Between a rock and a hard place? Territorial disputes in North-East Asia

Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 03 October 2012


Acton Lecture Theatre, #132 JG Crawford Building, ANU


Chaired by Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Japan Institute and featuring experts from the China Institute, Japan Institute and Korea Institute at the Australian National University


Amelia Bidgood
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Rising tensions between China and Japan over control of the Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands and between Japan and Korea over control of Dokdo / Takeshima are causing worldwide concern. What are the underlying causes of the upsurge of territorial disputes in Northeast Asia? Why have these disputes suddenly become so heated? What are the options and prospects for conflict resolution? What role, if any, can other countries of the region play in the search for resolutions?

Speakers will provide an in depth insight into the current disputes. There will be ample discussion time after the speaker’s presentations.

Roundtable Speakers:

> Professor Don Rothwell, Professor of International Law, ANU College of Law
‘The Law of the Sea and territorial disputes’

> Dr Hitoshi Nasu, Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Law
‘Adequacy of judicial settlement by the International Court of Justice’

> Dr Pete van Ness, Visiting Fellow, Department of International
Relations & Department of Political and Social Change
‘The role of US-China relations in the territorial disputes’

> Dr Yongwook Ryu, Research Fellow, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
‘The politics of territorial disputes and interstate relations in Northeast Asia’

This roundtable is presented by the ANU China Institute, the ANU Japan Institute and the ANU Korea Institute at the Australian National University.

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Please note: The Chatham House Rule will apply.

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