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II. Multilateral - Nongovernmental/Track II Meetings

  1. Domestic Determinants of Security: Security Institutions and Policy-Making Processes in the Asia-Pacific Region
  2. Asia Pacific Executive Forum
  3. EU-UNU Conference on "Partners in Humanitarian Crises: Prevention, Management and Resolution"
  4. Asia Pacific Agenda Project Cebu Forum
  5. Northeast Asia: Future Challenges
  6. Global Change and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia: A Regional Science-Policy Conference
  7. Partnership for Peace: Building Long-term Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia
  8. The Socialist International Asia-Pacific Committee
  9. Prospects for Further Confidence-Building
  10. Northeast Asia: Issues for the New Administration
  11. The 2001 Northeast Asia Security Conference: "Korean Reconciliation: Implications for Northeast Asian Security."
  12. 29th Williamsburg Conference
  13. East Asia: Has Reform Revived the Miracle?
  14. Korea-OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Conference 2001: "Applicability of OSCE CSBMs in Northeast Asia."
  15. Pacific Symposium: Enhancing Regional Cooperation Through New Multilateral Initiatives
  16. Ka Hao Te Rangatahi: A Pacific Way to Disarmament
  17. 9th Meeting of the CSCAP Working Group on Comprehensive and Cooperative Security
  18. Pugwash Workshop on East Asian Security
  19. 9th Meeting of the CSCAP Working Group on Transnational Crime
  20. Asia Vision 21: Managing Globalization
  21. Security Implications of Military and Political Trends
  22. ASEAN+3 (China, Japan, ROK) Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) and th 2nd East Asia Study Group (EASG) Meeting
  23. International Security and Strategic Stability Priorities for the 21st Century
  24. CSCAP Combined International Group on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Nuclear Energy Experts Group Workshop
  25. 15th CSCAP Steering Committee Meeting
  26. 15th Asia Pacific Roundtable: Confidence Building and Conflict Prevention
  27. Gender and Security Workshop
  28. 7th Kanazawa Symposium on Northeast Asia
  29. JCIE Seminar Series: New Perspectives on US-Japan Relations
  30. 2001 North American Taiwan Studies Conference
  31. CSCAP CSBM and North Pacific Working Group Joint Meeting
  32. International Symposium "On the Front Lines of Conflict Prevention in Asia."
  33. Forum on Regional Strategic and Political Developments
  34. International Conference on the Project on "Non-Traditional Security Issues--East Asia"
  35. International conference on Korean Reunification: "Korean Reconciliation and Reunification for global Peace: The People's Agenda."
  36. The Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations in Asia Pacific Security
  37. 2nd Pacific International Forum of Ethnic Russians
  38. Asia Pacific Security Forum 2000 Roundtable
  39. Roles of NGOs in Indonesian Security
  40. 6th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum: The Role of the Asia Pacific Forum in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights
  41. United Nations University Global Seminar Kobe Session on "Building a New Asia and International Order"
  42. Conference on Asian Security in the 21st Century: Globalization, Environment and Governance
  43. Ford Pan-Asian Conference on Non-Traditional Security Issues
  44. 2nd Asia Pacific Summit
  45. Conventional Arms Rivalry in the Asia-Pacific
  46. 10th Meeting of the CSCAP Working Group on comprehensive and Cooperative Security
  47. International Conference on the Project on "Non-Traditional Security Issues--East Asia and Southeast Asia"
  48. Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD) XI

    • Domestic Determinants of Security: Security Institutions and Policy-Making Processes in the Asia-Pacific Region. Honolulu, 10-11 January. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu. Participants included 16 academics and active or retired military personnel from Canada, Finland, India, Philippines, ROK, UK and the US. The conference examined 10 key Asia Pacific countries/areas (China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, ROK, Singapore, Taiwan and the US). Proceedings were divided into four sessions: 1. Internal versus External Security Issues; 2. Institutions of National Security Policymaking; 3. Civil-Military Cooperation and 4. Other Key Actors/Influences in National Security Policymaking. This was the first of 3 conferences contributing to this effort and to the Center's overall objective of promoting security-related dialogue and building understanding and relationships in the region. The APCSS is funded by the US Department of Defense. Conference report and participant list available at the website: http://www.apcss.org/Report_DomesticDeterminantsOfSecurity.html Contact: APCSS, fax: 808-971-8999, e-mail: pao@apcss.org, website: http://www.apcss.org
    • Asia Pacific Executive Forum. Honolulu, 16-19 January. Organized by the East-West Center (Honolulu) in partnership with Frost and Sullivan. The theme of the event was "Doing Business in a Changing Asia: A Strategic Vision." The Executive Forum provides opportunities for corporate leaders to gain insight into the major issues of the Asia Pacific region from leading industry experts and scholars. Designed as a corporate retreat, the Executive Forum brings together senior executives, government policymakers and academic experts for two days of intensive dialogue on critical issues facing the region and how they impact economics and business. The Forum provides the private sector with a neutral and objective venue to exchange views and to brainstorm on key issues relating to the future economic and political outlook in the Asia Pacific. As current events have shown, the dynamics of the region require up-to-date insights into and analysis of the impacts of the rapid changes taking place. The Asia Pacific Executive Forum provides an opportunity for corporate decision-makers to be better informed of critical developments and their impacts for strategic planning. With support from the Pacific Basin Economic Council; US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, US Commercial Service, Honolulu Export Assistance Center; and Red Herring Magazine. Contact: Sheree Groves, East-West Center, fax: 808-944-7615, e-mail: seminars@eastwestcenter.org website: http://www.ewc.hawaii.edu
    • EU-UNU Conference on "Partners in Humanitarian Crises: Prevention, Management and Resolution" Tokyo, 25-26 January. A high-level international conference, jointly organized by UNU and Delegation of the European Commission in Japan, to discuss on complex humanitarian emergencies, focusing on issues of interest to the EU, Japan and the United Nations. Objective is to raise awareness and to crease concrete and practical recommendations based upon partnership between all actors involved. UNU Centre (Contact: Ramesh Thakur, Email: thakur@hq.unu.edu , or Edward Newman, e-mail: newman@hq.unu.edu, website: http://www.unu.edu/hq/rector_office/events2001/events-2001.html
    • Asia Pacific Agenda Project Cebu Forum. Cebu, 10-12 February. Organized by the Japan Centre for International Exchange (JCIE), Tokyo, in cooperation with the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (Manila). Approximately 40 participants, principally academics, researchers, NGO representatives and journalists from Cambodia, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, ROK, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Plenary sessions on "Review of Recent Developments in Asia Pacific," "Vision of Asia Pacific in the 21st Century," "Engaging New ASEAN Members in the Asia Pacific Community" and "Future Research/Dialogue Agenda for Asia Pacific." Contact: Makito Noda, JCIE, fax: 81-3-3443-7580, e-mail: makinoda@jcie.or.jp, website: www.jcie.or.jp
    • Northeast Asia: Future Challenges. Brighton, 12-16 February. The 628th Wilton Park Conference. Organized by Wilton Park (West Sussex, UK), an Executive Agency of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with support from the Ford Foundation (Beijing). Included academic, business and official participants from Australia, Belgium, China, DPRK, Japan, ROK, Russia, UK and the US. Participants discussed economic and security topics including: Northeast Asia in 2010: How Can Peace, Security and Economic Prosperity be Secured for the Region?, The Future Role of Northeast Asian Countries in the Wider Asia; China's Aspirations in the Region; Encouraging Rapprochement in the Region: Implications for Regional Stability; Encouraging Rapprochement in the Region: A Perspective from Pyongyang, and Japan's Regional Policy. Conference summary available at the website: http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/conferences/welcome.html Contact: Wilton Park, fax: 44-0-1903-816373, e-mail: admin@wiltonpark.org.uk, website: http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/welcome.html
    • Global Change and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia: A Regional Science-Policy Conference. Chiang Mai, 17-19 February. Organized by the Southeast Regional Committee for START (SARCS). A conference for business leaders, policy analysts and decision-makers, researchers, natural resource managers and others concerned about sustainable development pathways in Southeast Asia. Contact: Dr. Louis Lebel, ARCS Science Coordinator, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, e-mail: llebel@loxinfo.co.th, tel/fax: 66-53-263-215, website: http://www.icsea.org/sarcs2001/
