(お知らせ)HSPライブラリーの対応について(2021年6月22日)

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HSP Seminar (#285) “Magnitsky laws: Protecting the freedom of expression” (Jul. 8, 2021)

Title Magnitsky laws: Protecting the freedom of expression
Descriptions This seminar is the third one on the theme of human rights sanctions laws (Magnitsky laws) and framework. We will discuss how Magnitsky laws work as protection of freedom of expression, including protection of journalists.
Date 8 July 2021 (Thursday), 12:00-13:30 JST(GMT+9)
Venue Zoom (Pre-registration required: https://forms.gle/FwhTt7L4EsmeUXKd8
Lecturers Beth Van Schaack (Professor, Stanford University Law School);
Yuki Kitazumi (Freelance Journalist)
Moderator Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Language English with simultaneous translation into Japanese
Materials To be distributed at the event, if any.
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo;
International Law Training and Research Hub, the University of Tokyo;
Human Rights Watch
Co-organizers Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo;
Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

HSP Symposium “Human Security in Myanmar: The Impact of COVID-19 and the Role of Japan” (Jul. 10, 2021)

Title HSP Symposium “Human Security in Myanmar: The Impact of COVID-19 And the Role of Japan”
Descriptions Human security entails freedom from fear. In Myanmar, since the military coup in February, violence and fear have been used to suppress non-violent anti-coup protestors. As a Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), they demand the restoration of the democratic government according to the results of the November 2020 elections. Despite the peaceful nature of the protests, the number of people killed and arrested by the military continues to rise. Myanmar, a country also hard hit by COVID-19, now faces the additional challenges of a seriously paralyzed economy in the wake of its violent military coup. Humanitarian crisis by food shortage, new influx of refugees and IDPs as well as the escalation of civil war are highly concerned.

For the people of Myanmar, the crisis continues to be amplified by the pandemic. Recent UN interventions have proven ineffective, and negotiations by both ASEAN and Japan have yet to produce any results. In the dilemma of freedom from fear and want, what realistic approach can be taken to restore human security in Myanmar and protect the lives of its people? What reforms might be promoted to safeguard Myanmar’s democratic process? What is the role and responsibility of Japan? How can non-governmental actors, including academia, protect and empower the people of Myanmar, whose human security is now under threat from violence, poverty, fear, and COVID-19? Efforts to protect human security in Myanmar must be undertaken to secure the dignity and safety of the people in Myanmar.

For our 2021 academic Spring Symposium, we invite keynote speaker Ms. Zin Mar Aung, appointed Foreign Minister of the National Unity Government (NUG) by the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw of elected parliamentarians at Myanmar’s national elections in November 2020, to share insights on NUG’s approaches and strategies to overcome the situation. A panel discussion is to follow on the roles of academia in Japan, non-governmental actors, and second track collaborations in Asia to address Myanmar’s human security crisis.

Date Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 11:00 to 13:00 (JST)
Venue Online webinar
Program Opening Remarks:
Dr. Takumi Moriyama(Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

1st session
Keynote Speech:
Foreign Minister Zin Mar Aung(Foreign Minister, National Unity Government of Myanmar)
Q&A: Dr. Ai Kihara-Hunt(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Director of Research Center for Sustainable Peace, The University of Tokyo)

2nd session
Panel discussion:
Moderator: Dr. Yasunobu Sato(Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Deputy Director of Research Center for Sustainable Peace, The University of Tokyo)

11:50-12:00
Prof. Kei Nemoto(Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University)

12:00-12:10
Dr. Maiko Ichihara(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

12:10-12:20
Dr. Evan A. Laksmana(Senior Researcher, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia)

12:20-12:30
Mr. Romain Caillaud(Principal, Strategic Intelligence Public Affairs (SIPA) Partners, Associate Fellow, the Myanmar Studies Programme at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute)

12:30-12:50
Q&A: Dr. Ai Kihara-Hunt(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Director of Research Center for Sustainable Peace, The University of Tokyo)

12:50-13:00
Closing Remarks
Prof. Moriyuki Hoshino (Director, Graduate Program on Human Security, The University of Tokyo);
Dr. Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Deputy Director of Research Center for Sustainable Peace, The University of Tokyo)

Moderator Dr. Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Deputy Director of Research Center for Sustainable Peace, The University of Tokyo)
Languages English and Japanese
Materials Undecided
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo;
Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo;
Research Center for Sustainable Development (RCDP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Co-organizers Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo;
Global Studies Initiative (GSI), The University of Tokyo
Supporters The Japan Association for Human Security Studies;
The Japan Society for International Development;
The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law;
Asian Society for International Law;
The Society of Researchers for International Development
Notes Application:
https://forms.gle/m5BFmyjzJoXsiyYaA

HSP Seminar (#284) “3.11 震災関連 公開研究会” (Jun. 21, 2021)

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HSP Seminar (#283) “Seminar on Sanctioning Human Rights Violations: Comparative Analysis on Magnitsky Laws” (Jun. 17, 2021)

Title Seminar on Sanctioning Human Rights Violations: comparative analysis on Magnitsky Laws
Descriptions The goal of the seminar is to discuss what Magnitsky Laws (human rights sanctions laws) are, and can do, through comparative analysis of the situations in three areas: EU, Australia and Japan.
Date 17 June 2021 (Thursday), 18:00-19:30
Venue Zoom (Pre-registration required: https://forms.gle/g1pmfXw3CSbkvNFx6
Keynote Speakers Clara Portela (Professor, University of Valencia);
Simon Henderson (Head of Policy, Save the Children Australia);
Akira Igata (Professor, Tama University)
Panelists Paul Namkoong (University of Tokyo International Law Training and Research Hub);
Mei Kanehara (University of Tokyo International Law Training and Research Hub)
Moderator Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Language English with simultaneous translation into Japanese
Materials To be distributed at the event, if any.
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo;
International Law Training and Research Hub, the University of Tokyo;
Human Rights Watch
Co-organizers Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), the University of Tokyo;
Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), the University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#282) “People’s Stories Seminar: Human Rights Best Practices in COVID-19 Responses ” (Jun. 11, 2021)

Title People’s Stories Seminar: Human Rights Best Practices in COVID-19 Responses
Descriptions The global pandemic and a series of related restrictions have magnified many of the already-existing public health inequalities and vulnerabilities in different segments of society. This inequality and marginalization affects not only in people’s access to the highest attainable health, but also in every sphere of human life. States have struggled to attend to the immediate and long-term challenges that come with the spread of the Coronavirus. The gap had to be filled by non-state actors.

In 2020, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN-OHCHR), in search for real examples in the field that can guide stakeholders can learn lessons from, started to collect best practice initiatives where non-state actors have filled the gap effectively. In particular, examples were sought where actors made effective interventions to protect economic, social and cultural rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups – which include existing groups and newly marginalized ones. These examples have been collected in the Crowdsourcing Database. Examples collected are those that either i) protect vulnerable groups that would have been left behind otherwise; ii) protect (a) human right(s) that were not addressed sufficiently; and/or iii) take innovative approach in addressing (an) affected human right(s). The University of Tokyo’s International Law Training and Research Hub (UOTIL Hub) has partnered with the UN-OHCHR, and worked on the collection of best practices in Asia, and submitted a brief report to the UN-OHCHR on the analyses of collected examples from Asia, for its use at the Human Rights Council’s 46th session.

In the process of collecting best practice examples, the UOTIL Hub team was highly impressed by various creative, innovative approaches that have been taken by a wide range of actors. In following up on ten of the selected cases to learn more details about them, UOTIL Hub team felt that mere collection of best practices as data would not suffice to deliver human stories of those who have been fighting to provide much needed protection in the field.

This seminar aims to convey some of the real human stories from the Hub’s collection of practices, as well as the Hub team’s summary findings. This seminar aims to exhibit how non-state stakeholders came up with novel ways to lessen the health, economic, and social burdens of this unprecedented pandemic on the most vulnerable groups in society. It hopes to enrich debates on the value of using a human rights perspective in formulating frameworks for emergency response.

Date 11 June 2021 (Fri). 18:00~19:30
Venue Zoom (Pre-registration required: https://bit.ly/3f7Z9v7)
Lecturers Todd Howland (Chief, Development and Economic and Social Issues Branch, UN-Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights);
Chitra Massey (Team Leader, Development and Economic and Social Issues Branch, UN-OHCHR);
George Hodge (Methodology, Education and Training Section, UN-OHCHR);
Representatives from Door-to-door Education Initiative (Indonesia);
Representatives from Philippines Disaster Resilience Foundation (Philippines);
Raymond Andaya (PhD student, the University of Tokyo);
Chihiro Toya (PhD student, the University of Tokyo);
Lauren Power (Adjunct Professor, Temple University);
Satoko Haru (Staff, Research Center for Sustainable Peace, the University of Tokyo)
Moderators Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo);
Raymond Andaya (PhD student, the University of Tokyo);
Timothy Massie (Student, the University of Tokyo)
Language English
Materials To be distributed after registration if any.
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo;
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN-OHCHR);
International Law Research and Training Hub, The University of Tokyo
Co-organizer Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

The Recording of the HSP Admission Guidance Session [closed]

We held the 1st HSP Admission Guidance Session on June 5, 2021.

You can watch the recording of the session below until June 18 (Fri.), so please check it out.

Note: The session was held in Japanese.

The recording has been closed.

The 2nd HSP Admission Guidance Session is going to be held in October.

The website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will provide the details later.

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Jun. 5, 2021)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: June 5 (Sat.), 2021, 13:00-15:00
  • Venue: Online (Zoom)

If you would like to join the session, please fill out the form below and press ‘send’ (送信) till June 3 (Thurs.).
On June 4 (Fri.), we will send the link to the registered addresses.
If you do not receive an email until 23:00 on June 4, please contact HSP (hsp-toiawase [at] hsp.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp) by email.
Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

The session has been closed. You can watch the recording of the session until June 18 (Fri.), so please check it out.

HSP Seminar (#281) “International Humanitarian Law seminar series: from basics to Moot court and Role Play” (May 18 – June 1, 2021)

Title International Humanitarian Law seminar series: from basics to Moot court and Role Play
Descriptions International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is very important in the current world, where most contemporary armed conflicts are complex and mainly victimize civilians. This seminar series aims to provide necessary IHL training from the basics to the level that we can select those who join the University of Tokyo teams for IHL Moot Court and Role Play competitions and through that, to contribute in raising the next generation IHL practitioners. It is planned that educational materials created by the University’s International Law Training and Research Hub team will be used. Those who are not intending to participate in IHL Moot/Role Play are welcome to join the seminars. If you can only join one seminar, you are also welcome to attend. Those who are intending to join IHL competitions are most encouraged to join all the seminars.
Date 18:30–20:00, 18 May (Tuesday);
18:30–20:00, 25 May (Tuesday);
18:30–20:00, 1 June (Tuesday)
Venue Zoom – registration necessary from https://bit.ly/3fiAz9F
Lecturer Dr. Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo)
Language English
Materials To be distributed to registered people.
Organizer Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Co-organizer Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Notes There will be guests.

(日本語) 2022年度修士課程(社会人特別選抜)学生募集要項

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The Report on the HSP Seminar (#271) “International Leadership in the 21st Century: Themes, Contexts, and Critiques”

The Report on the HSP Seminar (#271) “International Leadership in the 21st Century: Themes, Contexts, and Critiques” (Nov. 7, 2020) can be downloaded from here:


The Report (PDF file)

HSP Seminar (#280) “The Roles and Responsibilities of IFIs beyond COVID-19 – AIIB’s Innovative Features in Governance and International Standards” (Mar. 16, 2021)

Title GraSPP Research Seminar & HSP Seminar –Joint Online Event–
“The Roles and Responsibilities of IFIs beyond COVID-19 – AIIB’s Innovative Features in Governance and International Standards”
Descriptions The seminar aims at a comparative study of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) with a focus on innovative features of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in governance and international standards to address challenges and opportunities beyond COVID-19 as well as United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Date Tuesday, March 16, 2021 17:00-18:30 (Tokyo time)

17:00-17:10 Opening remarks by Ms. Lauren Suzanne Power
Introduction and framing by Prof. Yasunobu Sato
17:10-17:40 Keynote speech by Mr. Gerard Sanders
17:40-18:10 Panel discussion joined by Mr. Arthur M. Mitchell and
Prof. Toshiro Nishizawa; and moderated by Prof. Yasunobu Sato
18:10-18:25 Q&A
18:25-18:30 Concluding remarks by Prof. Yasunobu Sato

Venue Online webinar
Lecturers Keynote speech
Mr. Gerard Sanders, Senior Advisor to the President and General Counsel Emeritus, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Discussion
Mr. Arthur M. Mitchell, Senior Advisor, White & Case and former General Counsel, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Prof. Toshiro Nishizawa, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), University of Tokyo

Moderators Ms. Lauren Suzanne Power, Research Fellow, University of Tokyo
Prof. Yasunobu Sato, Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, University of Tokyo
Language English
Materials Preparing
Organizers Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), The University of Tokyo;
Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo;
Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Notes Registration: here

HSP Seminar (#279) “Symposium on Sanctioning Human Rights Violations: Magnitsky Laws in the World – Lessons Learned” (Mar. 12, 2021)

Title Symposium on Sanctioning Human Rights Violations: Magnitsky Laws in the World – Lessons Learned
Descriptions The goal of the symposium is to disseminate and generate public knowledge in Japan of the Magnitsky Laws and their significance within human rights movements. It brings together some of the most noted contributors in human rights discourse to discuss lessons learned in the utilization of the Magnitsky Law in the the US, Canada, and the UK. Cases of countries that are in the process of introducing Magnitsky Laws, including Australia, Switzerland and Japan will be discussed. Session 2 is focused on Japan.
Dates Session 1 : 12 March 2021 (Friday), 18:00–21:00;
Session 2 : 13 March 2021 (Saturday), 13:00–14:00
Venue Zoom (Pre-registration required: https://forms.gle/JYXCV2o5NvPdX9CP6 )
Keynote Speakers Session 1:
Mr. Bill Browder (CEO/Co-Founder Hermitage Capital Management);
Prof. Irwin Cotler (Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights);
Lady Helena Kennedy (Inter-Parliamentary Alliance)
Panelists Session 1:
Simon Henderson (Head of Policy, Save the Children Australia);
Fabian Molina (Swiss National Council);
Paul Namkoong (University of Tokyo International Law Training and Research Hub)

Session 2:
Gen Nakatani (Member of Parliament);
Shiori Yamao (Member of Parliament);
Akira Igata (Professor, Tama University)

Moderators Session 1:
Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo)

Session 2:
Jun Hori (Journalist; Director, NPO 8bitNews)

Languages Session 1: English;
Session 2: Japanese (with online interpretation)
Materials To be distributed at the event.
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo;
Human Rights Watch
Co-organizers Global Studies Initiative, the University of Tokyo;
International Law Training and Research Hub, the University of Tokyo

本プログラム教員のプロジェクトが国際的な学術情報誌で紹介されました。

「人間の安全保障」プログラム教員の阪本拓人准教授が研究代表者を務める以下の研究プロジェクトが、国際的な学術情報誌 Impact で紹介されました。

  • 科研費基盤研究(A)18H03621「持続的な平和と開発のためのガバナンス:ネットワーク科学とデータ科学を用いた研究」
詳細はこちら(PDF)をご覧ください。

Sakamoto, Takuto. “Governance for Sustainable Peace and Development: Interdisciplinary Study Based on Network Science and Data Science.” Impact. Vol. 2021, No. 2, Feb. 2021, pp. 8-10.

HSP Seminar (#278) “The possibilities for cooperation with Cambodia through civil society in the age of SDGs: Japan’s role amid COVID-19 and new US-China tensions” (Feb. 22, 2021)

Title The possibilities for cooperation with Cambodia through civil society in the age of SDGs: Japan’s role amid COVID-19 and new US-China tensions
Descriptions In Session 1, Mr. Koma will discuss the problems and possibilities of agricultural development in Cambodia in relation to Japanese agricultural support. In Session 2, the topic of civil society in Japanese ODA and her governance support will be discussed within the context of the growing influence of China on Cambodia. Finally, with the inclusion of SDG16+ research institutes (http://cdr.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/RCSP/topics/869.html), a call to action by Japanese NGOs, in particular, PFCJ, to JICA, the Japanese government and Japanese Private Sector.
Date Month Date, 2021 (Mon.) 17:45 – 21:00(Open from 17:15, Screening a video from 17:30)
Venue Online webinar
Lecturers 1st session: Keynote speech
Dr. Yang Saing Koma (Chairman of the Board of the Grassroot Democratic Party, CEDAC founder and former representative. To participate online)

2nd session: Panel discussion
Tomoko Ako (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Ken Inoue (Vice Chairman, Japan International Peacebuilding Association)

Commentators 1st session:
Hironobu Kurata (KURATA PEPPER Co. Ltd. Commentator, participating online)

2nd session:
Yasunobu Sato (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Michiya Kumaoka (Professor, Japan Institute of the Moving Image; Co-Representative, People’s Forum on. Cambodia, Japan)

Moderators General Moderator:
Ryu Morita (Executive Director, Japan Overseas Christian Medical Cooperative Service)

1st session:
Koua Tasaka (Representation from Japan, Pesticide Action Network Asia And The Pacific (PAN AP))
Yukiko Yonekura (Associate Professor, Showa Women’s University)

2nd session:
Machiko Kaida (Representative Director, Japan International Center for the Rights of the Child (C-rights))
Yasunobu Sato (Professor, University of Tokyo)

Languages English, Japanese
Materials Preparing
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo;
People’s Forum for Cambodia, Japan (PFCJ);
Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Supporters Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan;
United Nations Forum
Notes Application:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScp4ugWFVzw6KppO3JRyw44_kf__v8tA6R7DVVQOrtxP3TMRw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Contact: Haruki Matsui (Student, University of Tokyo)
Email address: matchan0527[at]icloud.com
Phone Number: 09086556537

HSP Seminar (#277) “3.11 震災関連 公開研究会” (Jan. 30, 2021)

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HSP Seminar (#276) “3.11 震災関連 公開研究会” (Jan. 23, 2021)

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HSP Seminar (#275) “Participation of the Civil Society in UN Human Rights Mechanisms- On the occasion of the publication of the book “United Nations Commission on Human Rights” with Dr. John Pace.” (Jan. 27, 2021)

Title Participation of the Civil Society in UN Human Rights Mechanisms- On the occasion of the publication of the book “United Nations Commission on Human Rights” with Dr. John Pace.
Descriptions This seminar is in celebration of the publication of the book The United Nations Commission on Human Rights by Dr. John Pace, who served as Secretary for the Commission for 16 years. The book itself is a very detailed and factual record of each session of the Commission. Based on the thorough collection of information, recommendations are made to make the Human Rights Council a body with all UN Member States, and to have civil society consultation as a more integrated part of the UN’s human rights machinery. In the seminar, the author of the book will discuss his findings about the UN Commission on Human Rights, and panelists from the civil society and academia will join him in capturing lessons learned from the past and exploring the future of human rights.
Date 27 January 2021 (Wed). 18:00~19:30
Venue Zoom (Pre-registration required: https://forms.gle/BSC13tMb98rGyHH89)
Lecturer Dr. John Pace (former Secretary, UN Commission on Human Rights)
Commentators Ms. Atsuko Miwa, Director (HURIGHTS Osaka);
Prof. Saul Takahashi (Osaka Jogakuin University)
Moderator Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo)
Language English
Materials To be distributed after registration if any.
Organizer Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Co-organizers Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo;
HURIGHTS Osaka

HSP Seminar (#274) “International Criminal Court: Its Establishment and Challenges” (Jan. 15, 2021)

Title International Criminal Court: Its Establishment and Challenges
Descriptions In this seminar, the speaker will discus the development and challenges of the International Criminal Court, with episodes from his experience in heading the Japanese delegation at the time of the establishement of the Court.
Date 15 January 2021 (Fri), 16:00-17:30
Venue Zoom (Link will be sent to those registered. Register by 14 January at: www.bit.ly/2KZ6Ebd)
Lecturer Mr. Hisashi Owada (Former President and Judge, International Court of Justice)
Moderator Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo)
Language English
Materials To be distributed to registered participants.
Organizers Global Praxis class, Global Komaba, The University of Tokyo;
Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Supporter Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#273) “Investigating possible violations of human rights law: the case of UN Commissions of Inquiry” (Jan. 13, 2021)

Title Investigating possible violations of human rights law: the case of UN Commissions of Inquiry
Descriptions In this seminar, the speaker, who serves on the UN Commission of Inquiry for Burundi, will speak in her personal capacity. She first discuss different types of investigations and the different purposes they serve. She will also comment briefly on the different contexts, notably whether there is an armed conflict or not. Following that, the speaker will discuss Commissions of Inquiry.
Date 13 January 2021(Wed), 19:00-20:30
Venue Zoom (Link will be sent to those registered with aikiharahunt[at]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
Lecturer Prof. Francoise J Hampson (Commissioner, UN Commission of Inquiry for Burundi; Emiratus Professor, University of Essex)
Moderator Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo)
Language English
Materials To be distributed to registered people if any.
Organizers Global Praxis class, Global Komaba, The University of Tokyo;
Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Supporter Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#272) “富岡町3.11を語る会 オンライン口演会” (Dec. 19, 2020)

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The Recording of the HSP Admission Guidance Session [closed]

We held the HSP Admission Guidance Session on Oct. 31, 2020.

You can watch the recording of the session below until Nov. 17 (Tues.), so please check it out.

Note: The session was held in Japanese.

The recording has been closed.

Application guidelines have been revised

Application guidelines for April 2021 enrollment of Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP) have been revised. On Oct. 30, 2020, the revised version was published on the website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (in Japanese).

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Oct 31, 2020)

There will be changes in the admission to our program (HSP) this year in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). New information will be published on the website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (in Japanese) on Oct. 30 (Fri.).

We are going to hold an additional admission guidance session as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to join in.

  • Date: Oct. 31 (Sat.), 2020, 11:30 –
  • Venue: Online (Zoom)

If you would like to join in this session, please fill out the form below and press ‘send’ (送信) till Oct. 29 (Thurs.).

On Oct. 30 (Fri.), we are going to send the URL for the session to the registered addresses.

Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

The session has been closed.

The Recording of the HSP Admission Guidance Session [closed]

We held the 2nd HSP Admission Guidance Session on Oct. 10, 2020.

You can watch the recording of the session below until Oct. 30 (Fri.), so please check it out.

Note: The session was held in Japanese.

The recording has been closed.

HSP Seminar (#271) “International Leadership in the 21st Century: Themes, Contexts, and Critiques” (Nov. 7, 2020)


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Title International Leadership in the 21st Century: Themes, Contexts, and Critiques
Descriptions There are currently two major processes at play within the international system, especially as a result of the ‘New Cold War’ between China and the US, and the major disruption to international relations caused by COVID-19 and climate change.

On the one hand, there are observations about the lack of leadership at the international level, be that in addressing long-term issues such as climate change or the unprecedented challenges, including the economic challenges, posited by the current global health crisis. In these observations, the lack of leadership is often targeted at global governance in general and international organizations (UN, WHO) in particular.

On the other hand, it is yet to be known what leadership at the international level entails. Is it part of the transferable skills that depend on the person’s abilities, or a gift certain people are born with? Does the type of leadership depend on the context in which we live? Or is it dependent on the goal? In short, while there seems to be a shared quest for more international leadership, there is no agreement on which form such leadership should take.

