Professor Margaret Karns interviews ACUNS Tokyo Chief for ACUNS Podcast (16/06/2017)

 Hasegawa emphasizes the importance of including Asian representatives in the organization of ACUNS. A co-operation between Japan, China, and Korea would help East Asian members in supporting, not just attending, ACUNS events.


 At the 2017 ACUNS Annual Meeting held at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Professor Margaret Karns met with Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa—head of the ACUNS Liaison Office in Tokyo—and asked his views on the increasing ACUNS’ presence in Asia.


 Part of the ‘ACUNS @ 30’ celebrations, Professor Hasegawa offered new insight on some of the international aspects of ACUNS activities. Professor Hasegawa’s background as both a practitioner and academic also allowed him to address both sides of ACUNS collaborative efforts. From his perspective, ACUNS had enabled academic reflection and analysis, and Hasegawa stated that “ACUNS gives a background of [his] understanding of what the UN is about.” A member of the ACUNS Board of Directors from 2012 to 2015, Hasegawa emphasized the importance of including Asian representatives in the organization of ACUNS. According to Hasegawa, a co-operation between Japan, China, and Korea would help East Asian members in supporting, not just attending, ACUNS events. Please click http://acuns.org/26252-2/ or below for playing the podcast.





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