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July 13, 2015

[Event] UBRJ Seminar "Southeast Asian Borders: Looking at Thailand's Northern Borderlands"

[Event] UBRJ Seminar "Southeast Asian Borders: Looking at Thailand's Northern Borderlands"

Date & Time: July 13, 2015, 16:30-18:00
Venue: Large Conference Room (Room 403), Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University

Greetings from the representatives of Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
 Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont (Vice President (International Affairs), Mae Fah Luang University)

  "Introduction of Mae FahLuang University"
 Dr. Kosaikanont's visit is cancelled.
 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siriporn Wajjwalku (Dean, School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Luang University)
  "Introduction to School of Social Innovation, Mae FahLuang University"


Public Lectures
 Dr. Wanwalee Inpin (Assistant Dean, School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Luang University)
  "An Efficiency of Local Administrative Organization in Chiang Rai Province Toward a Mitigation of Earthquake Disaster"
 Asst. Prof. Dr. Yuthpong Chantrawarin (Director of Research Center, School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Luang University)
  "Footloose Gem Traders and The Grey-shaded Border Space of Mae Sai Border Town"

Language: English
No registration is required. Everyone who wants to join the seminar is welcomed.


Contact: Tetsuro CHIDA (Assistant Professor, SRC & UBRJ) (tetsuroch[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp; Ext.: 4809)

August 1, 2015

[Event] UBRJ Seminar "Visualizing the Aral Sea crisis and the resurrection of the Small Aral"

UBRJ Seminar "Visualizing the Aral Sea crisis and the resurrection of the Small Aral"


Light_UBRJセミナー .jpgProfessor Nikolai Aladin has headed the movement of saving the Aral Sea since the time of Perestroika. In this UBRJ Seminar, he will talk about his experience during the Aral Sea crisis and the contemporary situation of the Northern Small Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, which was partially restored by the construction of the Kok-Aral Dyke in 2005. His talk will be followed by a movie showing about the Aral Sea expedition in September 2011, recorded and visualized by Ivan Aladin, son of Prof. Nikolai Aladin.


Time & Date: 15:00-16:30, August 1, 2015
Venue: Room 401, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
Speakers: Professor Nikolai Aladin (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy
       of Sciences)

       Ivan Aladin (Video camera operator, Library of Russian Aacdemy of Sciences)

Language: in Russian (Russian-Japanese translation will be provided if required)
Everybody interested in this topic is welcome.

Contact: Tetsuro CHIDA (Assist. Prof. SRC)
       tetsuroch[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp ([at] should be @), Ext. 4809

August 9, 2015

[Event] The 3rd Asia-Pacific Border Studies Seminar: Lessons from European and Central Asian borders for Asia-Pacific Future Studies

[Event] The 3rd Asia-Pacific Border Studies Seminar: Lessons from European and Central Asian borders for Asia-Pacific Future Studies
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Date: August 9, 2015, 14:00-18:00

Venue: 21 Century Plaza I, Kyushu University (Hakozaki Campus)

Co-hosted by Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies (CAFS), Kyushu University & Eurasian Unit for Border Reserach (Japan) (UBRJ), Hokkaido University in cooperation with EU Institute-Kyushu (EUIJ)

14:00-14:30

Opening Remarks by Kaoru Izumi (CAFS, Kyushu University) and Akihiro Iwashita (SRC/UBRJ, Hokkaido University)

14:30-16:00

Session I: Geopolitical Realities for the European Union: Views from Finland

Moderator: Machiko Hachiya (EUIJ, Kyushu University)

Ilkka Liikanen (University of Eastern Finland)
"EU Neighborhood Policies and Visions of the Post-Cold War International Order"

James W. Scott (University of Eastern Finland)
"The Renaissance of Geopolitical Realism: Repercussions for the Reconceptualization of European Neighborhood"

Discussant: Paul Richardson (University of Manchester)

Discussant: Edward Boyle (CAFS, Kyushu University)

16:15-17:45

Session II: Cooperation or Conflict? Trans-boundary Water Issues in the Aral Sea Basin

Moderator: Serghei Golunov (CAFS, Kyushu University)

Nikolai Aladin (Zoological Institute, RAS)
"The Partial Restoration of the Aral Sea and the Biological, Socio-Economic and Health Conditions in the Region"

Ekaterina Borisova (Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS)
"The Trans-boundary Water Problems in the Aral Sea Basin"

Discussant: Tetsuro Chida (SRC, Hokkaido University)

17:45-18:00

Closing Remarks

18:30- Reception


The Seminar Program can be downloded here.

