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Baker Cafe Featuring Dr. Krista Wiegand

The Baker Cafe Series is an informal discussion about various topics. Guests are encouraged to ask questions that pertain to the topic and gain insight straight from the experts. We even provide refreshments!

Join Dr. Krista Wiegand as she discusses the history and recent developments of the South China Sea dispute. Since 2013, one of the most alarming actions that China has taken to spread its control and influence eastward and southward in Asia is the occupation of reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, and the artificial construction of islands that are being militarized for use by China’s military. Several of these reefs and shoals are owned by the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei. This Baker Cafe will provide an overview of the South China Sea dispute, the 2016 UNCLOS arbitration ruling against China, and U.S. national security interests in the dispute and the region.

This event is free and open to the public.

Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage on White Avenue at no charge by requesting a parking voucher from Baker Center staff at the event. 

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:00am

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Reading Room 123
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996

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