International Symposium on Security Affairs


NIDS holds an open symposium annually, inviting Japanese and overseas experts on international security. This symposium aims at contributing to security dialogues, as well as encouraging public discussion on security issues.

The 21th Symposium, December 10, 2019

"Belt and Road Initiative and the Future of the International Order"

  • Date and Venue:
  • December 10, 2019 (Tuesday)
  • Hotel CHINZANSO Tokyo "Ball-Room" (Hotel Building 1F)2-10-8, Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Tel 03-3943-1111)
  • Program
08:30-09:30 Arrivals
09:30-09:45 Opening Ceremony
09:45-11:45 Session 1: "How the Belt and Road Initiative Can Be Perceived"
Chair: Mr. Shinji Hyodo (Director, Regional Studies Department, NIDS)
Dr. Su Changhe (Professor, Fudan University)
Dr. Victoria Panova (Vice President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University)
Ms. Kristine Lee (Research Associate, Center for a New American Security (CNAS))
Mr. Masafumi Iida (Senior Research Fellow, Regional Studies Department, NIDS)
Dr. Ryo Sahashi (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)
11:45-13:30 Break
13:30-15:30 Session 2: "Changes in Economy and Security with the Advent of the Belt and Road Initiative"
Chair: Dr. Tomotaka Shoji (Head, America, Europe, and Russia Division, NIDS)
Dr. Jeffrey Wilson (Research Director, Perth USAsia Center)
Dr. Alessia Amighini (Co-head of Asia Center, Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI))
Mr. Masayuki Masuda (Senior Research Fellow, Regional Studies Department, NIDS)
Dr. You Ji (Professor, University of Macau)
Mr. Shigeki Akimoto (Senior Research Fellow, Security Studies Department, NIDS)
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-17:30 Session 3: Overall Discussion "How the Belt and Road Initiative Can Affect the Future of International Order"
Moderator: Dr. Hiroshi Yamazoe (Senior Research Fellow, Regional Studies Department, NIDS)
17:30-17:35 Closing Ceremony

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