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January 18, 2016, 15:00-17:00  Venue:CIGS Meeting Room3

Professor James Brown Seminar "Japan, Russia and their Territorial Dispute: The Northern Delusion"

The Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) hosted a seminar on January 18, 2016 inviting Associate Professor James D. J. Brown, Political Science at Temple University Japan Campus.

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Seminar outline
Title: "Japan, Russia and their Territorial Dispute: The Northern Delusion"
Speaker: James D. J. Brown, Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University Japan Campus
Moderator: Jun Kurihara, Research Director, CIGS


Program
ProgramPDF:90KB


Presentation
Introduction by Mr. Jun KuriharaPDF:437KB
Presentation by Prof. James BrownPDF:752KB


Summary of talk
Summary of talk by Prof. James BrownPDF:166KB


Abstract of the speech
The book Japan, "Russia and their Territorial Dispute: The Northern Delusion", will be published by Routledge in 2016. The speaker will focus on Russia's latest thinking with regard to the territorial dispute over the Northern Territories. In particular, by emphasising issues of historical memory, as well as factors related to economics, security, and public opinion, the speaker will explain why it is becoming ever more unlikely that Moscow will accept any compromise on this territorial issue.


Speaker's profile
James D.J. Brown
Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University Japan Campus
<Areas of Expertise>
Professor Brown's key areas of expertise are Russian foreign policy, especially Russian-Japanese relations, and energy politics.
<Research>
Professor Brown's current research focuses on Russian-Japanese relations, with particular regard to the territorial dispute over the Northern Territories/Southern Kurils. He also continues to work on the relationship between energy and foreign policy. Further to these topics, he has previously published research on the Soviet-Afghan War, media reporting of the Syrian conflict, and Edward Said's Orientalism. He was the winner of the Political Science Association's award for the best article published in Politics in 2010.
<Education>
PhD International Relations, University of Aberdeen
PGDip Russian Language, University of Glasgow
MRes Political Research, University of Aberdeen
MSc International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh
BA (Hons.) Philosophy and Politics, University of York
<Previous Academic Appointments>
Visiting Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Hosei University (2012-2013)
Teaching Fellow, University of Aberdeen (2010-2011)
Teaching Assistant, University of Aberdeen (2008-2010)