Second Silk Road Roundtable Concentrates on Issues of Security and Sustainability

The IAFOR Silk Road Initiative had its second roundtable meeting today, attended by a group of academics from around the world, and chaired by Osaka University OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre co-director Professor Haruko Satoh, and attended by Professor Toshiya Hoshino, now Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations. Professor Hoshino had delivered a keynote situating the contemporary geopolitical situation by recognising the historical context, and with reference to the silk road then, now, and projecting into the future.

Issues of traditional and non-traditional security were discussed, and especially the potential consequences, regional and global, of China’s belt and road scheme.

Demographic changes and economic ramifications were also discussed by Professor Hiroshi Ishida of the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Sciences and Professor James McNally, of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

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Image | Professor Toshiya Hoshino, Osaka University, Japan (now Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations)

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