Video On Demand

Oceans of Opportunity: Southeast Asia’s Shared Maritime Challenges, Session Three

June 21, 2021 • 8:00 – 10:30 pm EDT

CSIS, in partnership with the University of the Philippines, is pleased to present “Oceans of Opportunity: Southeast Asia’s Shared Maritime Challenges,” a series of six virtual panels over three sessions on marine conservation, fisheries management, and maritime law. This final session will feature remarks from John Edgar (Environment Office Chief, USAID Philippines) and expert panel discussions on adapting to climate change and avenues for regional cooperation.

For more information on Session One on protecting threatened fisheries and bolstering maritime domain awareness. (Monday, June 7, 7:00am-9:15am EDT), please click the following link: For more information on Session Two on combatting plastic pollution and preserving the law of the sea (Monday, June 14, 8:00pm-10:30pm EDT), please click the following link:

This event is made possible with support from the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines.

Event Partners

Sponsor Sponsor Sponsor Sponsor
Gregory B. Poling
Senior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Whitley Saumweber
Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, and Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

John Edgar

Environment Office Chief, USAID Philippines

Laura David

Director, Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines

Jurgenne Primavera

Chief Mangrove Scientific Advisor of the Zoological Society of London

John McManus

Professor of Marine Ecology, Rosenstiel School of the University of Miami

Amanda Hsiao

Senior Analyst, China, International Crisis Group

Jay Batongbacal

Director, Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines