China vs. Taiwan: Using Current Conflicts To Predict the Future

February 21, 2023
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
WherePurcell Reading Room
Sponsor(s)Virginia Journal of International Law Symposium, J.B. Moore Society of International Law

Attorneys, scholars and government officials will examine cybersecurity’s role in conflicts, and current trends in maritime and naval conflicts, and a daylong symposium. Beth George, partner at Wilson Sonsini, will deliver the keynote address. She is the former acting general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense and won the Secretary of Defense’s Award for Distinguished Public Service in 2021.

Event Details

China vs. Taiwan: Using Current Conflicts To Predict the Future

Purcell Reading R​oom

10:30-11 a.m.

Coffee and Pastries

11-11:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Panel 1 | Cybersecurity’s Role in Conflicts

  • Veronica Glick, Partner, Mayer Brown 
  • Raymond Romano, Director, Cyber Threats and Investigations, U.S. Department of State
  • Zhanna L. Malekos Smith, Senior Associate, Aerospace Security Project; Adjunct Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Cyber Law & Policy Fellow, Army Cyber Institute, U.S. Military Academy
  • Moderator: Kristen Eichensehr, Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law; Director, National Security Law Center; University of Virginia School of Law

12:30-1:30 p.m.


1:45-3 p.m.

Panel 2 | Current Trends in Maritime and Naval Conflicts 

  • Scott R. Anderson, Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  • Hayat Alvi, Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College
  • Mark Nevitt, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Law
  • Pete Pedrozo, Professor, U.S. Naval War College 
  • Moderator: Ashley Deeks, Class of 1948 Professor of Scholarly Research in Law, University of Virginia School of Law; Senior Fellow, Miller Center

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Keynote Address

  • Beth George, Partner, Wilson Sonsini, Former Acting General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense