Pacific Asian Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Singapore, December 16-17, 2007

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(8th Meeting of the Pacific Asian Group)

Sessions held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Conference Chairman: Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Chief Corporate Advisor, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo

Saturday, December 15

19:00 Cocktails

19:30 Opening Dinner hosted by the Singapore Government
Speaker: JY Pillay, Chairman, Singapore Exchange Ltd.

Sunday, December 16

9:00-10:30
Opening Remarks by Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Chief Corporate Advisor, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo

SESSION I: ROLE OF ASEAN IN GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Speaker: Surin Pitsuwan, Designated ASEAN Secretary-General; Member of Parliament, Thailand
10:45-12:15
SESSION II: EVOLUTION OF ASEAN AS REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE
Moderator: Jusuf Wanandi, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta
Panelists:
Rodolfo Severino, former ASEAN Secretary General; Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; former Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia
Akihiko Tanako, Professor, University of Tokyo
K Kesavapany, Director, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

12:30 Lunch

14:00-16:45
SESSION III: THE CHALLENGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY FOR ASIA
Moderator: Jawhar Hassan, Chairman and CEO, Institute of Strategic International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Panelists:
Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Chairman, National Heritage Board
Tan Yong Soon, Permanent Secretary, Singapore Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
Taizo Yakushiji, Executive Member, Council for Science and Technology of the Cabinet Office of Japan, Tokyo
Yuan Ming, Vice Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University, Beijing

18:00 Visit to the Asian Civilizations Museum, hosted by Ambassador Tommy Koh, Chairman of the National Heritage Board

19:00 Cocktails, Fullerton Hotel

19:30 Dinner, Fullerton Hotel, hosted by Ambassador Tommy Koh

Monday, December 17

9:00-12:15
SESSION IV: THE ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS AND ITS GLOBAL IMPACT
Moderator: Arifin Siregar, Chairman of the Governing Board, Indonesian Council on World Affairs (ICWA), Jakarta
Panelists: J. Soedradjad Djiwandono, former Governor of the Bank of Indonesia, Jakarta
Shigemitsu Sugisaki, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd., Tokyo
Young Soogil, Chair, Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC), Seoul

12:30 Concluding luncheon

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