CWP Workshop 2017

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017
by dsuchens

For March 9-10th, 2017 The China and the World Program at the Woodrow Wilson School will be at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta GA.


March 9th Schedule - All sessions will take place at the Global Learning Center - Room 236 unless otherwise noted.

8:30-9:00: Opening by Dean Jacqueline J. Royster and CWP Co-Director

9:00-10:00: First Presenter

10:15-12:15: Round table 1

12:30-1:30: Lunch (Room 158)

1:30-2:30 – Second Presenter

2:45-3:45: Third Presenter

4:00-6:00 – Round Table 2

6:30-8:30: CWP Dinner Workshop



March 10th Schedule: 

Format for the invitation-only fellows' workshop:

Yali Chen: 


Abstract: The PLA in China: A Foreign and Security Policy-making. In my lecture, I will explain how the political
"trinity" - consisting of the Party, the PLA and the State - plays a role in China's foreign and security policy-making particularly during the period of 1978 and 2012.

Patricia Kim:


Abstract: China’s assertive behavior in the East and South China Seas, its unwillingness to crack down on North Korea, and its steadily growing clout in the global arena has generated a debate on whether and how the United States should recalibrate its posture toward China. How has the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia performed in the past eight years? Should the next U.S. administration continue engaging Beijing? Or are tougher measures in order? This lecture will outline the contours of the ongoing debate on U.S. policy toward China, and ask what lessons we can learn from the history of Sino-U.S. relations to inform present deliberations. It will examine previous attempts by American leaders to elicit cooperation from their Chinese counterparts, and discuss the elements of both failed and successful diplomatic efforts.

Isaac Kardon:

Title: Rising Power, Creeping Jurisdiction: China’s Law of the Sea

Abstract: This study explores the relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the law of the sea, with empirical focus on the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) regime as codified in the 1982 Third United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS
III).1 The main pattern to be explained is China’s practice of international law in its maritime disputes, moving beyond a question of “compliance” with the relevant rules to address instead how China shapes the underlying legal norms, and vice versa. The
analysis demonstrates that the EEZ regime transforms Chinese interests in maritime space, enabling systematic use of the EEZ regime as a means of excluding others from disputed space along China’s maritime periphery. Backed up by growing capacity (i.e., “rising power”) to enforce its claims, China’s purposive interpretation and flexible application of the norms of the EEZ regime manifest as “creeping” claims to jurisdiction and rights beyond those contemplated in UNCLOS III. These nominally jurisdictional claims enable the PRC’s push toward closure, a broader strategic aim to control vital maritime space that includes political, military and economic components.

If interested in attending on March 9th, please register here 


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