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2013 CAMPUS ASIA Seoul Conference - “Compound Risk and Regional Collaboration in East Asia”

  On the 1st and 2nd of November 2013, the Japan–China–Korea joint symposium “2013 CAMPUS ASIA Seoul Conference: Compound Risk and Regional Collaboration in East Asia” was held at the International Studies Hall of Korea University as part of Program for Careers in Risk Management Experts in East Asia. This marks the third such symposium for the program and follows similar events held in 2011 at Kobe University in Japan and in 2012 at Fudan University in China.
  The symposium commenced on November 1st with a welcoming greeting from Dr. Jaeho Yeom, Executive Vice President for Administration & External Affairs at Korea University, which organized the symposium. The greeting was followed by opening remarks from Dr. Jeong Hun Oh, Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at Korea University; Dr. Zhimin Chen, Dean of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University; and Dr. Hiroyuki Tosa, Dean of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies at Kobe University.

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  Following the opening ceremony, keynote speeches were given in the morning session by representatives from the three universities. These speeches focused on such themes as human security, risks associated with changes in political leadership, and international cooperation for disaster relief. Dr. Toshihisa Toyoda, Professor Emeritus of Kobe University, gave a keynote speech on “International Cooperation for Mega-Disaster Recovery”.
  Two more sessions were held in the afternoon. The first afternoon session addressed topics such as economic risk and regional cooperation, the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster and risk governance, and the risks of climate change and drought. From Kobe University, Dr. Tosa gave a presentation entitled “The Failed Nuclear Risk Governance.” In the second afternoon session, presentations were given and discussions were held on security risks in East Asia, on cooperation with local governments following the Great East Japan Earthquake, and on social security systems and declining population. Dr. Shohei Beniya, Associate Professor of Kobe University, gave a presentation entitled “Lessons from the Local Government Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake”. In addition, Drs. Kan Kimura and Keiichi Ogawa, Professors of Kobe University, participated as discussant in the first afternoon session and moderator in the second afternoon session, respectively.
  The symposium was concluded with great success. The symposium was well attended by professors and graduate students from the three participating universities, as well as by university students who had returned to their home country after completing the 2012 program. Also, the question and answer exchanges held in all the sessions were lively. The next symposium is scheduled to be held at Kobe University, with a focus on a student session where program graduates will report their research findings.
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