Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tokyo Seminars

MAO’S GREAT FAMINE: A HISTORY OF CHINA¹S MOST DEVASTATING CATASTROPHE. 11/4, 5:30-7:00pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture. Speaker: Prof. Frank Dikötter, University of Hong Kong, Chair Professor of Humanities at University of Hong Kong, Professor of Modern History of China.

DRAWING THE BIG PICTURE: A DIPLOMAT’S VIEW. 11/8, 1:30-3:00pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: Int'l House of Japan. Speaker: Tanaka Hitoshi, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange.

RETHINKING GLOBAL CHALLENGES: ASIAN INTELLECTUALS IN DIALOGUE. 11/8, 1:30-5:30pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: International House of Japan. Speakers: Seki Kaoruko, Humanitarian Policy Officer, United Natioms; Ahn Byungok, Head, Institute of Climate Change Action; Guo Zhiyuan, Attorney / Chief Arbitrator / Professor and Director, Center for Law Application, Anhui University; Kong Rithdee, Film Critic / Columnist, Bangkok Post; Fouzia Saeed, Director, Mehergarh; Sasanka Perera, Professor of Anthropology and Head, Department of Sociology, University of Colombo.

BEYOND CURRENT CRISIS IN SINO-JAPANESE RELATIONS. 11/8, 7:00pm, Tokyo, JP. Sponsor: ICAS, Temple U. Speakers: Kazuhiko Togo, Global Affairs Institute at Kyoto Sangyo University; Andrew Oros, Washington College, visiting professor at Keio University.

JAPANESE TRANSLATION OF TABOO! THE HIDDEN CULTURE OF A RED LIGHT AREA. 11/11, 6:30-8:00pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: International House of Japan. Speaker: Dr. Fouzia Saeed, Director, Mehergarh. Shew was head of the UN Gender Program in Pakistan, served as Pakistan Country Director for Action Aid and currently is an international consultant in the field of Gender and Development. She is the author of the book TABOO! The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area.

JAPAN IN SEARCH OF ITS NEW ROLE IN WORLD AFFAIRS: FOREIGN POLICY OPTIONS TWENTY YEARS AFTER END OF COLD WAR. 11/13, 9:30am-6:00pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: ICU. Speakers: Norihiko Suzuki, ICU President; Wilhelm Vosse, SSRI Director; Yoshihide Soeya, Keio University; Tadashi Anno, Sophia University; Paul Midford, NTNU, Norway; Keiichi Ichikawa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan; Itaru Umezu, Chair; William T. Tow, Australian National University, Australia; Takashi Shiraishi, Council for Science and Technology Policy; Andrew Oros, Washington College, USA; Reinhard Drifte, University of Newcastle and RUSI, UK; Yoichiro Sato, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University; Mohammed Badrul Alam, Jamia Millia Islamia University, India.

TURBULENCE IN GLOBAL AIRLINE INDUSTRY: DEALING WITH PROBLEMS FACING JAPAN'S AIRLINES. 11/15, 4:40-6:10pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: GRIPS Forum. Speaker: Kenichiro Hamada, President, CEO, ANA Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd.

EXPLAINING COLLAPSE OF LDP REGIME. 11/18, 6:30pm, Tokyo, JP. Sponsor: German Institute for Japan Studies. Speaker: Jun Saito, assistant professor in Department of Political Science, Yale University.

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