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Reserve List

I. Governmental/Track I Meetings

  1. Eurasian Railways Symposium.
  2. 71st Interpol General Assembly: Police and Global Security.

II. Nongovernmental/Track II Meetings

  1. Prospects for Japanese and ASEAN Economies under the New Paradigm of an Emerging China.
  2. Assessing Democratic Evolution in Southeast Asia.
  3. Meeting between the Centre asie ifri and the Institute for Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS).
  4. The Globalisation of International Migration: Asian and European Experiences.
  5. 2002 Roundtable for Knowledge Partnership with the DPRK.
  6. Economic Partnership between ASEAN, Japan, and China: Opportunities and Challenges.
  7. The Future of Multinational Energy Companies in Asia.
  8. Unemployment: The East Asian and European Experience in Perspective.
  9. APEC Future Economic Leaders Think-Tank.
  10. Program on Energy, the Environment, and the Economy: Pacific Rim Energy Workshop.
  11. South Asia Forum.
  12. 2nd Workshop on Power Grid Interconnection in Northeast Asia.
  13. Japan-China Relationship with the World.
  14. 6th Annual Program on New Approaches to Russian Security (PONARS) Academic Conference.
  15. 1st Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
  16. 2nd China-India Research Institutes Roundtable.
  17. Beyond Borders: (Il)licit Flows of People, Objects and Ideas.
  18. 4th Meeting of States Parties to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty (4MSP).
  19. Japan and Australia: Perspectives on Cooperation in Asia and Pacific.
  20. Symposium on IFAD's Strategy for Rural Poverty Reduction in Asia and Pacific.
  21. After the Bubbles: Linking the Recoveries of America and Asia.
  22. New World Order Forum.
  23. 44th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies.
  24. Symposium on Children and Armed Conflict.
  25. Developing Patterns of Regional Trading Arrangements in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues and Implications.
  26. Asia Pacific Summit 2002, Asia Pacific Community and North American Integration: Competing Visions?
  27. CICP and World Bank Institute Video-Conferencing on Attacking Poverty Course.
  28. Bishkek Conference on Security Issues in Central Asia.
  29. Cosmopolitan Militaries in the 21st Century.
  30. Financial Sector Reform Across Asia: Facts, Analyses and Solutions.

III. Track III Meetings

  1. World Social Forum.

I. Governmental/Track I Meetings

  1. Eurasian Railways Symposium. Helsinki, 3-4 April 2002. Organized by the Finland Northeast Asia Trade Association with VR, the Finnish National Railways. The Association considers Northeast Asia to cover Japan, the Korean Peninsula, the northeastern parts of China, the Russian Far East and Mongoliak, with connections to the North Pacific, the northern parts of the United States (Alaska) and Canada (British Columbia). The theme was "The Eurasian Dimension; The Role of Railways in North European-Northeast Asian Relations." There was consensus on increasing the role of railways in Europe and other parts of the world to connect people and economies, and also to contribute to peace and security. The Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications Kimmo Sasi was the main speaker of the symposium. Contact: the chairman, e-mail: markku.heiskanen@formin.fi; or the secretary, e-mail: niklas.ekman@pp.htv.fi.
  2. 71st Interpol General Assembly: Police and Global Security. Yaoundé, 21-24 October 2002. High level government participants came from 181 member countries of Interpol. Topics were: global threat assessment; terrorism---what has changed; connecting police globally, securely and swiftly; and information and intelligence---joining the dots. Cisco Systems was one of the sponsors. Web site: http://www.interpol.int/Public/ICPO/GeneralAssembly/AGN71/Programme.asp.

II. Nongovernmental/Track II Meetings

  1. Prospects for Japanese and ASEAN Economies under the New Paradigm of an Emerging China. Japan, 23 January 2002. Organized by Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs). Part of the "Program for ASEAN Researchers." Participants were from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Contact: Keizai Koho Center, tel: 81-3-3201-1415, fax: 81-3-3201-1418, e-mail: webmaster@kkc or.jp, Web site: http://www.kkc.r.jp.
  2. Assessing Democratic Evolution in Southeast Asia. 6 February 2002. Organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). Discussants included Mr. Hadar N Gumay, deputy director of the Centre for Electoral Reform, Jakarta; Professor Shamsul A.B., director of the Institute of the Malay World and Civilization at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; Professor Temario C Rivera, professor of International Relations at the International Christian University in Tokyo; and Dr. Kullada Kesboonchoo Mead, assistant professor at the Department of International Relations, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Contact: ISEAS, tel: 65-778-0955, fax: 65-775-6264, Web site: http://www.iseas.edu.sg.
  3. Meeting between the Centre asie ifri and the Institute for Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS). 11-12 March 2002. This was the first informal dialogue between the Institute for Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS) of Singapore and the Centre asie ifri. Participation was by invitation. Topics included regional identity and structure in Europe and Asia; society and Islam outside the Arab world; and high technology response to low technology threats.
  4. The Globalisation of International Migration: Asian and European Experiences. Paris, 12-13 March 2002. Organized by the Asia-Europe Centre at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po),with the support of the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Paris and smaller partner institutions. Tel: 65-94791906, fax: 65-64460541, Web site: http://www.thinkcentre.org/article.cfm?ArticleID=1444.
  5. 2002 Roundtable for Knowledge Partnership with the DPRK. Seoul, 18-20 March 2002. Organized by the Korean Development Institute (KDI), the Republic of Korea. Thirty participants from universities, institutes and international organizations from Asia, North America, and Europe exchanged views on knowledge partnerships with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Contact: coordinator Insook Park, tel: 82-2-3299-1214, e-mail: ispark@kdischool.ac.kr.
  6. Economic Partnership between ASEAN, Japan, and China: Opportunities and Challenges. Singapore, 25 March 2002. Co-sponsored by the Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. One hundred and fifty attendees from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand discussed ASEAN-Japanese economic relations and ASEAN-Japan-China partnerships. Contact: Keizai Koho Center, tel: 81-3-3201-1415, fax: 81-3-3201-1418, e-mail: webmaster@kkcor.jp, Web site: http://www.kkc.r.jp.
  7. The Future of Multinational Energy Companies in Asia. New York, 26 March and 8 April 2002. Co-organized by the NYU Energy Forum, the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts (NAPIA), the Energy Intelligence Group and the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). Sessions included: Dynamics of Oil & Gas Supply in Central Asia, Russia and the Middle East: The Role of Multinational Energy Companies; Geopolitical Dynamics of Oil and Gas Supply in the Region; The Role of Multinational Energy Companies; The Growing Role of Russia; The Changing Energy Demand Environment in Asia: The Role for Energy Companies and the Impact on Economic Recovery; Asia's Economic Outlook; Operating in a High Risk, Low Demand Environment; and Asia's Significance in the Global Energy Industry, Looking Forward. Contact: Elaine Merguerian, e-mail: elainem@asiasoc.org.
  8. Unemployment: The East Asian and European Experience in Perspective. Bangkok, 28-29 March 2002. Jointly organized and hosted by Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), and supported by the Council for Asia Europe Cooperation (CAEC) through one of its members, the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI, Paris). Participants from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and Europe discussed the contrast in European and East Asian issues, with case studies from Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe and in East Asia from China, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan. Contact: ASEF, tel: 65- 6838-4700, fax: 65- 6838-4719, e-mail: info@asef.org, Web site: www.asef.org/default.asp.
  9. APEC Future Economic Leaders Think-Tank. Sydney, 4-6 April 2002. Organized by the Asia-Australia Institute of the University of New South Wales. Approximately 30 senior officials from government financial institutions---such as departments or ministries of treasury and finance, central banks and regulatory agencies from the APEC member economies---gathered for this conference. Contact: fax: 61-2 9385-9220, e-mail: aai@unsw.edu.au, Web site: www.aai.unsw.edu.au/.
  10. Program on Energy, the Environment, and the Economy: Pacific Rim Energy Workshop. Seoul, 11-14 April 2002. Sponsored by the Aspen Institute and co-hosted by the Council on Energy and Environment (Korea) and Seoul City Gas Company. Twenty-nine participants from Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and the United States presented and attended the following sessions: Electricity Restructuring in Korea; Supply and Demand; Fuels Trade; and a Review of Individual [Pacific Rim] Economies. Publications included Energy Supply Increase and Demand Reduction: Searching for Strategies. Contact: fax: 202-467-0790, e-mail: katrin.thomas@aspeninst.org, Web site: www.aspeninstitute.org.
  11. South Asia Forum. Wilton Park Conference Center, Sussex, 29 April-May 2 2002. Organized by the Wilton Park Conference Center, with support from the Ford Foundation-New Delhi, the European Commission-Brussels, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office-London. Attended by South Asian policy makers, opinion formers, commentators, business people and civil society activists. Topics included managing change in South Asia, institution building in South Asia, good governance, limiting the impact of terrorism and religious extremism, poverty reduction, government and civil society, and corporate responsibility. Contact: Ms. Isobelle Jaques, associate director, tel: 44-0-1903-817781, fax: 44-0-1903 814217,e-mail: isobelle.jaques@wiltonpark.org, Web site: http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/web/conferences/.
  12. 2nd Workshop on Power Grid Interconnection in Northeast Asia. Shenzhen, 6-8 May 2002. Co-hosted by Tsinghua University, Hong Kong University, Shenzhen Power System Research Institute and the Nautilus Institute. Power system experts from China, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States explored the technical and economic feasibility of building grid connections between the electricity transmission systems of the Russian Far East, the two Koreas and China. Contact: fax: 510-204-9298, e-mail: nautilus@nautilus.org, Web site: www.nautilus.org/energy.
  13. Japan-China Relationship with the World. Tokyo, 16-17 May 2002. Third Japan-China dialogue organized by the Global Forum of Japan (GFJ) and the China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC), with support from the Tokyo Club. Ninety-four participants from Japan and China tackled historical issues and the Taiwan Strait; US bilateral relations with Japan; Japan-China economic relations; and the need for greater bilateral cooperation for Asia's development. Contact: GFJ, tel: 81-0-3-3584-2190, fax: 81-0-3-3589-5120, e-mail: info@gfj.jp, Web site: http://www.gfj.jp.
  14. 6th Annual Program on New Approaches to Russian Security (PONARS) Academic Conference. Seattle, 30 May-1 June 2002. Organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Twenty-nine PONARS members and 6 invited regional scholars from the US, Russia and Ukraine and newly-independent states participated. Topics ranged from center-regional relations in post-Soviet Russia, to NATO and EU expansion and Russian security, to the impacts of globalization. Contact: CSIS, tel: 1-202-775-7322, fax: 1-202-775-3199, e-mail: ponarsinfo@csis.org, Web site: http:// www.csis.org/ruseura/ponars/conferences/con020530.pdf.
  15. 1st Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). Almaty, 3-5 June 2002. Attended by senior representatives of the 15 member countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Mongolia, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan), and a delegation from the Palestinian Authority. Observers included Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Ukraine, the USA, Vietnam, Thailand, the UN, the OSCE and the League of Arab States. The Almaty Act and the CICA Declaration on Eliminating Terrorism and Promoting Dialogue among Civilizations were signed at the Almaty Summit. Contact: Roman Vassilenko or Aibek Nurbalin, tel: 202-232-5488 ext. 104, 115, fax: 202-232-5845, Web site: http://www.mfa.kz/english/cica.htm.
  16. 2nd China-India Research Institutes Roundtable. Hong Kong, 27-28 June 2002. Funded by the Japan Foundation and the University of Hong Kong Foundation for Educational Development and Research, and organized by the Center of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Contact: tel: 852-2859-2460/5, fax: 852-2559-5884, e-mail: casgen@hkucc.hku.hk, Web site: http://www.hku.cas
  17. Beyond Borders: (Il)licit Flows of People, Objects and Ideas. Vancouver, 30 August -2 September 2002. Organized by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). Participants came from Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada and the US. The workshop was the fourth in a series that aims to develop a systematic comparative understanding of transnational flows that escape the control, or lie beyond the purview, of states. Papers presented included studies of "blood diamonds" in Sierra Leone and Liberia by a key NGO campaigner; a comparison of Ecuadorian migration to Europe and the US; an ethnography of coca use in Northern Argentina; an examination of the spread of subversive sexualities in Southeast Asia; and theoretical reflections on illicitness, discourses of control, and global scale and the illicit. Revised papers will be compiled. Funding from the Hewlett Foundation. Contact: the Social Science Research Council, Web site: www.ssrc.org.
