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Aprii 13-16, 2016

Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) Annual Conference in Rino, Nevada

Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) Annual Conference in Rino, Nevada

 Paper call is now on-going. The deadline of abstruct submission will be on December 15, 2015. The conference will be the final event of Prof. Akihiro Iwashita's (UBRJ Leader & Professor, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University) presidency.

Date: April 13-16, 2016
Veune: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Rino, Nevada, USA

 Please notice that participants should pay for both ABS annual membership fee and WSSA (the umbrella organization of the conference) registration fee.

17-20 May, 2016

15th International Conference, Border Studies in Transition (BRIT XV)

15th International Conference, Border Studies in Transition (BRIT XV)

The "Call for Papers" of BRIT XV Hamburg/Sønderborg is now announced, which can be dowloaded from here. The deadline of the abstruct submission will be on 1 November 2015.

Date: 17-20 May, 2016
Venue: TBD in Hamburg (Germany) and Sønderborg (Denmark)

2016-07-02

[Event] 4th Border Studies Tokyo Seminar

[Event] 4th Border Studies Tokyo Seminar

0001.jpgABS Japan Chapter officer, Fuminori Kawakubo (Chuo Gakuin University) will be hosting the 4th Border Studies Tokyo Seminar on July 2nd from 15pm to 18pm at Chuo University Surugadai Memorial Hall near Ochanomizu Station. Akihiro Iwashita will be delivering the keynote speech titled, "Border Studies Today" followed by ABS Japan chapter member Yukio Maeda (Soka University) who will present his work titled, "The Birth of International Society and Hollowing out Effect: Geopolitical Re-construction of Michel Foucault's Lectures".

This event will be hosted by UBRJ as well as co-hosted by ABS Japan Chapter and KUBS.
For inquiries, please contact Fuminori Kawakubo at: kawakubo[at]cc.cgu..ac.jp (Please change [at] to @).
Please note that all presentations will be delivered in Japanese.

August 24, 2016

[Event] UBRJ/NIHU seminar "Russian New Oriental Diplomacy: Peculiarities in New Upheavals"

20160824UBRJ_Gubin.png[Event] UBRJ/NIHU seminar "Russian New Oriental Diplomacy: Peculiarities in New Upheavals"

Time & Date: 16:30-18:00, August 24 (Wed), 2016
Venue: Room 401, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
Speaker: Andrey Gubin (Far Eastern Federal University, Russian Federation)
Title: "Russian New Oriental Diplomacy: Peculiarities in New Upheavals"

Language: English
Everyone interested in this topc is welcome to join the seminar.

Contact: Tetsuro Chida (tetsuroch[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp) ([at] should be @.)

July 25-29, 2016

July 25-29, 2016 SRC-HOPS Summer School (Summer Institute, Hokkaido University)

July 25-29, 2016 SRC-HOPS Summer School (Summer Institute, Hokkaido University)
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The Slavic Eurasian Research Center and the Graduate School of Public Policy at Hokkaido University are delighted to announce that the summer school on border studies (within the framework of the Hokkaido University Summer Institute) that will be hosted in Sapporo from July 25-29, 2016. The Slavic Eurasian Research Center has hosted the summer school on border studies in the past from 2010 to 2014 as part of the Global COE project "Reshaping Japan's Border Studies." This year's summer school will be hosted as part of the Hokkaido Summer Institute, which is a program that brings together distinguished scholars and our faculty members to provide an educational experience to students from across Japan and around the world. It will allow participants to expand their knowledge of subjects previously open only to students of the university.

The two courses on border studies that will be available are as follows:

Course changes updated!! (15.06.16)
Invitation to Border Studies I: Theory and Practice (Period: July 25-26, 2016)
[Course Schedule]
July 25, 2016
10:30 - 12:00 1. Introduction to the course: Overview, ice breaker (Chi & Iwashita)

13:00 - 14:30 2. Theoretical Framework on Border Studies I (Diener)
14:45 - 16:15 3. Theoretical Framework on Border Studies II (Diener)
16:30 - 18:00 4. Borders and International Relations I: Borders in East Asia (Iwashita)

July 26, 2016
10:30 - 12:00 5. Borders and International Relations II: North Korean issue (Shim)

