International Conference on Institution Building in Asia for Peace and Development

  • Time and Date: 9:00-19:00 Friday, August 29, 2009
  • Venue: JICA Research Institute, International Conference Hall
    10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan
  • Language: English
  • Organizers: Asian Peace Science Network (APSN), JICA Research Institute and Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
  • Program & Handouts

    9:00 - 9:05 Opening Introduction

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    TSUNEKAWA Keiichi (Director, JICA-RI)

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    Dr. Keiichi Tsunekawa graduated from the Department of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo in 1971. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Cornell University. He taught at the Department of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo between 1981 and 2008 and at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in 2008. He became a Director of the JICA Research Institute, which was newly established to strengthen the research capabilities of the former Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). His fields of academic research cover political economy, regional integration and democratization mainly focusing on East Asia and Latin America.
    Major works: Nature of democratic commitment in Asia , Political Science in Asia 2(2), 2006; Remapping East Asia: construction of a region , Cornell University Press, 2005; The state and private enterprises , University of Tokyo Press, 1996 (in Japanese).

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    9:05 - 9:10 Welcome Speech

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    FUJITA Masahisa (President and Chief Research Officer, RIETI / Professor, Konan University / Adjunct Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

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    Dr. Masahisa Fujita served as Professor of the Institute of Economic Research at Kyoto University; President of the Institute of Developing Economies - JETRO (2003-2007); and Professor in the Department of Economics/Regional Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching interests are urban economics, regional economics, international trade, and spatial economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
    Major works: The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade (with P. Krugman and A.J. Venables), MIT Press, 1999; Economics of Agglomeration: Cities, Industrial Location, and Regional Growth (with J. Thisse), Cambridge University Press, 2002; Spatial Economics, vol. 1, 2 (editor), The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2005; Regional Integration in East Asia: From the Viewpoint of Spatial Economics (editor), Macmillan, 2007.
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    9:10 - 9:40 Opening Presentation: Climate Change and India/China Cooperation

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    Walter ISARD (Emeritus Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University)

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    Dr. Walter Isard, emeritus professor of economics and regional science, was one of the pioneers in the field of regional science. The author of Location and Space Economy: A General Theory Relating to Industrial Location, Market Areas, Land Use, Trade and Urban Structures, his current research interests are conflict management and regional economics and integrated multi-region and world ecologic-economic models. His recent books include: History of Regional Science and the Regional Science Association International: The Beginnings and Early History , Springer, 2003; Understanding Conflict and the Science of Peace , Blackwell, 1992; Arms Races, Arms Control, and Conflict Analysis: Contributions from Peace Science and Peace Economics , Cambridge University Press, 1989

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    9:40 - 11:05 Panel 1: Institution Building for Trade and Investment

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    Chair: NEZU Risaburo (Director, RIETI / Member of the Board, Executive Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute)

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    Mr. Risaburo Nezu has served as Director at RIETI since 2001. He has also been a senior executive fellow at Fujitsu Research Institute's Economic Research Center since 2001, and was also senior managing director at FRI from 2004-2009. He became director general for the Directorate of Science, Technology and Industry of the OECD in 1995, and councilor at the Permanent Mission of Delegation of Japan to the OECD in 1984. Mr. Nezu joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) (now the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) after graduating from the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Economics in 1970, later going on to obtain an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1975.
    Major works: Koyokakumei (The Employment Revolution), Toyokeizai Shimposha, 2007 (coauthor); IT Sengoku-jidai (IT Warring Era), Chuokoron-shinsha, 2002; Nihon no Mono-dukuri 52 no Ronten (52 points on Japanese way of manufacturing), ed. by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance, 2002.
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    9:40 - 10:10 Speaker 1: Institutionalization of Regional Economic Integration in East Asia

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    URATA Shujiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor of Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University)

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    Dr. Shujiro Urata received his B.A. in Economics from Keio University (1973), and his M.A. (1976) and Ph.D. (1978) in Economics from Stanford University. He worked at the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (1978-81) and The World Bank (1981-86). Since 1986, he has served as a lecturer, Assistant Professor, and Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, at Waseda University, as well as working at the Economic Research Institute, Economic Planning Agency (1995-1999) and the People's Finance Corporation Research Institute (1997-1999). He has also been a Research Fellow, at the Japan Center for Economic Research since 1995. His expertise is in international economics and development economics.
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    10:10 - 10:40 Speaker 2: Institutions for Pan-Asian Connectivity

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    Biswa N. BHATTACHARYAY (Special Advisor to Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Toky)

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    Currently, Dr. Biswa N. Bhattacharyay is the Special Advisor to Dean of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Institute (ADBI) and the Task Manager of the ADB/ADBI's Flagship Study on "Infrastructure for a Seamless Asia." He is on a secondment from ADB, Manila. Prior to joining ADBI, he served ADB as the Principal Reform Coordination Specialist and Advisor to the Managing Director General with the ADB's Office of the President. Previously he worked with ADB's Office of Regional Economic Integration, Strategy and Policy Department and Economic Research Department. Prior to joining ADB, he worked in various senior capacities with the following organizations: (i) Chief Researcher and Training advisor, Kuwait Central Bank, (ii) Economic Advisor in the Economic Policy and Research Dept., Qatar Central Bank, (iii) Professor with-National Institute of Bank Management of India, National Institute of Industrial Engineering of India, Indian Statistical Institute, and University of Missouri-Columbia.
    Dr. Bhattacharyay obtained his Ph.D. from Iowa State University and a BS (Hons.) and M.S. from the Indian Statistical Institute. He is currently a Fellow of Center for Economic Studies of CESIfo institute, a joint initiative of the University of Munich and Ifo Institute for Economic research, Munich.

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    10:40 - 10:55 Discussant

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    Yuyan ZHANG (Director, Institute of World Economics & Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

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    Dr. Yuyan Zhang received his Bachelor's degree from Beijing University, Master's degree and Ph.D. in Economics from the Graduate School of CASS. He was Professor and Director of Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CASS from 2007-'09. He was appointed Director of IWEP in June 2009. His field of research includes Institutional Economics and International Political Economy.
    Major publications (in Chinese): International Economic Politics , 2008; The Nature of Money and the Monetary Cooperation in Asia , 2008

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    10:55 - 11:05 Discussion

    11:05 - 12:30 Panel 2: Institution Building for Finance, Currency and Macro-economic Policy

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    Chair: Hadi SOESASTRO (Senior Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia)

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    Dr. Hadi Soesastro is a senior economist at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He was the Executive Director of CSIS as well as a member of the National Economic Council, an advisory council of President Abdurrahman Wahid, from December 1999 to September 2000. Furthermore, he is also a member of the international advisory boards of various international institutions, including The Asia Society, New York.
    He is an Adjunct Professor at the Research School of Pacific Asian Studies (RSPAS) at the Australian National University. In addition to lecturing at national universities, he has taught at Columbia University (New York). He is also a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals, including the ASEAN Economic Bulletin (Singapore) and the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (Canberra).
    Dr. Soesastro received his Ph.D. from the Rand Graduate School in Santa Monica, California.

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    11:05 - 11:35 Speaker 1: Global Financial Crisis and Regional Monetary Cooperation in East Asia

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    OGAWA Eiji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Dean, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University)

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    Dr. Eiji Ogawa has been Professor of Graduate School of Commerce and Management at Hitotsubashi University since 1999, and was appointed Dean in 2009. Prior to his current positions, Dr. Ogawa was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Economics of Harvard University (1986-1988); the Department of Economics of the University of California, Berkeley (1992-1993); and the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (2000). Dr. Ogawa has published many papers on issues concerning exchange rate systems in East Asia, and updates the Asian Monetary Unit (AMU) and AMU Deviation Indicators for the RIETI website every week.
    Dr. Ogawa graduated from the Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University in 1986 and obtained a Ph.D. in Commerce from Hitotsubashi University in 1999.
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    11:35 - 12:05 Speaker 2: New Impetus for Institution Building for East Asian Financial Cooperation

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    Chalongphob SUSSANGKARN (Distinguished Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI))

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    Dr. Chalongphob Sussangkarn is currently a Distinguished Fellow of the Thailand Development Research Institute, the organization for which he served as president from 1996-2007. In March 2007, he became Thailand's Minister of Finance, a position he held until February 2008. He has also served as a lecturer of economics at U.C. Berkeley and worked as an economist at the World Bank. He has published more than 140 publications, research papers, and presentations, and he served as director to a number of major research projects, including the Regional Project on Indicators and Analyses of Vulnerabilities to Economic Crisis for the East Asian Development Network (2002) and the Macroeconomic Model Project for the Budget Bureau (2000-2001). Dr. Chalongphob holds a bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree in economics from the University of Cambridge.

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    12:05 - 12:20 Discussant

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    Iwan AZIS (Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Regional Science Program Adjunct Professor of Economics, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University)

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    Dr. Iwan Azis has addressed and published topics of financial economics, economic modeling, and the linkages between macro-financial policy and social issues. During the last 5 years he has published 25 articles, and is currently writing two books, one on the elements of financial crises and another on managing conflict resolution. He has conducted research and consulting work for various international organizations and universities. In early 1998, he spoke before the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the U.S. Congress on the Asian Crisis along with the deputy Prime Ministers of Thailand and Korea. The recent award he received was for "Distinguished Scholar in Regional Science, Financial Economics, and Economic Modeling," presented at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE) Business School, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2006.

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    12:20 - 12:30 Discussion

    13:30 - 14:55 Panel 3: Development Cooperation for Institutional Capacity Development

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    Chair: V. N. Rajasekharan PILLAI (Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University)

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    Dr. V.N Rajasekharan Pillai is the Vice-Chancellor (President) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), a Central Public University instituted by an Act of Indian Parliament in 1985. He is also the Chairman of the Distance Education Council which is responsible for the quality, standards and accreditation of the open and distance learning higher education system in India. He has been serving as a teacher and educational administrator in India for the last 38 years. Dr. Pillai has also served as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Executive Director of the National Assessment & Accreditation Council and Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the University Grant Commission, Government of India. He is a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences and Honorary Senior Fellow of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore. As a researcher in the field of Chemical Sciences, Dr. Pillai has published over 180 papers in refereed international journals and has a patent to his credit. His publications have received more than 2100 citations during the last 20 years and he is one among the top-cited chemists in the country. He has held visiting Researcher/Professor positions at the Universities of Tübingen (Germany), Mainz (Germany), and Lausanne (Switzerland). He was conferred the Presidential Gold Medal of the Indian Science Congress by the Prime Minister of India in 2008 and in 2007 he was conferred the Triennial M.V. Pylee Award for the top academician of India by the Cochin University of Science Technology.

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    13:30 - 14:00 Speaker 1: Institutional Capacity Development in JICA's Cooperation for "Rule of Law" Promotion

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    SATO Naoshi (Senior Advisor, JICA / Attorney at Law)

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    Mr. Naoshi Sato has served as a senior advisor on legal technical assistance at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) since 2006. Prior to the current position, he was a JICA long-term expert on legal and judicial reform in Vietnam. He graduated from the Supreme Court Legal Research and Training Institute and was admitted to the bar in 1996. He has broad experience in legal practices and is a member of the Committee on International Relations of Japan Federation of Bar Associations. Mr. Sato received his B.A. in Law from Chuo University (1992), his Diploma in Development Economics from the Institute of Developing Economies Advanced School (2003) and his LL.M. in Law and Development from the University of London (2004).

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    14:00 - 14:30 Speaker 2: On the Role of Technical Cooperation in International Technology Transfers

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    SAWADA Yasuyuki (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Visiting Fellow, JICA Research Institute / Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

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    Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada has been Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo since 2002. He was previously Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo from 1999 to 2003. He is also Visiting Lecturer at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). His fields of research are Development Economics, International Economics, and Applied Micro-Econometrics. Dr. Sawada holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, an M.A. in International Development Policy from Stanford University and an M.A. in International Relations, from the University of Tokyo.
    Recent works include Keijiro Otsuka, Jonna P. Estudillo, and Yasuyuki Sawada, eds., Rural Poverty and Income Dynamics in Asia and Africa , Routledge, 2009.
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    14:30 - 14:45 Discussant

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    KAWASHIMA Tatsuhiko (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)

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    Dr. Tatushiko Kawashima was appointed Dean of Graduate School of Economics at Gakushuin University in 2005. He has been Professor of Economics since 1976, and has also been Director of Gakushuin Overseas NGO Volunteer Activity Programme (GONGOVA) since 1997. He was Research Scholar, Human Settlements and Services Area, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria (1977-1979), President of Applied Regional Science Conference (ARSC) (1994-'95), Director of Research Institute for Oriental Cultures, Gakushuin University (1994-1997). Chairman, Department of Economics, Gakushuin University (1995-1997). His research interests include: Agglomeration Economies and Urban changes, Demand-surface Analysis, NGO and ODA, Spatial Cycles and ROXY Index, Voluntarism and Social Development. Dr. Kawashima has more than 130 papers either in English or in Japanese on the subjects centering around these research interests. Dr. Kawashima received his Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    14:45 - 14:55 Discussion

