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“ASIAN STRATEGIES TOWARDS THE NORTHERN SEA ROUTE” -seminar
December 11, 2014 - 09:00-16:00
The seminar presentations focus on how Asian states such as China, Japan, South Korea and India, all of which have been recently accepted to be the new Permanent Observers of the Arctic Council, are developing strategies on the Northern Sea Route. The opening up of this sealane passage in Eurasian Arctic waters with the reported retreating of the polar ice cap is of enormous strategic significance for future trade, environmental and geopolitical relations.
The final program of the seminar will be published later in November and an online registration form will be opened at the same time.
Preliminary list of speakers in the seminar include:
• Scott Bremer, Researcher, University of Bergen, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities
• Xiaonan Cong, Dr, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies
• Christopher M. Dent, Professor of East Asia’s International Political Economy, University of Leeds, Department of East Asian Studies
• Lassi Heininen, Professor, University of Lapland, International Relations
• Taedong Lee, Assistant Professor, Yonsei University, Political Science
• Natsuhiko Otsuka, Dr, North Japan Port Consultants Co., Ltd; Hokkaido
• Vijay Sakhuja, Research Director, Indian Council of World Affairs
• Aki Tonami, Researcher, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Asia in the changing Arctic -project
Time: Thursday, 11 December, at 9:00-16:00.
Venue: Calonia 2 (Faculty of Law), University of Turku. Building T23 on this map http://www.utu.fi/fi/Yliopisto/kartta/Sivut/home.aspx
The workshop is organized by:
Prof Christopher Dent, University of Leeds, Dr Outi Luova, University of Turku Dr Aki Tonami, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Asia in the changing Arctic -project, Copenhagen
The seminar has received generous funding from the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies, the Wihuri Foundation, the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Turku.
For further inquiries, please contact Outi Luova at [email protected]; tel 02-333 5017.