 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

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

 

Salzburg Global Seminar, ‘Leadership for regional cooperation in Asia for the 21st century’, Salzburg, Austria, October 2016

Invited to participate in senior strategy meeting.

 

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

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

 

White House, Meeting with Outside Experts on the President’s Trip to China and Laos, Washington, DC, United States, September 2016

 

New York University, Roundtable on Taiwan, the international legal system, and the Philippines arbitration, New York, United States, September 2016

 

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

Invited to speak 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

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

 

White House, Meeting with Outside Experts on the President’s Upcoming Trip to China and Laos, Washington, DC, United States, August 2016

 

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

Invited to speak on a panel discussing US-Southeast Asian relations.

 

White House, Meeting with Outside Experts on the President’s Trip to Vietnam and Japan, Washington, DC, United States, June 2016

 

White House, Read Out of Bilat and Trilat from March 31 Nuclear Summit, Washington, DC, United States, April 2016

 

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 speaker. Click here for more information on talk.

 

5th Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, Berlin, Germany, November 2015

 

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (with the China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Nanjing University), Dialogue on the South China Sea, Singapore, November 2015

 

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

Invited speaker.

 

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

Invited speaker. 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

Invited panellist.

 

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.

 

50th Munich Security Conference, Munich, Germany, February 2014

 

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.

 

3rd Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, Berlin, Germany, November 2013

 

Asia Society, Conference on South China Sea, New York, United States, March 2013

 

49th Munich Security Conference / Munich Young Leader, Munich, Germany, February 2013

Selected to attend the Munich Security Conference as a Munich Young Leader.