Program of the 2012 Annual Meeting

Tokyo, Japan, April 20-22, 2012

Hotel Okura

Friday, April 20
Arrival of participants

18:00-19:30
Welcome reception for Trilateral Commission participants at the U.S. Embassy Residence hosted by Ambassador John V. Roos

Saturday, April 21

09:00-09:15
Opening remarks by the Trilateral Chairmen
Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., North American Chairman
Vladimir Dlouhy, European Deputy Chairman

9:15 - 11:30
JAPAN: GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES FACED AND RESPONSES GIVEN
Chair: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University, New York
Panel:
On the political scene, external and energy/resource policies:
Motohisa Furukawa, Minister for National Policy
Yoshimasa Hayashi, Member of the House of Councillors (LDP)
On the economic and financial scenes:
Naoki Tanaka, President, Center for International Public Policy Studies, Tokyo
Shigemitsu Sugisaki, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd., Tokyo

11:30-12:15
EAST ASIA I: GEOPOLITICS OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
Chair: Jusuf Wanandi, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta
Speaker: Robert Beckman, Director, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, with background paper: "Geopolitics, International Law and the South China Sea"

12:30 - 14:30
Lunch panel:
EAST ASIA II: BUILDING A FUTURE REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE
Chair: Roberto F. de Ocampo, Chairman, Board of Advisors, RFO Center for Public Finance and Regional Economic Cooperation, Manila; former Philippine Secretary of Finance
Panel:
Yang Jiemian, Chairman, Shanghai Institutes for Security Studies
Jusuf Wanandi, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta
Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman, Institute for International strategy (IIS), Japan Research Institute, Ltd., Tokyo
View video interview of Hitoshi Tanaka by Bill Emmott (political change in Japan/stability of North Korea/role of China)
North American Commentator: Susan Schwab, Professor, Maryland School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Takoma Park; former U.S. Trade Representative 
View video interview of Susan Schwab by Blll Emmott  (prospects for the TransPacfic Partnership/U.S. presidential approach to trade agreements)
European Commentator: Gilles Merrritt, Secretary General, Friends of Europe, Brussels

View video interview of meeting participant Sadako Ogata, former UN Commissioner for Refugees, by Bill Emmott (post-Fukushima Japan/trust in government).

14:45-16:15
EUROPE: THE FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISES AND THEIR GLOBAL IMPACT
Chair: Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge; President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research
Panel:
Michael Fuchs, Member of the German Bundestag; Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Berlin
Enrico Tomsao Cucchiani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Milan
Esko Aho, Executive Vice President, Nokia, Helsinki; former Prime Minister of Finland; Co-Chair, European Task Force on "Credible European Governance"
View video Interview of Esko Aho by Bill Emmott (European investment in technology/innovation/ prospects for a true single market)
Pacific Asian Commentator: Toyoo Gyohten, President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs, Tokyo

16:30-18:00
GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRISIS: THE SEARCH FOR LONGER-TERM SOLUTIONS
Chair: Djisman Simandjuntak, Chair, Board of Directors, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta
Panel:
Teisuke Kitayama, Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Vice Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives, Tokyo
Richard Cooper, Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge
Vladimir Dlouhy, International Advisor, Goldman Sachs, Prague; former Czechoslovak Minister of Economy; former Czech Minister of Industry and Trade

19:00
Reception hosted by Koichiro Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

Sunday, April 22

09:00-10:30
G20: ROLE AND RELEVANCE IN PROVIDING GLOBAL SOLUTIONS?
With backgrounder including questions/critical comments on G20 by Gordon Smith
Chair/Moderator: Robert M. Kimmitt, Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment, Washington, DC; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany
Panel:
Luis Madrazo, Chief, Development Bank Unit, Department of Treasury and Public Credit, Mexico
(in G20 Chair)
SaKong Il, Chair, Presidential Committee for G20 Summit, Office of the President of Republic of Korea, Seoul
Bill Emmott, Writer and former Editor, The Economist, London

10:45-12:15
A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST
With background papers by the European Trilateral Group submitted at the 2011 European Regional Meeting
Chair: Stefano Silvestri, President, Institute for International Affairs, Rome
Panel:
Volker Perthes, Chairman and Director, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin
View video interview of Volker Perthes by Bill Emmott (engaging with Iran, Iranian regional interference/Arab Spring).
Karen Elliott House, Writer, Princeton, NJ; former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company, and Publisher, The Wall Street Journal
C. Raja Mohan, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; Commentator and former Strategic Affairs Editor, Indian Express

12:30-14:00
Lunch speech
CHINA: ECONOMIC POLICY AND IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Chair: Yotaro Kobayashi, former Chairman of the Board, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo
Speaker: Fan Gang, Director, National Economic Research Institute (NERI); Secretary General of the China Reform Foundation; Professor, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing

14:15-15:45
THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS
With Pacific Asian backgrounder by Takeshi Niinami and Ken Shibusawa
Chair: Yasuchika Hasegawa, Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doykai); President, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd., Tokyo
Panel:
Takeshi Niinami, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lawson, Inc., Tokyo
Supplemented by Ken Shibusawa, President, Shibusawa & Co., Tokyo
North American Commentator: Nancy Southern, President and Chief Executive Officer; ATCO Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Ltd., Calgary
European Commentator: Thomas Leysen, Chairman, KBC Group; Chairman of the Board, Unicore; former President, Federation of Belgian Industries (FEB), Brussels

16:00-17:30
UNITED STATES: PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS AND ECONOMIC POLICY
Chair: Han Sung-Joo, Chairman, The International Policy Studies Institute of Korea (IPSIKOR), Seoul
View video interview of Han Sung-Joo by Bill Emmott (North Korean missile launch/regime stability/role of China/Seoul nuclear summit)
U.S. Panel:
Jane Harman, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC; former Member (D-CA), U.S. House of Representatives
View video interview of Jane Harman by Bill Emmott (U.S. presidential elections/congressional elections/U.S. fiscal cliff)
Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge; President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge; former Chair, National Intelligence Council and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
European Commentator: John Kerr, Member of the House of  Lords, London; former UK Ambassador to the United States

17:30-17-45
CONCLUDING REMARKS BY THE TRILATERAL CHAIRMEN
Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., North American Chairman
Michael Fuchs, European Deputy Chairman

18:30
Cocktails followed by dinner
Address: The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda


The 2013 Annual Meeting will be held in Berlin, Germany, March 15-17.