Brit author to talk on sea row


MANILA, Philippines–A British journalist and author of two books on Southeast Asia, one of which was named Book of the Year by The Economist, will visit the Philippines next week and conduct lectures on the South China Sea dispute.

Bill Hayton, a reporter of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and an analyst on Southeast Asian affairs, will give two lectures on the South China Sea in Manila on Feb. 13, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Hayton is the author of “The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia,” published in September/October 2014 by the Yale University Press.

According to his website, Hayton’s trip to the Philippines is part of his book tour in Southeast Asia that includes Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Hayton will talk at Ateneo de Manila University as part of the Ateneo Professional Schools’ Public International Lecture Series. His lecture follows the Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio’s discussion on the South China Sea issue a few weeks ago.