    Partnership for Peace: Building Long-term Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia. Shanghai, 3-4 March. The Second Collaborative Workshop on East Asia Regional Security Futures. Organized by the Nautilus Institute and the Center for American Studies, Fudan University (Shanghai). The research and discussion meeting advanced the ongoing cooperation of the two institutions to promote East Asian regional peace and security, and continues the work of the First Collaborative Workshop, held in Shanghai, 29-30 May 1999. It continues the ongoing work under the Nautilus Institute's Nuclear Policy Project, which is examining the role of strategic weapons in the long-term evolution of East Asian regional security. The meeting brought together a small group of specialists for an open exchange of views on the implications of TMD development and deployment. There were participants from China (14), Japan (5), ROK (2), Russia (2) and the US (5). The agenda included brief presentations on the diplomatic, military and technical dimensions of current TMD proposals, and the relationship of TMD to US national missile defense (NMD) proposals. Full opportunities were provided for dialogue and discussion, comprising both supportive and critical perspectives. Most participants wrote short papers on specific topics concerning the future of the regional security system from the perspectives of involved countries, and then gave presentations based on these papers. Discussion was aimed to identify the core factors and tensions underlying those issues. A final session sought to generate consensus on those factors and tensions most relevant to the long-term future development of the regional security system. The workshop promoted community building by enabling an exchange of international perspectives on the critical security issues facing the region. Specific purposes of the meeting included: 1. provide a forum for discussion of long-term future scenarios for peace and security in Northeast Asia; 2. focus on how building long-term peace and security in the region can be facilitated by reduced reliance on threats to use nuclear weapons as a means of national security; 3. bring together scholars, professionals, and other specialists to foster growth of an international community of experts on long-term regional security issues; 4. facilitate introductions and foster an ongoing network among younger scholars and individuals who will be working on such issues in the future; and 5. promote increasing quality of intellectual exchange and mutual understanding on these issues that will extend beyond the meeting and its participants. Funding for the meeting was provided by both Fudan University and the Nautilus Institute, under the auspices of projects supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Ploughshares Fund and the Prospect Hill Foundation. Full conference details available at the website: http://www.nautilus.org/nukepolicy/workshops/shanghai-01/index.html Contact: Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, fax: 510-204-9298, e-mail: nautilus@nautilus.org, website: http://nautilus.org
    • The Socialist International Asia-Pacific Committee. Tokyo, 5-6 March. About 40 participants and hosted by the Social Democratic Party of Japan. The meeting tacked many of the principal political concerns of the region and demonstrated the new vigour that the International is showing in one of the most populous and important areas of the world. The gathering brought together members of the Millennium Democratic Party of ROK and the workers' Party of Korea from DPRK. Both ROK and DPRK took their places in the projected Northeast Asia Comprehensive Security Organization which the Committee called for. Other members would be Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, Russia and USA. Other topics of discussion included the withdrawal of US forces from Okinawa; racial tension in Fiji; authoritarian rule in Pakistan; the continuing plight of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma; police violence in Malaysia; the search for better democracy in the Philippines, intolerance in Afghanistan with regard to the role of women and its own cultural heritage; political transition in Indonesia; political progress in East Timor; Papua New Guinea and the problems in Bougainville; West Papua and the Solomon Islands. Contact: Socialist International, Maritime House, Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0JW, e-mail: secretariat@socialistinternational.org, tel: 44-20-7627-4449, fax: 44-20-7720-4448/7498-1293.
    • Prospects for Further Confidence-Building. Kathmandu, 9-11 March. Organized by the Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, United Nations. This meeting was the thirteen regional disarmament meeting known as "The Kathmandu Process" held in Nepal. The main theme of this conference was security and disarmament concerns and interests in the following four sub-regions: Northeast Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Korean peninsula. Subjects covered included new frontiers for disarmament such as information technology and security; environmental agenda in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with disarmament; ways to transform the culture of violence into culture of peace and non-violence. About 35 participants from the Asia Pacific region and Asian Pacific organizations. Contact: Tsutomu Ishiguri, Director, Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, United Nations, e-mail: ishiguri@un.ogr, tel: 1-212-963-5580, fax: 1-212-963-4959.