13:00 - 14:30 6. Borders and International Relations III: Unrecognized States in Eurasia (Fujimori)
14:45 - 16:15 7. Borders and International Relations IV: Sustainable Arctic (Tabata)
(*Lecture at the Hokkaido University Museum)
16:30 - 18:00 8. Movie showing "TBA"

Invitation to Border Studies II: Practice and Application (Period: July 27-28, 2016)
[Course Schedule]
July 27, 2016
10:30 - 12:00 1. Borders and Migration I: Case study of Europe (Fryer)

13:00 - 14:30 2. Borders and Migration II: Case study of East Asia (Chi)
14:45 - 16:15 3. Borders and Culture: Migration and Foodscapes (Virkkunen)
16:30 - 18:00 4. Borders and Environment: Case Study of Central Asia (Chida)

July 28, 2016
10:30 - 12:00 5. Borders and Diversity: The Ainu indigenous people and Japanese indigenous policy (Abe)
13:00 - 14:30 6. Borders, Gender and Diversity in East Asia (Chi)
14:45 - 16:15 7. Wrap up session: Student presentations
16:30 - 18:00 8. Wrap up session: Student presentations

July 29, 2016 Excursion to Ainu Village
The above courses will be taught by the following instructors:
Akihiro Iwashita (Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido Univ.)
Shinichiro Tabata (Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University)
Tetsuro Chida (Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido Univ.)
Shinkichi Fujimori (Slavic-Eurasian Research Cetner, Hokkaido Univ.)
Naomi Chi (Graduate School of Public Policy, Hokkaido Univ.)
Chisato Abe (Citizens' Group "Ainu and Indigenous People's Film Festival")
Alexander Diener (University of Kansas)
David Shim (University of Groningen)
Paul Fryer (University of Eastern Finland),
Joni Virkkunen (University of Eastern Finland)

November 17, 2016

[Event] International Symposium "Connecting Americas and the Pacific: Challenges and Possibilities of Breaking "Boundaries"

20161117_SphiaU_sympo.jpg[Event] International Symposium "Connecting Americas and the Pacific: Challenges and Possibilities of Breaking "Boundaries"

Time & Date: 13:15-18:15, November 17, 2016
Venue: L-921, 9F Central Library, Sophia University

Program:
13:15-13:30 
 Opening Remarks by Mariko Iijima (Director, Institute of American and Canadian Studies, Sophia University)
13:15-15:00 
 Panel 1 "Forging a a Mexipino Identity: Multiplicity and Community in San Diego, California" (in English)
  Speaker: Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. (Arizona State University)
  Discussant: Yu Tokunaga (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
15:00-16:30
 Panel 2 "Indigenous Studies for the Understanding of the North American Continent and Beyond" 「北米大陸および周辺地域を理解するツールとしての先住民研究」(in Japanese)
  Speaker: Yuka Mizutani (Sophia University)
  Discussant: Rika Lee (Tama Art University)
16:30-16:40 Coffee Break
16:40-18:10 Panel Discussion (in Japanese/English)
  Chair: Mauro Neves (Director, Iberoamerican Institute, Sophia University)
  Participants: Rudy P. Guevarra, Yu Tokunaga, Yuka Mizutani, Rika Lee,
           Yuko Konno (Sophia University) and Kodama Oba (Sophia University)
18:10-18:15 
 Closing Remarks by Takeshi Kishikawa (Sophia University)

Admission free & No previous registration necessary

Hosted by Institute of American and Canadian Studies & Iberoamerican Institute, Sophia University
Contact: instacs[at]sophia.ac.jp / ibero[at]sophia.ac.jp ([at] should be "@")

November 27, 2016

[Co-hosted event] Association for Borderlands Studies Japan Chapter 1st ABSj Seminar

20161127ABSj first seminar.jpg[Co-hosted event] Association for Borderlands Studies Japan Chapter 1st ABSj Seminar

Time & Date: 14:00-17:00, November 27 (Sun), 2016
Venue: Hokkaido University Tokyo Office
(10F Sapia Tower, Marunouchi 1-7-12, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Program:
14:00-14:40
 Opening Remarks (by Naomi Chi, Chair of ABSj)
14:10-14:40
 Session 1: Prospects and Challenges to Sino-Russian Relations (in English)
 Speaker: Marcin Kaczmarski (SRC)
  "Sino-Russian Mutual Support in Territorial Disputes: the cases of Crimia, and East and South China Seas"
 Discussant: Akihiro Iwashita (Kyushu University)
 Moderator: Ted Boyle (Kyushu University)
14:50-15:30
 Discussion
15:45-16:25
 Session 2: Border Control and Immigration Policy in Japan (in Japanese)
 Speaker: Hiroshi Kimizuka (Director of Adjudication Division, Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice)
  "Challenges and Prospects to Japan's Immigration Control Administration: Focusing on Foreign Migrants and Refugee Issues"
  「日本の出入国管理行政の現状と課題について:外国人材受入れと難民問題を中心に」

 Discussant: Junichi Akashi (Tsukuba University), Naomi Chi (Hokkaido University)
 Moderator: Machiko Hachiya (Kyushu University)
16:25-17:00
 Discussion

Hosted by Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) Japan Chapter
Co-hosted by
Eurasia Unit for Border Research (UBRJ), Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University

NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University
Borders in Globalization

Open to public, no prior registration necessary.

Contact: Naomi Chi (Public Policy School, Hokkaido University; Chair of ABSj)
n_chi[at]hops.hokudai.ac.jp ([at] should be changed to @)

December 8-9, 2016

[Event] SRC 2016 Winter International Symposium "25 Years After: Post-Communism's Vibrant Diversity"

2016冬シンポ.jpg[Event] SRC 2016 Winter International Symposium "25 Years After: Post-Communism's Vibrant Diversity"

Time & Date: 10:00-16:30, December 8-9, 2016
Venue: Room 403 (Main Conference Room), Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University

UBRJ organizes Session 1 "Transition or Not among Germany's Neighbors" on December 8, 2016. You can see the whole program of the two-days international symposium on the SRC website. A registration is necessary to join the symposium.

Program of Session 1 "Transition or Not among Germany's Neighbors" (10:00-12:00, December 8):
Papers & presenters:
 "Signs of deterritorialization?: Linguistic Landscape at the Germen-Polish border"
   KIMURA Goro-Christoph (Sophia University)
 "German-Polish border from the Systemic Transformation until European Integration of present-day"
   Dagmara JAJEŚNIAK-QUAST (Europan University Viadrina)
 "The Danish-German border region: Caught between systemic differences and re-bordering. Difficulties of integrative cooperation in a pacified European BOrder Region"
   Martin KLATT (University of Southern Denmark)
Chair: KOJIMOTO Hideo (Jissen Women's University)
Discussant: FUKUDA Hiroshi (Aichi University of Education)

Contact: src[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp ([at] should be @)

December 17-18, 2016

[Event] International Symposium "There Goes the Neighborhood: Increasing Tensions in Cooperative Northeast Asia"

20161217-18Kokura_NIHU.jpg[Event] International Symposium "There Goes the Neighborhood: Increasing Tensions in Cooperative Northeast Asia"

NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Resarch Center, Hokkaido University will host the international symposium in Kitakyushu City, titled "There Goes the Neighborhood: Increasing Tensions in Cooperative Northeast Asia." The distinguished Northeastern Asian researchers from abroad will take part in the symposium. The following are some of the presenters: Yong-Chool Ha (University of Washington), T. J. Pempel (University of California, Berkeley), Paul Evans (University of British Columbia), Elena Barabantseva (The University of Manchester), Natalia Ryzhova (Far Eastern Federal University), Yang Cheng (East China Normal University) etc. Pre-registration is necessary to join the symposium. You can register yourself (name, affiliation and E-mail address) from here.

The final version of the symposium program can be downloaded fom here.

