Professor Shinya Murase: The Changing Security Environment in Asia
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Center for Japanese Legal Studies and the Consulate General of Japan in New York
"The Changing Security Environment in Asia and the Pacific:
Perspectives from International Law"
A Lecture by
Professor, Sophia University and Member of the United Nations International Law Commission
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with a reception to follow
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. Professor Murase received his B.A. from International Christian University, Tokyo, his LL.M. from University of Tokyo Graduate School of Law, and his S.J.D. from University of Tokyo Graduate School of Law.
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.
Location: Columbia Law School, William and June Warren Hall, the Feldberg Space--located in the lobby of 1125 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025.
The cross streets are West 115th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
Subway: Take the 1 train to the 116th Street/ Columbia University stop. Walk east across campus one block to Amsterdam Avenue. Walk south one block.