    • Northeast Asia: Issues for the New Administration. Washington, DC, 15 March. A National Issues Forum organized by the Brookings Institution (Washington, DC). Panelists (12) included academics and business people (and one journalist) from China, Japan and the US. There were 106 people in attendance, from universities (12), foundations (10), embassies (20), government agencies (10), media (23), major corporations (5) and elsewhere (26). This forum on US policy toward Northeast Asia marks two events: the reappraisal of US foreign policy by a new administration and Congress, and the release of the first Brookings Northeast Asia Survey. The Survey is a collaborative effort among Asian and American scholars of the Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS). The forum focused on political, economic, security and trade issues in US/Northeast Asian relations. Panels included: Politics and Security in Northeast Asia and Economics and Trade in Northeast Asia. Complete forum transcripts and video excerpts available at the website: http://www.brookings.org/comm/events/20010315.htm Contact: Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, fax: 202-797-6003, e-mail: vrosell@brookings.edu, website: http://www.brookings.org/fp/cnaps/center_hp.htm
    • The 2001 Northeast Asia Security Conference: "Korean Reconciliation: Implications for Northeast Asian Security." West Point, New York, 15-17 March. Jointly sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, Program on the Role of American Military Power (RAMP), Association of the United States Army, Institute of National Security Studies, United States Air Force Academy, and Program in Asian Security Studies, Duke University. Participants included academics from China, Japan, ROK, Russia, Taiwan, US military regional experts, military representatives from US Forces-Korea, US Army-Japan, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, the Deputy Undersecretary of the Army for International Affairs, the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Department of the Army, ICW AUSA. Topics focused included The implications for northeast Asia Pacific states if reunification occurs; impact reunification could have on bilateral reltions in the region; implications for US security interests; the impact of how Korea reunifies would have on security interests in the region. The conference included a keynote speech by General (R) Tilelli, Former Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, Korea. Contact: Albert Willner, Officer-in-Charge, LTC, e-mail: ja3885@usma.edu, tel: 1-845-938-2757, conference administrator: Jo May, e-mail: jj0653@usma.edu, tel: 1-845-938-2757, website: http://www.dean.usma.edu/sosh/conferences/NE%20Asia%20Security/NEAS_Home.html
    • 29th Williamsburg Conference. Okinawa, 17-19 March. Organized by the Asia Society (New York) in cooperation with the Japan Committee for the Williamsburg Conference and the International House of Japan. Approximately 45 participants including business people, government officials, journalists, NGO representatives and academics from Australia, Canada, China, DPRK, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, ROK, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the US. Included sessions on US-Asia Policy and the New Administration; Asia's Economic Prospects: Policy, Politics and Information Technology; Japan; and Political and Security Prospects. Contact: Hee Chung Kim, Asia Society, fax: 212-517-8315, e-mail: heechuns@asiasoc.org, website: http://www.asiasociety.org
    • East Asia: Has Reform Revived the Miracle? London, 19-20 March. Organized by the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA), London, also known as Chatham House. Sessions included: Regional Overview; Regional Stability: Security Conditions for Growth; China, Japan and the US; National and Corporate Governance; Trade and Investment; and New Technology and the 'New Economy.' Contact: Annette Conneely, Conference Coordinator, RIIA, fax: 44-20-7321-2045, e-mail: aconneely@riia.org , website: http://www.riia.org
    • Korea-OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Conference 2001: "Applicability of OSCE CSBMs in Northeast Asia." Seoul, 19-21 March. Organized by OSCE and ROK. About 120 participants including senior officials and experts from 35 OSCE member countries, OSCE's Partners for Cooperation, the OSCE Mediterranean Partners for Cooperation, intergovernmental and international institutions like the United Nations, SEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Organizations of American States (OAS), Shanghai Forum, Economic and social Commission for Asia and the pacific (ESCAP), Organization of African Unity (OAU), academics, NOGs and the media. Contact: ISIS Malaysia, tel: 603-2693-9366, fax: 603-2693-9430, website: http://www.osce-arf.de
    • Pacific Symposium: Enhancing Regional Cooperation Through New Multilateral Initiatives. Honolulu, 26-28 March. The 22nd annual National Defense University Pacific Symposium. Co-sponsored by the United States Pacific Command in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. Approximately 250 participants from the military, government, universities, research institutions and industry. Participants attended from countries including Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, ROK, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. This year's event explored areas of mutual interest, common concern and divergence in regional perceptions of Asia Pacific multilateral security initiatives. Attendees examined current regional perspectives on multilateral security cooperation in the Asia Pacific and identified possible approaches that could lead to enhanced regional cooperation. They also explored the potential impact of new multilateral cooperation initiatives on existing security arrangements, including US bilateral alliances and other multilateral security institutions. Finally, they identified possible next practical steps toward enhancing regional cooperation. Panel and workshop formats were used. Panels included: Lessons Learned from International Security Cooperation: An Organizational Perspective; Lessons Learned from International Security Cooperation: a Process Perspective and Challenges for the Years Ahead. Workshops focused on either subregional issues or broad Asia Pacific regional concerns. Each workshop discussed and formulated answers to the following four questions: 1. What types of multilateral security approaches could successfully be implemented in the region? 2. What types of issues/circumstances will lend themselves to multilateral cooperation? 3. How effective have existing multilateral institutions and cooperative mechanisms been in the subregion/region? and 4. How is the region equipped to deal with regional tensions, peace operations, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and other transnational issues? Keynote speeches by: Admiral Dennis Blair; Kent M. Wiedemann, United States Ambassador to Cambodia, "Cambodia/ASEAN Security Cooperation;" Surin Pitsuwan, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand, "Reflections on Asia Pacific Security Cooperation;" and Paul Evans, Director, Program for Canada-Asia Policy Studies, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia (Canada), "Possibilities for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific: Track 2 and Track 1." Conference details and papers presented available at the website: http://www.ndu.edu/inss/symposia/pacific2001/agenda.htm Contact: James R. Graham, Conferences Director, Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University (NDU), US, fax: 202-685-3866, e-mail: NDU_Conferences@ndu.edu, website: http://www.ndu.edu/inss/insshp.html
    Ka Hao Te Rangatahi: A Pacific Way to Disarmament. Wellington, 27-30 March. Organized by the Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, United Nations. This was the first regional disarmament meeting held in the southern Hemisphere and included participants from the Pacific Islands and NGOs from the South Pacific. The conference examined security and disarmament concerns related to the region and to strengthen disarmament norms, existing conventions and regimes. Contact: Tsutomu Ishiguri, Director, Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, United Nations, e-mail: ishiguri@un.ogr, tel: 1-212-963-5580, fax: 1-212-963-4959.
