Stratbase ADR Institute, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, will be hosting a round table discussion entitled “A Blueprint for Fisheries and Environmental Cooperation in the South China Sea”, to be held on 2 February 2018 in Makati City.
The guest speaker, Mr. Gregory Poling, will jumpstart the roundtable discussion by providing an overview of the status of biodiversity in the South China Sea region, arguments on an effective system to manage the South China Sea Fisheries and policy recommendations for claimant-states. Said Blueprint is the first output of Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Expert Working Group on the South China Sea, which seeks to chart a feasible model for claimants to manage maritime disputes.
Mr. Poling is the Director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and a fellow with the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He oversees research on U.S. foreign policy in the Asia Pacific, with a particular focus on the maritime domain and the countries of Southeast Asia. His research interests include the South China Sea disputes, democratization in Southeast Asia, and Asian multilateralism.