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【TGU Positive/Empirical Analyses of Political Economy】Academic Leader Seminar:International Symposium “Nuclear Revolution, International Politics, and the U.S. Foreign Policy” July 29

Waseda University’s Center of Positive/Empirical Analyses of Political Economy will hold an international symposium on the threat of nuclear weapons and international relations in Japan and Asia. The lecture in the symposium is part of the Academic Leader Seminar series, organized by the International Office.

Due to the nuclear weapons development in North Korea, Japan is now facing threat of nuclear attacks for the first time since WWII, dynamically changing its strategies in international politics. This symposium will feature a keynote lecture by Professor James D. Fearon from Stanford University, who has been leading research on international politics since the 1990s and reformed the academic study of international conflicts and disputes. Following the lecture, a roundtable discussion inviting a renowned Japanese journalist and a politician who is an expert on international relations will take place. In society today where the essence of international politics is changing due to the nuclear revolution, how will the nation’s diplomacy and defense, which have placed value on the balance of power, be affected? How are Japan’s national security measures changing? What kind of impact does the threat of nuclear weapons have on our daily lives, and how are people facing this reality? The symposium will not only be a purely academic debate, but it will also reconsider the consequences of possessing nuclear weapons and the current state of international affairs, especially on U.S. intervention in Asia, and discuss important policy matters.

  • Date: July 29, 2017
  • Time: 15:30 – 17:40 (Admission starts at 15:00)
  • Venue: Okuma Small Auditorium, Waseda University
  • Language: English only
  • Open to students, faculty, staff and the general public
  • Free admission, reservations not necessary
  • Download flyer here
  • For more information, contact the Center of Positive/Empirical Analyses of Political Economy Administrative Office at 03-3208-0347

Symposium schedule

Keynote lecture, 15:40 – 16:25

The Nuclear Revolution, International Politics, and the U.S. Foreign Policy by Professor James D. Fearon from Stanford University

Roundtable Discussion, 16:30 – 17:30

Panelists: Keichiro Asao (Member of the House of Representatives), Yuko Ando (Journalist), Professor Narushige Michishita (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies), Professor Kenneth Schultz (Stanford University)

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