In this seminar, discussions are focused on two main questions:
1. What is the international leadership needed in the contemporary world?
2. Are there any specific leadership models that cater for specific needs?
The panels are formed alongside these two questions.
There are currently two major processes at play within the international system, especially as a result of the ‘New Cold War’ between China and the US, and the major disruption to international relations caused by COVID-19 and climate change.

Date 7 November 2020 (Sat), 15:00-18:00
Venue Zoom (Prior registration required by 6 November at: https://bit.ly/34mXP0J)
Lecturers Prof. Kate Gilmore (Fellow, Harvard University; former Deputy High-Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights);
Prof. Lise Howard (Professor, Georgetown University, President, ACUNS);
Prof. Suze Wilson (Professor, Massey University, New Zealand);
Prof. Varuni Ganepola (Professor, Monash University, Australia);
Prof. Sukehiro Hasegawa (Special Advisor, Kyoto University of the Arts, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General, UN Mission for Timor-Leste);
Prof. Sangita Rayamaji (Professor, Pokhara University, Nepal)
Moderators Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo);
Herman Salton (Professor, International Christian University)
Language English
Materials To be distributed to registered people.
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo;
Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Tokyo Liaison Office;
International Christian University (ICU)
Supporter Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#270) “地域創生実学概論” (Sep. 26 – Oct. 17, 2020)

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The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Oct 10, 2020)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: Oct. 10 (Sat.), 2020, 10:00 –
  • Venue: Online (Zoom)

There may be changes in the admission to the program this year in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
If the departments and the programs of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences change the admission guidelines, new information will be published on the website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Also, there may be another admission guidance session as needed.

Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

The session has been closed.

HSP Seminar (#269) “Arbitration and Mediation: To improve commercial disputes processing by Vietnam and Japan” (Jun. 18, 2020)

Title Arbitration and Mediation: To improve commercial disputes processing by Vietnam and Japan
Descriptions Japan is currently the third largest import and export market of Vietnam. Good political relations, the cultural understanding and harmony between the people of the two countries have been being a solid foundation for the positive and sustainable growth of trade relations between Vietnam and Japan. The year 2020 is expected to be a year of outstanding development of relations between Japan and Vietnam, unfortunately trade between the two nations has been facing great difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the epidemic, goods and human transport are obstructed or even shut down, critically damaging trade activities.

Vietnam has now well controlled its epidemic in the country and has begun to re establish the “new normal” state for economic development; however, commercial transactions are still significantly affected by COVID-19 disruption of supply chains and consumption chains lead to unfulfillment of contractual obligations or unreasonably high costs of implementation, exposing many businesses to legal risks (breach of contracts) that might result in disputes and unwanted lawsuits. With the aim of furnishing Vietnamese and Japanese enterprises with suitable alternative dispute resolution options to assist the sustainable growth of trade relations, Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC) and Research Center for Sustainable Peace, The University of Tokyo as co organizes the Conference on Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Mediation To improve the dispute processing by Vietnam and Japan. Details about the event are as follows:

Program Overview:
[Session 1: Available out-court mechanisms of resolution for commercial disputes in Japan and Vietnam – Legislation and Practical views]

  • Speaker: Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung(Arbitrator, VIAC)and others.

[Session 2: What are best fit for Japan-Vietnam commercial disputes? Expert’s advices on how to practically improve the enforcing contracts in Vietnam?]

  • Speaker: Mr. Phan Trong Dat(Deputy General Secretary, Vietnam International Arbitration Centre, Deputy Director, Vietnam Mediation Centre of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre)and others.

[Session 3: Discussing the Initiative on creating a Network Group on Vietnam-Japan Commercial Disputes (Mediation-Arbitration) under the Japan-Vietnam Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and Strategic Partnership]

  • Speaker: Professor Yasunobu Sato (Director of RCSP of the University of Tokyo, Japan) and others.

* Related to this seminar, please refer to the following report of the seminar “International Arbitration and Rule of Law For Sustainable Market”, held on August 4th, 2017, at Vietnam Japan University (VJU), co-sponsored by Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP) and Vietnam Japan University.
http://cdr.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/RCSP/en/topics/460.html

Date June 18, 2020 (Thursday) 7:30 am – 11:30 am (Vietnam time)
* Webiner will be started on 8:00am (Vietnam time).
Venue Hall Room No 1 – Floor 7, VCCI Building, 9 Dao Duy Anh, Dong Da, Hanoi
Video conference via Zoom platform (Webinar ID 950 6136 9820 – Password 123456)
Lecturers
  • Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung (Arbitrator, VIAC)
  • Mr. Naoki Idei (Vice President, Japan International Dispute Resolution Center, JIDRC)
  • Ms. Hiroko Nihei (Public Relations Officer, Attorney at Law, The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, JCAA)
  • Mr. Phan Trong Dat (Deputy General Secretary, Vietnam International Arbitration Centre, Deputy Director, Vietnam Mediation Centre of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre)
  • Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan (Fouding Partner, LNT & Partners, Accrediated CEDR Mediator)
  • Mr. Keigo Sawayama(Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Law Firm, Hanoi)
  • Mr. Haruo Okada (Chief Director , Japan International Mediation Centre-Kyoto, JIMC-Kyoto)
  • Professor Yasunobu Sato (Director of RCSP of the University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Mr. Vu Anh Duong Permanent (Vice Chairman cum Secretary General of VIAC)
  • Mr. Shiro Muto (Head of Legal Department, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, JCCI in Vietnam)
  • Mr. Kazuhiko Bando (President, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, JCAA)
Languages Vietnamese and Japanese; simultaneous interpretation is available
Materials See below
Organizer Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Co-organizers Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC)
Supporters Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, Japan Trade Promotion Organization in Hanoi (JETRO), Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), Japan International Cooperation Agency in Hanoi (JICA Hanoi), VNU Vietnam Japan University (VJU), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC), Japan International Mediation Center (JIMC), Ministry of Justice of Japan, Study of Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) )
Notes Registration:

– Register in advance to join the offline seminar at VIAC’s office in Hanoi;
Please email to sukien.viac@gmail.com

– Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hyMAeyEWTgOldVOyrwnNQQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Or using:
Webinar ID: 950 6136 9820
Webinar password: 123456
to join the webinar directly.

HSP Seminar (#268) “COVID-19 and United Nations’ Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – Victim-Centered Pesepctive” (Jun. 17, 2020)

Title COVID-19 and United Nations’ Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – Victim-Centered Pesepctive
Descriptions Join us in a Special Seminar with the UN Victims’ Rights Advocate Ms. Jane Connors to gain an inside look into perspectives in protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) during the time of COVID-19. She will speak about what the UN’s approach is in prevention and responding to SEA during this difficult time, as COVID-19 and responses to it may put certain groups in a more vulnerable position in the society. The UN is taking a victim-centered approach, and is working on strengthening the existing protection mechanisms to enable beneficiaries of humanitarian aid to have safe access to aid while preventing SEA, as well as to secure safe reporting in case SEA incidents happen. The UN’s Victims’ Rights Advocate Ms. Jane Connors will speak, followed by Q and A.
Date 17 June (Wed) 2020, 18:00-19:00 17:00–18:00 (changed)
Venue Zoom (Prior registration necessary: https://forms.gle/gNQ964FWn7c3rp3h7)
Lecturer Ms. Jane Connors, UN Victims’ Rights Advocate, Assistant Secretary-General, the United Nations
Moderator Dr. Ai Kihara-Hunt, Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo
Language English
Materials To be distributed to registered participants
Organizers Office of the Victims’ Rights Advocate, the United Nations;
Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Co-organizer Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Notes This seminar is limited to the University of Tokyo’s Faculty and Students. Please join in the HSP seminar on sexual exploitation and abuse in the UN on 15 June 2020 to enable informed participation to this special event. In order to have a productive discussion, participation is limited to maximum 40.

