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Hotspots along China’s Maritime Periphery


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419


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