International Conference on the New Security Dynamics in the Middle East
Held period：2019/11/18(Mon) 10:00 – 17:00
Place：RCAST Building 3, M2F floor, Seminar room-1
International Conference on the Strategic Rivalries in the Middle East
International conference on “the Strategic Rivalries in the Middle East” which will be held at the RCAST, the University of Tokyo in cooperation with Institute of Global Security and Defense Studies. This conference is a joint project of researchers and practitioners who are affiliated with both institutes. This conference will tackle with the issue of the risks and opportunities in the new security dynamics in the Middle East in the context of the growing sense and perception of U.S. withdrawal from the region.
Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor of Religion and Global Security of the RCAST, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo-RCAST) will organize the event. Sayed Ghoneim, Chairman, Institute of Global Security and Defense Studies (IGSDA), Abu Dhabi, will supervise and co-chair with Prof. Ikeuchi the whole event.
This conference will be dedicated for the intellectual exchange between scholars and practitioners from Japan and the Middle East, particularly the Arab world. Main topic of the conference is the newly emerging order in the Middle East and the Arabian/Persian Gulf region with particular emphasis on East Asian role in it.
A group of scholars both from Japan and the Middle Eastern countries are to be attending, including former high-ranking officers of Egyptian and Arab security institutions.
Monday, November 18, 2019
10:00 – 17:00
Venue: RCAST Building 3, M2F floor, Seminar room-1
10:00-10:20 Opening remarks
10:30-12:00 Part I. New Security Dynamics in the Middle East
Speaker: Sayed Ghoneim, Chairman, IGSDA
Lecture on “Strategic Rivalries in the Middle East in New Security Dynamics”
Moderator: Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security Division, UTokyo-RCAST
Discussant: Yu Koizumi, Project Assistant Professor, Religion and Global Security Division, UTokyo-RCAST
12:00-14:00 Lunch Session: Presentations on Egyptian History and Culture
14:00-15:00 Part II. East Asia in the Gulf Region
Roundtable Discussion on “Strategic Initiatives of the US, China and Japan in the Middle East”
Chaired by Sayed Ghoneim, Chairman, IGSDA and Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, UTokyo-RCAST
15:30-17:00 Part III: Responses from East Asia
Speaker: Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security Division, UTokyo-RCAST
Presentation on “Opening the Channels of Strategic Communications between Japan and the Gulf: An Experiment on Alroeya Newspaper”
Moderator: Sayed Ghoneim, Chairman, IGSDA
Discussant: Mohamed Al Hammadi, Editor-in-Chief of Alroeya
Free admission, Pre-registration required.
This conference is held as expanded editions of the RCAST Security Seminar Series and co-organized by Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of the University of Tokyo (Komaba II) and the Institute for Advanced Global Studies (IAGS) of the University of Tokyo (Komaba I).
For registration, please contact to the Religion and Global Security Division of RCAST, the University of Tokyo.