NEW YORK, November 12, 2014 - Peter Dutton of the U.S. Naval War College; Atlantic foreign correspondent Robert D. Kaplan; Holly Morrow, Fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center; and Zha Daojiong of Peking University (via Skype) examine ways in which the South China Sea dispute might be disentangled while avoiding a potentially disastrous conflict. Orville Schell, Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, moderates the conversation. (1 hr., 23 min.)
Zha Daojiong, (via Skype) Professor of International Political Economy, Peking University.
Peter Dutton, Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College.
Robert D. Kaplan is a correspondent for The Atlantic, where he has reported for the magazine from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. He also serves as a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington.
His books include Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts: The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and on the Ground; Imperial Grunts; Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus; The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War; An Empire Wilderness: Travels Into America's Future; The Ends of the Earth; The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite; and Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History, all of which grew out of Atlantic articles.
He has been writing as a foreign correspondent for more than twenty years.
Holly Morrow, Fellow, the Geopolitics of Energy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.
Tom Nagorski became Executive Vice President of the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. Before that he was Foreign Editor for World News Tonight, and a reporter and producer based in Russia, Germany and Thailand. Nagorski was the recipient of eight Emmy awards and the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, as well as a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. He has written for several publications and is the author of Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of 14 books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Virtual Tibet, The China Reader, and Mandate of Heaven. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize for Asian Reporting.