[Diplomacy] 2012年1月18日 The all-inclusive lecture by Professor Hasegawa
On 18th January 2012, Professor Hasegawa delivered the all-inclusive lecture.
First of all, he reviewed diplomatic theory, and gave “national security” and “national interest” as two principal conditions for the continued survival and prosperity of nations. He informed in detail the roles of diplomacy and historical development in turn. Then he explained from ancient and the Middle Ages’ ideas which Sun Tzu and Francois de Callieres had, to the Westphalia structure. Using as an example the withdrawal of U.S. armed forces from Okinawa, he compared the claims of realist and those who advocate the interest of resident citizens in Okinawa. Moreover, he referred to the continued relevance of realism and liberalism in understanding the diplomacy of 21st century. Then looking back the lectures of guest speakers who came to this class, he explained Constructivism and Functionalism at last.(Mai Kato)