ICAS Event: TUJ Korea-Japan Group Talk - "Beyond the Alliance's Horizon? Japan's International Security Engagement"

Friday, April 2nd, 2010
7:00 p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 212 (Access)
Professor Chiyuki Aoi of Aoyama Gakuin University and Dr. Alessio Patalano of King's College, London
Robert Dujarric, Director, ICAS
Open to general public.
You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
RSVP is now closed


As Japan develops security relations with other nations beyond the United States, and participates in international anti-piracy operations (including the establishment of a temporary base in Jibuti), we will discuss the direction and scope of Japan's international security engagement.


Chiyuki Aoi, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of International Politics at Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokyo). She is also a Lecturer at the Joint Staff College, the Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD, Tokyo). Between September 2008-September 2009, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London. She is author of numerous books and articles on international security and on stability and peace support operations; her most recent publications include “Beyond Activism-Lite?: Issues in Japanese Participation in Peace Operations,” Journal of International Peacekeeping 13 (2009), and Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping Operations, co-editor with Cedric de Coning and Ramesh Thakur, the United Nations University Press, 2007. She has held professional positions for five years at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations University (UNU).

Dr. Alessio Patalano is lecturer in War Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London and Adjunct Fellow, Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Temple University, Japan Campus. He wrote his PhD on the evolution of Japan’s post-war naval power and military identity funded by the AHRC and the Japan Foundation. His areas of interest encompass modern naval thinking, Japanese naval history, Japanese post-war defense policy, Northeast Asian security. Dr. Patalano is also Deputy Director of the department’s Asia Security & Warfare Research Group (ASWRG) and visiting lecturer on Naval Strategy and East Asian Security at the Italian Naval War College (ISMM), Venice. He is currently editing the book Maritime Strategy and National Security in Britain and Japan from the First Alliance to Post-9/11 (Global Oriental, forthcoming 2010). To learn more about Dr. Patalano, visit the Fellows page of ICAS website.

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