Round Table : Asian Presence in Africa : Toward new Geopolitics and development strategies, January 24, 2017


Dear friends and colleagues,

The Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS is pleased to invite you to the Round Table :

Asian Presence in Africa :

Toward new Geopolitics and development strategies,

co-organized by Japanese Embassy in France and the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS.

Date: January 24, 2017

10:00 -12:30

Venue: EHESS (190 Avenue de France, 75013) Seminar room 638

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Katsumi Hirano, Executive vice-President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).He has been engaged in African Studies and Development Studies more than 30 years. MA of Economics (Waseda University), Ph.D. of Global Studies (Doshisha University). Joined in the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) at 1991 after working as Special Assistant in the Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe, and as Program Officer in Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Visiting Research Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (1993-1995). Executive Director, JETRO Johannesburg Office (2004-2007). Director General, Area Studies Center, IDE-JETRO (2008-2012), Chief Senior Researcher (2012-2015). Lecturer at the University of the Sacred Heart (1997-2002), University of Tokyo (2002-2004, 2008-2010), Rikkyo University (2014-2015), Keio University (2015- ). He published many books on African affairs including English one, Japan and South Africa in a Globalising World: A Distant Mirror, co-eds. with Chris Alden, Ashgate: UK, 2003. Received Ono Azusa Memorial Award (1982) and Okita Saburo Memorial Prize (2003).


9 : 30 Reception
10:00 Introduction and Greetings10:10 – 10: 30 Keynote lecture: Katsumi HIRANO (IDE-JETRO)
10:30- 10:40 Questions & Responses10: 40 – 11: 20 Theme 1 : New geopolitical & Economic power. Asian and African perspectives
Bernard GUILLOCHON (Paris-Dauphine University), Benoit HAZARD (CNRS), Pooja JAIN (EHESS-FFJ, Science Po)
Moderator : Kae AMO (EHESS-FFJ, IMAF)11: 25 – 12: 10 Theme 2 : China / Japan : Two asian presences in Africa
Julien BOKILO LOSSAYI (Marien Ngouabi University, Congo),
Jeremy RUBEL (GNB Consulting), Katsumi HIRANO (IDE-JETRO)12:10 – 12:30 Open discussion
Moderator : Lisa CHAUVET (Paris-Dauphine University)

12: 30 Closing adress : Sébastien Lechevalier (EHESS-FFJ)



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Looking forward to welcome you soon in the conference.

Kae Amo

Program coordinator,
The Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS
190 Avenue de France, 75013 Paris FRANCE

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Kae Amo (2017, 18 janvier). Round Table : Asian Presence in Africa : Toward new Geopolitics and development strategies, January 24, 2017. CRAA-ETRE. Consulté le 17 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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