August 27, 2015

[Event] UBRJ Seminar "The Russian Far East: Integrating with China or the Asia-Pacific?"

[Event] UBRJ Seminar "The Russian Far East: Integrating with China or the Asia-Pacific?"

Time & Date: 16:30-18:00 August 27, 2015
(Express apology for previous incorrect information about "time")
Venue: Room 401, Slavic-Eurasian Resarch Center, Hokkaido University

Speaker: Artyom Lykin (Assistant Professor, Deputy Director for Research,
School of Regional and International Studies, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia)

Language: English
Everyone interested in this topic is welcome.

Contact: Akihiro Iwashita (iwasi[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp; Ext. 3312)

November 19, 2015

[Event] UBRJ Seminar "India and the Asian Balance of Power"

[Event] UBRJ Seminar "India and the Asian Balance of Power"

Date & Time: November 19 (Thu), 16:30-18:00
Venue: Room 401, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University

Speaker: Dr. C. Raja Mohan (Observer Research Foundation, Distinguished Fellow)
Title: "India and the Asian Balance of Power"

Language: English

Contact: Tetsuro CHIDA (testuroch[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp) ([at] should be converted to @)

All interested in this topic is welcomed to join.

November 23, 2015

[Event] International Symposium in Fukuoka "Contesting Territory: Sovereignty, Tourism and Aesthetics"

[Event] International Symposium in Fukuoka "Contesting Territory: Sovereignty, Tourism and Aesthetics"

Time & Date: November 23, 2015 (Mon), 13:00-18:320151123Fukuoka_sympo.jpg0
Venue: International Hall, Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University
 (https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/access/map/hakozaki/hakozaki.html Bldg. No. 55 is "International Hall.")

Program:
 13:00-13:10 Introductory Remarks
  Norio TANAKA (Fuculty of Law, Kyushu University)
  Chair: Kaoru IZUMI (Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies (CAFS), Kyushu University)
 13:10-14:20 Plenary Lecture "Geopolitics in the Age of Globalization"
  Special Lecturer: John Agnew (University of California, Los Angels)
  Chair: Paul Rechardson (University of Manchester)
  Discussant: Takashi YAMAZAKI (Osaka City University)
 14:40-16:20 Panel Session "Challenges to Sovereignty: Practicing Contested Territory"
  Speakers: Akihiro IWASHITA (SRC/UBRJ, Hokkaido University)
         Sangjin SHIM (Kyonggi University, South Korea)
  Chair: Hyunjoo Naomi CHI (Hokkaido University)
  Discussant: J.J. Zhang (The University of Hong Kong)
 16:40-18:20 Panel Session "Border Aethetics: Art along/across Borders"
  Speakers: Anne-Laure Amilhat-Szary (University of Grenoble-Alps/Joseph Fourier University,
         ABS Director)
         Mahsa Mergenthaler-Shamsaei (Young Persian artists blogger & curator)
         Abdalla Omari (Visual and performance artist, Syria/Belgium)
  Chair: Edward Boyle (Faculty of Law, Kyushu University)
  Discussant: Cynthea Bogel (Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University)

Working language: English & Japanese with simultaneous interpretation

Co-hosted by CAFS, Kyushu University & SRC, Hokkaido University
Cooperated by EUIJ Kyushu; Center for Decision Science for A Sustainable Society, Kyusyu University;
          NPO Japan Center for Borderlands Studies (JCBS)

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.


February 20-21 & March 1, 2016

[Event] International Symposium "Redesigning Asia Pacific Future Studies at Kyushu University"

[Event] International Symposium "Redesigning Asia Pacific Future Studies at Kyushu University"
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Time & Date: Day 1. 20 February, 2016. 9:00-19:00
         Day 2. 21 February, 2016. 9:30-17:00
         Day 3. 1 March, 2016. 13:00-16:00
Venue: Day 1: Ito Guest House, Kyushu University (bldg. No. 72 on the map)
     Day 2: Acros Fukuoka, Room 608
     Day 3: BIZCOLI, Kyushu Economic Research Center

Program:

  Day 1: "History of education and language in late Chosôn and Colonial era Korea"
  Day 2: "Transnational Perspectives on Asia, the Pacific and Beyond: Gender, Conflicts, and Social Transformations"
  Day 3: "Cultural Differences: Performances of Japanese and Korean firms in China"
   Please click the flyer to see the conference program pdf.

