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G8 and Global Security Governance:
Japanese and G8 Approaches

July 2, 2008
Keio University (Mita Campus), Tokyo

Sponsored by the
Centre for International Governance Innovation
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
Guido Carli Association
Estelle Trust
The Jackman Foundation

Working language: English

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Welcome and Introduction
Heizo Takenaka, G-SEC
David Welch, University of Toronto
John Kirton, G8 Research Group


The G8 as Global Security Club: Past Performance, Present Challenges
Chair: Hugo Dobson, University of Sheffield
John Kirton, G8 Research Group
   The G8 as a Global Security Governor

Cliff Vanderlinden and Jenilee Guebert, G8 Research Group
   Commitment and Compliance 2008

George von Furstenberg, National Science Foundation
   Overpromising and Underdelivering in Global Governance

Makoto Iokibe, National Defence Academy
   The G8 Summit in a Historical Context


10:30–12:00 Roundtable on Japan's Contribution to Global Security: Is the G8 Relevant?
Chair: Ella Kokotsis, G8 Research Group
Masayuki Tadokoro, Keio University
   The G8 Summit as a League of Industrial Democracies?
David Welch, University of Toronto, and
General Noburu Yamaguchi, Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force
   Can the G8 Summit Prioritize the Global Security Agenda for Members?


13:00–14:15 Nuclear Proliferation: North Korea, Iran and a Global Regime
Chair: Sally Elliott, Pengrowth
Robert Fauver, Former G7 U.S. Sherpa
    Sanctioning for Security: Iran, Korea and Beyond
Mitsuru Kurosawa, Osaka Jogakuin College
   The NPT and Beyond

Matake Kamiya, National Defence Academy

Pacific Perspectives on Future G8 Security Governance
Chair: Andrew Schrumm, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Jeijin (Xavier) Zhu, Shanghai International Studies University
    China's Conception of Global Security and the G8
Akihiko Tanaka, Tokyo University
   East Asian Security Environments and the G8
Akio Watanabe, Research Institute for Peace and Security
    On John Kirton's Chapter in "Building a New Global Order"

15:30–15:45 Break

Global Perspectives on Future G8 Security Governance
Chair: Shinichiro Uda, LSE International Forum
Andrew F. Cooper, Centre for International Governance Innovation
    Bringing in the BRICSAMs

Olivier Giscard d'Estaing, New School of Athens/Global Governance Group
    A Global Perspective on Security Governance
Clement Adibe, DePaul University
    An African Perspective on G8 Security

Yasushi Akashi, Former Under Secretary General, United Nations
    Global Governance and United Nations Reform


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