HSP Seminar (#257) “Field Work Report on Myanmar: Challenges and Developments Regarding Aid” (Jun. 28, 2019)

Title Field Work Report on Myanmar: Challenges and Developments Regarding Aid
Description This is a cross-cutting seminar, involving the participation of industry, academia, and government, jointly co-organized by SDG+16 Association and Network Governance Association. Japan has made concerted government and private sector efforts towards Myanmar’s democratization and peacebuilding, together with the repatriation of refugees and internally displaced peoples. Nonetheless, a large-scale humanitarian and refugee crisis persists along its border with Bangladesh, further compounded by Europe and the US’s readiness to impose economic sanctions. Attorney Akiko Sato will discuss developments and findings from her field work in March 2018 and make suggestions with regards to Japan’s aid policy. Please note that in order to allow open discussion, Chatham House rules will be imposed.
Date 28th June 2019, Friday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Venue Bldg.18 (Map) 4F Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturers Akiko Sato, Attorney
Yuji Mori The Nippon Foundation, Standing Director (via video)
Takashi Yanai, Sumitomo Corportation
Kenro Oshidari, AAR Standing Director
Commentator Yukio Saita, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director, First South East Asia Division (TBD)
Moderator Yasunobu Sato, Professor, University of Tokyo
Language Japanese
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia”
Co-organizer SDG16+Study Group