HSP Seminar (#267) “Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at the UN: the Issues, Prevention and Accountability” (Jun. 15, 2020)

Title Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at the UN: the Issues, Prevention and Accountability
Descriptions Nearly 30 years has passed since the issue of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in UN Peace Operations has become public. What is the nature and extent of the issue, and how has the UN been preventing and responding to it? This seminar is based on findings from her research into accountability for SEA and the High-Level Roundtable on SEA co-convened with the UN Victims’ Rights Advocate in 2019.
Date 15 June (Mon) 2020, 18:00-19:30
Venue Zoom (URL will be given after you register at https://forms.gle/AohJE45Y1v5ULx4k8)
Lecturer Dr. Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo)
Language English
Materials To be distributed to registered people.
Organizer Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Co-organizer Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Notes Those who are registered for the Special Seminar on 17 June by the UN Victims’ Rights Advocate (limited to University of Tokyo faculty and students), please join this seminar.

The Recording of the HSP Admission Guidance Session [closed]

We held the 1st HSP Admission Guidance Session on May 30, 2020.

You can watch the recording of the session below until June 15 (Mon.), so please check it out.

Note: The session was held in Japanese.

The recording has been closed.

The 2nd HSP Admission Guidance Session is going to be held in October.

The website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will provide the details later.

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (May 30, 2020)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: May 30 (Sat.), 2020, 13:00-15:00
  • Venue: Online (Zoom)

If you would like to join the session, please fill out the form below and press ‘send’ (送信) till May 28 (Thurs.).
On May 29 (Fri.), we will send the link to the registered addresses.
Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

The form has been closed.

The 2nd HSP Admission Guidance Session is going to be held in October 10, 2020. (More details)

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HSP Seminar (#266) “Diversity of Jewish refugees in wartime Japan and Shanghai” (Feb. 19, 2020)

Title Diversity of Jewish refugees in wartime Japan and Shanghai
Date February 19, 2020 (Wed.) 14:00 – 17:30
Venue 21 KOMCEE West (Map) 3F 303, Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo
Lecturers Kiril Feferman (Senior Lecturer, Head of the Holocaust History Center, Ariel University)
Martyna Rusiniak-Karwat (Assistant Professor, the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Language English (No simultaneous interpretation)
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Yakov Zinberg (Kokushikan University, Department of Asia 21)
Kenji Kanno (Tokyo University of Science)
Marylka Project
Notes Free participation, no registration required

HSP Seminar (#265) “Developments on the Political Situation in Afghanistan and the UN” (Jan. 10, 2020)

Title Developments on the Political Situation in Afghanistan and the UN
Descriptions With the the assassination of Tetsu Nakamura still fresh, future prospects of peace building in Afghanistan appear bleak. In this session, Mr. Yamamoto and Mr. Mizuta have kindly spared their time to share their experiences while they visit Japan.
Date January 10, 2020 (Friday) 14:00 – 15:30
Venue Collaboration Room 1, Bldg. 18, Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo
Lecturer Tadamichi Yamamoto (Special Representative of the Secretary-General and United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Head)
Commentator Shinichi Mizuta (Special Aide to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General; HSP PhD Alumnus)
Language Japanese
Organizer Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#264) “The End of Refugee Law?” (Jan. 15, 2020)

Title The End of Refugee Law?
Descriptions While the number of people fleeing from conflict and persecution has been on the rise, it has become increasingly difficult for refugees to find safety and receive adequate protection. In this regard, some argue that the international refugee law is “obsolete” and has less “relevance” to the global challenge today. Are we witnessing the end of refugee law? This seminar will address the potential of refugee law in terms of developing a new global vision of refugee protection through looking at refugee law’s relationship with other bodies of law and reconceiving refugee law from the standpoint of domestic law.
Date 15 January (Wed) 2020, 18:00-19:30
Venue Collaboration Room 1 (4th Floor), Bldg. 18, Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo
Lecturer Prof. David Cantor
(Director of the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London)
Commentator Prof. Ai Kihara-Hunt
(Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo)
Moderator Ms. Urara Furukawa
(PhD student, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo)
Language English
Materials To be distributed at the event.
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Refugee Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Co-organizer Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#263) “HSP Seminar – Nepal Study Tour Report: Asian Pro-Bono Conference and the Forgotten Refugees” (Dec. 10, 2019)

Title HSP Seminar – Nepal Study Tour Report: Asian Pro-Bono Conference and the Forgotten Refugees
Descriptions In this seminar participants of the Rissho Kosei-Kai/Human Security Forum’s Study Tour to Nepal will present the findings of their field work. Its contents include the Asia Pro-bono Conference held on 10-19 September as well as the latest circumstances of Tibetan, Bhutanese, and Rohingya refugees in the region.
Date December 10, 2019, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM
Venue Collaboration Room 1, Building 18, Komaba Campus I, University of Tokyo
Language Japanese
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Non-Profit Organization “Human Security Forum” (HSF)

Photo Exhibition “We Are Made Stateless: Rohingya on the Border” (Nov.16–17, 2019)

HSP supports the Photo Exhibition “We Are Made Stateless: Rohingya on the Border” at the JASID-JAHSS joint conference 2019. For more information see the official website of the conference.

HSP Seminar (#262) “International Refugee Law: Can It Help Japan with Its Current Challenges?” (Nov. 17, 2019)

The following seminar, which will be held at the JAHSS-JASID joint conference, will be held as HSP seminar (#262) as well. For more information see the official website of the conference.

JAHSS-JASID Joint International Conference 2019 “Refugees/Migrants and Education/Employment: Seeking to Ensure Human Security” (Nov. 16–17, 2019)

The Japan Association for Human Security Studies (JAHSS) and The Japan Society for International Development (JASID) co-host the joint international conference at the Komaba Campus, the University of Tokyo.
For more information see the official website of the conference.

Title JAHSS-JASID Joint International Conference 2019 “Refugees/Migrants and Education/Employment: Seeking to Ensure Human Security”
About This joint conference between the Japan Society for International Development (JASID) and the Japan Association for Human Security Studies (JAHSS) planned to be an ideal forum to address issues on refugees/migrants and education/employment. JASID was established thirty years ago with academics and practitioners who work on development. The Japan Association for Human Security Studies (JAHSS) is a newer association of academics focusing on human security. Together they can provide the best forum for seeking the junction between human security and sustainable development.
The conference aims to have a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach, involving not only academic but also practitioners, with refugees and migrants in the center of all discussions – to realize the goal of “leaving no one behind”.
The conference will consider what kinds of integration supports are necessary and appropriate to realize a multicultural society in the future. It will also look into the issue of employment, as it realizes the fact that educational opportunity on its own is insufficient in addressing the refugees/migrants’ needs. Questions to be asked may include: Where are refugees and migrants placed currently in the Japanese society, and how appropriate is it? What can and should be done in this regard? What is expected of various stakeholders, such as universities? How can we encourage a mindset and make a system of learning from refugees and migrants? Will innovation of new technology such as block chain bring about new approach for inclusive education for refugees and migrants as well as promotion of multicultural society?
Dates November 16-17 (Sat-Sun), 2019
Venue Komaba Campus, the University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station (IN03) on the Keio Inokashira Line)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Oct. 22, 2019)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: October 22 (Tue.), 2019, 9:30-
  • Venue: Room 1323, 2nd floor, Bldg.13 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Notes: Registration is not required. Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

For more details, please refer to the website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (in Japanese).