    • 9th Meeting of the CSCAP Working Group on Comprehensive and Cooperative Security. Wellington, 1-2 April. The theme was "Human Security in the Asia Pacific." Topics of discussion included an overview of human security in the Asia Pacific; human security concerns from national and regional perspectives; challenges/threats to human security and its implication on Asia Pacific security; role of key multilateral institutions in approaching and responding to human security. Contact: David Dickens, chair, CSCAP New Zealand or Brian Job, chair, CSCAP Canada, e-mail: bjob@interchange.ubc.ca
    • Pugwash Workshop on East Asian Security. Seoul, 3-6 April. Meeting number 261 of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. The meeting was organized by the Korean Pugwash Group, chaired by Mark Byung-Moon Suh, and was supported by Hon. Yong-Taek Chun, Chairman of the National Defense Committee, and Hon. Kun-Hee Lee, Chairman of the Samsung Group. Attended by more than 30 participants, primarily academics and government officials from China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, ROK, Russia, UK and the US. Topics included: Korean Unification, Nuclear Proliferation and the Agreed Framework; China-Taiwan-US Relations; Missile Defenses and Asian Security; Missile Defense and Nuclear Stability; and Dynamics of Asian Security. Full conference report available at the Pugwash website. Contact: Claudia Vaughn, Pugwash, Italy Office (Rome), fax: 39-06-6878-376, e-mail: pugwash@iol.it , website: http://www.pugwash.org
    • 9th Meeting of the CSCAP Working Group on Transnational Crime. Sydney, 1-10 May. Contact: Brian Job, Co-Chair, CSCAP-Canada, e-mail: bjob@interchange.ubc.ca
    • Asia Vision 21: Managing Globalization. Cambridge, 11-12 May. The third annual Asia Vision 21 meeting, organized by the Asia Center at Harvard University. Attended by about 50 academics, business leaders, officials, journalists and NGO representatives from Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, ROK, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. Included plenary sessions on: The Challenges for Business; Governments and Governance; The Role of NGOs; and Higher Education and Training. Concurrent sessions on Regional Peace and Security; Governance and Economic Development; and Transnational and Regional Organizations. With keynote addresses by Richard Cooper and Lawrence Summers. Contact: Holly Angell, Harvard University Asia Center, fax: 617-495-9976, e-mail: vhangell@fas.harvard.edu, website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~asiactr/
    • Security Implications of Military and Political Trends. Honolulu, 15-17 May. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu. Part of the APCSS Directed Research Program study of Domestic Determinants of Security Policy in the Asia Pacific Region. This 3rd symposium in the series will focus on assessing political-military changes in the Asia Pacific region and how they may affect security policy decisions over the next 10 years. Presentations and discussions will focus on the future path of Asia Pacific regional relations, potential flashpoints and future cooperation. Contact: Denny Roy, APCSS, fax: 808-971-8999, e-mail: royd@apcss.org, website: http://www.apcss.org
    • ASEAN+3 (China, Japan, ROK) Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) and th 2nd East Asia Study Group (EASG) Meeting. Hanoi, 19 May. Website: http://www.yorku.ca/yciss/front.html
    • International Security and Strategic Stability Priorities for the 21st Century. Moscow, 19-20 May. Jointly organized by the Association of International cooperation and the United Bureau of Information and Strategic Assessment. Under theauspices of the National Security Council of the Russian Federation, the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Russian Federation, Moscow City Government and ITAR-TASS news agency. About 250 participants were academics, media, businesspeople from China, Japan, ROK and Russia. Contact: Vector, Organizing Committee, e-mail: politvector@yahoo.com, anovektor@mtu-net.ru, fax: 095-206-8479, website: http://www.politvector.org
    • CSCAP Combined International Group on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Nuclear Energy Experts Group Workshop. Misawa, 21-23 May. Participated by nuclear energy specialists from Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, ROK, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, USA, and Vietnam. This was the fourteenth meeting of the CSBM Working Group and the eighth time the Nuclear Energy Experts Group had met together to discuss energy transparency-related issues. The workshop reviewed, updated and discussed enhancements to the CSCAP Asia Pacific Nuclear Energy Transparency Web Site, under development by the CSBM Working Group and Nuclear Energy Experts Group as a combined project with the Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Ralph A. Cossa, Co-Chair, CSCAP CSBM Working Group, President, Pacific Forum CSIS, e-mail: RACPacForum@cs.com
