Agenda –Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Asia-Pacific Militarization

9/15 draft

Friday Evening, Oct. 21 – Beginning 7:30

    Welcome – Peter Kuznick for American University
    Framing Talk – Joseph Gerson
    Campaign/Movement Building Panel
  • Bruce Gagnon – Missile Defenses (Global Network)
  • Jean Athey - Military Budget/Human Needs (Peace Action)
  • Ikaika Hussey (AFSC/DMZ-Hawai’i/Aloha ‘Aina
  • Hiroshi Taka (Gensuikyo)
  • Youn-Ae Park (Gang-jeong Villagemm Jeju, South Korea)
    Reception

Saturday Oct. 22 (beginning 9:00)

    Formal Welcome
  • Madame Yan Junqi – Chinese People’s Ass’n for Peace & Disarmament
  • Shan Cretin - AFSC
    Keynote – Shen Dingli – Fudan University
    Keynote – Zia Mian – Princeton University
  • Q & A ….

break

    Northeast Asia Security Panel (11:15 – 12: 30)
  • U.S. policy – John Feffer – Institute for Policy Studies
  • China’s policy – Chen Duming - CPAPD
  • Korean realities – Wooksik Cheong – Civil Network for a Peaceful Korea
  • Japanese realities – Hiroshi Taka - Gensuikyo
  • Q & A

Lunch

    Southeast Asia Security Panel (1:15 – 2:30)
  • Vietnamese perspectives – Ngo Vin Long – University of Maine
  • U.S. Policies – Gareth Porter – Inter Press News Service
  • CPAPD speaker – Wang Hangling – Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Philippine speaker – Herbert Docena – University of California
  • Q & A – 30 minutes

Workshop Session 1 (2:45 –4:00)

    Tentative listing:
  • Cut Military Spending/Fund our Communities – Jean Athey, Aura Kanegis, Hou Hongyu
  • History 101: U.S. in Asia-Pacific – John Feffer
  • US-China Relations and the Dynamics of South Asia: From World Politics to the War on Terror and Beyond –  Shen Dingli, Zia Mian, and Joseph Gerson
  • Central/South Asia – Zia Mian
  • Korea

Workshop session II (4:15-5:30)

  • Burma – David Steinberg/Jason Tower, Wang Hanling
  • Economic Realities & Dynamics of the Asia-Pacific – John Feffer & Ding Yifan
  • Human Rights – China Human Rights Association, Jon Hecht – (Invited)
  • Nuclear Weapons Abolition – Jackie Cabasso/Hiroshi Taka, Hou Hongyu
  • Campaigning Against Military Bases: Julian Aguon, Ikaika Hussey, Youn-Ae Park, Wooksik Cheong, other TBA

Concluding Plenary: 5:30-6:00 to be followed by reception

Created Date: 
Sep 15, 2011