HSP Seminar (#261) “「フェミニズム」と開発――誤認のポリティクスと農業労働の女性化のグローバル/ローカルヒストリー (in Japanese)” (Oct. 19, 2019)

Title 「フェミニズム」と開発――誤認のポリティクスと農業労働の女性化のグローバル/ローカルヒストリー
Descriptions  「女性」の視点に立ったとき、初めて見えてくる不具合がある。フェミニズムの問題意識は、国際開発政策に影響を与え、1970年代より発展途上国/第三世界の女性を対象とする開発プロジェクトの実施に結びついてきた。とりわけ農村部では、女性の耕作の支援がされてきた。しかし、西欧の学術界と権威的な開発援助機関を中心に展開されてきた諸議論は、支援対象となる女性たちの地位と役割、その歴史的変容について誤認を産んできた。そして、「国際社会」の関心のもと、女性たちに多重の役割を課して女性の農業を推進することで、大きな経済変容に見舞われてきた今日のグローバルサウスの「労働の女性化」に想定外に加担してきた。
現在も声高に叫ばれている、女性の耕作への支援の必要性を説く開発言説は、彼女たちの暮らしの何を見えなくさせてきたのか。土地を求め、夫への不満を述べる女性たちの声――開発研究や援助レポートで引用され、現場でも頻繁に聞こえてくる――をどのように分析すべきなのか。本発表では、著書『サバンナのジェンダー――西アフリカ農村経済の民族誌』(明石書店、2019年)をもとに、ポストコロニアル論と開発の交差点で女性の虚像が新たに産みだされた経緯や経済の自由化の分析を加えながら、女性の労働をテーマに直近の現代の農業の歴史を検討する。これをとおして、今後、女性の農業の支援をますます重視している開発政策がはらむ問題について考えたい。
Date October 19, 2019 (Sat.) 14:00 – 17:00 (Reception: –18:00)
Venue Collaboration Room 1, Bldg. 18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer 友松夕香(京都大学)
Commentator 佐藤斉華(帝京大学)
Moderator 関谷雄一(東京大学)
Language Japanese
Materials Materials will be distributed on the day at the seminar.
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
日本文化人類学会 関東地区研究懇談会
Co-organizer Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Oct. 12, 2019) [Cancelled]

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: October 12 (Sat.), 2019, 10:00-
  • Venue: Room 1323, 2nd floor, Bldg.13 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Notes: Registration is not required. Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

Other departments and programs also will hold guidance sessions on the same day. For more details, please refer to a page on the website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (in Japanese).

The Admission Guidance Session will be cancelled due to predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis.
We will hold another session on Oct. 22. For more details, please refer here.

HSP Seminar (#260) “Symposium on Contemporary Challenges of International Humanitarian Law Panel Discussion: Human Control over Autonomous Weapon Systems Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions”(Sep. 7, 2019)

Title Symposium on Contemporary Challenges of International Humanitarian Law Panel Discussion: Human Control over Autonomous Weapon Systems Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions
Descriptions Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, this symposium is organized to recognize current challenges to international humanitarian law and to create the necessary space to engage interlocutors in reflections on how we can work together towards ensuring better respect for the law. The symposium will start with a keynote speech by Professor Noam Lubell of University of Essex, who will discuss contemporary challenges of IHL. The keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion with a focus on autonomous weapon systems.
The issue of autonomous weapon systems has been discussed under the framework of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). There are many attempts to clarify how autonomous weapon systems are and should be regulated. However, it is still unclear what this means in real terms. The discussion in this event will focus on the technical questions on how human control can be achieved at the different stages mainly from legal perspectives but also from technical side, thereby contributing to cultivating a better understanding of the issue and to shape deeper discussions on autonomous weapon systems.
Date September 7th, 2019 (Sat) 13:00 – 16:30
Venue Bldg. 18 (Map), Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo
Lecturer Prof. Noam Lubell (Director of the Essex Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub, University of Essex)
Commentators Ms. Mary Wareham (Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch)
Mr. Hideo Tomikawa (Senior Fellow, National Institute for Defence Studies, Ministry of Defence)
Prof. Yoshihiko Nakamura (Department of Mechano-Informatics, the University of Tokyo)
Dr. Jan Römer (Regional Legal Advisor for Asia and the Pacific Region, ICRC)
Moderator Mr. Hisashi Tsuya (NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Commentator)
Languages English and Japanese (simultaneous translation)
Materials To be distributed at the event.
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Supporters Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
Japanese Red Cross Society (TBC)

HSP Seminar (#259) “Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Between Human Rights and Social Integration – Comparative Studies between the Case of the UK and Japan”(Jul. 23, 2019)

Title Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Between Human Rights and Social Integration – Comparative Studies between the Case of the UK and Japan
Descriptions The Convention Related to the Status of Refugees (1951) and its additional Protocol (1967) defines the term refugee and establishes the core principle of non-refoulement that forbids a country receiving asylum seekers to return them to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom. However, the reality is far from the spirit of this principle of customary international law. Faced with an increase number of people claiming asylum, governments have often reacted in a very defensive way by ignoring their responsibilities towards refugees and asylum seekers and in some case contravening their basic human rights. Stringent border controls, criminalisation, negative stereotypes, arbitrary detentions, removal or limited right to welfare, the lack of adequate legal representation and a complex and long processes of claiming asylum is often the norm. As a consequence, people who already have experienced traumatic events are faced with new traumatic experiences in terms of destitution, racism, poverty that in some cases lead to severe mental health issues.

In this seminar, the speakers will discuss two situations in particular: that of the UK and Japan. Dr. Gigoux will discuss the case of the UK and stresses the need to re-situate the debate on refugees and asylum seekers around the fundamental principle of non-refoulement while adopting a human rights-based approach when demanding governments to develop policies and practices for people requesting protection. In the process the role of non-state actors such as community organisations, faith groups, charities and universities should be regarded as playing a fundamental role in the social integration of refugees and asylum seekers but also in shaping government policies and practices.
Ms. Tsuchida will analyse the situation of Japan from two perspectives: refugee reception policy and the role of ethnic communities in reception of asylum seekers. Since asylum seekers cannot access public services while waiting for their application results, informal support provided by the community is an important factor for their livelihood. Focusing on the receiving community provides important findings, in particular in human security, both for the academia and practitioners.

Date July 23, 2019 (Tue.) 18:00 – 19:30
Venue Collaboration Room 3, Bldg. 18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturers Dr. Carlos Gigoux (Deputy Director of the Migration Studies, University of Essex)
Chiaki Tsuchida (Doctoral Student, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), University of Tokyo)
Moderator Dr. Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), University of Tokyo)
Language English
Materials Materials will be distributed on the day at the seminar.
Organizer Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), University of Tokyo
Co-organizers Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
Centre for Migration Studies, University of Essex
Notes Admission free. No prior registration required.

HSP Seminar (#258) “復興と尊厳——東日本大震災の人類学のこれまでとこれからを考える (in Japanese)” (Jul. 14, 2019)

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HSP Seminar (#257) “Field Work Report on Myanmar: Challenges and Developments Regarding Aid” (Jun. 28, 2019)

Title Field Work Report on Myanmar: Challenges and Developments Regarding Aid
Description This is a cross-cutting seminar, involving the participation of industry, academia, and government, jointly co-organized by SDG+16 Association and Network Governance Association. Japan has made concerted government and private sector efforts towards Myanmar’s democratization and peacebuilding, together with the repatriation of refugees and internally displaced peoples. Nonetheless, a large-scale humanitarian and refugee crisis persists along its border with Bangladesh, further compounded by Europe and the US’s readiness to impose economic sanctions. Attorney Akiko Sato will discuss developments and findings from her field work in March 2018 and make suggestions with regards to Japan’s aid policy. Please note that in order to allow open discussion, Chatham House rules will be imposed.
Date 28th June 2019, Friday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Venue Bldg.18 (Map) 4F Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturers Akiko Sato, Attorney
Yuji Mori The Nippon Foundation, Standing Director (via video)
Takashi Yanai, Sumitomo Corportation
Kenro Oshidari, AAR Standing Director
Commentator Yukio Saita, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director, First South East Asia Division (TBD)
Moderator Yasunobu Sato, Professor, University of Tokyo
Language Japanese
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia”
Co-organizer SDG16+Study Group

[News] An article about the HSP seminar (#255) is published in “仮想通貨Watch” (in Japanese)

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HSP Symposium “The SDGs and Network Governance: Opportunities and Challenges in Data-Driven Innovation” (Jul. 13, 2019)

