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88th Tokyo Foundation Forum with John Mearsheimer on “An Offensive Realist’s View of the Rise of China and the Crimean Crisis”

December 09, 2014

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(With simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation)

 

Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time: 15:30 to 17:00 (door opens at 15:00)
Venue: 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Nippon Foundation Building (1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Admission free, but RSVP required: http://s.tkfd.or.jp/1zTvCY2 (Japanese only; to register in English, send name & affiliation with the subject line “88th TF Forum” to info@tkfd.or.jp
Languages: Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation)
Live stream:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tokyofoundation (original language only)

 

The March 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia has been seen as a blatant challenge to the post–Cold War international order, which had until then considered changes to the status quo by force to be taboo.

At the same time, China’s “salami-slice strategy” of piece-by-piece territorial expansion in the East and South China Sea—often through unilateral interpretations of international law—has caused tensions with its neighbors to escalate.

The 88th Tokyo Foundation Forum will invite University of Chicago Professor John Mearsheimer, the author of The Tragedy of Great Power Politics and a leading proponent of “offensive realism,” to speak on these two topics. The forum will also be an opportunity to examine Japan’s options in addressing these and other international issues.

Speaker:
• John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

Commentator:
• Jitsuo Tsuchiyama, Graduate School of International Politics, Economics and Communication, Aoyama Gakuin University

 

View the Forum on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3ZV97GUdHzA (original language only)