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The 2nd Joint Roundtable by MDC, Tel Aviv University and RCAST, the University of Tokyo

Held period:

2019/10/7(Mon) 09:30 - 12:00

Place:

Link of outside open a new window RCAST Building 3, M2F Floor, Seminar Room-1

Following the successful launch last September at Tel Aviv of a joint roundtable series organized by Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (MDC) of Tel Aviv University and Research Center for Science and Technology (RCAST) of the University of Tokyo in September 2018, RCAST is pleased to welcome the MDC delegation in October 2019 in Tokyo and hold the 2nd roundtable discussion at the Komaba Research Campus of the University of Tokyo.

The 2nd Joint Roundtable by MDC, Tel Aviv University and RCAST, the University of Tokyo

“Rise of Regional Powers and New Superpower Rivalries in Comparative Perspectives: Strategic Realignments in the Middle East and East Asia”

Timetable:
9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:40 Opening Remarks(Moderator: Satoshi IKEUCHI)
9:40-10:20 Section 1:
Middle Eastern Scramble for Africa: Politics of Red Sea and the Horn of Africa (Speakers: Irit Back, Brandon Friedman, Satoshi IKEUCHI)
10:20-11:10 Section 2:
Russian Impacts in Far Eastern and Middle Eastern Perspectives (Speakers: Yu KOIZUMI, Meir Litvak, Satoru MIYAMOTO)
11:10-12:00: Section 3:
Temptations of China: Economy, Technology and Security (Speakers: Ori Sela, Paul Rivlin, Shin KAWASHIMA, Kazuto SUZUKI)

Speakers from Israel:
1) Meir Litvak, Head of the Department of Middle Eastern and African History and former Director of the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University
2) Irit Back, Head of the African Studies Program, MDC, Tel Aviv University
3) Paul Rivlin, Senior Research Fellow, MDC, Tel Aviv University
4) Ori Sela, Head of the Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University
5) Brandon Friedman, Director of Research, MDC, Tel Aviv University
6) Reut Harari, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University

Speakers from Japan:
1) Satoshi IKEUCHI, Professor of Religion and Global Security, the University of Tokyo
2) Shin KAWASHIMA, Professor of International Relations in East Asia, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo
3) Kazuto SUZUKI, Professor of International Politics and Vice Dean of the Public Policy School, Hokkaido University
4) Satoru MIYAMOTO, Professor of North Korean Politics and International Relations, Seigakuin University
5) Toshihiro NAKAYAMA, Professor of American Politics and Foreign Policy at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
6) Yu KOIZUMI, Project Assistant Professor for Russian Security Policy, RCAST, the University of Tokyo

Refreshments are served.

For attendance, please contact to office@me.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp until October 1. Number of seats are limited.

This roundtable is held as #19 of the RCAST Security Seminar Series and co-organized by Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of the University of Tokyo (Komaba II) and the Institute for Advanced Global Studies (IAGS) of the University of Tokyo (Komaba I).

This event is made possible by the financial and logistical supports generously given by the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo.


[Related Event]
Roundtable in the morning will be followed by a joint symposium “Israel-Japan Symposium at UTokyo Komaba Research Campus 2019” co-organized by RCAST and the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) of the University of Tokyo. Afternoon symposium will be held 13:00 - 17:30 and followed by a networking reception 17:30-19:00.  

Details of the afternoon symposium and reception will be announced on a separate website. For inquiries on the symposium, send email to office@me.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

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