Program of the 2009 Annual Meeting

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Tokyo, Japan, April 25-26, 2009

Presentations from this meeting are published in Trialogue #58, Seeking Opportunities in Crisis: Trilateral Cooperation in Meeting Global Challenges, which is available for download here  

Saturday, April 25 

9:00 AM
Chairmen's opening statements
Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman
Peter Sutherland, European Chairman
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. North American Chairman

SESSION I

9:15 - 10:30
THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS: THE ROAD FORWARD
Chair: Yotaro Kobayashi, former Chairman of the Board, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo 
Panelists:
Toyoo Gyohten, Special Advisor to the Cabinet; Special Envoy of the Japanese Prime Minister; President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs, Tokyo; Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Speaker: E. Gerald Corrigan (pdf 312kb/27pp)Chairman, Goldman Sachs Bank, USA, New York, NY; former President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Rudi Bogni, Director of Old Mutual and of Prospect Publishing; Member of the International Advisory Board of Oxford Analytica; former Chief Executive of Private Banking, UBS, London

SESSION II 

10:45 - 12:00
FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR GLOBAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY
Chair: Sir Deryck Maughan, Member, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company, New York, NY; Chairman of KKR Japan
Panelists:
Luis Téllez, former Mexican Secretary of Communications and Transportation; Chairman, Bolsa Mexicana, Mexico City, DF
Edmund Alphandéry (pdf 256kb/6pp)Chairman, CNP Assurances, Paris; former French Minister of the Economy and Finance
Zhang Yunling, Professor and Director, Academic Division of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing

12:10 - 14:00
Luncheon panel
THE JAPANESE ECONOMY
Chair: Bill Emmott, former Editor, The Economist, London
Panelists:
Yoshimasa Hayashi, Member, Japanese House of Councillors; former Japanese Minister of Defense
Sachio Semmotto, Chairman and CEO, EMOBILE, Ltd., Tokyo
Naoki Tanaka, President, Center for International Public Policy Studies, Tokyo

14:30 - 14:45
Remarks by Mr. Taro Aso, Prime Minister of Japan

SESSION III

15:00 - 17:30
PROSPECTS FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EAST ASIA
Chair: Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Panelists:
Jusuf Wanandi, Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta
John Hewson, Chairman, GlobalDC, Sydney
Yang Jiemian, President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
Rajiv Sikri, former Secretary, Indian Ministry of External Affairs; former Indian Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Hitoshi Tanaka, former Japanese Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange, Tokyo
Kim Sung-Han, Director, Ilmin International Relations Institute, Korea University; Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University, Seoul

19:00
Reception hosted by Mr. Hirofumi Nakasone, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan,, and Mrs. Nakasone at Iikura Guest House

Sunday, April 26

SESSION IV

9:00 - 12:15
THE THREAT OF PROTECTIONISM TO GLOBAL RECOVERY
Moderator: Barry Desker, former CEO, Singapore Trade Development Board; Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 
Panelists:
Narongchai Akrasanee, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of Thailand, Bangkok; former Minister of Commerce of Thailand
Susan Schwab, former U. S. Trade Representative; Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 
Peter Sutherland, former Director General, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and World Trade Organization (WTO); Chairman, BP p.l.c., London
Comments: Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi

12:30 - 14:15
Luncheon panel
AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE TRILATERAL PARTNERSHIP
Chair: John D. Negroponte, , former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Vice Chair, McLarty Associates, Washington, DC 
Panelists:
Gordon Smith, Director, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Masashi Nishihara, President, Research Institute for Peace and Security, Tokyo
Stefano Silvestri, President, Institute of International Affairs (IAI), Rome; former Italian Under Secretary of State for Defence

SESSION V

14:30 - 17:30
THE NEW U.S. ADMINISTRATION: MEETING CHALLENGES, MANAGING EXPECTATIONS
Chair: Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc; Member of the House of Lords, London; former British Ambassador to the United States; former Secretary General, European Convention
U.S. speaker: R. Nicholas Burns, former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador to NATO; Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA
Pacific Asia response: Yoichi Funabashi, Editor-in-Chief, The Asahi Shimbun
European response: Wolfgang Ischinger, Global Head of Government Relations, Allianz SE, Munich; Chairman, the Munich Security Conference on Security Policy

18:30 
Closing dinner
THE INTELLECTUAL UNDERPINNINGS OF THE TRILATERAL PARTNERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Chair: Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asia Chairman
Speaker: Henry Kissinger (pdf 64kb/7pp)Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., New York, NY; former U.S. Secretary of State; former U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

The 2010 Annual Meeting will be held in Dublin, Ireland, May 7-9. 

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