SRC/UBRJ Special Lecture
"Is the Latest US-Russian Reset Dead on Arrival?"
Timothy J. Colton
(Professor of Government, Harvard University
Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore)
16.30 - 18.00 Tuesday 16 May 2017
Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Room 403
Timothy J. Colton is Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government at Harvard University. He has been the Chair of its Department of Government since 2010. For a number of years he was the director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. He is a lifetime elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Professor Colton's current research is on political leadership, Russia's relations with its neighbors, and political parties and electoral development in Russia and Ukraine. He is American co-chairman of the Working Group on the Future of US-Russia Relations.
His most recent publications include "Paradoxes of Putinism" in Daedalus 146:02 (Spring 2017): Russia beyond Putinism; Russia: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016); Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia (edited with Samuel Charap) (Routledge, 2016) and Yeltsin: A Life (Basic Books, 2008).
His book Moscow: Governing the Socialist Metropolis (Belknap Press, 1995) won the prize for best scholarly book in government and political science, Association of American Publishers.
Everyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend. You do not need to register in advance.
For further information, please contact: Jonathan Bull (j_e_bull[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp) (replace 'at' with @)
July 10, 2017
Kyushu University Inter-disciplinary Colloquium
"China's New Agenda as a Global Power"
Denki Building 5F
Watanabedori 2-1-82, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka
Announcement regarding the 2017 HOPS-SRC Border Studies Summer School
July 12-19, 2017 @ Sapporo, Japan
Application period: February 1 (00:00 JST) ~ 28 (23:59 JST), 2017
The Graduate School of Public Policy (HOPS) and the Slavic Eurasian Research Center (SRC) at Hokkaido University are delighted to announce the commencement of the border studies summer school (within the framework of the Hokkaido University Summer Institute) which will be hosted in beautiful Sapporo from July 12-19, 2017. 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." Starting 2016, the border studies summer school is being hosted as part of the Hokkaido Summer Institute, which is a programme 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 on subjects previously open only to students at Hokkaido University.
This year's summer school will be a three part programme including series of lectures and the SRC summer symposium and the focus of the first half of the lectures will be on North America and East Asia while the second half will be on Northeast Asia. There will also be an excursion to the local Ainu (indigenous people of Hokkaido) village and museum. Participants will be asked to attend all of the above as part of the Border Studies Summer School and those who complete the programme will be issued a certificate of completion on the last day of the summer school.
We will also be giving out scholarships to students who meet the criteria. Please click and download the following PDF file regarding the details of the application procedures as well as how to apply for the scholarship.
Border Studies Summer School Online Registration ⇒ http://src-hokudai-ac.jp/Registration/SummerSchool/
On 13-14 July 2017 the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center will hold its Summer Symposium. This year's event will focus on the strategic partnership between Russia and China in its historical and contemporary contexts. For Northeast Asia, relations between these two powers are of fundamental importance to the future of the region. Complicating the relationship are the growing tensions between Russia and the United States, and the changing approach of China to its engagement with Japan.
Leading experts will gather from Russia, China, Japan and elsewhere for what promises to be two days of stimulating discussions and provocative insights. All are welcome to attend.
Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Conference Room (403)
For details of the speakers and paper titles please see the following poster .
For the abstract of the conference please see here .
For details, please contact Jonathan Bull (j_e_bull*slav.hokudai.ac.jp) (replace * with @)
On 9 October 2017 Akihiro Iwashita will give a lecture at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. The title of his lecture is “The US-Russia-China-Japan Quadrangle: Multiple Perspectives on Northeast Asia”. The lecture is part of the event “A New Eurasian Geopolitics? Views from Japan” which is organised by Dr Natasha Kuhrt (King’s College). Details of the event can be found here.