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14 February 2009
15 February 2009



10:00 - 10:10 Welcome

Professor Toshiyuki Kono, Director of International Graduate Programs, Graduate School of Law, Kyushu University. Fukuoka, Japan

10:10 - 10:30 Introduction

Professor Andrew Harding, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Professor Connie Carter, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada

10:30 - 11:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

"Special Economic Zones: A Policy Tool in Search of a New Agenda?"
Prof. Peter Muchlinski, School of Law, SOAS, University of London, UK

11:10 - 11:30 Discussion

11:30 - 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 - 15:00 PANEL 1: Special Economic Zones and Economic Sustainability

Chair: Professor Caslav Pejovic, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

  1. "Status of Industrial complexes in Korea",
    Professor Park Nohyoung, Korea University Law School, Seoul, South Korea

  2. "Iskandar Development Region and regional economic development cooperation"
    Mr. Tey Tsun Hang, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (In Mr. Tey's absence, his paper will be delivered by another participant)

  3. "Special Economic Zones in India: an Economic Policy or a Political Intervention?"
    Professor Shankar Gopalakrishnan, Council for Social Development, India

Lead Discussant: Simon Vande Walle, LLD candidate, Kyushu University
Floor Discussion

15:00 - 15:30 Tea Break

15:30 - 17:30 PANEL 2: Special Economic Zones and Social Sustainability

Chair: Professor Charles Krusekopf, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada

  1. "Expectations of civil societies, Title TBA"
    Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphutti, Regional Centre for Social Sciences and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

  2. "The rights of migrant workers in Viet Nam Special Economic Zones "
    Ms. Natsu Nogami-Shimokawa , ILO Bangkok, Thailand & LLD candidate

  3. "Development and its Discontents: From exogenous to endogenous growth or rebalancing China’s SEZ-driven law & development model"
    Professor Connie Carter, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada

Lead Discussant: Chonticha Sae-Lim and Alia Meher, LLD candidates, Kyushu University
Floor Discussion