    • 15th CSCAP Steering Committee Meeting. Kuala Lumpur, 4 June. Attended by 59 participants from Australia, Canada, Cambodia, China, EU, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, ROK, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, USA and Vietnam. Topics of discussion included Bush Administration's evolving Asia policy; strategic challenges of missile defense for East Asia; US-China relations in terms of current trends and prospects; and Indonesia update. Contact: CSCAP Steering Committee, ISIS Malaysia, tel: 603-2693-9366, fax: 603-2693-9430, website: http://www.cscap.org
    • 15th Asia Pacific Roundtable: Confidence Building and Conflict Prevention. Kuala Lumpur, 4-7 June. Organized by ISIS Malaysia on behalf of ASEAN ISIS. Sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency and supported by the Boeing Corporation. Approximately 260 participants including academics, researchers, defence and foreign ministry officials, NGO and business leaders and students from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, China, DPRK, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, ROK, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, USA, and Vietnam. Plenary sessions on: the Bush administration's policies and the implications for the Asia Pacific; ASEAN plus three, problems, progress and prospects; reform of the international financial architecture; missile, defence, trends, concerns and remedies; energy and water, meeting future challenges; the digital and social divide, closing the gap among and within nations; democratic change in Southeast Asia, managing implications for national and regional security; women and armed conflict; improving civil-military relations, key issues and approaches; and good governance, key issues confronting the Asia Pacific region. Concurrent sessions on: the Korean peninsula, sustaining the peace momentum; small arms and security in Southeast Asia; the South Pacific, managing the security challenges; China in WTO, implication for regional economies; keeping the sea lanes safe, piracy in Asia; Vietnam's doi moi policy, progress and prospects; human security, what kind for Asia-Pacific and what options? Keynote address by the Honourable Dato' Seri Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, Malaysia. Tete-a-tete presentation on current developments in Indonesia. Evening presentation on the Harvard conflict prevention initiative, online portals and e-conferences. About forty papers will be edited and compiled in a conference volume. Contact: Meilina Puteh, ISIS Malaysia, e-mail: meilina@isis.po.my, tel: 603-2693-9366, fax: 603-2693-9430.
    • Gender and Security Workshop. Kuala Lumpur, 8 June, 2001. Organized by ISIS Malaysia and the Program on Canada-Asia Policy Studies (University of British Columbia, Canada) as part of the Southeast Asia Cooperation Program. About twenty-eight participants including academics, NGO leaders, and military officers from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam. The objectives were to assess the progress of mainstreaming gender issues in regional security discussions, to examine strategies and approaches for advancing gender issues, and to consider creating a network of practitioners, scholars and activists. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). No publication is planned, though papers by several of the participants presented at the session on "Women and Armed Conflict" at the preceding Asia-Pacific Roundtable will be published by ISIS Malaysia as part of the APR proceedings. Contact: Edna Keeble, e-mail: edna.keeble@stmarys.ca
    • 7th Kanazawa Symposium on Northeast Asia. Kanazawa City, 6-8 June. Organized by the United Nations Association of Japan (UNAJ) in close cooperation with Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa City, and the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific. The theme of this year's conference is "The Kanazawa Process as a Community Building Measure." Plenary sessions will include: Security Environment and Disarmament Issues; The Korean Peninsula; Culture for Peace and Peace Education; and Cooperation on Environmental Protection. Contact: Tsutomu Ishiguri, Director, UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, New York, fax: 212-963-4989, e-mail: ishiguri@un.org, website: http://www.un.org/Depts/dda/regdis.htm
    • JCIE Seminar Series: New Perspectives on US-Japan Relations. New York and Washington, DC, 11-12 June. The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) held two days of seminar, beginning with a June 11 meeting in New York, in cooperation with the Japan Society and the Council on Foreign Relations, followed by a June 12 seminar in Washington, DC, in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The seminar highlighted a recent JCIE publication, New Perspectives on U.S.-Japan Relations which was edited by Professor Gerald Curtis and features chapters by eight young Japanese and American scholars, including panel member Professor Akihiko Tanaka. The authors look back on the bilateral relationship in recent decades and seek to redefine it in light of both the changing international environment and the more complex and pluralistic societies found today in both countries. Rather than simply introduce the content of the books, however, JCIE's seminars are intended to extend the discussions to a broader audiences and to improve the quality of dialogue on critical policy issues. In keeping with that objective, the June seminars were more broadly focused and responded to recent developments in both Japan and American domestic politics in the context of the U. S.-Japan relationship. This program was organized in cooperation with the Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs ), and with support from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), and the United States-Japan Foundation. Contact: Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/Japan), tel: 81-3-3446-7781, fax: 81-3-3446-7580; Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA), tel: 212-921-4260, fax: 212-921-4356
