The Reconsideration of the International Order of Asia...


Saturday, March 23, 2024

9:00-9:30  Breakfast, A/V Check
9:30-9:45 Welcome, Workshop Agenda
(Mark Metzler, Shigeru Akita)
9:45-11:00 Paper #1: David S. Painter
“Energy in East Asia in the 1980s: Overcoming the Oil Shocks of the 1970s”
11-11:10 Break
11:10-12:25 Paper #2: Carlo Eduardo Altamura (via ZOOM)
“A Matter of Life and Debt: The Lost Decade and the Rise of Neoliberalism in Latin America, 1982-1994”
12:25-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45 Paper #3: Shigeru Akita
“Why was the Indian economy in the late 1980s on the verge of collapse and forced to change to ‘economic liberalization’ in 1991?”
2:45-3:30 Break
3:30-4:45 Paper #4: Kazuhiko Yago (via ZOOM)
“How did the age of ‘Inflation’ start in the 1970s and end in the 1980s?: International contexts and discourse of Inflation in the 1970s-80s”
4:45-5:15 Interim Discussion
5:30-6:00 Transportation to restaurant provided and will leave directly from UW campus.
Return trip provided to hotel(s)
6:00 PM Dinner for local participants and guests

Sunday, March 24, 2024

9:00-9:30  Breakfast, A/V Check
9:30-10:45 Paper #5: Ikuto Yamaguchi (via ZOOM)
“Reconsideration of the Baker Plan (Program for Sustained Growth) in 1985: East Asia’s position in the International Development Finance in the 1980s”
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 Paper #6: Gareth Austin
“Structural Adjustment in Africa: Ghana and Kenya Compared, 1981-1990”
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45 Paper #7: Mark Metzler
“The New Techno-Economic Paradigm of the 1980s: Silicon Valley and East Asia”
2:45-3:30 Break
3:30-4:45 Speaker #8: Yutaka Kanda
“Nakasone-diplomacy on Pacific Cooperation in the context of Asia-Pacific International History”
4:45-5:30 Closing Discussion

If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Eskenazi at with “March Workshop” in the subject line. Accommodation requests related to disability or health condition should be made at least ten days ahead of event date.