  18. 4th Meeting of States Parties to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty (4MSP). Geneva, 16-20 September 2002. More than 700 individuals from 131 countries participated. Observers included the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), United Nations agencies, the European Commission and the Organization of American States. Web site: http://www.icbl.org/4msp/.
  19. Japan and Australia: Perspectives on Cooperation in Asia and Pacific. Tokyo, 19-20 September 2002. First Japan-Australia Dialogue organized by the Global Forum of Japan (GFJ) and the Australian Consortium, with support from the Australia-Japan Foundation, the Daiwa Bank Foundation for Asia and Oceania and the Australian Embassy. Ninety-seven participants from Japan and Australia focused on the following topics: incorporating China with APEC members in promoting an East Asian community; China as a threat to opportunity; the development of a more comprehensive Japan-Australia partnership to address resource depletion, AIDS and global warming; and regional cooperation in the Asia-Pacific area. Contact: GFJ, tel: 81-0-3-3584-2190, fax: 81-0-3-3589-5120, e-mail: info@gfj.jp, Web site: http://www.gfj.jp.
  20. Symposium on IFAD's Strategy for Rural Poverty Reduction in Asia and Pacific. Medan, 25-26 September 2002. Organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture. Participants included senior policy makers from the countries of East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific (China, Mongolia, DPR Korea, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea), IFAD-funded project staff, regional and international organizations, civil society, academia, IFAD staff and other donor agencies. The symposium was to discuss "IFAD's Assessment of Rural Poverty," and its " Regional Strategy for Rural Poverty Reduction in Asia and the Pacific," and to raise awareness about the importance of rural poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific. Contact: Ms. Farhana Haque Rahman, coordinator, Communications Special Programmes Unit, IFAD, tel: 39-06-5459-2485, e-mail: f.haquerahman@ifad.org, Web site: http://www.ifad.org/events/meetings.htm.
  21. After the Bubbles: Linking the Recoveries of America and Asia. San Francisco, 7 October 2002. Co-sponsored by the Japan Society of Northern California, the UC Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies, the Commonwealth Club of California, the Asia Society, the Asia Foundation and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California. Participants came from Manila, Japan and the US, as well as the Asian Development Bank. Key issues discussed were economic difficulties and the interconnection of economies, and the need for a multilateralist approach. Contact: the Asia Foundation, California, tel: 1-415-982-4640, fax: 1-415-392-8863, e-mail: info@asiafound.org, Web site: www.asiafoundation.org.
  22. New World Order Forum. England, 24-26 October 2002. Co-organized by Asia-Europe Foundation and St. George's House, this forum saw 26 high profile participants from the government, NGOs and think tanks, gathered together to address public policy issues which will focus on global security on three key international bodies, namely the UN, the EU and ARF. Contact: Asia-Europe Foundation, No. 1 Nassim Hill, Singapore 258 466, tel: 65-6838-4700, fax: 65-6838-4719, e-mail: info@asef.org, Web site: http://www.asef.org/.
  23. 44th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies. Los Angeles, 26-27 October 2002. Hosted by the University of Southern California. Participants from Canada, China, Japan, Taiwan and the United States. Presentations included: Opportunities and Challenges After China's Entry into WTO; Sequential Economic Snapshots of China's Economic Reform Period; Views of the Chinese Laogai from Both Sides of the Taiwan Straits; Contemporary Chinese Social Welfare Issues; Muslims in China; Taiwan in the 21st Century; Social and Demographic Change; East Asia in Comparative Perspective; Taiwan Under the New Leadership: Politics and Foreign Relations; and Sun Yat-sen's Doctrine in the Changing Global Society. Contact: fax: 1-212-650-8287, e-mail: aacs@mail.com, Web site: www.ccny.cuny.edu/aacs/.
