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Join us for an International Conference on Ocean Security and Governance in the Southeast Asian Region in Singapore.
Sponsored by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Hideaki Shiroyama is a Professor of Public Administration at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (the former Director), the Graduate School of Public Policy (the former Dean), and the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo. His research focuses on international administration, science, technology and public policy, and public policy process. His publications include Transformation of Political Space and Policy Innovation 1 Political Theory of Policy Innovation (University of Tokyo Press, 2008), The Structure of International Aid Administration (University of Tokyo Press, 2007), Governance of Science and Technology (Toshindo, 2007), "The Harmonization of Automobile Environmental Standards between Japan, the United States and Europe" in Pacific Review vol. 20-3, "Administrative Reorganization and Public Sector Reform in Japan" in The Public Sector in Transition: East Asia and the European Union Compared (Nomos, 2007), "Technology Innovation and Diffusion for Environmental Protection," in Energy Market Restructuring and the Environment (The University Press of America, 2002). He also served as the Chairman of the Planning Committee of New Initiatives for Humanities and Social Sciences Program at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2003-2008, as President of the PI forum, an NPO for consensus building in Japan from 2006-2008 and as a member of various government advisory councils on higher education, nuclear safety, food safety, fire protection, scenarios for climate mitigation, and industrial policy.
Robert Beckman served as the Director of the Centre for International Law (CIL), a university-level research centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS), from its founding in 2009 until 2016. He is currently the Head of CIL’s Ocean Law & Policy Programme. He is also an Associate Professor at the NUS Faculty of Law, where he has taught since 1977.
Professor Beckman received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, and a member of the National Executive Committee of CSCAP Singapore.
Professor Beckman’s main research interest is ocean law and policy issues in Asia. He currently teaches Ocean Law & Policy in Asia and International Regulation of Shipping at the NUS Faculty of Law. For the past four years he has lectured in the summer programme at the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law & Policy in Rhodes, Greece, and he is a member of the Governing Board of the Rhodes Academy.
Mr. Masanori Muto graduated from Keio University in March 2005 and the Graduate School of Keio University in March 2007 (Master of Media & Governance). Mr. Muto has also completed the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program (SSP) 2014 held in Montreal, Canada. Mr. Muto has been working as a Researcher of Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) since April 2007, and engaged mainly in government research and study projects related to space and ocean technology and applications. Mr. Muto has especially dedicated to policy/legal/economic analysis, technological assessment, data analysis and application development, as well as the promotion of international cooperation especially for the application of geospatial information and space technologies (i.e. remote sensing, satellite communication, GNSS etc.) to societal benefit areas including oceans. His major contributions include the policy study related to the implementation of Japanese Basic Plan on Ocean Policy, especially about the development of the integrated marine information system. His major publications are: “Development of Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure in Japan” (Proceedings GSDI 12 World Conference, 2010); “Ocean governance with data and information management” (OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington, 2015). Since 2015, Mr. Muto has been working as a member of the research project on “Ocean Governance”, collaborating with the University of Tokyo, subsidized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan.
Mr. Arif Havas Oegroseno was born in Semarang, Indonesia in 1963. He graduated with LLM from Harvard Law School in 1992 and SH (Bachelor of Law) from Faculty of Law, Diponegoro University, Indonesia in 1986. He majored in international public law. From 1993 to 1997, he was posted as Third Secretary to the Indonesian Mission to the United Nations and other International Organization in Geneva. From 1999 to 2003, he was posted as First Secretary to the Indonesian Embassy in Lisbon. This was a critical position as its main mission was to reopen diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Portugal, which had been frozen since 1975. In 2003, he was appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs as Director for Security, Political and Territorial Treaties. In 2008, he was appointed by the President of Indonesia as Director-General for Law and International Treaties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was the Indonesian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and the World Custom Union from September 2010 to January 2015. He also worked with the NATO on Maritime security issues. Ambassador Oegroseno is currently Deputy Minister of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. He was the President of the 20th Meeting of the 162 State Parties to the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea (SPLOS). One of his notable negotiations that he was the Head of Indonesia Delegation to the Submission to the United Nations on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, resulting in Indonesia becoming the first Asian Country to be granted an extended continental shelf, which in this case covers an area nearly 4000 km2 for exploration and exploitation of marine resources.
As Senior Naval Analyst for IHS Jane’s, Ridzwan is in frequent contact with senior naval officers, government officials and defence contractors in the region. In addition to the latest defence developments in the Asia-Pacific region, Ridzwan also keeps a keen eye on piracy-related incidences in Southeast Asia and conducts briefings for clients of IHS Jane’s on naval- and maritime-related issues in the region. Prior to joining IHS Jane’s, Ridzwan worked with a government agency monitoring and ensuring compliance in the movement of strategic items in and out of Singapore between 2007 and 2013. Ridzwan graduated from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) with a Master of Science (Strategic Studies) in 2011.
Mr. Naoyuki Kanno has been educated in Japan and graduated from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law in March 2009 and the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in March 2011 (Master of Arts). Mr. Kanno has been working as Project Research Associate in the University of Tokyo since April 2012. His fields of research and teaching include International Law and International Maritime Law (i.e. piracy, maritime security, maritime delimitation etc.). His major publication includes: “A Study on the Maritime Delimitation Agreements: Effect of Islands and Submarine Features,” Journal of Japan Society of Ocean Policy, No. 6 (2016) (TBA); “Piracy in International Law from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Early Twentieth Century: Difference between Insurgents and Pirates,” International Relation Studies, Vol. 29 (2012) (both in Japanese). Mr. Kanno has been working as a member of the research project on “Ocean Governance,” collaborating with Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI), subsidized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan.
