Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Academic Year
Wednesday, September 19: 5:30-7:00pm, Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Panel on "What is Next With North Korea?: The Realities Behind Denuclearization and the DPRK Regime." Panelists include Gi-Wook Shin (Stanford) and Uk Heo (UW Milwaukee) with moderator David Fields (UW Madison). Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, October 9: 12:00-1:30pm, Lubar Commons (Room 7200). "Realizing the Future of the Korean Peninsula: Security, Economics, and the Public". Panelists will discuss the current situations of the Korean Peninsula from the perspectives of security, economics, and public perception. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Korean Economic Institute of America, Center for East Asian Studies, and the Gail and Hyuk Yu Studies Fund.
Tuesday, October 9: 5:00-8:00pm, Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Six-Party Talk Simulations. Students will learn how to negotiate by doing. Each participant will represent one state for three hours. Each table of six countries (South Korea, North Korea, Russia, China, Japan, and the USA) will come up with its own negotiation outcome. Anybody who is interested in international negotiation and security are welcome to join. Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Korean Economic Institute of America, Center for East Asian Studies, and the Gail and Hyuk Yu Studies Fund.
Wednesday, October 10: 4:30-6:00pm, Memorial Union's Tripp Commons. "China's Crisis of Success" with William Overholt, senior research fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Overholt, a former East Asia-based investment banker, will discuss themes from his latest book "China's Crisis of Success." which provides new perspectives on China’s rise to superpower status, showing that China has reached a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled its growth. This “Red Cap Lecture on China and Global Economics” is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin China Initiative and the Center for East Asian Studies.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019: 12:00-1:00pm, Lubar Commons (Room 7200). "Rethinking the Multilateral Trade System: Achievements and Challenges." Lecture by James B. MacDonald Visiting Professor Junji Nakagawa. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Summary: As a result of the Doha stalemate and the recent turmoil caused by the U.S. President Trump's "America first" trade policy, the WTO is facing its most serious challenges as a core system for the global trading order. Based on an objective assessments of the expectations of its creators (including Professor John Jackson), its achievements in the settlement of trade disputes and monitoring trade policies of its Members (through TPRM, committee surveillance and trade policy review co-sponsored by OECD and UNCTAD since the Global Financial Crisis), and the failure of the Doha Development Agenda and the proliferation of mega-FTAs (such as the TPP, TTIP and Japan-EU EPA), this lecture will aim at exploring the possible means of reinvigorating the WTO to meet the challenges of global trade governance in the 21st century.
Friday, March 1, 2019: 4:30-5:30pm, Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Professor Par Cassel (University of Michigan) will lecture on a topic related to China. Title TBD.
Friday, April 5, 2019: Annual Wisconsin International Law Journal Symposium. "Lawyers and Lawyering in China and Russia: Common Challenges." Sponsored by WILJ GLS, and the EALSC. More details TBA.
Monday, April 15, 2019: UW Law Professor Emeritus David Trubek. 12pm-1pm in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Title TBA. Sponsored by GLS and EALSC.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019: 12:00-1:00pm, Room 2260. China's Rise and the End of Embedded Neo-Liberalism (title tentative). Roundtable on international economic law with Professor Emeritus David M. Trubek. Sponsored by GLS and EALSC.