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April 18, 2017

Regional Territorial Disputes and Conflicts

12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. End Time
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Bulger Communication Center East

Dr. Vida Vanchan, Department of Geography and Planning
Dr. Suparna Soni, Department of Political Science
Dr. Atta A Ceesay, Department of Political Science

(rescheduled from Tuesday, 3/14/2017)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12:15 –1:30 p.m.
Bulger Communication Center East
In recent years, there has been increased tension among countries that have competing claims over the Paracel and Spratly islands which include China, Brunei, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Malaysia. In South Asia, Kashmir has been a flash point between India and Pakistan for more than 50 years. Today, it remains one of the most militarized zones in the world and China administers parts of the territory. The African continent has endured its share of conflicts which have resulted in not only casualties and refugees, but have vastly contributed to the socio-economic decline and moral deterioration of its people.

This panel session aims to provide an overview of territorial disputes around the world including a dispute over Paracel and Spratly islands in South China Sea, a conflict region of Kashmir in South Asia and many conflicts that have plagued Africa over the past decades. Causes and resolutions are also discussed.

*Refreshments will be provided.

Open to: everyone