We are pleased to announce that the next in-person MSC meeting will take place on 22-24 March 2022 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  More information on registering for this meeting will be available in the future.

In the meantime, a new venture MSC Virtual Sessions will enable a continuous opportunity for connection, engagement and knowledge sharing across the maritime arena.  Videos of the first of these will be two presentations can be accessed through the indicated links below.  The next presentation will take place on Wednesday 2 December:

MSC Virtual Session 3: Wednesday, 2 December, 16h00 (4:00 pm) Pacific Standard Time

“COVID-19 and the Pacific Navies” – Dr. Collin Koh, Research Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“COVID-19 and the civilian maritime sector” Dr. Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Associate Professor of History, Campbell University

Video of MSC Virtual Presentation 3

MSC Virtual Session 1

“China’s Vision for World Order and its Belt and Road Initiative” – Ms. Nadège Rolland, Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs, National Bureau of Asian Research

Video of MSC Virtual Presentation 1

MSC Virtual Session 2

“An Update on the South Chia Sea” – Mr. Greg Poling, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia and Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Video of MSC Virtual Presentation 2


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