Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers


Chinese Guests Invited

Mr. ZHANG, Tuosheng
  • Senior Fellow, Chairman of Academic Committee and Director of the Center for Foreign Policy Studies, China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies
  • Former Research Fellow of the Institute for Strategic Studies, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) National Defense University, China
  • Former Drillmaster of the PLA Military College, China
  • Former Deputy Defense Attaché, Chinese Embassy in UK
  • Master in Modern Chinese History, Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party
Prof. XIANG, Lanxin
  • Professor, International History and Politics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Holding chairs at Fudan University in Shanghai and China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing
  • Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress, the United States
  • McArthur Foundation Fellow in Germany (1989) and Olin Fellow at Yale University (2003)
  • PhD, The Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Maj. Gen. PAN, Zhenqiang
  • Major General of the People’s Liberation Army (Retired)
  • Senior Advisor to China Reform Forum (CRF)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
  • Former Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies at National Defense University of China
  • Research Focus: Nuclear Arms and Disarmament, Regional Security, International Relations, China’s Security and Defense Policy
Prof. REN, Xiao
  • Former First Secretary at the Chinese Embassy in Japan
  • Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of the Institute of International Studies (IIS), Fudan University
  • Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy, Fudan University
  • Former Senior Fellow and Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Department, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)
  • Former Visiting Fellow, Nagoya University, Japan; Former Visiting Scholar, The George Washington University, U.S.A.
Mr. ZHANG, Kang
  • Deputy Director of the Consultant Committee of the Petroleum Exploration, Development and Research Institute of SINOPEC
  • Standing Executive Member of China Energy Research Society
  • Former Chief Engineer of the Exploration, Development and Research Institute of SINOPEC
  • Advisor to China Energy Fund Committee
  • Graduated from Peking University and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. XU, Qinhua
  • Associate Professor of School of International Studies, Renmin University of China
  • Executive Director of the Center for International Energy and Environment Strategies, Renmin University of China
  • Deputy Director of the Institute of Russia , Eastern Europe and Central Asia Studies, Renmin University of China
  • Visiting Professor of Energy Research Institute National Development and Reform Commission
  • Former Senior Researcher of APERC
  • Research Focus on International Energy Strategy and China Energy Policy

US Guests Invited

Admiral FALLON, William J.
  • Four-star Admiral (Retired)
  • Former Commander of U.S. Central Command, Pacific Command, and Fleet Forces Command
  • Former Vice Chief of U.S. Naval Operations
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of the MIT Center for International Studies
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of CounterTack, Inc.
General SHARP, Walter L.
  • Four-star General (Retired)
  • Former Commander of United Nations Command
  • Former Commander of Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command
  • Former Commander of U.S. Forces Korea
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Korean War National Museum
Prof. VOGEL, Ezra F.
  • Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University
  • Former Director of Asia Center, Harvard University
  • Former Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
  • Former National Intelligence Officer for East Asia of National Intelligence Council
  • Former Chairman of the Harvard Committee to Welcome President Jiang Zemin
Dr. HAYNES, William J.
  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, SIGA Technologies, Inc.
  • Former Chief Corporate Counsel, Chevron Corporation
  • Former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense
  • Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, George Mason School of Law
  • Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School

Japanese Guests Invited

Mr. HAMADA, Takujiro
  • Former Parliamentary Vice- Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Former Chairman of the Committee on Oversight of Administration, the House of Councillors, Japan
  • Former Chairman of the Committee on Judicial Affairs, the House of Representatives, Japan
  • Former Chairman of the Committee on Welfare, the House of Representatives, Japan
  • Former Chairman of the Committee on Society and Labour, the House of Representatives, Japan
Prof. YACHI, Shotaro
  • Special Advisor to Prime Minister Abe in 2nd Abe cabinet of Foreign Affairs
  • Former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Former Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary
  • Former Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Professor of Institution of Japan-US Studies, Organization for Japan-US Studies, Waseda University
Prof. MATSUDA, Yasuhiro
  • Professor, The University of Tokyo Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (Concurrently held the post of Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo)
  • Former Assistant Counselor, Cabinet Secretariat (National Security Affairs and Crisis Management) (2003)
  • Former Senior Research Fellow, the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
  • Former Visiting Research Fellow, the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong
  • Ph.D. (Law), Graduate School of Law, Keio University, Tokyo
Vice Admiral KANEDA, Hideaki
  • Former Commander in Chief of Self Defense Escort Fleet, Japan
  • Director for The Okazaki Institute
  • Adjunct Fellow of Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)
  • Former Senior Fellow of Asia Center and J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Former Guest Professor of Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Lt. General NAGAIWA, Toshimichi
  • Former Commander, Air Support Command, Japan
  • Senior Guest Fellow of the Defense and Security Team, the Sojitz Research Institute, Ltd.
  • Chief Director of the Japan America Air Force Goodwill Association
  • Chief Director of the Chu-sei-kon (中政懇)(the Council on the Political and Economic Affairs of China)
  • Visiting Senior Fellow to Asia Center, Harvard University
Mr. OKADA, Hideichi
  • Special Advisor to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
  • Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, METI
  • Former Director General of Trade Policy Bureau, METI
  • Former Director General of Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI
  • Visiting Scholar of Harvard Law School
Prof. SOEYA, Yoshihide
  • Director of Institute of East Asian Studies, Keio University
  • Director of Center for Contemporary Korean Studies, Keio University
  • Professor of Politics in the Faculty of Law, Keio University
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, The University of Michigan, USA
  • International Councilor of Asia Society
  • Managing Director, Chief Economist and Charge of Strategy Research Unit, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
  • Member of Study Committee on International Business Development for Japan's Nuclear Industry, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, INC. (JAIF)
  • Visiting Professor at the Management of Technology (MOT, Postgraduate), Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  • Appointed as a member of various Sub-Committees of Advisory Councils of Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and House of Senate
  • PhD from the University of Dundee, Scotland