    • 2001 North American Taiwan Studies Conference. Seattle, 23-25 June. The seventh in an annual conference series organized by the North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA). The organizers are encouraging the submission of papers on a broad variety of topics related to Taiwan, including international relations (national security, Taiwan-China relations, Taiwan-US relations, foreign investment, NGO developments and foreign policies). Sponsored by the Taiwan Research Fund. Contact: Wen-Feng Lai, Secreatary, NATSA, e-mail: wflai@bu.edu, website: http://www.natsc.org
    • CSCAP CSBM and North Pacific Working Group Joint Meeting. Paris, 28-29 June. Organized by IFRI. Topics of discussion included developments in the Korean peninsula; missile defense system from regional perspectives; implications of recent developments in defense policies and expenditure in the Asia Pacific; learning from the European experience; lessons from recent peace-keeping operations; alliance, strategic partnerships, cooperative security in contributiion to peace and stability. Contact: Regine Serra, IFRI, e-mail: secretariat@cscapeurope.org
    • International Symposium "On the Front Lines of Conflict Prevention in Asia." Japan, July 7. Organized by the Japan Center for Preventive Diplomacy (JCPD), supported by MOFA, Nikkei Shimbun and the Japan Times. Focused on conflict prevention in Aceh, Indonesia, minorities in Myanmar and Tajikistan. The first symposium was hosted in 2000 with the theme role of NGOs in conflict prevention. Contact: Ms. Koyanagi, tel: 81-3-3503-7264, website: http://www.jiia.or.jp
    • Forum on Regional Strategic and Political Developments. Singapore, 25 July. The 5th annual event in this series, organized by the Regional Strategic and Political Studies (RSPS) program of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. The forum will feature experts on political and security issues analyzing recent developments in Southeast Asian countries and in the region as a whole. Six sessions are planned. Contact: Derek da Cunha, RSPS Coordinator, ISEAS, fax: 65-775-6264, e-mail: derek@iseas.edu.sg, website: http://www.iseas.edu.sg
    • International Conference on the Project on "Non-Traditional Security Issues--East Asia". Hong Kong, July. Objective is to bring all the research directors and research participants together to present project research findings. Contact: Ramesh Thakur, United Nations University, fax: 81-3-3499-2828, e-mail: thakur@hq.unu.edu, website: http://www.unu.edu/p&g/eu/index.htm
    • International conference on Korean Reunification: "Korean Reconciliation and Reunification for global Peace: The People's Agenda." Seoul, 13-14 August. Jointly organized by Focus on the Global South and TNI, sponsored by all the Korean coalitions supporting reconciliation and several non-Korean civil society organizations. Experts and representatives of academic institutions and civil society organizations from all over the world gathered to analyze and discuss a wide array of issues pertaining to the situation on the Korean Peninsula and their broader implications for peace and security in the region. Website: http://www.tni.org/asia/index.html
    • The Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations in Asia Pacific Security. Honolulu, Hawaii, 14-16 August. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu. This conference will examine the impact of NGOs on regional security, discuss current and future trends in NGO programs and activities, examine possible areas of common interest and concern between NGOs and militaries in the region and identify ways to enhance cooperation between NGOs and regional militaries. Contact: Judith McCloskey, APCSS, fax: 808-971-8999, e-mail: mccloskeyj@apcss.org, website: http://www.apcss.org
    • 2nd Pacific International Forum of Ethnic Russians. Vladivostok, 5 September. Attended by more than 200 Russian and foreign scientists, businessmen, politicians, public and religious leaders. Topics of discussion included human potential and problems of the socio-economic development of the Far East; cooperation with countries of Asia Pacific; the role of the intellectual potential in raising the investment attraction of Russia's Eastern territories; ethnic Russians in the Asia Pacific: prospects for cooperation; demographic processes and migration policy in the Russian Far East; problems of resettlement and of migrants; energy problems. Website: http://english.pravda.ru/region/2001/09/05/14244.html
    • Asia Pacific Security Forum 2000 Roundtable. 7-8 September. Organized by or held at IFRI, Paris.
