Conflict in the South China Sea: An Evening Hosted by the World Affairs Council of St. Louis

Join us for a discusson on the Conflict in the South China Sea. 

The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified regional disputes, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region.


Alphonse F. La Porta: Former U.S. Ambassador
Retired from the U.S. Foreign Service after 38 years at the Department of State, Mr. La Porta currently works as a private consultant to the Department of Defense. Mr. La Porta was Ambassador to Mongolia from 1997-2000, President of the United States-Indonesia Society from 2004-2007, and is currently (pro bono) President of the Malaysia-American Foundation.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel - 7730 Bonhomme Ave. Clayton, MO 63105

5:30PM - 6:30PM: Registration - $35 ($25 for students).  Hors d'oeuvres and soda will be provided and a cash bar will be available to purchase drinks.

6:30PM - 7:30PM: Program followed by Q & A session.

To register for this event, please contatct Elizabeth Hatfield at or Bob Fischer at or call our office at 314-727-9988.

We hope to see your there!