  24. Symposium on Children and Armed Conflict. New York, 8 November 2002. Organized by the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, in cooperation with the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers and the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, UNICEF, and the UNOSRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, with the support of the Human Security Network. This event was intended as a lead-up to the UN Security Council thematic debate on children and armed conflict and as a substantive input into the Human Security Network's ongoing work on this topic. Participants included representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on child protection, members of the Human Security Network, the UN Security Council, young people from conflict areas, representatives from academic organizations, and staff of UN agencies. Contact: Margaret Kowalsky, Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research , tel: 1-617-384-7407, e-mail: mkowalsk@hsph.harvard.edu.
  25. Developing Patterns of Regional Trading Arrangements in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues and Implications. Vancouver, 11-12 November 2002. Executive meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC). Fifty-two participants from Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. Sessions included: RTAs (Regional Trading Arrangements) and the Evolution of Asia-Pacific Regionalism; Non-Traditional Perspectives on RTAs; Strategic Perspectives; Practical Implications of the Spread of RTAs: Perspectives from East Asia and Latin America; and Asia-Pacific RTA Developments in Broader Perspective. Contact: fax: 1-604-681-1370, e-mail: info@asiapacific.ca, Web site: www.asiapacific.ca.
  26. Asia Pacific Summit 2002, Asia Pacific Community and North American Integration: Competing Visions? Vancouver, 13-14 November 2002. Organized by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Approximately 200 participants from Pacific Rim countries throughout Asia, North America and South America attended. Topics included: Asia Pacific Community and North American Integration: Competing Visions?; Accessing the Southeast Asian Marketplace; and Focus on Infrastructure (Southeast Asia). Contact: fax: 1-604-681-1370, e-mail: info@asiapacific.ca, Web site: www.asiapacific.ca.
  27. CICP and World Bank Institute Video-Conferencing on Attacking Poverty Course. Phnom Penh, 13-14 November 2002. Organized by the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), in partnership with the World Bank Institute. Forty-five participants from Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia and Vietnam participated in a satellite conference to discuss Cambodia's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. Participants included government, NGOs, media and banking institutions.
  28. Bishkek Conference on Security Issues in Central Asia. Bishkek, 22 November 2002. Organized by the Center for Study of Globalization Problems and co-sponsored by the NATO Office of Information and Press. Participants included Kyrgyz and international experts, as well as Kyrgyz government officials, NGOs and academics. Military modernization and political collaboration in Central Asia were discussed, as well as how technologies could be used to overcome these challenges. Web site: http://www.nato.int/docu/update/2002/11-november/e1122b.htm
  29. Cosmopolitan Militaries in the 21st Century. Canberra, 28-29 November 2002. Funded by a grant from the United States Institute of Peace, with support from the International Relations Department of the Australian National University and the School of Politics, University College at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Participants included leading academics, policy bureaucrats and military practitioners from Australia, Canada, the European Union, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, NATO and the United Nations. Topics included: Theorizing Cosmopolitan Militaries; (Re)structuring Cosmopolitan Militaries: Strategies and Mindsets; Transnational Militaries: Case Studies of the UN, EU and NATO; and Single Country Case Studies, including Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan and Thailand. Contact: fax: 61-2-6125-8010, e-mail: cosmop@coombs.anu.edu.au, Web site: rspas.anu.edu.au/ir/cosmop.
  30. Financial Sector Reform Across Asia: Facts, Analyses and Solutions. Boston, 10-11 December 2002. Organized by the Asia Pacific Policy Program, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Forty-eight participants and observers from Canada, China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States attended the following sessions: Japan; Five 'Crisis' Economies of Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia; Hong Kong and Singapore; Systemic Issues: Regional and Global; and India and the Rest of Asia. Presenters from Canada, India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. Contact: Jon Mills,, e-mail: jdmills@fas.harvard.edu, Web site: ksgwww.harvard.edu/cbg/asia/ (publication forthcoming).

III. Track III Meetings

  1. World Social Forum. Porto Alegre, 1-5 February 2002. Nearly 70,000 participants---with 15,230 delegates representing 4,909 organizations from 131 countries---debated alternatives to globalization and urged an end to wars. The four themes were production of wealth and social reproduction; access to wealth and sustainable development; civil society and the public arena; and political power and ethics. Contact: World Social Forum Organising Committee, e-mail: forum@forumsocialmundial.org.br.