Mr. SHAHRIMAN LOCKMAN
Mr. Shahriman Lockman
Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia
Shahriman Lockman is a Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Security Studies Division of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia. His research interests include Malaysian foreign and defence policies, Southeast Asian maritime security affairs, and Malaysia-China relations, including in the context of the South China Sea. He also manages the institute’s China Engagement Initiative, which promotes Track 2 dialogue between Malaysia and China. Shahriman was a consultant to the Ministry of Defence on Malaysia’s inaugural Defence White Paper (2019), specifically on budgeting and implementation issues. He was also Malaysia’s representative in an academic assessment of common security challenges impacting the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations for the period 2020-2031 for the FPDA Policy Group (FPG). Shahriman is a member of the Malaysian chapter of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He has a Master of Strategic Affairs from the Australian National University.
Ms. KSENIA KUZMINA
Ms. Ksenia Kuzmina
Program Manager (Head of Program) for Asia Pacific at the Russian International Affairs Council.
Ms. Kuzmina graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MGIMO University) with an MA in International Law.
Ms. Kuzmina has authored and edited several RIAC reports and working papers related to Russia's ties with Asia Pacific and South Asian states, notably with Japan, India, China and South Korea, as well as multilateral collaboration in the Arctic region. As part of her duties at RIAC, she organized numerous major international conferences and Track 1.5/2 dialogues on a similar range of topics.
Research interests include: law of international organizations, relations between national and international law, Russia's foreign policy in Asia, regional orders in Eurasia, and interests of non-regional players in the Arctic.
Ms. ORIANA SKYLAR MASTRO
MS. ORIANA SKYLAR MASTRO
Oriana Skylar Mastro is a Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University where her research focuses on Chinese military and security policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, war termination, and coercive diplomacy. She is also Foreign and Defense Policy Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and continues to serve in the United States Air Force Reserve for which she works as a strategic planner at INDOPACOM J56.
For her contributions to U.S. strategy in Asia, she won the Individual Reservist of the Year Award in 2016. She has published widely, including in Foreign Affairs, International Security, International Studies Review, Journal of Strategic Studies, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest, Survival, and Asian Security, and is the author of The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime, (Cornell University Press, 2019). She holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. Her publications and other commentary can be found on twitter @osmastro and www.orianaskylarmastro.com.
Ms. SANDRINE BARBIER
Ms. Sandrine Barbier
Deputy Director Legal Affairs, French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
January 2019 Deputy Director, Legal Affairs Directorate of the French Ministry for Europe Foreign Affairs
2014-2018 Head of the Treaties and Agreements Department, Legal Affairs Directorate of the French Ministry for Europe Foreign Affairs
2010-2014 Deputy Head of the Internal Legal Affairs Department, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2004-2010 Legal Officer, Public International Law Department, Legal Affairs Directorate of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995-2004 Legal Assistant of Professor Alain Pellet, Counsel of Singapore before the International Court of Justice, Sovereignty on Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaisie/Singapour) Case
1999-2002 Research and Administrative Assistant of the Cameroon’s team in the Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria Case before the International Court of Justice
1995-2000 Lecturer, University Paris X Nanterre, France
Prof. ANNE-MARIE BRADY
Prof. Anne-Marie Brady
Professor Anne-Marie Brady, MA Auckland, PhD ANU, researches Chinese domestic and foreign politics, polar politics, Pacific politics and New Zealand foreign policy. She is editor-in-chief of The Polar Journal, and has published ten books and more than fifty scholarly papers. She is a fluent Mandarin speaker with dual majors in Chinese, Political Science and International Relations. Anne-Marie is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC. Her recent publications include: China as a Polar Great Power (Cambridge University Press and Wilson Press, 2017) and Small States and the Changing Global Order: New Zealand Faces the Future (Springer, 2019).
Prof. CARL THAYER
Prof. CARL THAYER
University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof. Carlyle Thayer Carlyle A. Thayer is Emeritus Professor, The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. He is also Director of Thayer Consultancy, a small business registered in Australia that provides political analysis of current regional security issues and other research support to selected clients. He was educated at Brown, holds an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from Yale, and a PhD in International Relations from The Australian National University. He was the C. V. Starr Distinguished Visiting Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (2005) and the Inaugural Frances M. and Stephen H. Fuller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the Center for International Studies, Ohio University (2008). He is the author of over 500 publications on Vietnam and regional security issues in Southeast Asia.
Prof. JAY L BATONGBACAL
Prof. JAY L BATONGBACAL
Jay L BatongbacaL is a lawyer with degrees in Political Science and Law from the University of the Philippines, as well as Master of Marine Management and Doctor in the Science of Law, both from Dalhousie University (Canada). He has worked extensively on maritime affairs since 1997. Dr. Batongbacal was legal advisor to the Philippine delegation that successfully pursued the Philippines’ claim to a continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the Benham Rise Region before the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Presently, he is a full Professor and Executive Associate Dean of the University of the Philippines College of Law and chairs its Graduate Studies Committee which oversees the College’s LLM Program. He is concurrently Director of the Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea of the U.P. Law Center.