Title The SDGs and Network Governance: Opportunities and Challenges in Data-Driven Innovation
Description The development of data-driven innovation, including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain is expected to play a key role in tacking sustainability challenges, including environmental protection, energy security, public health, and humanitarian assistance. Critically depending upon data availability and accessibility, data-driven innovation requires efficient and effective collection, diffusion, and utilization of a vast amount of various kinds of data in cyber-physical systems. A network mode of governance is of particular importance to facilitate open, dynamic interactions with stakeholders in realizing the potential of the emerging smart technologies. In this symposium we discuss opportunities and challenges in data-driven innovation in addressing SDGs and their implications for network governance, considering societal concerns about privacy, cyber security, and public safety.
Date July 13th, 2019 (Sat) 18:00 – 20:00, followed by Reception at Bldg. No. 18, Open Space
Venue Bldg. No. 18 (Map), Hall, Komaba Campus I, University of Tokyo
(in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station (IN03) on the Keio Inokashira Line)
Lecturer(s) Masaru Yarime (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Commentators Masato Noda (Associate Professor, Ibaraki University)
Yoshiyuki Yamamoto (Former Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology) (online)
Kotaro Katsuki (Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Moderator Yasunobu Sato (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Language Japanese
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Co-organizers JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia”
Executive Committee of the JAHSS & JASID Joint International Conference 2019
Supporters Japan Association for Human Security Studies
The Japan Society for International Development
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

HSP Seminar (#256) “Refugees and IDPs in South Sudan and Its Neighbors” (Jun. 20, 2019)

HSP Seminar (#256) “Refugees and IDPs in South Sudan and Its Neighbors” (June 20, 2019)

Title Refugees and IDPs in South Sudan and Its Neighbors
Description The lecturer is a Rotary Peace Fellow and a graduate student of Peace and Conflict studies at ICU’s graduate school. He is from South Sudan. He experienced life as an IDP and a refugee for several years in the past. As a witness, he will talk about what he and his family experienced, and why he studies in Japan. He will also highlight the current situation of IDPs and refugees in South Sudan. In the timing of TICAD VII to be held in Yokohama, we should learn from him the reality of the peoples in the conflicts, the issues of international cooperation and the role of Japanese people to contribute to their human security.
Date June 20, 2019 (Thursday) 10:25 – 12:10
Venue 21 KOMCEE East (Map) 113 (ground floor), Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo
Lecturer Mr. Seme Nelson Lomole, Master Student, International Christian University (ICU)
Commentator Mr. Naohiko Omata, Researcher, The Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre
Moderator Prof. Yasunobu Sato, Professor, The University of Tokyo
Language English
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
The Project of Compilation and Documentation on Refugees and Migrants (CDR), Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Co-organizors Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#255) “Can Blockchain Improve UN?: Possibility of Decentralized Assistance” (May 29, 2019)

Title HSP Seminar (#255) “Can Blockchain Improve UN?: Possibility of Decentralized Assistance”
Description The technology of Blockchain is now applied for the UN humanitarian operations, such as assistance for refugees. The Western NGOs seem to have already used it. We examine the possibility of non-centralized international cooperation and network governance beyond the limitation of nation-state system through technological innovation.
Date May 29th, 2019 (Wed) 17:00 – 19:00
Venue Bldg. No. 18 (Map), Collaboration Room 1 on the 4th floor, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer Yoshiyuki Yamamoto (Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology) by Skype
Commentator Masaru Yarime (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Moderator Yasunobu Sato (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Languages Japanese and English
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Study of Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia”
Co-organizer Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Jun. 1, 2019)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: June 1 (Sat.), 2019, 13:00-15:00
  • Venue: Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
    (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station (IN03) on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Registration is not required.
Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

This HSP Admission Guidance Session was held on June 1, 2019.
We are going to hold another admission guidance session in October (TBA).

HSP Seminar (#254) “Book Launch Seminar ‘Civil and Political Rights in Japan – A Tribute to Sir Nigel Rodley’”

Description: At the occasion of a new publication Civil and Political Rights in Japan – A Tribute to Sir Nigel Rodley(Routledge, 2019), the editor and contributors will discuss about topics of civil and political rights in Japan.
Date: March, 23, 2019 (Sat)18:00 -20:00
Venue: Media Laboratory 2, Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Saul Takahashi (Professor, Osaka Jogakuin University)
Ai Kihara-Hunt  (Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Language: English and Japanese
Materials: 30% discount voucher will be distributed.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#253) “Human Security Now in Cambodia -Seminar on Human Security Forum Study Tour”

Date:

26 November 2018 (Mon), 14:00~16:30.

Venue:

301 Room, Bldg. 10 (3rd Flr.), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo.

Lecturer:

Keynote speech
Masato Noda (Associate Professor, Ibaraki University. HSF Study Tour Advisor) “Leading Issues of Human Security in Cambodia from SDGs Perspective”

Student presentation 1
Amaël Cognacq (Graduate of PEAK Programme, The University of Tokyo) “Legal, Political and Socio-Economic Situation of Cambodia 2018”.

Student presentation 2 (in Japanese)
金田 崇史(東京大学文科一類)「soft lawと日本の支援のあり方」

*Presentations on Hong Kong and Myanmar study tours will also be given in the seminar.

Commentator:

Professor Yasunobu Sato (The University of Tokyo. Vice President of HSF)

Professor Saburo Takizawa (Toyo Eiwa University. President of Japan for UNHCR)

Language:

English and Japanese

Organizers:

Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Human Security Forum (HSF)

Co-organizers:

JASID-SDGs

HSP Seminar (#252) “AIIB Today—Its Governance and the Rule of Law”

Description: We learn how AIIB is working for dispelling the concerns on issues on its governance, transparency and accountability as well as how it is independent of and in the meanwhile complementary to China’s BRI. We discuss possible policies of Japan to cooperate and collaborate with AIIB as well as China for its BRI for rule of law and access to justice for sustainable development as prescribed in the Goal 16 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Registration: Needed. Please register from here.

Date: November,22, 2018(Thur.) 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: ‘SMBC Academia Hall’ 4th floor, International Academic Research Bldg., Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Mr. Gerard SANDERS, General Counsel, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Mr. Xuan GAO, Ph.D., Senior Counsel, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Commentator: Prof. Toshiro NISHIZAWA, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), The University of Tokyo

Prof. Yasunobu SATO, Ph.D., Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, The University of Tokyo

•Language: English
Organizers: Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), The University of Tokyo

Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar (#251) “Dispute Processing in Cambodia: Labour Arbitration”

 

Description: Assisted by ILO, Cambodia developed an arbitration for labour disputes. Due to the recent revision of the law on labour, it does not seem to work properly. This seminar will review and update dispute processing and access to justice in labour dispute.
Date: Nov., 16, 2018(Fri.)17:00 – 18:30
Venue: Bldg.18, 4th floor, Collaboration Room 2, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Professor Kong Phallack (Dean, Law School of Pannastra Cambodia University)

Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo)
Language: English
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies(IAGS), University of Tokyo

 

HSP Seminar (#250) “Contemporary issues in International Humanitarian Law”

Description:  

Can International Humanitarian Law (IHL) deal with current tech challenges including cyber operations, drones, and autonomous systems? Professor Lubell will talk about contemporary issues in International Humanitarian Law via Skype.
He is a leading figure on International Humanitarian Law, in particular on contemporary challenges and use of force. He was the Head of the School of Law at the University of Essex, UK, from 2014 until 2017, and now also serves as the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

Date: Nov., 16, 2018(Fri.) 18:00 – 19:30
Venue: Bldg.18, 4th floor, Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Noam Lubell (University of Essex)
Moderator: Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo)
Language: English
Materials: To be handed out at the venue.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC),

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies(IAGS), University of Tokyo

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Oct. 13, 2018)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: October 13 (Sat.), 2018, 10:00-
  • Venue: Room 1323, 2nd floor, in Bldg.13 (Map),
    Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Registration is not required.
Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

HSP Seminar (#249) “マヌーシュよ、どこへ行くの?:〈ジプシー〉の民族誌、そして、不確実な世界に住まう〈ノマド〉の人類学へ”

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HSP Seminar (#248) “A Supporter in the Neighboring Town Talks: The Relationship with Minamisanriku after 7 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake”

