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International Symposium:Institution Building in Asia for Peace and Development

DayAugust 28, 2009(Fri)
13:00-18:30 (Registration starts at 12:30
PlaceJICA Research Institute, International Conference Hall
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Main Objective

The Asian Peace Science Network(APSN), JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI) and RIETI are co-organizing a symposium in Tokyo this summer on "Institution Building in Asia for Peace and Development." Given the region's diversity in religion, race, ethnicity and standard of living, Asian countries would benefit from region-wide political and economic institutions that take into account the region's potential for multidimensional conflict. APSN was formally established in 2008 under the strong initiative of Professor Walter Isard for the promotion of peace, security and economic development in Asia. This conference serves as the second annual International Conference of Asian Peace Science Network.

Conference participants will discuss the design and development of regional institutions capable of promoting greater peace and prosperity throughout Asia against the backdrop of the current global economic crisis. To this end the theoretical knowledge of scholars will be combined with the experience of practitioners and policymakers, in presentations and active discussions, to examine the relevant issues.

■  Program

13:00-13:25 Opening Introduction & Welcome Speech
   Masahisa Fujita (President and Chief Research Officer, RIETI)
   Keiichi Tsunekawa (Director, JICA-RI)
   Walter Isard (Emeritus Professor, Department of City & Regional Planning, Cornell University)

13:25-15:50 Part 1 : Keynote Lectures
 Chair: Masahisa Fujita
 Keynote speakers:
   Hadi Soesastro (Senior Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia)
   Masahiro Kawai (Dean, Asia Development Bank Institute, Tokyo)
   Yuyan Zhang (Director, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
   T.J. Pempel (Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley)

15:50-16:05 Break

16:05-18:20 Part2 : Panel Discussion
"Institutional Cooperation in Asia beyond the Global Economic Crisis"
 Moderator:Keiichi Tsunekawa
   Min Gyo Koo (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public Administration, Yonsei University)
   Naoki Umemiya(Assistant Director, Basic Education Division Ⅰ, Basic Education Group, Human Development Department, JICA)
   V.N.Rajasekharan Pillai (Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University)
   John Ravenhill (Professor, Dept. of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University)
   Susumu Yamakage (Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

18:20-18:30 Closing Speech

18:30-19:30 Reception

LanguageEnglish (with simultaneous interpretation to Japanese)
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E-mail: jicari-seminar2@jice.org
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