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The Indian Ocean Basin: Navigating the 21st Century Marine Silk Road
 
Friday, April 5, 2013: Matoaka Woods Room, School of Education, College of William & Mary


4pm - Welcome
Taylor Reveley
President, College of William & Mary

Keynote Lecture: “The Indian Ocean Basin in Global Context”
Robert D. Kaplan, Chief Geopolitical Analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm

 

5:30-6:30pm - Wine  & Cheese Reception
Hosted by the Reves Center for International Studies
Music by Middle East Music Ensemble of the College of William & Mary

 

Saturday, April 6:  Miller Hall, Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary

 

8:00am - Continental Breakfast

 

8:30am - Welcome
Stephen E. Hanson
Vice Provost for International Affairs
Director, Reves Center for International Studies, College of William & Mary

Lois M. Critchfield
Reves Advisory Council
Founder, James H. Critchfield Memorial Endowment for Middle East Studies

 

8:45am - Indian Ocean Basin: Culture, History, and Politics in an Interdependent Region
Chair:  Tamara Sonn, Kenan Professor of Humanities, College of William & Mary

“The Indian Ocean in the Imagined World of Continents and Regions”
John O. Voll, Professor of Islamic History, Georgetown University

“Indian Ocean Basin:  Pre-Modern and Colonial Contexts”
Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University

“Where the Land Met the Sea:  Debt, Law and the Geographies of  Obligation in the 19th Century Indian Ocean”
Fahad Ahmad Bishara, Assistant Professor of History (Fall 2013), College of William & Mary

Discussant:
Ahmad A. Ahmad, Sultan Qaboos Professor of Middle East History, College of William & Mary

 

10:30am - Break

 

10:45am - Indian Ocean Basin: Resources, Developments, Shifting Geostrategies
Chair:  Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs, College of William & Mary

“The March from Folly to Constructive Engagement: Lessons from the Field and Implications for the Marine Silk Road”
Clifford Shultz, Charles H. Kellstadt Chair, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago

“Beneath the Marine Silk Road:  Hidden Resource Treasures for the 21st Century”
Toshio Mizuta, Director, International Center for Research and Education on Mineral and Energy Resources
Akita University

“The U.S., East and Central Asia: India’s Geostrategic Reorientation”
Rani Mullen, Associate Professor of Government, College of William & Mary

Discussant:
J. Emmett Duffy, Glucksman Professor of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary

 

12:30pm - Luncheon

 

12:50pm - Luncheon Keynote
Keynote Lecture: "U.S. Geopolitical Interest and Policies in the Indian Ocean Basin”
Michael C. Hudson, Director, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

 

1:30pm - Break

 

2:00 – 3:15pm    Indian Ocean Basin: 21st Century Challenges
Chair:  Don R. Rahtz, J.S. Mack Professor of Marketing, Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary

 “21st Century Challenges for Indian Ocean Shipping Lines”
Mark Newcomb, Legal Counsel/Safety & Security Officer, CMA CGM (America) LLC

 “Indian Ocean Basin:  21st Century Trends in Port Development”
John Vickerman, President of Vickerman & Associates, LLC

“What Will Travel on the Marine Silk Road in the 21st Century? Energy, Food, Consumer Goods”
Dan Millison, Manager, Transcendergy, LLC

Discussant:
Clifford Shultz, Charles H. Kellstadt Chair, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago

 

3:30-4:00pm       Summation and Implications
Stephen E. Hanson
Vice Provost for International Affairs
Director, Reves Center for International Studies, College of William & Mary

Ellen Laipson
President and CEO, The Stimson Center