Strengthening Nongovernmental Contributions to Regional Security Cooperation | Tokyo Workshop

January 18–19, 2010

On January 18–19, 2010, the participants gathered in Tokyo for the first program workshop. The participants discussed their initial findings for each case study and issue area, and examined the project’s broader themes, including (1) the roles of civil society in enhancing regional security cooperation, (2) common features of the roles of civil society beyond the issue areas, and (3) key factors for successes of civil society activities contributing to regional security cooperation.


January 18

Welcome Dinner 

January 19

Welcome and Overview
Yamamoto Tadashi, President, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

Initial Remarks: Regional Security and Civil Society
Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

Nongovernmental Contributions to Regional Security: The Evolution of Security Concept
Rizal Sukma, Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta
Gui Yongtao, Associate Professor, Peking University

Issue Area Presentations
Moderator: Rizal Sukma

Global Health
Yanzhong Huang, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies, John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University

Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance
Yukie Osa, Chairperson, Japan Platform; President, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan 

J.N. Mak, Independent Analyst; former Director of Research, Maritime Institute of Malaysia 

Climate Change and Energy
Chung Suh-Yong, Associate Professor, Korea University

Discussion of Initial Findings 
Moderator: Tadashi Yamamoto

Hitoshi Tanaka
Rizal Sukma

Next Steps and Wrap-up