Special Summer Seminar in Fukuoka: Lessons from European and Central Asian borders for Asia-Pacific Future Studies

Special Summer Seminar in Fukuoka: Lessons from European and Central Asian borders for Asia-Pacific Future Studies Events-August9The3rdAsia-Pacific   Principle Organizers: CAFS & UBRJ In cooperation with EUIJ Date: August 9, 2015 14:00-18:00 Place: Kyushu University   14:00-14:10 Opening Remarks (Kaoru Izumi and Akihiro Iwashita)   14:10-15:50 Session I: Geopolitical realities for the European Union: Views from Finland Moderator: Machiko Hachiya (EUIJ) Ilkka Liikanen (University of Eastern Finland) “EU Neighborhood Policies and Visions of the post-Cold War International Order” James W. Scott (University of Eastern Finland) “The Renaissance of Geopolitical Realism: Repercussions for the Reconceptualization of European Neighborhood” Discussant: Paul Richardson (University of Manchester) Discussant: Edward Boyle (CAFS)   1610:-17:50 Session II: Cooperation or Conflict? Trans-boundary Water Issues in the Aral Sea Basin Moderator: Serghei Golunov (CAFS) Nikolai Aladin (Zoological Institute, RAS) “The Partial Restoration of the Aral Sea and the Biological, Socio-Economic and Health Conditions in the Region” Ekaterina Borisova (Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS) “The Trans-boundary Water Problems in the Aral Sea Basin” Discussant: Tetsuro Chida (Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University)   17:50-18:00 Closing Remarks (Machiko Hachiya)   18:30- Reception

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The 2nd Asia-Pacific Border Studies Seminar

The 2nd Asia-Pacific Border Studies Seminar : Spaces of Everyday Life and Exception along the Thai Borderlands

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Date: July 17, 2015 15:00-17:00 Room: Kyushu University Nishijin Plaza 14:00-15:00 Research Meeting 15:00-15:05 Introductory Remarks -Professor Sergei Golunov (CAFS, Kyushu University) 15:05-15:10 Setting the Scene Introduction to School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Luang University Public Lectures by MFU’s staff -Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siriporn Wajjwalku (Mae Fah Luang University) 15:10-15:30 Lecture 1 National perspective of transnational integrated water management: Thailand and Mekong’s tributaries -Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siriporn Wajjwalku (Mae Fah Luang University) 15:30-15:50 Lecture 2 An Efficiency of Local Administrative Organization in Chiang Rai Province Toward a Mitigation of Earthquake Disaster -Dr. Wanwalee Inpin (Mae Fah Luang University) 15:50-16:10 Lecture 3 Footloose Gem Traders and The Grey-shaded Border Space of Mae Sai Border Town -Asst. Prof. Dr. Yuthpong Chantrawarin (Mae Fah Luang University) 16:10-16:20 Break 16:20-16:30 Comments Discussants: Osamu Yoshida (Hiroshima University) Edward Boyle (Kyushu University) 16:30-17:00 Roundtable

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Border Studies symposium


Date: 14:30~17:30 – March 30, 2015 (Saturday) Place: IP CITY HOTEL(Nakasu, Hakata ward, Fukuoka) Fee: Free ※Please register in advance Language: Japanese Hosted by: Center for Asia Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University Co-hosts: Eurasia Unit for Border Research (Japan), Slav-Eurasia Research Center, Hokkaido University With the Cooperation of: Japan Center for Borderlands Studies (NPO), Japan International Border Studies Network Supported by: ANA Sales Co, Ltd. and JR Kyushu Jet Ferry Inc. Fukuoka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Kyushu Economic Research Center Schedule: 14:30 Introductory Remarks 14:40 “An invitation to border tourism” session “Going to Tsushima and Pusan with ANA and the Beetle” Yasunori HANAMATSU (Kyushu University) “Going to Wakkanai and Sakhalin with ANA and the ferry” Akihiro IWASHITA (Hokkaido University) 16:20 Roundtable and Discussion 17:00 Special Lecture “Connecting Japan’s Borderlands” Koji FURUKAWA (Deputy Director, JIBSN) 17:30 Closing Remarks