Date: Monday, November 13, 2023 6:30 PM - Monday, November 13, 2023 8:00 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus, 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004

Speaker:

  • Céline Pajon, Head of Japan Research at the Center for Asian and Indo-Pacific Studies of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

Discussant:

  • Tsuyoshi Goroku, Associate Professor at Nishogakusha University

Moderator:

  • Robert Dujarric, ICAS Co-Director

Overview

For several years, in fact decades, tensions in the Indo-Pacific have increased, especially those involving China and its neighbors, Japan, Taiwan, countries along the South China Sea, and India. A war on the Korean peninsula is always a possibility. At the same time, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has further linked European and Asian security, while the Hamas-Israel war can impact Asia should the fighting involve Iran. 

Céline Pajon will lead a discussion on how France, which has extensive territories in the Indian Ocean and Pacific region, fits in the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific. Following her presentation, Professor Tsuyoshi Goroku of Nishogakusha University will give his perspective, to be followed by questions from the audience.

Date & Time:

Monday, November 13th, 2023 18:30

Venue:

Temple University, Japan Campus Room 403 (Access)

Registration:

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This event is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Speaker:

Céline Pajon

Head of Japan Research at the Center for Asian and Indo-Pacific Studies of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

Céline Pajon is Head of Japan Research at the Center for Asian and Indo-Pacific Studies of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Paris, where she has been a Research Fellow since 2008. She also coordinates the research program on Pacific Islands, set up in 2022. Céline is a Senior Researcher with the Japan Chair at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and an International Research Fellow with the Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) in Tokyo. Her area of expertise is Japan’s foreign and defense policy, as well as geostrategic dynamics of the Indo-Pacific area, including the position of France and Europe in the region, and their policies vis à vis the Pacific Islands. A graduate from the Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and Sciences Po Lyon, Céline also studied in Waseda University (Tokyo) and Osaka University.


Discussant:

Tsuyoshi Goroku

Associate Professor at Nishogakusha University

Tsuyoshi Goroku is an Associate Professor at Nishogakusha University. He holds a BA, MA, and PHD from Keio University and has studied at Sciences-Po in Paris.


Moderator:

Robert Dujarric

ICAS Co-director, Temple University Japan

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