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Building ASEAN Identity on a Transnational Dimension

Overview

Date: 7-8 March 2013

Time: 9:30-17:15/9:30-17:00

A reception will start at 9:00.

Location: U Thant Hall, UNU Headquarters  Map »

Organizers: United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP)

Supprter: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Languages: English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation available)

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Contact: Vesselin Popovski Professor, Academic Officer, UNU-ISP: Popovski@unu.edu
Yasushi Kikuchi, Professor emeritus, Waseda University:
ykikuchi@waseda.jp

The United Nations University (UNU) would like to invite you to attend an international symposium on “Building ASEAN Identity on a Transnational Dimension”, which will be held at UNU headquarters in Tokyo on 7-8 March 2013 . The symposium is organized by the United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) and supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

The Symposium Building ASEAN Identity on a Transnational Dimension addresses the need for such in-depth discussion on ASEAN identity, as one of the foundations for East Asia Community. Selected experts from ASEAN and the Dialogue Partners (Australia, China, the EU, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Russia, United States) will present papers, and an audience of academics, diplomats, civil society, private sector and media is invited to comment and question.

The aim of the Symposium is to investigate and understand the way in which cultural characteristics in South East Asia were established and developed, to reveal linkages between local and transnational dimensions. It will attempt to debate both points of difference and aspects of similarity, to address how the evolution of cultures, religious ethics, social education can build elements of a fundamental nation-ology, a scientific background to understand national identities in ASEAN countries, a pre-requisite for forming an integrated ASEAN community.

Registration

To register for this event, please click on the link below and complete the registration form. Registration will be closed when it reaches the capacity.

Draft Programme

7 March (Thursday)

9:30-10:20

Opening Session

  • Opening Remarks:
    Prof. Shotaro Yachi, Special Advisor to the Cabine
    Dr. David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University Representative from ASEAN (TBC)
  • Keynote speech:
    Professor Yasushi Kikuchi, Visiting Professor, UNU-ISP, Professor Emeritus, Waseda University
10:20-11:30

Session I

Moderator: Vesselin Popovski, Senior Academic Programme Officer ((UNU-ISP)
  • Perspectives from Vietnam
    Madam Ton Nu Thi Ninh, President, Tri Viet Institute for International Studies and Exchange, Ton Duc Thang University
  • Perspectives from Thailand
    Dr. Ketkanda Jaturongkachoke, the School of Language and Communication, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
  • Perspectives from Singapore
    Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Singapore High
    Commission in Kuala Lumpur
  • Discussion
11:30-11:50 Coffee Break
11:50-13:00

Session II:

Moderator: Madoka Futamura, Academic Programme Officer (UNU-ISP)
  • Perspectives from Philippines
    Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta, Professor Emeritus, De La Salle University; Former Ambassador to ASEAN
  • Perspectives from Myanmar
    Ms. Moe Thuzar, Lead Researcher, ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Perspectives from Malaysia
    Dr. Rahmat Mohamad, Secretary General, Asian African Legal Consultative Organization
  • Discussion
13:00-14:30 Lunch Time
14:30-15:55

Session III:

Moderator: Dr. Yuichi Sekiya (University of Tokyo)
  • Perspectives from Laos
    Dr. Soukanh Chithpanya, Associate Professor, National University of Laos
  • Perspectives from Indonesia
    Dr. Hanneman Samuel, Lecturer, University of Indonesia
  • Perspectives from Cambodia
    Dr. Hunleng Hay, Lecturer, Royal University of Phnom Penh
  • Discussion
15:55-17:15

Session IV:

Moderator: John Clammer, Visiting Professor (UNU-ISP)
  • Perspectives from Australia
    Professor Charles Sampford, Director, Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, Griffith University
  • Perspectives from China
    Dr. Chang Xin, Professor, Fukui Prefectural University
  • Perspectives from Japan
    Dr. Masaya Shiraishi, Professor, Graduate School of Asian-Pacific Studies., Waseda University
  • Discussion
  • Summary of the Day - Vesselin Popovski (UNU-ISP)
  • Photo Session

8 March (Friday)

9:30-10:10

Opening and Introduction of Special Guest 

  • Special Guest Speech
    Mr. Shinsuke Sugiyama, Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (TBC)
10:10-11:20

Session V

Moderator: Mr. Makoto Iyori, Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (TBC)
  • Perspectives from the EU
    Dr. Luk Van Langenhove, Director, UNU-CRIS
  • Perspectives from India
    Dr. C. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University
  • Perspectives from Japan
    Dr. Hideo Kobayashi, Professor, Graduate School of Asian-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
  • Discussion
11:20-11:40 Coffee Break
11:40-12:50

Session VI:

Moderator: Dr. Masaya Shiraishi, Graduate School of Asian-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
  • Perspectives from Korea
    Mr. Sungho Kang, International NGO History Forum for Peace in East Asia
  • Perspectives from New Zealand
    Dr. Stephen Levine, Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Perspectives from Japan (3)
    Dr. Yuichi Sekiya, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
  • Discussion
12:50-14:20 Lunch Time
14:20-15:30

Session VII:

Moderator: Dr. Hideo Kobayashi, Graduate School of Asian-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
  • Perspectives from Russia
    Dr. Mikhail A Molchanov, Chair, Department of Political Science, St. Thomas University, Canada
  • Perspectives from United States
    Dr. John Thomas, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Perspectives from Japan
    Dr. Susumu Yamakage, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
  • Discussion
15:30-17:00

Final Session:

Moderator:Vesselin Popovski (UNU-ISP)
  • Panel discussion
  • Q and A
  • Closing Speech
    Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Senior Vice Rector UNU

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