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IGU Thematic Conference "Islands in Relations" on April 4-6, 2023
Day 1 (April 4)
9:00-9:30 Opening Ceremony
Michael Meadows (IGU President, Univ. of Cape Town) and Takashi Yamazaki (IGU-TC Osaka LOC, Osaka Metropolitan Univ.)
9:40-10:40 Keynote Speech
Godfrey Baldacchino (Univ. of Malta, Malta Ambassador-at-Large for Islands and Small States) Island Ports: Insights into the ‘Betweenness’ of Island Spaces
11:00-12:00 Keynote Speech
Hiroko Matsuda (Kobe Gakuin Univ.) The Ryukyu Islands in East Asian Relations

Day 2 (April 5)
8:30-9:30 Keynote Speech
Alson Mountz (Wilfrid Laurier Univ.) Island Detention and Asylum’s Afterlives
9:40-10:40 Keynote Speech
Moritake Tomikawa (Okinawa International Univ. Emeritus, Former Vice Governor of Okinawa Prefecture) Changes and Future Prospects of OKINAWA Economy: Development Strategy of Island Economy
11:00-12:00 Keynote Speech
Akihiro Iwashita (Hokkaido Univ.) The Changing World after Russia’s Invasion in Ukraine: As seen in Border Studies & Geo-Politics

Day 3 (April 6)
11:40-12:40 Keynote Speech
Philip Steinberg (Durham Univ.) The Disappearing Island: Land, Liquid, and the Liminal in the Ocean Environment
[Break for in-person sessions]
17:10-18:10 Closing Ceremony
Joint Session with the IGU Thematic Conference Milan 2023
Marcella Schmidt (IGU Commission on the History of Geography, Univ. of Milano-Bicocca)

Website: https://polgeog.jp/igu-tc2023/
Apr 4, 2023 08:30 AM
Apr 5, 2023 08:00 AM
Apr 6, 2023 11:00 AM
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Michael Meadows
IGU President @Nanjing University, China
Takashi Yamazaki
Chief Organizer, IGU-TC Osaka 2023 @Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Godfrey Baldaccino
Keynote Speaker @University of Malta, Malta Ambassador-at-Large for Islands and Small States, Malta
Hiroko Matsuda
Keynote Speaker @Kobe Gakuin University, Japan
Alson Mountz
Keynote Speaker @Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Moritake Tomikawa
Keynote Speaker @Okinawa International Univ. Emeritus, Former Vice Governor of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Akihiro Iwashita
Keynote Speaker @Hokkaido University, Japan
Philip Steinberg
Keynote Speaker @Durham University, UK
Marcella Schmidt
Chair, IGU Commission on the History of Geography @University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy