Biographies of the Mediators and Panelists
Takashi / Professor, The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
B.A. (1972) and M.A. (1974) from University of Tokyo. Ph.D. from Cornell
University in 1986. Served as Assistant Professor at University of Tokyo
in 1979 and Professor at Cornell University during 1996-98. Current position
since 1996. Concurrently, Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of
Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
/ Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
B.A. (1979) and M.A. (1981) from Sophia University. Ph.D. from University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1987. Served as Assistant Professor at Keio
University in 1988 and Associate Professor at Keio University. Current
position since 1995. Concurrently, Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute
of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
/ Professor, Yonsei University (Korea)
B.A. from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in 1982, and M.A. from
Syracuse University in 1984. Ph.D. from University of Rochester in 1988.
Served as a Member of the Policy Advisory Committee, the National Security
Council, the Republic of Korea, Associate Director of Institute of East
& West Studies at Yonsei University. Concurrently, Chairman of Department
of Political Science at Yonsei University and Research Director of CSCAP
(Council for Security Cooperation in Asia-Pacific)-Korea.
WATTANAYAGORN / Professor, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University in 1993. Served as Head of a Special
Working Group on Security and Foreign Affairs to Prime Minister/ Minister
of Defense Chuan Leekpai, and a Committee Member of the Subcommittee on
Defense Capability within the Military Affairs Committee at the House
of Representatives in the Parliament, and Director of the Defense Studies
Program at the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS)
in Bangkok. Concurrently, Advisor to the Strategic Institute of the National
Security Council at the Government House, and Advisor on Security for
the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center at the National
Science and Technology Development Agency in Thailand.
Yunling / Director, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences (China)
Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and School of Advanced International
Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University during 1985-86. Served as Distinguished
Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997, Guest
Professor at Chuo University in 1999, President at Chinese Association
of Asia-Pacific Studies, Member of the China Standing Committee for PECC
(Pacific Economic Cooperation Council) and CSCAP (the Council for Security
Cooperation in the Asia Pacific). Concurrently, Professor of International
Economics and Director of Research Center of Regional Cooperation at the
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Akio / Professor, Rikkyo University
B.A. from University of Tokyo in 1981, and Ph.D. from Sussex University
in 1988. Served as Research Fellow at Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Professor
at Obirin University, and Assistant Professor at Rikkyo University. Current
position since 2000.
/ President & CEO, The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University, and entered the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in 1960. Studied at Harvard University from 1961-63. Served in
the Japanese Foreign Service until 1977. Since 1982 Executive Director
of the Global Forum of Japan. Since 1984 Professor of International Politics
at Aoyama Gakuin University, since 1990 President of JFIR and since 1999
President of the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention.
(In order of
appearance in the program)
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