Join the 2020 Conference on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region

Panel 2 will take place on Thursday, October 15, 4-5:30pm PDT and focuses on Sharp Power, Natural Resources And Sustainable Development.

CHAIR: Minxin Pei (Claremont-McKenna College)
DISCUSSANT: Elizabeth Economy (Hoover Institution)

• The intensifying competition over fisheries
  Kuan-hsiung Wang, National Taiwan Normal University

• Oil and gas development in the South China Sea
  Emily Meierding, Naval Postgraduate School

• Oceania and the geopolitics of resource extraction
  Transform Aqorau, Solomon Islands National University



Dr. Transform Aqorau is the Solomon Islands’ ambassador to the United Nations and a visiting professor at the Solomon Islands National University. He is also CEO of iTuna Intel, and the former CEO of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement Office.

Dr. Elizabeth Economy is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Senior Fellow for China Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy and author of The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State.

Dr. Emily Meierding is assistant professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Her research examines how energy resources and climate change affect international and domestic conflict and cooperation. She is the author of The Oil Wars Myth: Petroleum and the Causes of International Conflict.

Dr. Minxin Pei is professor of political science at Claremont-McKenna College and an expert on governance in the People’s Republic of China, U.S.-Asia relations, and democratization in developing nations. He is the author of China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay.

Dr. Kuan-hsiung Wang is professor at the Graduate Institute of Political Science at National Taiwan Normal University and former Associate Professor at the Institute of the Law of the Sea at the National Taiwan Ocean University.




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