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GSID Official Events in the academic year 2012
International Law Seminar "The Crime of Aggression and the Power of the UN Security Council"

Lecturer: Professor Koichi Morikawa, Senshu University
Date & Time: 13:30, Thursday, March 14, 2013
Venue: the First Meeting Room of Law School
Language: Japanese

International Symposium "Fostering Future Leaders for Development through Japan-ASEAN University Partnership"

Date & Time: 15:00-18:00, March 11, 2013.
Venue: Lecture Room 2, 1st floor, School of Economics, Nagoya University

Special Lecture "Development Diplomacy: Postwar History and Contemporary issues with the emphasis on the developing countries' experience in UNCTAD and the GATT/WTO"

Date: 1.00pm-4.30pm, Tue, Feb. 12, 2013
Venue: Auditorium on 8th Floor of GSID Building
Lecturer: Mr. Shigehisa Kasahara, Economic Affairs Officer, Division of Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes (ALDC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Language: English
Contact: Fujio Kawashima
Sponsored by JICA's Project for the Promotion and Enhancement of the Afghan Capacity for Effective Development (PEACE)

Special Lecture "Regional cooperation in Central and South Asia: In the context of Afghanistan reconstruction, and Japan's foreign policy to promote regional cooperation"

Date & Time: 13:00-14:00, Fri., Feb. 1, 2013.
Venue: Lecture Room No.3 on 6th Floor of GSID Building
Lecturer: Mr. Shuichi Tokuda, Director, Country Assistance Planning Division Ⅱ International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan "
Language: English

International Symposium "Transborder Spaces, Multicultural Spaces: History and New Trends of East Asians Migration"

Title: International Symposium "Transborder Spaces, Multicultural Spaces: History and New Trends of East Asians Migration"
Date: February 1, 2013 10:00-18:00 Venue: Nagoya University, Graduate School of International Development, Multi-Purpose Auditorium)

World Bank's SABER Program and Japan's International Cooperation in Education

Title: World Bank's SABER Program and Japan's International Cooperation in Education
Speaker: Dr. Takako YUKI (JICA Research Institute)
Date: 16:30-18:00 Sat. 22 Dec 2012
Venue: GSID Auditorium, 8th floor GSID bldg. Nagoya University

JICA collaborated with the World Bank to conduct the pilot data collection for the World Bank's System Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) on School Autonomy and Accountability (SAA) in Burkina Faso and Senegal (On SABER, please also see At the workshop held in December2011, participants mostly from Ministry of National Education suggested that there is a need to assess the eventual differences between the policies captured by the SABER-SAA tool and their implementation on the ground, and to identify the means and conditions that enable policy options to work in practice. And after series of discussion, JICA and the governments, in cooperation and advices from various researchers, is conducting the research project titled "System Assessment and Benchmarking for Learning Achievements and Equity: a Focus on Functional School Management Systems." The research project is planned as an in-depth study of the SABER-SAA. The purpose of the research is to assess policy options and their supporting means for functioning school management systems towards improving learning achievement and equity, by developing and using the expanded SABER-SAA tool. The subsectoral focus is on primary education as both countries still face challenges of achieving universal primary education as well as improving learning achievements. The coming seminar will explain the background and current status of this research project.

A Special Lecture on "Competition Laws of Malaysia

Date & Time: Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012, 13:00 to 15:00
Venue: Multi-purpose Auditorium, 8th floor, GSID
Topic: Competition Laws of Malaysia: Development, Issues and Challenges
Lecturer: Dr. Vince Eng Teong SEE (Ph.D. at the GSID),
Associate Fellow, University of Malaya Centre of Regulatory Studies
Language: English
Sponsored by: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) "Comprehensive Research on Legal Disciplines related to Market and Government in East Asia"
Registration: Please register in advance by sending an email to the following address.
Contact: Fujio Kawashima

Dr. SEE studied competition law here at the GSID and obtained the degree of Ph.D. Upon his return to Malaysia in 2009, he was invited by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives & Consumerism (MDTCC) to provide advisory work to the Implementation of Competition Law Committee of the Interim Competition Commission of Malaysia. He was also commissioned by the newly established Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) to prepare the first draft of competition law handbooks for the general public, business community, and public sector. He launched the first ever Competition Law course offered in Malaysia since the passing of the Competition Act 2010, which entered into force January 2012.

Special Lecture "Development Planning and Policy

Date & Time: 1:00 pm -2:30 pm, 2:45pm -4:15 pm on December 17, 2012 8:45 am - 10:15 am, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on December 18, 2012
Lecturer: Prof. Hiroshi Osada of Teikyo University (Former Professor and Dean of GSID)
Venue: First Meeting Room on 8th Floor of GSID Building
Language: English

GSID Seminar on Latin America in the Context of an Uncertain Global Economy"

Topic: Latin America in the Context of an Uncertain Global Economy
Speaker: Dr. Fausto Medina-Lopez, Former Senior Representative Officerat the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Asia
Date: Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Time: 18:00-19:30
Place: 1st Conference room, GSID 8F
Contact: Naoko Shinkai, DID, GSID

Open Seminar on Governance in the Philippines

Dr. Weena Gera,
Research Staff of the United Nations University, Tokyo
Assistant Professor of the University of the Philippines at Cebu who got Doctor's Title from GSID in 2009
Date & Time: 18:00-20:00, October 19 (Friday), 2012
Venue: Meeting room #1 (GSID 8F)
Language: English
Moderator: KIMURA (emeritus professor) head of the Governance Research Project

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