Ms. Jane CHAN is a Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Maritime Security Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Her main research interests include maritime security issues in Southeast Asia, law and order at sea, regional maritime cooperation and confidence-building measures, and regional boundary delimitation and territorial disputes. She is an affiliated faculty at the Singapore Arm Forces (SAF)-NTU Academy (SNA) and a Non-resident Visiting Fellow at the Sea Power Centre – Australia (SPC-A). Her recent publication includes Vijay Sakhuja and Jane Chan (eds.), China’s Maritime Silk Road and Asia, (VIJ Books India Pvt Ltd, 2016), Geoffrey Till and Jane Chan (eds.), ‘Naval Development in Southeast Asia’ (Routledge, 2014), and was co-editors of RSIS Policy Papers ASEAN and the Indian Ocean (2011) and Good Order at Sea in Southeast Asia – Policy Recommendations (2009). She is a regular commentator on maritime security issues and has presented at various international conferences and seminars.
Vice Admiral Hideaki Kaneda, JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self Defense Force), (ret.) is a Director and Special Research Advisor of The Okazaki Institute, an Adjunct Fellow of the Japan Institute of International Affairs. He was a Senior Fellow of Asia Center and J. F. Kennedy School of Government of the Harvard for last two years. He became a Guest Professor of Faculty of Policy Management of Keio University for last two and a half years.
He is the author of published books and articles about security, including “Proposal for Maritime Coalition in East Asia and West Pacific Region”, IMDEX, Germany, “US/China Power Game in Maritime Hegemony”, JIIA, Tokyo, “Maritime Coalition in Asia-Pacific Region”, Okazaki Institute, Tokyo, “Multilateral Multi-Agencies Cooperation for Maritime Order Maintenance”, CSCAP.
Admiral Kaneda is a graduate of the National Defense Academy in 1968, the Maritime War College in 1983, and the US Naval War College in 1988. He served in the JMSDF from 1968 to 1999, primarily in Naval Surface Warfare at sea, while in Naval & Joint Plans and Policy Making on shore.
Professor Hashimoto is now Director of Policy Studies Department, The National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) and Lecturer (International Law) of KOMAZAWA University, Japan. He served on the Committee on National Space Policy of Japan from 2013 to 2014. And he also was the board member of International Institute of Space Law from 2013 to 2016. His educational background includes LL.B. (KANAZAWA University, Japan), LL.M. (KEIO University, Japan) and Ph.D. candidate (Leiden University, The Netherlands). Professor Hashimoto’s areas of expertise are international law, law of the sea, air law, space law, cyber law, international law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law. His publication includes some articles on the law of the sea, such as, “Maintaining the Order on the Arctic Ocean: Cooperation and Confrontation among Coastal Nations”, East Asia Strategic Review 2011 (Tokyo. The Japan Times, 2011).
Colonel Tucker has had over 30 years military experience, with a distinguished career in a range of senior appointments in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and multi-agency organizations, most recently Headquarters Joint Operations Command as Director Land Operations. Colonel Tucker has served in a variety of strategic level military and security related planning appointments. His exemplary performance in Defence was recognized in the 2013 Australian Honours list with the award of a Member of the Order of Australia. He has seen operational service in Iraq, whereas the Military Advisor to the UN in Iraq he represented a range of UN cross cultural, justice and humanitarian issues to the most senior levels of the United States Command. He has commanded and served on operational duties in Bosnia, East Timor and Iraq. He has also served in senior training appointments, including both chief instructional and Director level positions.
Most recently, he is working for IHS in a liaison role with the ADF.
Mr. Chu Hoi received BSc (1974) in Hanoi National University in Coastal and Marine Geoecology, the PhD degree in Natural Science in University of Warsaw, Poland (1984), professorship in 1996 and academic tile of national high-level researcher in 2001. His main activity areas are marine governance policy, including marine pollution management, Integrated Coastal Management (ICM), Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). He was Former Director of Haiphong Institute of Oceanology (1989-2001) under Vietnamese Academy of Sciences and Technology, former Director of Vietnam Institute of Fisheries Economics and Planning (VIFEP) under Ministry of Fisheries (2002-2007), former Deputy Administrator of Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) (2008-2012) under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), at present he is working in School of Natural Sciences (HUS) under VNU. He was also a former Chairman of some ASEAN Marine Bodies such as: ASEAN-COST Subcommittee on Marine Sciences and Technology-SCMSAT (1998-2001), ASEAN Working Group on Coastal and Marine Environment-AWGCME (2001-2011). He is also a member of Steering Committee of Global Ocean Forum (GOF) since 2004 until now. At present, he is Chairman of Vietnam Association of Marine Environment and Nature (VAMEN) since 2008. The Chief Editor or Member Editorial Board of some National Journals in Vietnam on Marine S&T and Affairs, and a member of the Editorial Board of Elsevier International Journal on Ocean & Coastal Management (2005-2010). He also was/is a task-leader of over 50 projects and has some 36 published books, as well as 208 published papers in oversea and domestic journals and proceedings. At present, he is a National Consultant of Integrated Spatial Planning (ISP) of WB-MARD project in Vietnam; National focal person of FAO-GOF project on Strengthening Capacity to Effectively Manage Global Fisheries and Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ).