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Asia and the Russia’s War on Ukraine

April 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 3:30 pm

In-person attendees, register at https://forms.gle/zntgppbURiWLKch87
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How does Asia respond to Russia’s war in Ukraine? And what are the implications for Asian security and stability? While Japan and South Korea have sided with the West and supported Ukraine, China, and North Korea are deepening ties with Russia. China’s strategic alignment with Russia and the growing tensions in the Taiwan Strait heighten the fears over a military escalation. India, as well as several Southeast Asian countries, have not condemned the war. The speakers will discuss security implications for the Asian order and Asia’s responses to the war.

12:00 PM: Welcome and Introductions by James Robson, James C. Kralik, and Yunli Lou Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Harvard College Professor; Victor and William Fung Director, Asia Center, Harvard University

12:10 PM: Keynote by The Honorable Dmytro Kuleba, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Q&A 

1:10 PM: Presentation by Yaena Kwon, TV Journalist at ZDF and WDR; Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center

Co-moderated by James Robson and Yaena Kwon

1:30 PM: Coffee Break 

1:45 -3:30 PM:  Panel discussion

Christina L. Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Lucy Hornby, Editor, Enodo Economics; Visiting Scholar, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Senior Associate, Freeman Chair in Chinese Studies (CSIS); Former China Correspondent, Financial Times, and Reuters.

David Kang, Maria Crutcher Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California

Nishank Motwani, Researcher; Master of Public Administration candidate, Harvard Kennedy School

Uk Yang, National Security Researcher, Asan Institute for Policy Studies; Government Consultant

Moderator: Yaena Kwon, TV Journalist at ZDF and WDR; Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center

A light lunch will be served from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM.


April 27, 2023
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Harvard University Asia Center


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

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