Special Lecture: Territorial disputes in the East China and South China Seas

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
(door opens at 18:45)
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall, Room 403 (Access)
English (no translation provided)
Registration Deadline:
April 11, 2017
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Lecture Topic

Maritime/territorial disputes have persisted in the South China and East China Seas for many years. China has just recently announced an agreement with ASEAN on a draft code of conduct governing the South China Sea. While China has made claim to almost the entire South China Sea, an international court has rejected that claim. No agreement addresses the East China Sea.

This presentation will cover an historical overview of these maritime regions, an analysis of the United Nations Conventions on the Law of the Sea that address the territorial status of South China and East China Sea "lands," whether the draft code of conduct might conflict with the UN Conventions, and the implications for global shipping within the regions.

About the Instructor

Photo of Prof. Michael Valenza

Valenza, Michael, J.D.

Legal / Assistant Professor, Temple University

Professor Valenza joined the Fox School in 1981, after having been engaged as a litigator in complex civil matters in the Philadelphia area and also serving as associate corporate counsel for Philadelphia (now Independence) Blue Cross. In addition to a law degree, Professor Valenza holds a Master's Degree in International Relations with a concentration in international economics and has pursued post-graduate education in estate planning. His research activities include such diverse areas as institutional liability issues, employer liability, international business liability issues, and real estate.