Sunday, December 3, 2023

Asia Events Monday December 4, 2023

75 YEARS OF HUMAN RIGHTS. 12/4, 9:30am-Noon (EST), HYBRID. Sponsor:  Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Speakers Include: Navanethem Pillay, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Kevin Cassidy, Former Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations for the International Labour Organization Office for the United States; Nina Gardner, Adjunct Professor, SAIS, Director, Strategy International. 

JAPAN, CHINA, AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDERS. 12/4, Noon-1:15pm (EST), HYBRID. Sponsor: Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard. Speakers: Tsuyoshi Kawase, Visiting Scholar, Program on US-Japan Relations, Harvard University; Professor, Sophia University; Ji Miao, Visiting Scholar, Program on US-Japan Relations, Harvard University; Associate Professor & Senior Research Fellow, China Foreign Affairs University; Masako Suginohara, Visiting Scholar, Program on US-Japan Relations, Harvard University; Professor, Ferris University. 

A STRATEGY TO ADDRESS JAPAN'S DECLINING FERTILITY RATE. 12/4, 12:45-1:45pm (EST), IN PERSON ONLY. Sponsor: Columbia Business School. Speaker: Randall S. Jones, Research Associate, Center on Japanese Economy, and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), Former Senior Counselor, East Asia and Head of Japan/Korea Desk, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 

NORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS: CHALLENGES TO DEMOCRACY. 12/4, 1:30-7:30pm (HST), IN PERSON ONLY. Sponsors: Pacific Forum International, PUAC Global Strategy Committee, East-West Center, Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Honolulu, PUAC Hawaii Chapter. Speakers Include: Shin-Wha Lee, ROK Amb. for International Cooperation on N.K. Human Rights; Julie Turner, United States Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights; Suzanne Vares-Lum, President, East-West Center; Morse H. Tan, Dean, School of Law, Liberty University; Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the Committee for HRNK. 

RECALIBRATING GROWTH FOR DEVELOPMENT ACROSS ASIA. 12/4, 2:30-3:30pm (EST), HYBRID. Sponsors: Wilson Center; UNDP. Speaker: Kanni Wignaraja, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. 

HOW TO GROW A NAVY: BOOK TALK WITH PROFESSOR GEOFFREY TILL. 12/4, 3:30-4:30pm (JST), VIRTUAL. Sponsor: Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS). Speaker: Author Geoffrey Till, Naval historian, Emeritus Professor of Maritime Studies, King’s College London. 

BOOK EVENT| FORGOTTEN WARRIORS: THE LONG HISTORY OF WOMEN IN COMBAT. 12/4, 4:00-5:00pm (EST), VIRTUAL. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speaker: author Sarah Percy, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. 

PASTS OF THE PRESENT: ICONICITY AND AUTHENTICATION AT TWO RECONSTRUCTED HERITAGE SITES IN JAPAN. 12/4, 6:00-8:00pm (JST) 4:00-6:00am (EST), VIRTUAL. Sponsor: Institut français de recherche sur le Japon à la Maison franco-japonaise. Speaker: Jens SEJRUP, Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies at the University of Copenhagen. 

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