Hotspots along China’s Maritime Periphery

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419

 

Hearing Agenda

 

9:30 AM–9:35 AM: Opening Remarks: Vice Chairman Dennis C. Shea and Senator Carte P. Goodwin

 

9:35 AM–11:05 AM: Panel I: Conditions, Motives, and other Factors Shaping Potential Hotspot Conflicts

·         Robert G. Sutter, Ph.D., Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University (Testimony)

·         Timothy R. Heath, Senior International Defense Research Analyst, RAND Corporation (Testimony)

·         Mark R. Cozad, Senior International Defense Research Analyst, RAND Corporation (Testimony)

 

11:05 AM–11:15 AM: Break

 

11:15 AM–12:45 PM: Panel II: How China Prepares to Fight Conflicts in Hotspots along its Maritime Periphery

·         Christopher D. Yung, Ph.D., Donald Bren Chair of Non-Western Strategic Thought, Marine Corps University (Testimony)

·         Ian Easton, Research Fellow, Project 2049 Institute (Testimony)

·         Captain James E. Fanell, U.S. Navy Retired, Government Fellow, Geneva Center for Security Policy (Testimony)

12:45 PM–1:45 PM:           Lunch Break

 

1:45 PM–3:15 PM: Panel III: Regional Responses and Implications for the United States

·         Michael J. Green, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic Studies (Testimony)

·         Mira Rapp-Hooper, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security (Testimony)

·         Jacqueline N. Deal, Ph.D., President and CEO, Long Term Strategy Group (Testimony)

 

3:15 PM–3:20 PM: Closing Remarks

 

3:20 PM: Adjourn