• Advancing a Rules-Based Maritime Order: The Role of the US-Japan Alliance

    Pacific Forum Maritime Discussion Series (via Zoom) -- 1030(JST) 29 June 2021

    Dr. Kyoko Hatekayama and Dr. Virginia Watson will explore the challenges facing the Indo-Pacific's Rules-based maritime order and offer their recommendations regarding steps the US and Japan can take together to meet those challenges and enable the free, fair and legal use of regional seas for the prosperity of all.


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    Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson held appointments at the University of Denver and Colorado School of Mines and served as an exchange faculty for the University of Colorado in Beijing, China before joining the Center in 2004. She was also a consultant for various international and national organizations. Her areas of research, teaching, and publication include science, technology and security in the Indo-Pacific region, water security, and Southeast Asia geopolitics. She is the editor of DKI APCSS’ first e-book, The Interface of Science, Technology, and Security (2012). Dr. Watson obtained her bachelor’s degrees in Asian Studies and Management of Financial Institutions from the Philippines. She holds a master’s degree in Asian Studies from Cornell University and a doctorate in International Studies in Public Policy and International Technology Assessment & Management from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. She is fluent in Tagalog and Ilonggo and conversant in Japanese and Spanish.


    Dr. Kyoko Hatakeyama is Associate Professor at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. She obtained M.A. and Ph.D. from Macquarie University in Australia. Prior to this position, she served as Research Analyst in charge of security situations in Asia and Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Her research interests include Japan’s foreign policy, maritime policy, peacekeeping policy and international relations theory. Her current project focuses on maritime security and order in Asia. Recent publications include “Middle Power’s Roles in Shaping East Asian Security Order: Analysis of Japan’s Engagement from a Normative Perspective”, Australian Journal of Politics and History (2019, vol.65, No3).



    Webinar price: Free

    Language: English with Japanese interpretation.
    Format: This event will be recorded. All questions and statements will be on record.
    Co-Sponsors: Pacific Forum

    Moderator: John Bradford (CDR, USN, Rtd.).

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