China and Southeast Asia: Balanced and Centered?

China is at once a vital economic partner to ASEAN countries and a potentially threatening and much larger neighbor. For China, the region to its south occupies important strategic space. How can these states keep their relations balanced and centered in turbulent times? Join us for the first Southeast Asia Forum virtual luncheon on October 14 for a discussion with Yun Sun, Marvin Ott, and Bill Wise.

This event is part of the Southeast Asia Forum Virtual Wednesday Luncheon Seminar Series. Usually held in person as small roundtables, these are now open to a larger audience as a virtual convening.


Marvin Ott, Lecturer, East Asia Studies, JHU School of Arts & Sciences; Asia Fellow, Wilson Center

As a former professor of national security policy at the National War College, Marvin Ott has studied and written extensively on Southeast Asia issues with a focus on the region’s relationship with China.

Yun Sun, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, East Asia Program and Director, China Program, Stimson Center

Yun Sun is a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center. Her expertise is in Chinese foreign policy, U.S.-China relations and China’s relations with neighboring countries and authoritarian regimes.

William Wise, Non-Resident Fellow and Chair, Southeast Asia Forum, Stimson Center; Practitioner-in-Residence, Retired, Southeast Asia Studies, JHU – SAIS (Moderator)

William M. Wise is a Nonresident Fellow affiliated with the Southeast Asia Program at the Henry L. Stimson Center. He is currently developing the new Southeast Asia Resource Center at Stimson, a project to promote and sustain the study of Southeast Asia at colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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