Time & Date: December 17 (13:20-17:30) & 18 (10:20-16:30)
Venue: International Conference Room (2nd Floor), Kitakyushu International Conference Center

Program:
Day 1 (December 17) (The Kyushu Economic Research Center's 70th Anniversary Event)
13:20-13:30 Opening Remarks
13:30-14:00 Keynote Speech by Yong-Chool HA
14:10-15:50 Session 1: "Promoting Asia and Kyushu in Shifting Global Geopolitics"
 Presenters: T. J. Pempel, Paul Evans & Hiroyuki Okamoto (Kyushu Economic Research Center)
 Discussant: Beom-Shik Shin (Seoul National University) &
 Sergey Sevastyanov (Far Eastern Federal University)
 Chair: Akihiro Iwashita (Kyushu University)
16:00-17:30 Session 2: "Integration, Population and Gender in Northeast & Southeast Asia
 Presenters: Elena Barabantseva, Hisako Shimono (University of Kitakyushu) &
 Erbiao Dai (Asian Growth Research Institute)
 Discussant: Reiko Ogawa (Kyushu University)
 Chair: Keiko Tamura-Tsuji (University of Kitakyushu)
Day 2 (December 18)
10:20-12:10 Session 3: "Sino-Russian Dynamics: The Fault-line of Northeast Asian Competitive Cooperation"
 Presenters: Chisako Masuo (Kyushu University), Martin Kaczmarski (SRC),
 Norio Horie (Toyama University) & Yang Cheng
 Discussant/Chair: David Wolff (SRC)
13:15-14:45 Session 4: "Migration Policy and the Movement of Peoples in the Russian Far East"
 Presenters: Natalia Ryzhova, Igor Saveliev (Nagoya University) & Naoki Amano (Yamagata University)
 Discussant/Chair: Hiroki Oka (Tohoku University)
15:00-16:30 Session 5: "Theorizing Northeast Asia: Power, Interests and Ideology"
 Presenters: Evan Resnick (Nanyang Technological University), Seung-Joo Lee (Chung-Ang University) &
 Yasuhiro Izumikawa (Chuo University)
 Discussant: Akitoshi Miyashita (Tokyo International University)

Language: English

Hosted by NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University; The Kyushu Economic Research Center (Dec 17 only)
Co-organized by Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University; University of Kitakyushu
In cooperation with: Asian Growth Research Institute; NIHU Area Studies Project for North East Asia, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University; Japan International Border Studies Network (JIBSN); West Japan Industry and Trade Convention Association; City of Kitakyushu

Contact: northeast[at]src-hokudai-ac.jp ([at] should be @)

February 5,2017

CAFS/NIHU Seminar 「Debunking the myths of Northeast Asia's borders」

Date: February 5, 2017
Venue:Kyushu University Nishijin Plaza
(2-16-23 Nishijin, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken, 814-0002 Japan)

【Program】
13:00 - 13:10 Opening Remarks
-Hyunjoo Naomi Chi (Representative of ABSj & Hokkaido University)
13:10 - 13:40 Keynote Speech
Moderator: Jong-seok Park (Kyushu University)
- Beom-Shik Shin (Seoul National University)
"The Changing Strategic Triangle in the Post-Cold War Northeast Asia"

13:40 - 15:10 Session 1: Political Geography & International Relations
Moderator: Edward Boyle (Kyushu University)
Commentator:Jonathan Bull (Hokkaido University)
-Takashi Yamazaki (Osaka City University)
"Multi-scalar Contextual Effects on Local Elections: Okinawa in Northeast Asia"
-Bae-Gyoon Park (Seoul National University)
"Special Zones and Territorialities of East Asian Developmental States"

15:20 - 18:00 Session 2: Russian Foreign Relations in Northeast Asia
Moderator: Serghei Golunov (Kyushu University)
Commentator: Yukiko Hama (Tsuda College)
- Ik-Joong Youn (Hallym University)
"Developments of Russo-Japanese Relations under Putin and Abe and the Korean Peninsula: From the Korean Perspective"
-Alibay Mammadov (Hokkaido University)
"Northern Territories Issue and the Views of Former Japanese Residents and Their Descendants"
-Paul Richardson (University of Birmingham)
"Patience and Pragmatic Patriotism: Putin's approach to the territorial dispute with Japan"
-Akihiro Iwashita (Kyushu University & Hokkaido University)
"The Abe-Putin Yamaguchi Summit Ends a History: An Epitaph to the Northern Territories"

Organized by Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University
NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
With the Cooperation of Association for Borderland Studies Japan Chapter
Contact CAFS (Akihiro Iwashita) E-mail: iwashita.akihiro303@m.kyushu-u.ac.jp
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