Last May 6, Prof Baviera delivered a presentation at Yale University during a conference on the theme Conflict in the South China Sea. The conference was organized by the Council on Southeast Asian Studies, Yale University in partnership with the Council on East Asian Studies, The Macmillan Center, Yale University; and the Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education (IVCE), New York. Prof Baviera’s presentation was titled “Geopolitical Quandaries in the South China Sea: Implications for the Philippines, China and the US”.