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20-24 July, 2014

[Event] International Conference - Geopolitics in Changing Southeast Asia: Boundaries and Borderlands

International Conference - Geopolitics in Changing Southeast Asia: Boundaries and Borderlands

Date: 20-23 July, 2014
Venue: School of Tourism and Geography, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China
Co-hosts: Yunnan Normal University (YNU)

       Institute of Geography Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS

       Beijing Normal University (BNU)

       East China Normal University (ECNU)
Supporters: Geographical Society of China (GSC)
        Association of American Geographers (AAG)

        International Geographical Union (IGU)

        Geographical Society of Yunnan Province

Conference details are here.

4-7 November, 2014

[Event] 14th International Conference, Border Studies in Transition (BRIT XIV)

14th International Conference, Border Studies in Transition (BRIT XIV Belgium-France)
  "The Border: A Source of Innovation" (4-7 November, 2014)

Venue: Arras, Lille (France) and Mons (Belgium)
Agenda: Day 1 (4 November) Arras, France
      Day 2 (5 November) Field trip from France to Belgium
      Day 3 (6 November) Lille, France
      Day 4 (7 November) Mons, Belgium

BRIT XIV official homepage is here.


4-5 December, 2014

[Co-hosted event] Slavic-Eurasian Research Center 2014 Winter International Symposium

Slavic-Eurasian Research Center 2014 Winter International Symposium
(4-5 December 2014)

Border Power!: Crosscutting Forces at Play in Eurasia

Venue: Room 403, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC), Hokkaido University
Date & Agenda: Day 1 (4 December)
           Day 2 (5 December)

Working language: English

UBRJ will organize 6 panels related to "boder studies" at the symposium.
The preliminary program is updated at the official website of SRC!

7-11 December, 2014

[Event] International Workshop - Borders at the Interface: Bordering Europe, Africa and the Middle East

International Workshop - Borders at the Interface: Bordering Europe, Africa and the Middle East

Date: 7-11 December, 2014
Venue: Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheba, Israel and others
Sponser: International Geographic Union, Commission on Political Geography (IGU-CPG)

Tentative Itinerary

Dec 7-8: - FP7 Workshop and Meetings

Dec 8-9: - Conference Sessions, Ben-Gurion University

Dec 10: Field Trip - Borders and Geopolitics in Israel / Palestine

Dec 11: AM -Field Trip - Borders, Territory and Conflict in Jerusalem

Dec 11: PM - Conference Sessions, Jerusalem.

Conference details are here.

8-10 December, 2014

[Event] 4th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network (ABRN)

[Event] 4th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network (ABRN): Activated Borders--Re-openings, Ruptures, Relationships

Date: December 8-10, 2014

Place: Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Organizers: Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong;

        International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands
        The Asian Borderlands Research Network.


For your information, rhe UBRJ team will be holding a panel on December 10th at 11AM in Rm 1511.

For the conference programme and additional information, please refer to the official website of the conference.

March 7-8, 2015

[Co-hosted event] International Symposium "Reshaping Border Studies on Asia and Pacific"

[Co-hosted event] International Symposium "Reshaping Border Studies on Asia and Pacific"
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This symposium is dedicated to the establishment of Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies (CAFS), Kyushu University.

Date: March 7 and 8, 2015
Venue: Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel
     (2-2-43, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, 810-0001, Japan)

Program Schedule:
  Day 1 (March 7)
   13:00-14:40 Opening Session
    Opening address: Takatoshi MATSUBARA (Director, CAFS)
    Welcome remarks: SHIN Gi-Wook (Stanford University),
       Norio TANAKA (Director, Graduate School of Law, Kyushu University),
       Yoshitaka FURUYA (Director, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University)
    Keynote speeches by Jussi LANE (East Finland Univerity),
       Akihiro IWASHITA (SRC & UBRJ, Hokkaido Univeristy)
    Chair: Kaoru IZUMI (Vice-Director, CAFS)
   15:30-17:30 Session 1: Make Border Tourism Together
    Speakers: Sergey GOLUNOV (SRC, Hokkaido University), Yasunori HANAMATSU (Kyushu Univeristy)
    Chair: Fuminori KAWAKUBO (Chuo-Gakuin Univeristy)
    Commentators: Koji FURUKAWA (Chukyo Univeristy), Ed PLFORD (Cambridge University)
   17:30-17:40 Closing Session
    Concluding remarks: Reiko AOKI (Executive Vice President, Kyushu Univeristy)
   18:00- Reception-celebration of the establishment of CAFS
    Welcome remarks: Yasutoshi SAKAMOTO (Director, Graduate School of Humanities, Kyushu University),
       Mitsuro HAMAMOTO (Director, Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu Univeristy)

