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University Hosts Asian Regional Security Symposium

Published: October 19, 2006
With North Korea’s nuclear testing a red-hot international issue, The University of Tampa holds a symposium on East Asian regional security on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28. The keynote speaker is Mitsuru Kurosawa, one of Japan’s foremost nuclear experts and professor of law at Osaka University.

Panel members include Dr. Kim Reimann, assistant professor of political science at Georgia State University; Dr. Greg Moore, assistant professor of political science and East Asian politics at Eckerd College; Dr. Paul Kowert, associate professor of international relations at Florida International University; Dr. Maria Rost Rublee, program director, assistant professor of government and world affairs at The University of Tampa; Xinsong Wang, Ph.D. student at Georgia State University; and Taehyung Ahn, Ph.D. student at Florida International University.

Media are encouraged to attend the reception and keynote address on Friday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the lobby and room 134 of the John H. Sykes College of Business, to interview Kurosawa and other participants, who include UT faculty, selected students, and selected members of the Tampa community. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served.

The conference continues on Saturday, Oct. 28, with a light breakfast and coffee, 8-8:30 a.m. in the Austin Oak Community Room, followed by paper presentations, 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch will be served from 1-2 p.m. on the ninth floor of Vaughn Center, followed by a roundtable discussion, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Austin Oak Community Room.

The symposium is funded by a grant from the Japan Foundation and additional support from UT’s International Programs Office.

For more information, call Dr. Rublee at (813) 253-3333, x 1729.