    15:10 - 16:35 Panel 4: Institution Building for Environment and Resource Governance

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    Chair: Glenn PALMER (Professor of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University)

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    Dr. Glenn Palmer has been Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University since 2000. He specializes in alliance behavior and international conflict, the role of domestic institutions and political orientation on foreign policy, and foreign-policy substitutability. He came to Pennsylvania State University from Texas A&M. He is also Editor of Conflict Management and Peace Science (2002-present) and Executive Director of Peace Science Society (International).
    Recent works include: The Causes and Consequences of International Conflict: Data, Methods and Theory (Editor), Routeldge Press, 2008; A Theory of Foreign Policy (with T. Clifton Morgan), Princeton University Press, 2006. Dr. Palmer received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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    15:10 - 15:40 Speaker 1: Government of Nature: Historical Roots and Contemporary Challenges

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    SATO Jin (Associate Professor, The Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo / Visiting Fellow, JICA Research Institute)

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    Prior to his current position, Dr. Jin Sato was Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo (2000-2008), Adjunct Professor, Mae Fah Luang University (Thailand), Policy Advisor to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Thailand: 2004-2005), Visiting Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies, The United Nations University (2001-2002), Post-Doctoral Fellow, Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University (1998-1999), Research Fellow, Regional Community Forestry Training Center (RECOFTC), Kasetsart University (Bangkok, Thailand). His fields of research are political economy of natural resources in developing countries. Dr. Sato received his MPP (1994, Public Policy) from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and his Ph.D. (1998, Advanced International Studies) from the University of Tokyo.

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    15:40 - 16:10 Speaker 2: Institution Building for Environment and Resource Governance

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    Huijiong WANG (Advisor of the Academic Committee, Development Research Center of the State Council, PRC)

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    Dr. Wang Huijiong is currently Senior Researcher and Advisor, Academic Committee of Development Research Center (formerly, Vice President) of the State Council (DRC). He has 28 years of experience of policy research of various areas since the establishment of the DRC. He also had 33 years of working experience in Electrical Engineering (Deputy Chief Engineer of the Bureau of Electricity, Yunnan). He was responsible for several major domestic and international joint research projects. He was a part time professor at six universities of China, short term consultant of UNIDO and local consultant of UNDP, World Bank, ADB, ESCAP and the OECD. Recent publication: Integrated study of China's Development and Reform Initial Exploration of Social System , 2003.

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    16:10 - 16:25 Discussant: Institution Building: Transnational and Transgenerational

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    Jurgen BRAUER (Professor of Economics, James. M. Hull College of Business, Augusta State University and Visiting Professor of Economics, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia)

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    Dr. Jurgen Brauer is a tenured Professor of Economics at Augusta State University's James M. Hull College of Business. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame (1989). He has been a Peace Fellow of the United States Institute of Peace and is a member of the academic honor societies of Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Beta Gamma Sigma. He has held visiting professorships in Australia, Colombia, South Africa, and Thailand. Latest publications: Castles, Battles, and Bombs , University of Chicago Press, 2008; War and Nature: The Environmental Consequences of War in a Globalized World , AltaMira Press, 2009.

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    16:25 - 16:35 Discussion

    16:35 - 18:00 Panel 5: Security Issues (including non-traditional Security)

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    Chair: KATO Hiroshi (Deputy Director, JICA Research Institute)

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    Mr. Hiroshi KATO is Deputy Director of JICA Research Institute. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1978 (B.L.) and earned a master's degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 1988. He was Visiting Lecturer and Professor at Kobe University (Graduate School of International Studies) in 2003, 2005, and 2007. He has been serving as a Director of the Japan Society for International Development since 2002. He joined JICA in 1978, and has since then served in various positions including planning and regional departments, as well as Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Tokyo and the Ivory Coast).

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    16:35 - 17:05 Speaker 1: Institutions for Peace and Development in the Borderlands of Weak States

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    Patricio-Nunez ABINALES (Professor, Div. of Economic and Political Dynamics, Center for Southeast Asian Studies(CSEAS), Kyoto University)

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    Dr. Patricio N. Abinales has been Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University since 1999. His current research interests include: a) middle class and elite violence in the Philippines, b) mapping of armed zones in the southern Philippines, and c) epidemics as a non-traditional security issue in Southeast and East Asia. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, Department of Government in 1997. Major publications: After the Crisis : Hegemony, Technocracy and Governance in Southeast Asia , (Patricio ABINALES and SHIRAISHI Takashi eds.), Kyoto University Press, 2005; State and Society in the Philippines , Rowman Littlefield, 2005.