  Day 2 (March 8)
   10:00-12:00 Session 2: Borders and International Relations
    Speakers: Sergey SEBASTIANOV (Far Eastern Federal Univerisy, Russia),
       Paul Richardson (University of Manchester)
    Chair: CHI Hyunjoo Naomi (Hokkaido University)
    Commentators: Yasuhiro MATSUI (Kyushu Univeristy), IEE Hong-Pyo (Kyushu University)
   13:30-15:30 Session 3: Japan's Borderlands: Past and Future
    Speakers: Edward BOYLE (Hokkaido University), Yoshihiro MASUDA (Nihon Bunri University)
    Chair: Keiko TAMURA (Kitakyushu City University)
    Commentators: Akihiko TAKAGI (Kyushu University), Kaoru IZUMI (Kyushu University)
   16:00-17: 00 Session 4: Round Table "The Future of Border Studies in Asia-Pacific"
    Chair: Akihiro IWASHITA (SRC & UBRJ, Hokkaido Univeristy)
   17:00-17:10 Closing Session
    Closing remarks: Takatoshi MATSUBARA (Director, CAFS)

Hosted by CAFS, Kyushu University
Co-hosted by UBRJ, Slavic-Eurasian Center, Hokkaido University
Cooperated by NPO Japan Center for Borderlands Studies (JCBS), Japan International Border Studies Network (JIBSN), EUIJ Kyushu

Persons interested in participation in the symposium should register themselves beforehand by E-mail to cafs[at]jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp or fax to 092-642-7374.
Working languages will be both in Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation.

April 8-11, 2015

57th Association for Borderland Studies (ABS) Annual Conference

57th Association for Borderland Studies (ABS) Annual Conference

Venue: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront、Portland, OR, USA
Date: April 8-11, 2015
ABS official page is here.


April 20, 2015

UBRJ Seminar: "Pacific Russia and the Russian Interests and Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region in the 21st Century"

UBRJ Seminar: "Pacific Russia and the Russian Interests and Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region in the 21st Century"

Date & Time: April 20, 2015 (16:00-18:30)
Venue: Room 401 Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
The seminar will be held in Russian language without interpretation.

Professor Larin is one of the most well-known opinion leaders in Russian Far East (or Pacific Russia) in the sphere of Russian policy toward Asia-Pacific Region. Joining of all those who are interested in the topic is welcomed.


Contact: David Wolff (urufu[at]slac.hokudai.ac.jp), Tetsuro Chida (tetsuroch[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp)

May 23, 2015

[Event] 50th Anniversary Symposium on Japan-Korea Diplomatic Normarization

[Event] 50th Anniversary Symposium on Japan-Korea Diplomatic Normarization

UBRJ member, Dr. Naomi CHI (Hokkaido University Public Policy School), sent us the following information about the event on May 23, 2015.

The following event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and Korea will be held at Hokkaido University on May 23, 2015. The event will be held in Japanese and Korean (with simultaneous interpretation). For those who are interested in attending the symposium, please see the poster or the following website for more information. (Note: poster and website in Japanese language only.) Prior registration is required.

http://www.hops.hokudai.ac.jp/research/symposium.html#2015nikkansymposium

May 29-31, 2015

The 22nd IFSSO General Assembly and International Conference 2015

The 22nd International Federation of Social Science Organizations (IFSSO) General Assembly and International Conference 2015 "Glocalization: A Social Scientific Approach towards Social Design for the Creation of Multicultural Society"

A UBRJ member, Professor Hideki Tarumoto, informed us of the following event in Tokyo, which Prof. Tarumoto himself is one of the organizers.

Date: May 29-31, 2015.
Venue: Seijo University
  http://www.seijo.ac.jp/en/about/contact/access.html
  (Seijo 6-1-10, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo)
Working Language: English
You can participate in the Conference "free-of-charge" without registration in advance.

Please click here about the details of Conference.



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