The SCRC welcomes Prof. Isaac B. Kardon, assistant professor at the U.S. Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute, to discuss his new book, “China’s Law of the Sea: The New Rules of Maritime Order” in conversation with Prof. Andrew Mertha, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies Inaugural Director of the SAIS Global China Research Center. This book is the first comprehensive study of the law and geopolitics of China’s maritime disputes. It provides a rigorous empirical account of whether and how China is changing “the rules” of international order—specifically, the international law of the sea. Prof. Isaac B. Kardon examines China’s laws and policies to defend, exploit, study, administer, surveil, and patrol disputed waters. He also considers other claimants’ reactions to these Chinese practices, because other states must acquiesce to China’s preferences to become international rules. China’s maritime disputes offer unique insights into the nature and scope of China’s challenge to international order.
**We will also be serving pizza at this event**