Cultivating Talented Individuals


Cultivating Talented Individuals:Summer Institute

Summer Institute 2010


Summer Institute 2010

The Waseda University Global COE Program, the Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration (GIARI), is accepting applications from PhD students to attend the Summer Institute on Asian Regional Integration. The Institute will provide students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about regional integration in Asia and expand their research networks.

The Summer Institute encourages the application of PhD students conducting theoretical and empirical research on issues related to regional integration in Asia from various aspects, including but not limited to politics, security, human security, economics, sociology, culture, and environment. The Institute will provide a supportive environment where students can share their ideas, receive feedback on their research projects, and offer constructive and critical advice to other participants. The seven-day program will also include advice on practical matters such as conducting fieldwork. The program will include a number of panels, providing students the opportunity to present their work with the aim to potentially publish the best papers in the Asian Regional Integration Review published by GIARI.

Program contents

  • Lectures & Discussion (Aug 2 ,3 , 5, 6)
    Morning sessions: Lectures by leading professors on the subjects
    Afternoon sessions: Student presentations and discussions
  • Fieldtrips (Aug 4)
    Site visits to a government agency and a private company
  • Free day for research (Aug 7)

Professors and Schedule

Program Coordinator

Shujiro Urata(GIARI, Waseda University)

August 2 (Mon)

Kazuo Kuroda(GIARI, Waseda University)
Miki Honda(GIARI, Waseda University)

  • 9:15–9:30 Opening Remarks
    Satoshi AMAKO(Program Leader of GIARI)
  • 9:30–10:45 Lecture 1
    Tsuneo Akaha(Monterey Institute of International Studies)
    “Regional Integration: Theoretical and Normative Implications for East Asia”
  • 10:45–12:00 Lecture 2
    Takashi Terada(GIARI, Waseda University)
    “Patterning Asian Regional Architecture: Power, Interest and Institution-Building”
  • 13:00–13:40 presentation 1
    Takeshi Odaira(GIARI, Waseda University)
    “Regional Environmental Cooperation in East Asia”
  • 13:40–14:20 presentation 2
    Christian Wirth(GIARI, Waseda University)
    “Ocean Governance, Maritime Security, and the Consequences for Regional Cooperation in Northeast Asia”
  • 14:35–15:15 presentation 3
    Elisa Nesossi (University of London)
    “Human Rights Exchanges in Asia: Discourses and Legal Practice”
  • 15:15–15:55 presentation 4
    Yeeyoung Hong(GIARI, Waseda University)
    “South Korea’s internationalization of higher education in the context of regional integration”
  • 16:00–16:40 Orientation (for Students)
  • 17:00–19:00 Welcome Party

August 3 (Tue)

Kazuhiko Yokota(GIARI, Waseda University)
Jemma Kim(GIARI, Waseda University)

  • 9:30–10:45 Lecture 1
    Giovanni Capannelli (Asian Development Bank)
    “Asia's Economic Integration: Trends and Prospects for Cooperation”
  • 10:45–12:00 Lecture 2
    Shujiro Urata(GIARI, Waseda University)
    “Regional Economic Integration in East Asia and Japan’s FTA Policy”
  • 13:00–13:40 presentation 1
    Ferdous Farazi Binti(GIARI, Waseda University)
    “The Integration in East Asian Economies: Towards Specialization or Diversification?”
  • 13:40–14:20 presentation 2
    Insun Kim(GIARI, Waseda University)
    “The Role of Global Companies in Asian Regional Cooperation through CSR and its Prospect”
  • 14:35–15:15 presentation 3
    Kiki Verico (Waseda University)
    “AFTA, BFTA & ITRO Effects on Trade & Investment Relations: Southeast Asia”
  • 15:15–15:55 presentation 4
    "Po-kuan Wu (European University Institute)
    “Spaghetti effects in Asia ― A QCA analysis of Free Trade Agreements”
  • 16:10–16:50 presentation 5
    Anna Jerzewska (University of Leeds)
    “Japan's FTAs as Tools for Achieving a Firm's Commercial Interests: Do Japanese Corporations Need a Region-Wide Trade Liberalization Treaty?”

August 4 (Wed)

  • Field Trip
    • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    • Private company

August 5 (Thu)

Naoyuki Umemori(GIARI, Waseda University)
Sachiko Hirakawa(GIARI, Waseda University)

  • 9:30–10:45 Lecture 1
    Jun-Hyeok Kwak (Korea University)
    “Inherited Responsibility and Reciprocal Non-domination: Making Citizens Responsible for Historical Injustices”
  • 10:45–12:00 Lecture 2
    Dennis McNamara (Georgetown University)
    “East Asia ― The Knowledge Region”
  • 13:00–13:40 presentation 1
    Sae Shimauchi(GIARI, Waseda University)
    “Linguistic Imperialism in Higher Education in East Asia: Implication for Collaborative Framework of Languages”
  • 13:40–14:20 presentation 2
    Kinuyo Kawaji(GIARI, Waseda University)
    “The Present Conditions and Problems on Historical Recognitions between Japan and Asian Neighboring Countries”
  • 14:35–15:15 presentation 3
    Yuan Cai (University of Adelaide/ANU)
    “Pan-Asianism and the ‘ugly’ twin of the Asian regionalisn”
  • 15:15–15:55 presentation 4
    Torsten Weber (Jacobs University Bremen)
    “‘History politics’, Asian identity, and visions of an East Asian Community

August 6 (Fri)

Chikako(Kawakatsu) Ueki(GIARI, Waseda University)
Hiro Katsumata(GIARI, Waseda University)

  • 9:30–10:45 Lecture 1
    Christopher Hughes (The University of Warwick)
    “The DPJ's new (but failing), foreign policy grand strategy : implications for the US-Japan alliance, Sino-Japanese ties, and East Asian regionalism”
  • 10:45–12:00 Lecture 2
    Peter Drysdale (Australian National University)
    “Building an East Asian or Asia Pacific Community”
  • 13:00–13:40 presentation 1
    Chinara Esengul (Kyrgyz National University)
    “Regional integration in East Asia/Southeast Asia and Central Asia: politics and policies compared”
  • 13:40–14:20 presentation 2
    Zornitza Grekova (Sofia Unviversity)
    “The Rise of China and the East Asian Regionalism in Post-Cold War East Asia”
  • 14:20–16:30 Closing Remarks
    Shujiro Urata(GIARI, Waseda University)
  • 14:30–16:00 External Evaluation Meeting (for Professors)
  • 17:00–19:00 Farewell Party

Schedule (as of Aug 3) [247KB]



Asian Regional Integration Review Vol. 3

As in the previous two issues published in 2009 and 2010, the current issue of Asian Regional Integration Review includes research reports by young scholars who have recently received a PhD or are currently pursuing a PhD, all with a focus on topics directly related to Asian regional integration. They all presented earlier versions of the articles included here at the Summer Institute on Regional Integration organized by the Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration (GIARI), Waseda University in August 2010. The current issue also includes reviews of two recent books on Asian regional integration.