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CIC Saskatoon: Japan, Regional Order, and the Rule of Law

October 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CST


East Asia is in flux. What used to be one of the most stable parts of the world from a geopolitical perspective has been thrown into turmoil by Donald Trump’s America-first alliance bashing and trade wars, North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and strategic nuclear missiles, and China’s drive to secure its position in the region and to safeguard its “core interests.”

Where does this leave Japan? For more than 60 years, Japan has relied upon the United States for security and a rules-based international order for prosperity. Can it continue to do so? This is the key question to be explored in this talk.

Speaker’s Biography

David A. Welch is the Chair of Global Security at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Welch’s 2005 book Painful Choices: A Theory of Foreign Policy Change (Princeton University Press) is the inaugural winner of the International Studies Association International Security Studies Section (ISSS) Book Award for the best book published in 2005 or 2006, and his 1993 book Justice and the Genesis of War (Cambridge University Press) is the winner of the 1994 Edgar S. Furniss Award for an Outstanding Contribution to National Security Studies.


6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 pm Dinner with the speaker (RSVP)
7:45 pm Doors open to the public
8:00 pm Public presentation begins

Two ways to attend:
[1] Public Presentation at 8 pm – free; or
[2] Dinner with the speaker at 6 pm, followed by presentation.
Students – $20 per plate
All other CIC members – $25 per plate
Nonmembers – $30 per plate

Register for “dinner+presentation” through the Eventbrite website, or by contacting
treasurer Michael Blain at 306-220-2271 (deadline: Friday, October 2, 4:00 p.m.). Dinner registrants will be expected to pay even if they cannot or do not attend. Persons with dinner reservations who cannot attend are encouraged to find someone else to take their place.


October 4, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CST
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