December 13, 2016, 15:00-17:00  Venue:CIGS Meeting Room3

Professor Anthony Saich Seminar "In Search of a New Trilateral Dialogue"

The Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) hosted a seminar on December 13, 2016 inviting Professor Anthony Saich from Harvard Kennedy School.

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(Prof. Saich, Prof. Nishida, Mr. Seguchi, Mr. Kurihara from the left)

Seminar outline
Title: "Herding Cats: Developing a Common Purpose in Asia without Leadership"
Speaker: Anthony Saich, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, CIGS
Commentator: Tatsuya Nishida, Associate Professor, Hiroshima City University
           Kiyoyuki Seguchi, Research Director, CIGS
Moderator: Jun Kurihara, Research Director, CIGS


Presentation by Mr.KuriharaPDF:175KB
Presentation by Professor SaichPDF:396KB

Summary of speech and Q&A

Summary of speechPDF:238KB

Summary of Q&APDF:212KB

Abstract of the Speech
Amidst the current tumultuous politico-economic environment, how will the new US administration retain and strengthen its global leadership, in the face of China's widening and more solid sphere of influence? How can Japan handle adroitly the future Sino-American rivalry in Asia? In his third seminar at CIGS, Professor Saich, will address the possibilities for areas of collaboration given the new administration in the USA. First, the key challenges and threats need to be identified. Once identified, possibilities for collaboration can divided into the two categories of reform of existing organizations and the structure of new areas and institutions for cooperation. At the seminar, Professor Nishida and Mr. Saguchi will also present their own views from a Japanese perspective. We will explore a possibility of multi-dimensional dialogue in various fields ranging from politics and economics to technology and culture, in order to build a symbiotic relationship not only for the three countries but also for the entire global society.

Speaker's profile
Anthony Saich (Distinguished Visiting Scholar, CIGS)
At the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), he serves as a professor of international affairs, director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, and Faculty Chair of the China Programs. He is active in the broader Harvard community, serving as a committee member of the Harvard Council on Asian Studies, and a steering committee member of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative and the Harvard China Fund.