Global Risk Syposium 2018


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Our Foundation will hold with the UK-based thinktank KRA (Komatsu Research & Advisory) the second symposium on Global Risks following positive reception last year. Please find the details below.

This year, in Part One, the threat of Russia, Brexit and the future direction of EU will be discussed from the viewpoint of Europe, while widening our viewpoint to Africa, the theme of risks and opportunities in the Asia Pacific, Pan-Indian Ocean and Africa region will be discussed.

In Part Two, the rapidly changing situation in the Korean peninsula following the first US-North Korea Summit talks will be covered.

【Agenda】 PDF
13:00~13:30 Registration
13:30~13:40 Opening Remarks:Mr Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO of the Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Moderator: Dr Keiichiro Komatsu, Principal, Komatsu Research & Advisory

Part 1 "Looking at Future Geopolitical Risks and Opportunities"

Sir Graham FRY,
Awarded Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (Spring 2018),
British Ambassador to Japan (2004-2008),
British High Commissioner to Malaysia (1998-2001)

Chairman of Business Mauritius Regional Energy Working Group,
CEO of Business Mauritius (2015-2018), Senior Economist at the Ministry of Economic Planning & Development and was seconded to the Ministry of Commerce and Deputy Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Tourism
15:20~15:40 Coffee Break

Part 2 "Looking at Rapidly Changing North Korea: Background and Prospects"

Dr. DONG Yong Sueng,
Former member of Council of Policy Advisors to the President of the Republic of Korea

Dr. James HOARE,
Associate Fellow, Asia Pacific Programme,
Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House),
Chargé d'Affaires and Consul General, British Embassy,
Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (at the time of establishment of the Embassy)

【Admission】Free (advance registration required)
【Language】English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation will be provided)
【Maximum capacity】 100 persons
【Contact】Japan Economic Foundation(International Affairs 03-6263-2517)

Co-organised by Japan Economic Foundation and Komatsu Research & Advisory
Support: Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), Keizai Koho Center, International House of Japan