Date: August 9, 2015, 14:00-18:00
Venue: 21 Century Plaza I, Kyushu University (Hakozaki Campus)
Co-hosted by Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies (CAFS), Kyushu University & Eurasian Unit for Border Reserach (Japan) (UBRJ), Hokkaido University in cooperation with EU Institute-Kyushu (EUIJ)
Opening Remarks by Kaoru Izumi (CAFS, Kyushu University) and Akihiro Iwashita (SRC/UBRJ, Hokkaido University)
Session I: Geopolitical Realities for the European Union: Views from Finland
Moderator: Machiko Hachiya (EUIJ, Kyushu University)
Ilkka Liikanen (University of Eastern Finland)
"EU Neighborhood Policies and Visions of the Post-Cold War International Order"
James W. Scott (University of Eastern Finland)
"The Renaissance of Geopolitical Realism: Repercussions for the Reconceptualization of European Neighborhood"
Discussant: Paul Richardson (University of Manchester)
Discussant: Edward Boyle (CAFS, Kyushu University)
Session II: Cooperation or Conflict? Trans-boundary Water Issues in the Aral Sea Basin
Moderator: Serghei Golunov (CAFS, Kyushu University)
Nikolai Aladin (Zoological Institute, RAS)
"The Partial Restoration of the Aral Sea and the Biological, Socio-Economic and Health Conditions in the Region"
Ekaterina Borisova (Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS)
"The Trans-boundary Water Problems in the Aral Sea Basin"
Discussant: Tetsuro Chida (SRC, Hokkaido University)
The Seminar Program can be downloded here.