PASS & UTSAF Presents: Small Islands, Big Problems: Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute Matters

Senkaku Diaoyu Island Event Poster VERSION 3

The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands make up a combined total of 7 square kilometres, yet are the star subject of a massive geopolitical struggle between two of the world’s most powerful nations. The battle to exert sovereign control over these uninhabited islands have all but cemented the already tense relationships between China and Japan. Join the Pan-Asia Student Society and the University of Toronto Security Affairs Forum in understanding more about this important global security issue, as well as discovering possible implications that any decision regarding the islands may have for the rest of the world.

This event will be held on Monday, March 25th from 3 to 5 PM at the Munk School of Global Affairs, North Horse, room 208N. Refreshments will be served. Don’t miss out on this greatly informative event!

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Esteemed Panelists:
PROFESSOR JAMES MANICOM is a CIGI research fellow, contributing to the development of the global security program. He is also affiliated with the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Previously, he held fellowships at the ocean Policy Research Foundation in Tokyo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. James’ current research explores Arctic governance, East Asian security, and China’s role in ocean governance.

PROFESSOR DAVID WELCH is the CIGI chair of global security and interim director at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, as well as a former professor of political science at the University of Toronto. An award-winning author and scholar, David is an expert in foreign policy decision-making and international security. He also hosts CIGI’s podcast series “Inside the Issues”.