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State-Firm Relations and Economic Security: International Comparisons of U.S., China, EU, Australia, and South America

経済安全保障における官民関係:米・中・EU・豪・南アの国際比較

Economy security has recently become a central issue of concern for governments and businesses around the world. Various governments have created new strategies, institutions, and tools to address these new challenges. However, the private sector involvement is critical in the effective implementation of these government policies.

Under these circumstances, the Economic Security Research Program (ESRP) at RCAST, The University of Tokyo and Law and Geoeconomics will convene a symposium titled _State-Firm Relations and Economic Security: International Comparisons of U.S., China, EU, Australia, and South America_, with the support of Helsinki Geoeconomics Week and the Embassy of Finland.

This symposium will bring together experts on economic security from the U.S., China, EU, and South America to compare how state-firm relations differ in regions around the world, especially given the rise of economic security risks and opportunities. This will allow for the sharing of best practices as well as identifying potential areas of cooperation among countries.

経済安全保障における官民関係:米・中・EU・豪・南アの国際比較

Overview of the event

Date June 14th (Friday) 14:00~16:00 JST
Place the University of Tokyo, Komaba II Campus ENEOS Hall (RCAST 3rd South Building 1st floor)
Address: 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904 JAPAN
Capacity 172 person
Fee Free
Speakers 【Panelists】
Mireya Solís (The Brookings Institution): US
William J. Norris (Texas A&M University): China
Jens Hillebrand Pohl (Finnish Institute of International Affairs): EU
Darren Lim (Australian National University): Australia
Henrique Choer Moraes (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil): South America (with a focus on Brazil)
【Moderator】
Akira Igata: ESRP, RCAST, The University of Tokyo
Language English (Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation will be provided)
Registration Event Registration Form
Details Co-hosted by: ESRP, RCAST, The University of Tokyo; Law and Geoeconomics
Supported by: Helsinki Geoeconomics Week; Embassy of Finland
【7/19】日米AIセキュリティ協力:偽情報・サイバー脅威に関する敵対的AIリスクと緩和戦略
19.07.2024 Upcoming
July 19: US-Japan AI Security: Adversarial AI Risks and Mitigation Strategies for Disinformation and Cyber Threats

Today, there is growing attention on societal impacts of the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence. While the utilization of cutting-edge AI technology offers various advantages, the development and use of "adversarial AI," or AI with malicious intent or attacks against AI, has emerged as a serious economic security risk for nations around the world.

Against this backdrop, the Economic Security Research Program (ESRP) at RCAST, the University of Tokyo and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA will co-host a symposium titled "US-Japan AI Security: Adversarial AI Risks and Mitigation Strategies for Disinformation and Cyber Threats".

The symposium will feature speakers from the U.S. government in charge of developing policies to promote and regulate AI technology development, as well as researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), leading national research institutes for AI research in the United States. They will introduce cutting-edge AI technology developments in the U.S. and explore risks and opportunities these technologies will bring to our society. In particular, we will discuss how to deal with AI-enabled disinformation and cyberattacks, ideal promotion and regulatory means for the government, and the future of Japan-US cooperation on AI related issues.

シンポジウム:「経済安全保障をめぐる問題:リスク・機会・国際協力」
07.06.2024 Past
Symposium: "Economic Security: Risks, Opportunities, and International Cooperation"

The Economic Security Research Program (ESRP) at the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) will host a symposium "Economic Security: Risks, Opportunities, and International Cooperation" as part of RCAST's Open Campus.

NATO、日本および民間危機における協力
22.05.2024 Past
NATO, Japan, and collaboration on civil emergencies

The Economic Security Research Program (ESRP) at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo and the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), co-host a brown bag lunch seminar featuring Irina Novakova, the Head of the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), NATO HQ, with the support of Royal Danish Embassy, Japan.

EADRCC is NATO's principal mechanism to respond to civil emergencies. Ms. Novakova will first give a speech addressing NATO's work on cooperative security, which covers cooperation with Japan and working to support partners build up their resilience and security. She'll also focus on examples from support for Ukraine, cooperation on disaster response, and support for building partners' defence capacities.

Her introductory remarks will be followed by comments from two expert panelists. Robert Dujarric (ICAS, TUJ) will give us a historical perspective, while Maya Sobchuk (RCAST, The University of Tokyo) will touch upon the issue of strategic communication and disinformation in disaster responses. Akira Igata will be the moderator, while also commenting from the angle of economic security policies. This will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience.

日米の経済安保政策調整に向けて:先端技術の開発と防護
04.03.2024 Past
Japan-U.S. Economic Security Policy Coordination: Development and Protection of Critical and Emerging Technologies

Economic security has become one of the top priority areas for policy-makers in both Japan and the United States. Furthermore, there is now a general consensus between the two countries regarding the perception of shared economic security risks as well as in areas where cooperation among allies and partners in addressing these risks would be mutually beneficial.

However, there are areas of specific policy coordination that require further discussion to promote an effective U.S.-Japan economic security cooperation. The development and protection of critical and emerging technologies is a top concern among them, where coordination and cooperation in using numerous policy tools would be effective in furthering the national interests of both countries. These include: subsidies; joint R&D; visa regulations; export controls; inbound and outbound investment screening mechanisms; and cyber security.

In order to discuss these issues, the Economic Security Research Program (ESRP) at RCAST, The University of Tokyo and Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA will co-host a symposium titled "Japan-U.S. Economic Security Policy Coordination: Development and Protection of Critical and Emerging Technologies" on March 4th. This symposium will feature speakers from the U.S. who have been at the forefront of practice and research in these issues in the government, legal practice, academia, think tank, and business sectors.

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