Japan Program - Public Lecture series #Module2

Thursday 25 March 2021, 11:00 to 12:30

Established in October 2020 with the support of the Japan Foundation, the Japan program serves as an independent platform to advance academically rigorous discussions on geostrategic developments in Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, enhance awareness of Tokyo’s foreign and security policy, inform and shape the policy agenda confronting the Japanese and European leadership and promote political and security cooperation between Japan and Europe, focusing specifically on the EU and NATO.

Past event: Module 1.

A series of short lectures were recorded and are publicly available on the Japan Program’s YouTube channel.

Module 2. Live

Public Lectures

The second module focuses on Japan’s role and contribution to regional security in Asia. It explored Tokyo’s evolving vision of a ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’, focusing on the main regional security challenges and relationships with key partners. The lectures were to public and designed to encourage an interactive exchange between the lecturers and the audience.            ​

1) Japan's “Free and Open Indo Pacific”: from vision to practice

Lecturer: Kei Koga, Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme (PPGA), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

2) Japan - China relations: geopolitical competition and shifting identities

Lecturer:  Elena Atanassova-Cornelis, Senior Lecturer, University of Antwerp and Leuven

3) Japan - US relations: an alliance for stability in East Asia?

Lecturer: Jeffrey Hornung, Political Scientist, RAND Corporation, Washington 

4) Japan and India: a strategic partnership for a new era


- Jagannath Panda, Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi

- Satoru Nagao, Non-resident Fellow, Hudson Institute, Washington/ Tokyo

Future events: Module 3.

Programme coming soon! More information about the Japan Program can be found here.