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de 09:00 à 13:00
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Current Challenges in Security and Energy Perspectives from Europe and Asia

Recent tensions in Europe and Asia have underscored once more the question of geopolitics in the context of a highly interconnected, “globalised” world economy.

In both continents, security questions are currently intertwined with those pertaining industrial and trade policies, resulting in paradoxical relations of interdependence between countries belonging to different security alliances, and displaying different conceptions of (geo)political order. Furthermore, the spread of terrorist networks and the multiplication of asymmetrical threats urges the re-organisation of the very way in which security is conceptualised.

The first IFRI-PARI (Policy Alternatives Research Institute) joint workshop intends to explore this conundrum from European and Asian perspectives, paying particular attention to the issue of energy security within the broader landscape of a changing security definition, and reflecting on the role of great powers between strategic competition and possibilities of cooperation, and of regional integration.


Session 1: Challenges regarding energy security and governance in Europe and Asia

Session 2: Security challenges in Europe and Asia

09:00-09:10 Opening Speech by PARI Director Prof. Ichiro Sakata
09:10-09:50 Session 1—Keynote Speeches
PARI representative Prof. Nobuo Tanaka
IFRI Representative Dr. Thomas Gomart
09:50-10:10 Session 1—Panellists' Presentations
Dr. Ingrid Barnsley (IEA)
IFRI Representative Dr. Carole Mathieu
Moderator: Prof. Hisashi Yoshikawa
10:10-10:40 Session 1—Discussion
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-11:40 Session 2—Keynote Speeches
PARI representative Prof. Kiichi Fujiwara
IFRI Representative Dr. Thomas Gomart
11:40-12:00 Session 2—Panellists' Presentations
PARI representative Dr. Yee-Kuang Heng

Moderator: Dr. Roberto Orsi

12:00-12:30 Session 2—Discussion
12:30-13:00 Concluding remarks from both PARI and IFRI
From PARI: Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama
From IFRI: Dr. Françoise Nicolas

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Participants from IFRI:

Thomas GOMART, current Vice-President for Strategic Development
Françoise NICOLAS, Director, Center for Asian Studies and specialist of Asian economic integration
Carole MATHIEU, research fellow, Centre for Energy, specialist of EU energy policy, energy security of supply and climate change policies

Participants from PARI:


Ichiro SAKATA, Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering and Director of the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
Hideaki SHIROYAMA, Professor of Public Administration and Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP)
Kiichi FUJIWARA, Professor of International Politics and Director of the Security Studies Unit
Hisashi YOSHIKAWA, Professor at the GraSPP and member of the PARI
Nobuo TANAKA, Professor at the GraSPP
Ingrid BARNSLEY, Head of International Partnerships and Initiatives, International Energy Agency.
Yee Kuang HENG, Professor at the GraSPP and Assistant-Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Roberto ORSI, Lecturer at the GraSPP, researcher at the Security Studies Unit

Seminar Room, Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo