The South China Sea explained: International law

29.09.2022 10:00 - English

Knut Einar Skodvin (UiB) and Thomas Eder (Austrian Institute for International Affairs) in conversation with Julia Marinaccio (UiB)

Since the late 1990s, international institutions have sought to establish rule of law and to mediate between the diverse claimants. In this breakfast meeting, we expand on the role of international organisations and instruments. Specifically, we will discuss one of the most recent and prominent attempts of international dispute settlement between China and the Philippines.

The breakfast meeting takes place in Bergen Global’s venues in Jekteviksbakken 31. Free breakfast is served.
You can also follow the event on Zoom.

About the series:

The South China Sea has long been a disputed region. Neighbouring states, fishing communities and international powers have fought over access, resources, and maritime borders. In recent history, not least due to China’s rise as a regional hegemon, the South China Sea has become one of the most critical flashpoints of our times.

We have invited researchers from different disciplines to explain and discuss the nature and dynamics of these conflicts. The series will consist of three breakfast meetings:

27 Sep: The history

28 Sep: Anthropological perspectives

29 Sep: International law

This breakfast series is a collaboration between Bergen Global (CMI/UiB), the Department of Foreign Languages (UiB) and
Forskningsdagene i Bergen.


Knut Einar Skodvin

Thomas Eder
is an Affiliated Researcher at the oiip. He is also a Guest Scholar at the University of Vienna’s Chinese Studies Department. He was a principal researcher for a European Commission (DG ENER) project on EU-China energy relations. He holds a PhD (Department of International Law and International Relations) and MA (Chinese Studies) from the University of Vienna, and an LL.M. (Chinese Law) from the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of “China and international adjudication” (Nomos, 2021) and “China-Russia relations in Central Asia” (Springer, 2014). His research interests include Chinese foreign and security policy, China and international law, and European China policy.

Julia Marinaccio
(UiB) is a postdoc fellow at the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, where she researches Chinese domestic policies and China-Taiwan relations.

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Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

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Bergen Global is a joint initiative between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute that addresses global challenges.