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Southwest Harbor

338 Main Street
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 United States
207-244-7065 http://www.swhplibrary.org/

January 2019

“Trouble in Chinese Waters? The Trump Administration and China’s Territorial Disputes”- Kristin Vekasi speaks at the Southwest Harbor Pubic Library

January 12, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Southwest Harbor, 338 Main Street
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 United States
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The Camden Conference presents Kristin Vekasi at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, January 12 at 1:30pm. This event is free and open to all. Professor Vekasi of the University of Maine will speak on how Chinese domestic politics and American national interests have set a course for potential conflict over the South China Sea. The talk will unpack the complex political and economics conflicts in the region, and discuss policy options to deescalate military tensions and increase peaceful cooperation. Kristin Vekasi is an assistant professor in the department of political science and School of Policy and International Affairs. She received her PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has conducted extensive research and fieldwork across Northeast Asia, particularly in Japan and China. She has been a visiting fellow with the Japan Foundation at Tokyo University, a Fulbright Fellow at Tohoku University, and a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellow…

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