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The 2nd Asia-Euro Policy Forum


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"The 2nd Asia-Euro Policy Forum: Responding to Crises in East Asia" will be held on 12-13 September, 2018 at the International House of Japan, Tokyo.

The Asia-Euro Policy Forum is held as part of the trilateral policy research project Asia-Euro Policy Dialogue (AEPD) which aims to strengthen exchanges on Southeast Asia's current reality and beyond among ASEAN countries, Europe and Japan.

This annual forum is a valuable opportunity for prominent researchers and policy-makers from different countries to exchange views and opinions on key policy areas. There will be participants from Southeast Asia, Europe, and Japan, as well as key players such as Republic of Korea, China, India, Australia and the United States.

The first policy forum was held on 7-8th June, 2017 in Jakarta under the overall theme "Where does ASEAN stand and where will it go: the state and future of ASEAN and response of external partners". This year, the second policy forum will discuss pressing issues under the title "Responding to Crises in East Asia."

Forum Details

Time & Date 12th September 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
13th September 9:30 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

"Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall" International House of Japan Access
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo google map

Language English/Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)
Fee Free (Registration required)
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan/GRIPS Alliance, Japan
Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta
L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
Registration Please visit the following site for registration
Asia-Euro Policy Dialogue Official Website
Inquiries Office for Asia-Euro Policy Forum,
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies/GRIPS Alliance, Japan
Tel: 03-6439-6064


12 September, Wednesday

  • 1:35 p.m. Greeting from organizer
    Manabu Horii, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • 1:45 p.m. Introductory Remarks
    Yutaka Iimura, Ambassador Chairman, Asia-Euro Policy Dialogue, Japan
  • 2:00 p.m.

    Session 1
    Overview: United States-China Relations and Future Security Arrangements in East Asia

    • Akihiko Tanaka, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
    • Hassan Wirajuda, former Foreign Minister, Indonesia
    • Mathieu Duchâtel, Deputy Director, Asia and China Program, European Council for Foreign Relations
    • T.J. Pempel, Professor of Policy Science, UC Berkeley, USA
    • Chen Dongxiao, President, Shanghai Institute for International Studies
    • Shekhar Sinha, Vice Admiral, Former Chief of Western Naval Command, India

    Moderator: Jusuf Wanandi, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation, Indonesia

13 September, Thursday

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Session 2
    Key Challenge One: South China Sea and Impact on ASEAN Stability

    • Yoji Koda, former Commander of Self Defense Fleet, Maritime Self Defense Forces, Japan
    • Rizal Sukma, Ambassador of Indonesia to United Kingdom
    • Bill Hayton, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Program, Chatham House, UK
    • Amy Searight, Senior Advisor and Director, Southeast Asia Program, CSIS, USA
    • Zhu Feng, Executive Director, China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Nanjing University

    Moderator: Philips Vermonte, Executive Director, CSIS, Indonesia

  • 11:25 a.m.

    Session 3
    Key Challenge Two: North Korea's Nuclear Development and Geopolitical Implication

    • Narushige Michishita, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
    • Antoine Bondaz, Research Fellow at the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique/Senior Lecturer at Sciences Po, France
    • Scott Snyder, Director of the program on US-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, USA
    • Cheng Xiaohe, Associate Professor, Renmin University of China
    • Kang Choi, Vice President, Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Korea

    Moderator: Yutaka Iimura, Senior Fellow, GRIPS Alliance, Japan

  • 2:10 p.m. Keynote Speech
    by Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of World Trade Organization
  • 2:35 p.m.

    Session 4
    Key Challenge Three: Free Trade vs Protectionism in the Era of Populism

    • Shujiro Urata, Professor, Dean, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan
    • Mari Pangestu, Member of the Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation, Indonesia
    • Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of World Trade Organization
    • Peter Petri, Professor, Brandeis International Business School, USA

    Moderator: Narongchai Akrasanee, former Minister of Energy, Thailand

  • 4:35 p.m.

    Session 5
    ASEAN and External Partners – How External Partners Contribute to Stability and Prosperity of ASEAN

    • Takashi Shiraishi, Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto, Japan
    • Yukiko Okano, Director, Country Assistance Planning Division I, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
    • Ong Keng Yong, former Secretary General of ASEAN
    • Alexander McLachlan, Senior Adviser, Strategic Planning Division, European External Action Service
    • Richard C. Smith, Non Resident Fellow, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Australia

    Moderator: Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa, Chairman, Institute of Strategic International Studies, Malaysia

  • 6:20 p.m. Closing Remarks
    • Jusuf Wanandi, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation, Indonesia
    • Sébastien Lechevalier, President, Fondation France-Japon de L'Ecole des
    • Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
    • Hiroko Tsuka, Executive Vice President, Japan Foundation

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