    • Roles of NGOs in Indonesian Security. Honolulu, 18-20 September. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu. Attended by NGOs working in Indonesia, personnel from Indonesia's security institutions and other governmental agencies, major donors, and international organizations. The objective was to improve mutual understanding and working relationships between the communities. Topics of discussion included the impact of NGOs on Indonesia's internal security developments; current and future trends in security-related programs and activities of NGOs Indonesia; common interests and areas of cooperation between NGOs, Indonesia's security institutions and other government agencies, major donors, and international organizations. Contact: Judith McCloskey, APCSS, fax: 808-971-8999, e-mail: mccloskeyj@apcss.org, website: http://www.apcss.org
    • 6th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum: The Role of the Asia Pacific Forum in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights. Colombo, 24-27 September. Organized by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka in partnership with the Forum Secretariat. Attended by senior representatives from the national human rights commissions of Australia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines and Sri Lanka, officers from the National Institutions Team of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and NGOs, Contact: Stephen Clark, Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, e-mail: Stephenclark@humanrights.gov.au or apf@humanrights.gov.au, tel: 61-2-9284-9877, fax: 61-2-9284-9825 / 61-2-9284-9611, website: http://www.apf.hreoc.gov.au/about/meetings/sixth_meeting/index.html
    • United Nations University Global Seminar Kobe Session on "Building a New Asia and International Order". Kobe, 2-5 October. Contact: Asami Oishi, United Nations University, fax: 81-3-3499-2828, e-mail: oishi@hq.unu.edu, website: http://www.unu.edu/p&g/eu/index.html
    • Conference on Asian Security in the 21st Century: Globalization, Environment and Governance. Singapore, 9-11 October.
    • Ford Pan-Asian Conference on Non-Traditional Security Issues. Singapore, 10-12 October. Contact: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, fax: 65-793-2991, e-mail: wwwidss@ntu.edu.sg, website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/idss/index.htm N.B. This is the same as #3.
    • 2nd Asia Pacific Summit. Vancouver, 11-12 October. Organized by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Attended by more than 150 academics, government officials and businesspeople from Canada, China, Japan and Hong Kong. The summit provided intelligence on the forces shaping the Asian business environment as Canadians face uncertainty and new challenges in international relations and stimulated dialogue on how Canadian businesses can best position t hemselves for the long-term in these difficult circumstances. Contact: Monica Cheng, APFC, tel: 1-604-684-5986, website: http://www.asiapacific.ca
    • Conventional Arms Rivalry in the Asia-Pacific. Honolulu, 23-25 October. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu.Attended by academic and government officials from Canada, China, ROK, Singapore, UK, and USA. The conference focused on the problems posed by defense modernization and conventional weapons proliferation in the Asia-Pacific region. Topics of discussion included force modernization trends, trends in proliferation of ground, air, and maritime systems, and the need and prospects for conventional arms control. Contact: Don Berlin, e-mail: berlind@apcss.org , website: http://www.apcss.org
    • 10th Meeting of the CSCAP Working Group on comprehensive and Cooperative Security. Shanghai, 29-30 October. About 28 participatns and observers from Australia, China, EU, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, ROK, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, USA. The theme was economic security in light of the structural changes brought about by globalization. Contact: Mely Anthony, ISIS Malaysia, tel: 603-2693-9366, fax: 603-2693-9430.
    • International Conference on the Project on "Non-Traditional Security Issues--East Asia and Southeast Asia". Singapore, October TBA. Contact: Ramesh Thakur, United Nations University, fax: 81-3-3499-2828, e-mail: thakur@hq.unu.edu, website: http://www.unu.edu/p&g/eu/index.htm
    • Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD) XI. Honolulu, Hawaii, October TBA. Organized by the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) of the University of California, La Jolla, US. The 11th in a series of high-level, Track Two consultations between China, DPRK, Japan, ROK, Russia and the US. This forum involves government officials acting in a private capacity as well as non-governmental academics in the assessment of the region's security issues. The goal of this round is to continue to reduce mistrust within the North Pacific region and to avert conflicts through confidence and security building measures. Contact: IGCC, fax: 858-534-7655, e-mail: ph13@sdcc12.ucsd.edu, website: http://www-igcc.ucsd.edu