Engaging the Global South: a challenge for Japan, France and Europe

Web conference

Date: September 28, 2023 from 09:00 to 12:00


FRS is pleased to invite you to its Japan Program webinar: "Engaging the Global South: a challenge for Japan, France and Europe", which will be held online on Thursday, September 28, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (CET), Japan time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


Valérie Niquet, Japan Program director, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique 

9:00 am - 9:05 am
Japan time: 4:00 pm - 4:05 pm
Welcome remarks
Xavier Pasco, Director general, FRS

9:05 am - 10:00 am 
Japan time: 4:05 pm - 5:00 pm
Roundtable one: The relevance of the concept of Global South
Japanese speaker: Yuichi Hosoya, Professor, Keio University 
French speaker: Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Director, CAPS, French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, TBC

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Japan time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Roundtable two: Engaging the ASEAN countries: the concept of common values
Japanese speaker: Ambassador Masafumi Ishii, Adjunct Professor, Gakushuin University
European speaker: Klaus Welle, Former Secretary general of the European Parliament, Martens Center academic council chair

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Japan time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Roundtable three: The role of Japan and France in Africa: understanding local expectations for better solutions
Japanese speaker: Sayako Uesu, Visiting researcher, Institute of African studies, Meiji University
French speaker: Djenabou Cisse, Research Fellow, FRS, TBC