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    17:05 - 17:35 Speaker 2: Infectious Diseases as Security Issues -Current Situation and Problems in Southeast Asia-

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    ONIMARU Takeshi (Assistant Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS))

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    Dr. Onimaru has been Assistant Professor at GRIPS since 2008. He was Visiting Researcher, Centre for Asian Studies, Hong Kong University, 2001, Lecturer/Research Fellow, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Kyoto University, 2005, Research Assistant, GRIPS, 2006, and Research Associate, GRIPS, 2007. His research interests are: political history and international relations in East and Southeast Asia, especially state and regional surveillance on political movements and epidemics. Dr. Onimaru received his B.A. in Law (1997), M.A. in Human and Environmental Studies (2000), and Ph. D in Area Studies (2005) from Kyoto University.

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    17:35 - 17:50 Discussant: Institution Building: Transnational and Transgenerational

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    Manas CHATTERJI (Professor of Management, Binghamton University State University of New York)

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    Dr. Manas Chatterji is Professor of Management and Adjunct Professor in Economics and the Asian and Asian-American Studies Program at Binghamton University, State University of New York and Guest Professor, Peking University, Distinguished Professor in Poznan University, Poland. He is also an elected member of the Polish Academy of Science - Committee on Regional Planning. He was also an Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta, India and George Mason University, U.S., and is currently a fellow of the international organization Economists for Peace and Security. He previously taught at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has held visiting appointments at Cornell University, Erasmus University, the University of Karlsruhe, the University of Munster and many other universities in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and United Nations and has organized international meetings on health care, technology management, and disaster management in many countries including Japan, China, and Russia.
    During his career, Dr. Chatterji has edited three journals and has served on editorial boards of many others. He is the General Editor of a book series on Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development , Elsevier Publishing Co., Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has published 30 books and about 80 scholarly articles in the areas of technology management, regional science, health care management, energy and environmental management, urban management, military spending, disarmament, economic conversion, and conflict management. He is in the process of establishing the Mahatma Gandhi International Center for Conflict Prevention and Management located in Sydney, Australia. Education: B.A. (with honors in Statistics), Calcutta University, M.A. (Statistics), Calcutta University, Ph. D., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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    17:50 - 18:00 Discussion

    18:05-18:50 Panel 6: Future Peace Science and APSN

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    Chair: Iwan AZIS (Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Regional Science Program Adjunct Professor of Economics, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University)

    18:05-18:20 Speaker 1: Toward Coordinated Efforts between APSN and the Peace Science Society (International)

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    Glenn PALMER (Professor of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University)

    18:20-18:35 Speaker 2: Future Directions in publishing on Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS)

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    Raul CARUSO (Professor in International Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro, Cuore, Milan)

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    Dr. Raul Caruso also serves as Visiting Professor at Warsaw University and Managing Editor of Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Berkeley Electronic Press. His research interests include economic theories of conflict and conflict resolution, international trade, international political economy, trade policies, institutions, political economy, political cycles, conflict resolution and development in LDCs, natural resources and conflict, and sport economics.
    Dr. Caruso received his Ph. D in Institutions and Organizations from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan. Recent Works in English: "Reciprocity in the shadow of threat" International Review of Economics , vol.55, n.1/2, pp.91-111, 2008; Caruso R., Locatelli A., "Deadly contests: an economic note on al-Qaeda's reward system" The Economics of Peace and security Journal , vol.3, n.2, pp.62-68, 2008.

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    18:35-18:50 Speaker 3: On the Third APSN Conference in Beijing, 2010

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    Ling XUE (Associate Professor of Geocomputation and Regional Economics / Secretary-general of Regional Science Association of China (RSAC) / Assistant Dean of School of Government, Peking University)

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    Dr. Ling Xue holds various positions such as Secretary-General, Regional Science Association of China; Director, MPA Education Center, Peking University; Deputy Director, CURDR, Peking University; Associate Professor, School of Government, Peking University. His field of research includes regional economics, urban and regional planning, and project management.
    Dr. Xue received his B.A. in Plant Genetics, South China Agriculture University, China (1992), M.A. in System Engineering and Management Engineering, The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (1998), and his Ph.D. in Regional Economics, Department of Urban and Environmental Science, Peking University (2002).

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    18:50-19:00 Closing Session

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    Walter ISARD (Emeritus Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University)

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