Prof Ezra Vogel: people’s thought from each country affects the pursuing of peace

Dec 18, 2014Highlights

Professor Ezra Vogel shared his views on pursuing peace in the Pacific during the conference of the Boston Global Forum focusing on building a Framework for peace and security which was held on December 12, 2014 at Harvard Kennedy School.

Professor Ezra Vogel currently a member of Boston Global Forum’s Board of Thinker, and the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University. He has been studied Asia for 55 years, and he suggested that it is necessary to understand people’s feeling in each country, in particular Japan, U.S., China, South Korea, and Vietnam in order to deal with the building of a framework for peace and security in the Pacific. Japanese thoughts are that they have done well and provided sufficient contribution to China as an apology for what they did to the Chinese in the WW II. However, China has not appreciated the Japanese efforts and and thinks that Japan has not shown sufficient regret to what happened in the past.

Prof. Vogel also shared his hopes on the young leaders in helping pursuing peace and security. Watch his speech here: