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International Symposium “Global governance in the 21st century—towards establishment of responsible leadership”


How can global leadership be revitalized to achieve global peace and prosperity against the background of the increasing challenges such as global economic crisis, need to consolidate free trade regime, increasing energy and environment constraints?
The developed nations are occupied with domestic issues such as public debt and becoming inwardlooking whereas the newly emerging nations such as BRICs are not well experienced in creating institutional framework for global governance to deal with the global challenges, though their economic dynamism is noteworthy.
G8 or G20 are working well? How can the international organizations like WTO be revived? Distinguished and well known experts world-wide on the international politics as well as economy will discuss those issues.
Assuming that Japan is expected to show her capacity in diplomacy in the 21st century, the conference is providing us the best venue to show Japan’s readiness to take this responsibility by issuing her intellectual contribution on global governance at first to the international community.

  • Date: Friday, July 26, 9:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Participation fee: FREE (registration required)
  • Language: Japanese /English (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Sponsor: Japan Economic Foundation
  • Cooperated by International House of Japan
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  • Moderators:
  •   Prof. Inoguchi Takashi (President of Niigata Prefectural University)
  •   Prof. Onuma Yasuaki (Distinguished Professor, Meiji University)
  • Speakers:
  •   Dr. John Ikenberry (Professor of Princeton University)
  •   Dr. David Gordon (Director, Global Macro Analysis, Eurasia Group)
  •   Dr. Vaclav Smil (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of Manitoba)
  •   Dr. Chung-in Moon (Professor of Yonsei University)
  •   Dr. Yves Tiberghien (Director of Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia)
  •   Dr. Alan Alexandroff (Director of the Global Summitry Project, the University of Toronto)
  •   Dr. Zhang Yunling (Professor of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
  •   Dr. Rizal Sukma (President of CSIS, Jakarta)
  •   Ambassador Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa (Embassy of India, Tokyo)
  •   Ambassador Marcos Galvao (Embassy of Brazil, Tokyo)
  •   Prof. Inoguchi Takashi (President of Niigata Prefectural University)
  •   Prof. Onuma Yasuaki (Distinguished Professor, Meiji University)
  •   Dr. Onishi Takashi (Chairman of Science Council of Japan)
  •   Mr. Hatakeyama Noboru (Former Chairman of Japan Economic Foundation)
  •   Dr. Iwata Kazumasa (Chairman of Japan Center for Economic Research),
  •   and other concerned experts
  • For more information, please access here
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  • Inquiries: Tel 03-5565-4821
    (Mr. Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation)
  • Registration: Please fill in and send the pre-registration form (Word)
    to Japan Economic Foundation by e-mail or fax at:
  • E-mail: 0726symposium@ics-inc.co.jp / Fax: 03-5283-6302
  • This event is limited to 100 participants (first-come-first-served basis).