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Study and Dialogue: Strengthening Nongovernmental Contributions to Regional Security Cooperation

Tokyo Workshop

January 18–19, 2010

On January 18–19, 2010, the participants gathered in Tokyo for the first program workshop. The participants discussed their initial findings for each case study and issue area, and examined the project's broader themes, including (1) the roles of civil society in enhancing regional security cooperation, (2) common features of the roles of civil society beyond the issue areas, and (3) key factors for successes of civil society activities contributing to regional security cooperation.

 

Monday, January 18

Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, January 19

Welcome and Overview

  • Yamamoto Tadashi, President, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

Initial Remarks: Regional Security and Civil Society

  • Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

Nongovernmental Contributions to Regional Security: The Evolution of Security Concept

  • Rizal Sukma, Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta
  • Gui Yongtao, Associate Professor, Peking University

Issue Area Presentations

Moderator
  • Rizal Sukma
Global Health
  • Yanzhong Huang, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies, John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Yukie Osa, Chairperson, Japan Platform; President, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan
Piracy
  • J.N. Mak, Independent Analyst; former Director of Research, Maritime Institute of Malaysia
Climate Change and Energy
  • Chung Suh-Yong, Associate Professor, Korea University

 

Discussion of Initial Findings

Moderator
  • Tadashi Yamamoto
Comments
  • Hitoshi Tanaka
  • Rizal Sukma

 

Next Steps and Wrap-up