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March 05, 2011 【Announcement,Seminar / Symposium / Lecture】

EUSI International Symposium "The EU, Asia and Japan: Frontiers of European External Relations"

The EUSI (EU Studies Institute) in Tokyo will host an international symposium of "The EU, Asia and Japan: Frontiers of European External Relations," with the Keio-Hitotsubashi Support Project for Strategic University Collaborations, on 26-27 March 2011, at Keio University Mita Campus.

This symposium will focus on international relations of the EU, particularly the Japan-EU or EU-Asia relations, from diplomatic, economic and historical perspectives.
The symposium is also honoured to have a key note speech by Prof. Toshiro Tanaka, director of EUSI in Tokyo and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, to commemorate his retirement and his academic contributions to EU studies in Japan.

We welcome your participation!

(* We regret to tell you that the symposium is postponed because of the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake of 11 March)

(You can get the program from here.)


EUSI International Symposium
"The EU, Asia and Japan:
Frontiers of European External Relations"

Date: 26-27 March 2011
Venue: Distance Learning Room (B4F), South Building, Mita Campus, Keio University
Official Language: English (except for Session 4)
Admission: free and no pre-registration required
Contact: EUSI Keio office (03-5418-6702)

hosted by:
 European Union Studies Institute in Tokyo (EUSI)
 Keio-Hitotsubashi: Support Project for Strategic University Collaborations
 Keio University


Saturday, 26 March, 2011
Distance Learning Room (B4F), South Building (No.15 on the map)
Mita Campus, Keio University

Keynote Speech: 13:00-13:30
Toshiro Tanaka (Professor, Keio University; Director, EUSI; Ad Personam Jean Monnet Chair)

Session 1: 13:30 - 15:15
"The Future of EU-Asia Relations"
Chair: Yukari Akeda (Research Assistant Professor, Keio University)
Speaker: Julie Gilson (Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham)
 "Asia's global irrelevance? What is this region faced by Europe?"
Speaker: Clara Portela (Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University)
 "Coherence of European Union Foreign Policy after Lisbon: How Effective?"

Coffee Break: 15:15 - 15:45

Session 2: 15:45 - 18:15
"The EU's External Relations and the Rise of Asia"
Chair: Yuichi Hosoya (Associate Professor, Keio University)
Speaker: Thomas Renard (Research Fellow/ Egmont Institute)
 "Strategic Partnerships: The EU's Struggle against Global Irrelevance"
Speaker: Reuben Wong (Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore)
 "The EU's Soft Power on ASEAN"
Speaker: Michito Tsuruoka (Research Fellow, National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS))
 "The EU as a Power in Asia and in the World: A View from Japan"

Dinner


Sunday, 27 March, 2011
Distance Learning Room (B4F), South Building (No.15 on the map)
Mita Campus, Keio University

Session 3: 10:30-12:15
"The EU's Trade Relationships with Asia"
Chair: Yuichi Hosoya (Associate Professor, Keio University)
Speaker: Min Shu (Assistant Professor, Waseda University)
 "The EU's Trade Policy towards East and Southeast Asia"
Speaker: Yukari Akeda (Research Assistant Professor, Keio University)
 "Can the EU trade policy be more strategic? The Lisbon Treaty and its implication for Asia "

Lunch

Session 4 (in Japanese): 14:00-16:30
"Historical Perspectives on the Relationship between Europe and Asia"
Chair: Michito Tsuruoka (Research Fellow, National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS))
Speaker: Yuichi Hosoya (Associate Professor, Keio University)
 "The Globalization of the Western Alliance: NATO, SEATO, Japan and the Cold War in Asia, 1950-1955"
Speaker: Hitoshi Suzuki (Assistant Professor, University of Niigata Prefecture)
 "What Lessons We Learn from the Japan-EC/EU Trade Negotiations and Conflicts: EU's Relations with Japan, Korea, and China"
Speaker: Daisuke Hayashi (Doctral Student, Keio University)
 "The EU-China-Taiwan Triangle: the Establishment of Official Relations and European Approaches to the Question of China"