Global Challenges
Breakfast meetings

The South China Sea explained

Seven sovereign states are involved in conflicts in the South China Sea. In this series, you get an overview of the historical, anthropological and legal perspectives on one of the hottest maritime conflicts of our times. Three meetings 27-29 September.

Two seas of South China and Sulu meet at Simpang Mengayau, Kudat.
Tofeiku, Wikimedia

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The South China Sea has long been a disputed region. Neighbouring states, fishing communities and international powers have fought over access, resources, and maritime borders. In recent history, not least due to China’s rise as a regional hegemon, the South China Sea has become one of the most critical flashpoints of our times.

We have invited researchers from different disciplines to explain and discuss the nature and dynamics of these conflicts. The series will consist of three breakfast meetings:

27 Sep: The history

28 Sep: Anthropological perspectives

29 Sep: International law


All the meetings are open for all, and free breakfast will be served. 


This breakfast series is a collaboration between Bergen Global (CMI/UiB), the Department of Foreign Languages (UiB) and Forskningsdagene i Bergen.