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Japan in the Age of Fraying International Order | Online Webinar

8th April 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Together with UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies we are delighted to invite you to an online webinar ‘Japan in the Age of Fraying International Order’.

Date: Thursday, 8 April 2021
Time: 1 PM
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/japan-in-the-age-of-fraying-international-order-tickets-143762498503


This presentation is intended to explore Japan’s role in the age of fraying international order. It first analyses the dominant trends and issues in the contemporary world: in particular, the dismaying performance of the advanced democracies, the rise of the authoritarian regimes, as well as the Sino-American hegemonic rivalries. Then it moves on to review the current state of Japan and consider the implications for Japan’s expected international role, before concluding on the potential for Japan-US-Europe cooperation.

Guest Speaker

Ken Endo (遠藤 乾) is Professor of International Politics, School of Law & Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy, Hokkaido University, Sapporo. He is also Part-time Professor Global Governance Programme, EU-ASIA Project, European University Institute (EUI).

After obtaining MA (cum laude) in European Studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, he obtained a D.Phil in Politics at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in 1996. The subsequent appointments include: Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo (2003-16), Visiting Professor, National Chengchi University (2008, 18), Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute (2009-10), Visiting Professor & Japan Chair, Sciences po, Paris (2005 & 2010), Visiting Professor, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing (2015), Visiting Fellow, Ifri, Paris (2017), Taiwan MOFA fellow (2018).

His main publications are: The Presidency of the European Commission under Jacques Delors: The Politics of Shared Leadership (Macmillan/St. Martin’s, 1999) and The End of Integration – The realities and implications of the European Union (Iwanami, 2013, in Japanese), for which he was awarded the Yomiuri-Chuo Koron Yoshino Sakuzo prize in 2014.

His recent book focused on the European Complex Crisis (Chuo-koron, 2016, in Japanese). He edited two tomes in Japanese: A History of European Integration (Nagoya UP, 2008), A Documentary History of European Integration: Documents and Commentaries (Nagoya UP, 2008).

His recent publications also include: The Frontiers of Global Governance (Toshindo, 2008); History and Thought of Global Governance (Yuhikaku, 2010); Sovereignty at the Present Times (Chikuma, 2019).

Professor Endo served as one of the two commissioning editors of Iwanami’s 8 vols (c100 articles), on Japanese Security (2014-15).

His recent articles (in Japanese) can be found here:

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