China Maritime Studies Institute Conferences

The China Maritime Studies Institute has conducted annual conferences since 2005. Conferences have addressed a range of issues in Chinese maritime development, encompassing both competitive and also cooperative themes. This series of conferences has directly resulted in the publication of four scholarly books, dozens of published academic articles and multiple briefings for key U.S. decision-makers and relevant staffs.

Peter Dutton, director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), speaks to participants of the 2016 Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups Symposium at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Peter Dutton, director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), speaks to participants of the 2016 Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups Symposium at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. Key discussions of the symposium included maritime irregular warfare, grey zone conflicts and addressing irregular maritime migration. 160628-N-RX668-048 NEWPORT, R.I. (June 28, 2016)

About China Maritime Studies Institute Conferences

Typically lasting two days, our annual CMSI conferences are held in May each year and bring together academic experts, policy makers, and practitioners for panel discussions and presentations that focus on selected aspects of Chinese maritime development and the international security environment.

These annual conferences serve to stimulate focused research and foster dialogue among Chinese and American specialists resulting in enhanced understanding and continued productive research and analysis on focus areas. Although short in duration, the annual CMSI conferences provide a lasting impact on research that informs leaders and policy makers.

Conferences

Past conferences have addressed topics ranging from China’s shipbuilding program and its evolving surface fleet to the nation’s Far East operations, their ongoing strategy in the region, and the maritime implications of a strong Chinese navy.

2017 CMSI Conference: China's Gray Zone Maritime Operations

This conference covered China’s major maritime forces beyond core People's Liberation army navy units, with particular focus on China’s second and third sea forces: the “white-hulled” coast guard and “blue-hulled” maritime militia.

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Past CMSI Conferences

Past conference focus areas have included China's future submarine force, its surface fleet, aerospace development, energy strategy, and other relevant aspects of the Chinese maritime presence.

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