East Asia–European Union Think Tank Dialogue

October 4–7, 2007
Tokyo

Global Governance in the 21st Century: Common Challenges for East Asia and Europe

The 9th East Asia-European Union Think Tank Dialogue was held in Tokyo, Japan on October 4–7, 2007, conferred under the theme, “Global Governance in the 21st Century: Common Challenges for East Asia & Europe.” An initiative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to promote exchange and research collaboration between non-governmental organizations from the European Union and East Asian countries, this year’s event was co-sponsored by the Institute for Development and International Studies (ISDS) Manila and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE). Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN Secretary General, delivered the keynote address.

October 4

Welcome Dinner

October 5

Opening Ceremony
TADASHI YAMAMOTO, President, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

Session I: Regional Economic Outlook in East Asia and Europe

Co-Chairs:
Ambassador KOJI WATANABE, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Dr. PETER BARON, Japan Representative, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Presenters:
Dr. ROLF LANGAMMER, Vice President, Kiel Institute of World Economics
Dr. DJISMAN SIMANDJUNTAK, Chair, Board of Directors, Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Session II: Recent Political Trends and Transitions in East Asia and Europe

Co-Chairs:
Mr. KLAUS JÜRGEN HEDRICH, Former Parliamentary State Secretary, Germany
Dr. NOEL MORADA, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS)

Presenters:
Dr. THITINAN PONGSUDHIRAK, Director, Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS)
Dr. MIGEL SANTOS NEVES, Head of the Asia-Programme, Institute for Strategic and International Studies (IEEI)

Public Forum on Global Governance in the 21st Century and Common Challenges for East Asia and Europe

Welcome/Opening Remarks:
Mr. TADASHI YAMAMOTO

Keynote Address: East Asia, EU and World Governance: The Twain Must Meet in the Face of Global Challenges
Hon. Dr. SURIN PITSUWAN, Former Foreign Minister of Thailand, Designated ASEAN Secretary-General

Panel Discussion:

Co-Chairs:
Mr. KLAUS JÜRGEN HEDRICH
Dr. CAROLINA G. HERNANDEZ, President, Institute of Strategic and Devlopment Studies

Panelists:
Dr. SHI YINHONG, Professor, Interational Relations, Director of Center for American Studies, Renmin University of China in Beijing
Dr. YOSHIHIDE SOEYA, Professor, Keio University
Amb. LEE HO-JIN, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Amb. JOERN KECK, Vice President, Asia Institute Europe

Saturday, October 6

Session III: Energy Security Cooperation in East Asia and Europe

Co-Chairs:
Dr. LUAN THUY DUONG, Deputy Director General, Institute for International Relations (IIR)
Dr. FRANÇOIS GODEMENT, Professor Sciences Po (Paris) / Director, Asia Centre

Presenters:
Dr. MARIE LALL, Institute of Education, University of London
Associate Professor Simon S C Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Dr. ANTONIO MARQUINA, Chair, International Security and Cooperation, Director, UNISCI (Research Unit on International Security and Cooperation), Faculty of Political Science, Madrid-Complutense University

Session IV: European and East Asian Regionalism at a Crossroad?

Co-Chairs:
Dr. SORPONG PEOU, Professor, International Security, Political Science and International Relations, Sophia University
Ms. AKIKO FUKUSHIMA, Senior Fellow, The Japan Foundation

Presenters:
Dr. François Godement, Professor Sciences Po (Paris) / Director, Asia Centre
Dr. CAROLINA G. HERNANDEZ

Concluding Session: Future Prospects for East Asia, Europe and the United States

Co-Chairs:
DATO SERI MOHAMED JAWHAR HASSAN, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Strategic & International Studies
Mr. TADASHI YAMAMOTO

Presenters:
Dr. WILLEM van der GEEST, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Institute Europe (AIE)
Dr. YEO LAY HWEE, Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institue of International Affairs (SIIA)

Closing Remarks:
Dr. NOEL MORADA, Executive Director, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS)
Dr. COLIN DÜRKOP, Regional Representative, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

DR. PETER P. BARON

Japan Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

DR. LUAN THUY DUONG

Deputy Director General, Institute for International Relations

DR. COLIN DÜRKOP

Regional Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

MS. AKIKO FUKUSHIMA

Senior Fellow, The Japan Foundation

DR. FRANÇOIS GODEMENT

Professor, Sciences Po (Paris), Director, Asia Centre France

DATO SERI MOHAMED JAWHAR HASSAN

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Strategic and International Studies

MR. KLAUS-JÜRGEN HEDRICH

Former Chairman, ASEAN Parliamentarians Group

DR. CAROLINA G. HERNANDEZ

President, Institute for Strategic & Development Studies

AMBASSADOR LEE HO-JIN

Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea

DR. YEO LAY HWEE

Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

AMBASSADOR JOERN KECK

Vice-President, Asia Institute Europe

DR. ROLF J. LANGHAMMER

Vice President, Kiel Institute for World Economics

DR. MARIE LALL

Institute of Education, University of London

DR. ANTONIO MARQUINA

Director, Research Unit on International Security and Cooperation

DR. NOEL MORADA

Executive Director, Institute for Strategic & Development Studies

DR. MIGUEL SANTOS NEVES

Head of the Asia-Programme, International Institute for Strategic Studies

DR. SORPONG PEOU

Professor of International Security, Graduate Program in Global Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University

HONORABLE DR. SURIN PITSUWAN

Former Foreign Minister, Designated ASEAN Secretary-General

DR. THITINAN PONGSUDHIRAK

Director, Institute of Security and International Studies, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University

DR. DJISMAN SIMANDJUNTAK

Chair, Board of Directors, CSIS Foundation, Centre for Strategic and International Studies

DR. YOSHIHIDE SOEYA

Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University, Mita Campus

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SIMON S C TAY

Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

DR. WILLEM VAN DER GEEST

Chief Executive Office, Asia Institute Europe

AMBASSADOR KOJI WATANABE

Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange

MR. TADASHI YAMAMOTO

President, Japan Center for International Exchange

DR. SHI YINHONG

Director of Center for American Studies, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China

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