International Forum on War History

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The NIDS International Forum on War History, first held in 2002, reconsiders military history by comparing it bilaterally or multilaterally with other nations’ military histories, providing a multifaceted viewpoint for an area of study which traditionally tends to be analyzed from a one-sided point of view. The forum started in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the National institute for Defense Studies, with an intention of deepening mutual understanding among the countries concerned and contributing to the promotion of trust among them.

20th International Forum on War History

20th Forum (2022)
The theme for the 20th Forum is " War and Information in History “.

The International Forum on War History, which marks the 70th anniversary of the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), will focus on the theme of "information and intelligence" for the first time at the Center for Military History. The Forum will examine how the relationship between war and information has evolved historically and how it has affected the modern world, using major wars from the late 19th century to the present day as examples, and aims to present a historical perspective for a deeper understanding of current international affairs. The aim is to present a historical perspective for a deeper understanding of the current international situation.

The forum will be held online to interact and share knowledge on security matters with a diverse audience while ensuring safety and reducing the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Date Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time Part 1 10:00-13:00 (JST)
Part 2 15:00-18:00 (JST)
Format Webinar with Simultaneous Translation
Participation Fee Free of Charge
How to Apply https://reserva.be/forum2022

Part 1

Keynote Speaker
Dr. John Ferris
(Professor, University of Calgary)

Session1: Strategy and Intelligence in the Pacific War

Speakers

  • Dr. Moriyama Atsushi
  • (Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Shizuoka)
  • M.A., Shimizu Ryotaro
  • (Senior Fellow, Center for Military History)
  • Dr. Iwatani Nobu
  • (Professor, Faculty of Public Policy, Hokkaido University)

Part 2

Special Speaker
Lully Miura
(President, Yamaneko Research Institute, Inc)

Session1: Information, Politics, and World War

Speakers

  • Sir. Hew Strachan
  • (Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews)
  • Dr. Brian P. Farrell
  • (Professor, Department of History, National University of Singapore)
  • Haruna Mikio
  • (Former Professor, Nagoya University)

※ Please note the program is subject to change without notice.

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