Working Language: in English on Day 1; in English/Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation); in Japanese on Day 3

Hosted by Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies (CAFS), Kyushu University
Cooperated by Kyushu Economic Research Center; Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University; Graduate School of Humanities, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, Graduate School of Law and Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University

Contact & Apply: CAFS Secretariat E-mail: cafs@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp; Fax: 092-642-2119
Application should be submitted to CAFS Secretariat by E-mail or Fax with 1. your name, 2. E-mail address or telephone number and 3. your affiliation.

March 3, 2016

[Event] UBRJ Seminar: BOOK TALK "Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy"

[Event] UBRJ Seminar: BOOK TALK "Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy"
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Time & Date: 16:30-18:00, March 3, 2016
Venue: Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Room 401

Content: Book Talk on "Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy" (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), eds. Rickie Solinger and Mie Nakachi.

Presenter: Mie NAKACHI (Research Associate, SRC)

Commentator: Dr. Paula MICHAELS (Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Australia)
(Dr. Paula Michaels is the author of "Curative Powers: Medicine and Empire in Stalin's Central Asia" and "Lamaz: An International History.")
Moderator: Akihiro IWASHITA (Professor, SRC/UBRJ Leader)

     "Reproductive States" brings together works by experts from around the world, illuminating the reproductive politics of some of the most populous countries in the world: Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, and Nigeria, as well as USSR/Russia, and the United States. Each chapter analyzes specific characteristics of national population policies after World War II. The demographic policies of these countries are often categorized differently in terms of the level of economic development (i.e. "developing," "developed" nations; or the "First," "Second," or "Third" worlds), and ideological, political, or religious orientations (capitalist, socialist, communist, Catholic, or Muslim). At the same time the book goes beyond the boundaries of these categories and demonstrates the common denominator of all reproductive policies--the perception of women's bodies as a political resource.

     At the seminar Dr. Nakachi, coeditor, will present some of the key findings from this book project. She will also discuss the role of socialism in the contexts of Soviet/Russian and Chinese family and demographic policies, a subject that is often overlooked in the discussion of postwar development of World population control.

Working language: English
Everyone interested in this topic is welcome to join.

Contact: Tetsuro CHIDA (Assistant Professor, SRC) tetsuroch[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp

March 26, 2016

[Event] Brookings Institution seminar: "The emerging China-Russia axis: The return of geopolitics?"

[Event] Brookings Institution seminar: "The emerging China-Russia axis: The return of geopolitics?"

The head of UBRJ, Prof. Akihiro IWASHITA, will give a research talk at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. on March 24, 2016. The title of the seminar is "The emerging China-Russia axis: The return of geopolitics?" Please see the link below about more details of the seminar.


http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/03/24-china-russia-axis-geopolitics

March 17, 2016

[Event] The CAFS Border Studies Spring Workshop "A fresh glance at Asian Borders"

160317 CAFS Border Studies Workshop.jpg[Event] The CAFS Border Studies Spring Workshop "A fresh glance at Asian Borders"

Time & Date: 15:00-18:00, March 17, 2016
Venue: Nishijin Plaza, Kyushu University (2-16-23 Nishijin, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka City)
     http://nishijinplaza.kyushu-u.ac.jp/
Contents: Session 1 "Processing mobile populations"
      "For Whom the Bell Tolls? Migration and Ethnic
      Minorities in East Asia"
       Naomi CHI (Hokkaido University)
      "Political Borders in an International Airport"
       AIZAWA Nobuhiro (Kyushu University)
     Session 2 "Fencing flows"
      "Border walls and the global war on terror"
       KAWAKUBO Fuminori (Chuo Gakuin University)
      "Fencing the Indian Northeast"
       Edward BOYLE (Kyushu University)

Hosted by Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies (CAFS), Kyushu University
Contact: Edward Boyle(tedkboyle[at]gmail.com) ([at] should be changed to @.)
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