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Global Conversations ST. PAUL: Conflict in the South China Sea
April 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm CDT/ Free
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The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy.
Join us for a lunchtime conversation, with Professor Duncan McCampbell, on what is being done to promote diplomacy and prevent tensions from boiling over in the region.
Professor McCampbell is an American lawyer and professor of international business and law at Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis, where he also serves as MBA Program Director. Following 14 years—much of it abroad—with the Westlaw division of Thomson Reuters, he has a professional background in non-U.S. legal systems. He teaches law and business in China and travels extensively in Asia. He also writes on global commercial, legal, political, and security issues, and recently returned from a one-month visit to China and the Philippines to research the evolving situation in the South China Sea. In addition to teaching, Professor McCampbell leads a business consultancy that helps companies enter new markets overseas.
Global Conversations St. Paul is produced in partnership with Landmark Center.