Contact: Viber/WhatsApp # +639159270205
Prof. LEI XIAOLU
Prof. Lei Xiaolu
China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies (CIBOS), Wuhan University
Lei Xiaolu, is currently an associate professor in China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies (CIBOS), Wuhan University. She obtained her LLM degree in 2009 and PhD Degree in 2012 from Wuhan University specialized in international law. In 2017, she was a visiting scholar at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technology University of Singapore. Her research interest covers the area of pacific dispute settlement mechanisms, especially the peaceful settlement of the South China Sea disputes, China’s maritime law and policy, and the legal issues in the law of the sea and general international law.
Prof. NGUYEN CHU HOI
Prof. NGUYEN CHU HOI
Nguyen Chu Hoi, Retired Assoc.Prof.Dr. of Vietnam National University (VNU) and is Standing Vice-Chairman of Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS). His main activity areas are coastal and marine science and governance policy. Mr. Hoi received BSc (1974) in VNU, the PhD degree in natural science in University of Warsaw, Poland (1984), professorship in 1996 and academic title of national high-level researcher in 2001.
Dr. Hoi was Former Director of: Haiphong Institute of Oceanology (HIO) during 1989 - 2000; former Vice-Director and General Director of Vietnam Institute of Fisheries Economics and Planning (VIFEP) (2001 – 2007); former Deputy Administrator of Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (2008 - 2012). He was also a former Chairman of some ASEAN Marine Bodies such as: ASEAN-COST Subcommittee on Marine Sciences and Technology - SCMSAT (1998 - 2001); ASEAN Working Group on Coastal and Marine Environment-AWGCME (2001 - 2011). He is also a member of Steering Committee of Global Ocean Forum (GOF) since 2004. The Chief Editor or Member Editorial Board of some National Journals in Vietnam on marine S&T; Editorial Board member of Elsevier International Journal on Ocean & Coastal Management (2005-2008). He also was a task-leader of over 50 projects, has some 46 published books and 235 published papers in oversea and domestic journals and proceedings (author). Dr. Hoi has participated in a number of national, regional and international fora and events on coastal and marine affairs. He was a former national focal person of PEMSEA, COBSEA, IUCN MFF and is a NCB member of UNDP GEF SGP Vietnam.
Prof. PAN JUNWU
Prof. Pan Junwu
Prof. Pan Junwu is Professor and Vice-Dean of International Law School of Northwest University of Political Science and Law, China. He obtained his PhD in law from King’s College London in 2008. His academic interests cover the fields of settlement of international disputes, the law of the sea and legal education. His publications, such as Toward a New Framework for Peaceful Settlement of China’s Territorial and Boundary Disputes (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, March 2009), International Dispute-Settlement Systems: Analysis and Prediction (Law Science, July 2009), Chinese Philosophy and International Law (Asian Journal of International Law, July 2011), Sovereignty’s Implications for China: Then and Now (in Aspects of Sovereignty: Sino-Swedish Reflections, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013), have been well-received at home and abroad.
Prof. STEIN TONNESSON
Prof. STEIN TONNESSON
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Stein Tønnesson is research professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). During 2011–17 he led the East Asian Peace programme at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and published Explaining the East Asian Peace (NIAS Press 2017). Tønnesson’s recent publications include: ‘Can China and Vietnam Use International Law to Resolve their Maritime Disputes?’ in T. Engelbert, ed., The South China Sea Conflict after the Arbitration of July 12, 2016 (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2020); ‘Four Aspects of the Crisis in the South China Sea’ in L. Buszynski & Do Thanh Hai (eds), The South China Sea: From a Regional Maritime Dispute to Geo-Strategic Competition (London: Routledge, 2020: 9–23); ‘The Tonkin Gulf Model of Conflict Resolution’ in C.J. Jenner and Tran Trong Thuy, eds. The South China Sea. Towards Sovereignty Based Conflict or Regional Cooperation? (Cambridge University Press, 2016: 151–170); ‘The South China Sea: Law Trumps Power,’ Asian Survey 55(3), 2015: 455–477; and ‘China’s national interests and the law of the sea: Are they reconcilable?” in Wu Shicun and Nong Hong, eds, Recent Developments in the South China Sea (London: Routledge, 2014: 199–227).
Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management
TANIGUCHI, Tomohiko, PhD, is Professor, Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management. He worked with Prime Minister ABE, Shinzo as his primary foreign policy speech writer throughout the period in which Mr. Abe was in office. LL.B. from the University of Tokyo, he spent 20 years in journalism before joining Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2005 as Deputy Press Secretary. He spent the next 3 years writing speeches for Foreign Minister ASO, Taro as well as for then Prime Minister Abe. While in journalism he was a Fulbright visiting fellow at Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1991-92, spent three years in London, 1997-2000, during which Foreign Press Association in London elected him President, the first from Asia, and spent sabbaticals at Shanghai Institute for International Studies, 2002-03, and at Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., 2004-05. Between 2008 and 2012 he was an Executive Advisor at JR-Central. He has published books on Mr. Abe, modern history and international affairs.
Rear Admiral JURGEN EHLE
Rear Admiral Jürgen Ehle
Senior Military Advisor to Managing Director for CSDP and Crisis Response (MD CSDP-CR)
European External Action Service (EEAS)
Joining the Navy as member of Officers Crew VII/76
1976 - 1977
Naval Academy, Flensburg. Cadet on the Sailing Training Ship GORCH FOCK and the Training Ship DEUTSCHLAND
1977 - 1980
University of Armed Forces, Hamburg. Graduated as Master of Arts in Educational Science
1980 - 1983
Helicopter Flight Training in USA and Germany
1983 - 1988
Helicopter Pilot and Flight Commander. Assignments to all frigates type F 122 BREMEN-Class
1988 - 1990
Assistant in the Division of Naval Personnel, Ministry of Defence, Bonn
1990 - 1992
Squadron Leader Naval Air Wing 3 (NAW 3) "Graf Zeppelin", Nordholz
1992 - 1994
Admiral Staff Course at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College (Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr), Hamburg
1994 - 1996
Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff Germany Navy and Director of Naval Operations, Ministry of Defence, Bonn
1996 - 1997
U. S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island (Naval Command College Class of 1997)
1997 - 1998
Operations Division, HQ Commander in Chief German Fleet (Admiral Staff Officer Naval Air Force), Glücksburg
Pilot License "Dornier 228" Fixed Wing Aircraft at NAW 3, Nordholz
1998 - 2002
Commanding Officer (Kommodore) Naval Air Station, Nordholz (Naval Air Wing 3 "Graf Zeppelin")
2002 - 2005
Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Representative Europe (SACTREPEUR), NATO Headquarters, Brussels. Deputy SACTREPEUR/Chief of Staff and Branch Head Transformation
2005 - 2007
German Military Representative, NATO Headquarters, Brussels. Branch Chief Military Policy and Strategy, Deputy Chief of Staff
2007 - 03/2012
Armed Forces Staff, Ministry of Defence, Berlin. Branch Chief Europe and Common Security and Defence Policy
04/2012 - 09/2012
Military Policy and Operations Division, Ministry of Defence, Berlin. Branch Head
10/2012 - 05/2013
German Military Representative to NATO and EU, NATO Headquarters, Brussels. Chief of Staff and Deputy MilRep
06/2013 - 08/2015
Chairman of the European Union Military Committee Working Group, Brussels
09/2015 – 08/2019
Senior Political Military Advisor, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU, Brussels
2012 Rear Admiral
Medals / Decorations
2004 Ehrenkreuz der Bundeswehr in Gold
2006 NATO Meritorious Service Medal
VICE ADMIRAL PRADEEP CHAUHAN
VICE ADMIRAL PRADEEP CHAUHAN, AVSM & BAR, VSN, IN (RETD) DIRECTOR-GENERAL, NATIONAL MARITIME FOUNDATION, NEW DELHI
Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan is currently the Director-General of the National Maritime Foundation, which is India’s foremost resource centre for the development and advocacy of strategies for the promotion and protection of India’s maritime interests. He has had an illustrious, four-decade-long career in the Indian Navy, with as many as four sea-going commands, culminating in his command of the aircraft carrier, the Viraat. As a Flag Officer, he conceptualised and executed the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS). He has been Chief of Staff of the Western Naval Command and the Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy (Ezhimala). He has been commended three times by the President of India for sustained distinguished service. He is a much sought- after thought-leader and a prolific writer with over 85 published professional articles and papers to his credit. He continues to advise the Government of India through his interactions with the ministries of Defence, External Affairs, and, the National Security Council Secretariat.
VICE ADMIRAL YOJI KODA
VICE ADMIRAL YOJI KODA
Vice Admiral Yoji Koda Vice Admiral Koda is a graduate of Japan Defense Academy (1972), JMSDF Staff College, and the U.S. Naval War College. As a surface officer, he took commanded of JS Sawayuki (DD-125) and Fleet Surface Force at sea. His shore duty includes Director for Strategy, Plans and Operations, Maritime Staff. He retired from JMSDF as Commander in Chief, Self-Defense Fleet, in 2008. Then, he made in depth research on China’s Current Naval Strategy at Asia-Center, Harvard University from June 2009 to July 2011. He had served as an advisor to National Security Secretariat of GOJ until March 2016.