Sunday, February 27, 2022

Asia Policy Events, February 28, 2022

. 2/28, 1:00-4:00pm (JST), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF). Speakers: Itsu Adachi, Executive Director, SPF; Keiichi Ujiie, GCNJ; Gen Toyoa, METI; Hidemi Tomita; LRQA Sustainability; Sakon Kuramoto, BHR Lawyers; Allan Jorgensen, OECD Responsible Business Conduct Center; Phil Bloomer, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre; Hideki Wakabayashi, JANIC; Ryusuke Tanaka, ILO Japan; Emiko Nagasawa, Keidanren; Akihiro Ueda, SPF; Surya Deva, UN Business and Human Rights Working Group; Toshio Shikata, LRQA Sustainability; Daisuke Takahashi, BHR Lawyers; Akiko Sato, Human Rights Now; Yasunobu Sato, Tokyo University.  

FROM MANNERS TO RULES: REGULATING SMOKING IN JAPAN AND KOREA. 2/28, 5:00pm (PST), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego. Speaker: Celeste Arrington PhD, Associate Professor, Korea Foundation, Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University. 

JAPANESE SOFT POWER. 2/28, 8:00-9:00pm (EST), 3/1, 10:00-11:00am (JST), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS). Speaker: Dr. Nancy Snow, Pax Mundi (“Distinguished”) Professor of Public Diplomacy, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. Moderator: Michael Okamoto, Director, Getting to Know Japan Series, YCAPS.  

UNDERSTANDING THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE: IMPLICATIONS FOR ASIA AND THE WORLD. 2/28, 8:30-9:30am (EST), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Asia Society. Speakers: Alexander Gabuev, Senior Fellow, Chair of Russia, Carnegie; Ambassador Bilahari Kausikan, Chairman, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore; C. Raja Mohan, Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute; Hon. Kevin Rudd, President and CEO, Asia Society; Moderator: Daniel Russel, Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy, Asia Society Policy. 

US–EUROPE COOPERATION IN THE INDO-PACIFIC. 2/28, 9:30-11:30am (EST), ONLINE. Sponsor: German Marshall Fund. Speakers: Heather Conley, President, German Marshall Fund; Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant to the President, Coordinator, Indo-Pacific Affairs, US National Security Council; Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director, Asia and Pacific, European External Action Service; Bonnie Glaser, Director, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund; Gabriele Visentin, EU Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific; Mira Rapp-Hooper, Director, Indo-Pacific Strategy, US National Security Council; Moderator: Garima Mohan, Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund. 

RESEARCH UNBOUND: DO FREE TRADE ZONES STIMULATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP? 2/28, 10:00-11:00am (EST), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Center for International Private Enterprise. Speakers: Xiaocun Qiu, Researcher & Founder, Oxbridge Economics; Mikra Krasniqi, Research Officer, Policy & Program Learning, CIPE; Moderator: Cathy Tai, Deputy Regional Director, Asia, CIPE. 

FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR ROBERT C. O’BRIEN ON WINNING THE 21ST CENTURY TECH RACE WITH CHINA. 2/28, 11:00-11:45am (EST), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Robert C. O’Brien, Former National Security Advisor; Dustin Carmack, Research Fellow, Technology Policy, Heritage. 

US-CHINA RIVALRY AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBALIZATION. 2/28, Noon-1:00pm (EST), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Alexander Hamilton Society. Speaker: Aaron Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University. 

COLLECTIVE DEFENSE AND THE CRISIS IN EUROPE: A CONVERSATION WITH ADMIRAL ROB BAUER, CHAIR OF THE NATO MILITARY COMMITTEE. 2/28, 12:30-1:30pm (EST), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council. Speakers: Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee. 

JAPAN'S AND THE UNITED STATES' QUESTS TO ACHIEVE A CARBON-FREE POWER SECTOR: NECESSARY BREAKTHROUGHS IN POLICY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, AND BUSINESS MODELS. 2/28, 6:00-7:00pm (EST), WEBINAR. Sponsor: US-Japan Council. Speakers: Hiroaki Kitano, Ph.D., Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University; Momoko Nagasaki, Managing Executive Officer, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.; Naoki Nagai, Consultant, Pacific International Center for High Technology Research. 

IS A JAPAN-INDIA ALLIANCE POSSIBLE? 2/28, 8:00-9:00pm (EST), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University. Speaker: Dr. Rohan Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Yale-NUS College, Singapore. 

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