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Forthcoming Conferences

Past Conferences

Asia Pacific Security Seminar "The United States-Japan Alliance and Maritime Security Challenges"

  • Date & Time: December 6 (Tue.) 13:30-15:30
  • Place: East-West Center in Washington, 1819 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, Sixth Floor Conference Room
  • Detail: Please see here.

International Symposium "Indo-Japanese Dialogue on Eurasia"

  • Date & Time: March 11(Fri.) ,2011, 13:30 - 18:00
  • Place: Slavic Research Center, Room 403 (4th floor)
  • Language: English
  • Detail: Please see this site.

Special Seminar "Indo-Japan strategic relations: Issues, Expectations and Challenges"

  • Date & Time: February 14 (Mon.), 2011
  • Place: Room 401 (4th Floor) Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University
  • Detail: Please see this site.

Special Seminar "The Kashmir Challenge and its Impact on Neighboring Areas"

  • Date & Time: February 3, 2011 (Thursday)
  • Place: The Nippon Foundation Bldg., 4th Fl.
  • Keynote speech: Navnita Chadha Behera (Department of Political Science, Delhi University)
  • Discussants: IWASHITA Akihiro (Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University), HORIMOTO Takenori (Faculty of Political Management, Shobi University)
  • Language: English (with Japanese interpreter)
  • Contact: The Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund (tel: 03-6229-5481)
  • Detail: Please see this site (in Japanese)

JAIR Annual Convention 2010 Session 6 "Cold War Alliances:East and West"

  • Place: Sapporo Convention Center
  • Date:9:00-12:00, Saturday, 30 October, 2010
  • Moderator:David Wolff(Hokkaido University)
  • Special Invitation Speaker:
    Ezra Vogel (Harvard University) “Deng Xiaoping and New Alliances, 1978‐1989”
    Vojtech Mastny(National Security Archive) “The Ending of the Cold War and Its Alliances:How Much Did They Matter?”
    Yasuhiro Izumikawa(Chuo University) “Statecraft, Balance of Power Theory, and Alliance Politics in Cold War East Asia”
  • Discussant: Futoshi Shibayama(Kwansei Gakuin University)

Regional Powers Project and SRC Seminar

  • Date & Time: July 20 (Tuesday) 16:30-18:00
  • Place: Slavic Research Center, Room 401 (4th floor)
  • Please see this site.

International Workshop
"New International Order of Asia and Regional Powers in the 1950s and 1960s"

“New International Order of Asia and Regional Powers in the 1950s and 1960s”
8th March 2010 (Monday)
(1) Welcome speech: Tomohiko Uyama (Hokkaido University, Japan)  13:00-13:20
‘Imperiology project and our research activities’

(2) Introduction of WS: Shigeru Akita (Osaka University, Japan)  13:20-14:00
‘Formation of New International Order of Asia in the 1950s and 1960s: Decolonization, Cold War and Asian initiatives’

(3) Aditya Mukherjee (Institute of Advanced Studies, JNU, India)  14:00-15:00
‘Nehru’s economic strategy in the global context of the 1950s and 1960s’ (tentative)
      Comment: Osamu Yoshida (Hiroshima University)
Tea & Coffee break  15:00-15:30
(4) Mridula Mukherjee (JNU and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, India)   15:30-16:30
‘How Nehru situated India in the Asian context in the 1950s and 1960s’ (tentative)
      Comment: Takako Hirose (Senshu University)

(5) Penny Von Eschen (University of Michigan, USA)   16:30-17:30
‘Reading U.S. Cold War Strategy through the History of Colonialism and Decolonization’
      Comment: Hideki Kan (Seinan-Jo-Gakuin University)

(6) General Discussion I   17:30-18:00       
Conference Dinner at Shibuya, Tokyo   19:00-21:00

9th March 2010 (Tuesday)
(7) Niu Jun (University of Beijing, China)   10:00-11:00
‘The Transformation of PRC’s Diplomatic Policy in 1950 and Its Implication for East Asia’
      Comments: Shin Kawashima (University of Tokyo)
                 David Wolff (Hokkaido University)

(8) Sergey Radchenko (Nottingham University, UK)   11:00-12:00
‘The Soviet Union, decolonization and the Cold War, 1945-1964’
      Comment: David Wolff (Hokkaido University)
Lunch   12:00-13:00
(9) Asahiko Hanzawa (Meiji-Gakuin University, Japan)   13:00-14:00
‘The United Nations, the end of the British Empire and the rise of the Anglo-American “informal empire”’
      Comment: Yoichi Kibata (Seijo University)

(10) General Discussion II   14:00-15:00

Tomohiko Uyama (Hokkaido University)
David Wolff (Hokkaido University)
Shigeru Akita (Osaka University)
Secretariat of WS:
Shigeru Akita (akita(a)
Department of World History,
Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
1-5, Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8532 Japan
Phone & Fax: (81) 6-6850-5675
Pre-registration is required. Please write your name and affiliation to Akitsu Mayuzumi (amayuzumi(a) by 19th February.

The 2nd Joint Forum Co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the SRC at Hokkaido University

"Nuclear Renaissance and the US-Japan Alliance: Finding New Markets and Preventing Proliferation"

  • Date: October 30, 2009
  • Place: The Brookings Institution
  • Detail:this site.