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The Changing Security Environment in Asia and the Pacific: Perspectives from International Law.

Start/End Tuesday, April 09, 2013 07:00 PM EDT -- 08:00 PM EDT
Location Name William and June Warren Hall, Feldman Space (Lobby)

Registration required: http://shinyamurase.eventbrite.com/#

Professor Murase, a professor of law at Jochi (Sophia) University Faculty of Law, has also been a visiting professor at Columbia Law School; a judge on the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank; and currently serves as a member of the UN International Law Commission.

Japan's approach has long been the passive reception of established international law norms. Today, many believe Japan should play a more active role in international law making.  In this timely lecture, Professor Murase sets out an agenda for Japan in new international lawmaking, including in the areas of disaster relief, protection of the atmosphere, and with respect to the changing security environment of Japan.  As to the latter topic, Professor Murase will address Article 9 of the Constitution and the territorial problems in the East China Sea.

A reception will follow.

Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Legal Studies and the Consulate General of Japan in New York

Contact: Paulette Roberts, prober@law.columbia.edu