Carol Gluck, the George Sansom Professor of History and Chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, took part in the Chatham House conference “Challenge and Uncertainty in a Volatile World: Japan-UK Perspectives” on October 12 and 13, 2016.
The event, held in Tokyo, was the fourth in a series of five annual conferences on the UK-Japan relationship and opportunities for closer bilateral cooperation. The conference explored UK and Japanese approaches on the risks and opportunities – political and economic – facing Asia and Europe. Topics included the looming Brexit and the future of the EU, the impact of TTIP and TPP, China’s role in Asia’s regional order and the evolution of national identity in Japan and the UK. The concluding session considered the priority challenges to stability that Europe and Asia will face in the short- to medium-term, outlining possibilities for UK-Japan cooperation.
The UK-Japan Global Seminar Series is funded by the Nippon Foundation and held in partnership with them and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
Learn more about the event here.