Description: See Japanese Description.
Date: July, 7th, 2018(Sat) 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: Collaboration room1, 4F Bldg #18. , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Tadafumi Matsubara (Manager, Commerce and Industry Division, Contena Oami)
Commentator: Makoto Maruyama  (Professor of the University of Tokyo)
Moderator: Megumi Ishimoto (Executive Director, Women’s Eye, Japan)
Language: Japanese
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#247) “One Belt One Road Initiative and Japan’s Indo-Pacific Strategy towards Eastern Africa”

Description: Dr. Cannon is researching on the Japanese diplomacy for Indo-Pacific Strategy. He will analyse and discuss its relationship with the Chinese One Belt and One Road Initiative towards East Africa.
Date: July, 4th, 2018(Wed) 16:50 - 18:35
Venue: Bldg.18, 4th floor, ‘ collaboration room 3’ , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Dr. Brendon Cannon (Assistant Professor of Khalifa University, Institute of International and Civil Security)
Commentator: Mitsugi Endo (Professor of the University of Tokyo)
Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor of the University of Tokyo, Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Peace (RCSP))
Language: English
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

Co-organizers: Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
Supporters: Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) of JSPS, 2016-2021: Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia

HSP Seminar (#246) “Humanitarian Forensics – Application Today and Emerging Challenges”

Description: When people die during wars or disasters, or while migrating, their bodies must be handled respectfully and with dignity; and the remains of unknown individuals must be searched for, recovered and identified. Humanitarian work has come to include these tasks, for which forensic science offers matchless tools and expertise.

In this seminar, Oran Finegan, Head of Forensic Unit, Protection Division, International Committee of the Red Cross, will provide overview of the work of the ICRC in forensics and how this is applied to the humanitarian sphere globally by giving practical examples of its application to the missing and migration, and the management of the dead in disaster/conflict. The seminar will also highlight and discuss emerging challenges in the humanitarian sphere and the role of forensic science in addressing these such as urbanisation of conflict, protracted conflict, and dealing with the dead from refugee camps.

There will be questions and answers time at the end. Refreshment to follow after the seminar.

Registration: Prior registration is encouraged to ensure the space from the website.

Date: June, 11, 2018(Monday)18:00 – 19:30
Venue: Bldg. 18, 4th Floor, Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Oran Finegan (Head of Forensic Unit, Protection Division, International Committee of the Red Cross)
Moderator: Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Language: English
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo
Co-organizers: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), the University of Tokyo

JAMPS: The 2018 Annual Conference

The 2018 Annual Conference of the Japan Association for Migration Policy Studies (JAMPS) will be held on 26-27, May 2018.
For more information, see here.

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Jun. 2, 2018)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: June 2 (Sat.), 2018, 13:00-15:00
  • Venue: Hall in Bldg.18 (Map),
  • Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Registration is not required.
Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

HSP Seminar (#245)”‘Syria Crisis’ and the Findings of UN Commission of Inquiry: Prospect of International Prosecution”

Description:

It is seven years since the conflict started in Syria, shocking the world community for the brutality suffered by the civilian population combined with the persistent inaction by powerful States.
In Japan, the media reports on the conflict itself, but it is often not discussed further. The focus of the Japanese media and public is on the humanitarian condition and aid.
This seminar attempts to go further and discuss about violations of international law and the extent of resulting civilian suffering. It has three objects:
1. To provide facts about the kinds and extent of violence that has happened in Syria. For that purpose, the seminar invites a former member of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria (CoI), which investigated alleged violations of international law.
2. To facilitate active international law discussion on Syria.
3. To see prospect of pursuing accountability for violations of international law.

* This event will be run under ‘Chatham House Rule’.

Date: March, 21, 2018(Wed, public holiday)16:00 – 20:30
Venue: Bldg 5, Room 524, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Saleyah Ahasan (Emergency Medicine Doctor, former People’s Convoy to Syria)

Former Member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria

Representative of UN-OHCHR Syria Office

Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo)

Commentator: Kanae Doi (Japan Director, Human Rights Watch)
Moderator: Icchiku Yamada (Representative, Stand with Syria Japan)
Language: English/Japanese (translation will be provided for English speeches)
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP); Stand with Syria Japan (SSJ)
Co-organizers: Human Rights Watch;

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#244)”Future of Human Security: Its Increased Importance in the Struggling World – from the United Nations Perspective”

Description:

In this special seminar, we have the Assistant Secretary-General (Strategic Coordination) Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild. He will speak about the increased importance of ‘human security’ in the 21st Century for the international community.
Q and A session will follow after his speech.

Date: March, 8, 2018(Thurs)13:00 - 14:20
Venue: Bldg 5, Room 521, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild (Assistant Secretary-General)
Moderator: Prof. Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security, the University of Tokyo)
Language: English
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

 

【Summary】

“Future of Human Security: Its Increased Importance in the Struggling World
 – from the United Nations Perspective”

by Mr. Hochschild, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination

 

On 8 March, the Graduate Program on Human Security, the University of Tokyo, hosted a special lecture by the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild.
He questioned if our generation could hope for a better world for the next generation while highlighting seven major challenges today: i) climate change, ii) growing inequality, iii) lack of clarity in  geopolitical power relations leading to  greater unpredictability, iv) increasing number and complexity of armed conflicts, v) global threat of terrorism, vi) reduction of space in human rights promotion and protection, and vii) uncertainty of frontier technology.
These threats are taking place simultaneously and are mutually reinforcing. For example, increasing inequality can push marginalized people to further alienation, give rise to nationalism and isolationalism, and create an opportunity for recruitment by extremist groups. The rise of terrorism comes with the absence of the rule of law and many terrorist-related activities operate in developing countries.
It is therefore important to have a comprehensive measure to address the root causes of terrorism. Technology advancement is moving at a speed that outstrips public scrutiny so much so that policy makers cannot keep up. When the internet was created, people hoped that it would make the world better, but such technology is also susceptible to new forms of manipulation in which it is used as a tool for warfare.

Currently, there is mistrust for multilateral organization including the UN. This is paradoxical, given the challenges that we are facing are transnational in nature, and require solutions through cooperation. The UN’s relevance is ever more vital.

The UN is under a major reform to make itself more effective, to tackle discrimination, to reduce bureaucracy, and to have better coherence in its approach. The emphasis of the reform is on prevention, anticipating crisis and building resilience.

On the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Mr Hochschild described them as a comprehensive tool in addressing contemporary issues. Japan has been leading  on the human security approach, which echoes the Secretary-General’s vision. Both concepts  focus on the most vulnerable people. By taking an integrated, needs-based and comprehensive approach, and by addressing the root causes of issues, human security can bring results.

(summary by Haruka Mizobata, Ai Kihara-Hunt)

 

HSP Seminar (#243) “Immigrants, Refugees and Multiculturalism in Japan and Australia: Comparing Education in Japan and Australia”

Description: See Japanese Description.
Date: January, 29th , 2017(Mon.) 16:40 - 18:35
Venue: Bldg.18, 4th floor, ‘ collaboration room 2’ , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Shunichi Ikeda (Senior Lecturer, Japan Centre, Department of East Asian Studies,

School of Culture, History and Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University)

Commentator: SaburoTakizawa, (Chairman of the Board of Directors Japan for UNHCR)
Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor of the University of Tokyo, Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Peace (RCSP))
Language: Japanese and English
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Co-organizers: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) of JSPS, 2016-2021: Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia

Refugee Policy Platform (RPP)

HSP Seminar (#242) “Tackling Terrorism and Armed Conflicts in Sahel, West Africa: The Perspectives from Nature, Ethnicity and Culture”

Description: See Japanese Description.
Date: January, 16, 2018(Tue.)15:00-16:30
Venue: Collaboration Room 1, Bldg. 18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Shuichi Oyama (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
Moderator: Takuto Sakamoto (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Language: Japanese
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#241) “Land and Power in Africa: Understanding Drastic Rural Changes in the Age of Land Reform”

Description: See Japanese Description.
Date: December, 8, 2017(Fri.)17:30-19:00
Venue: Collaboration Room 1, Bldg. 18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Shinichi Takeuchi (Director, African Studies Center, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies / Chief Senior Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies – JETRO)
Moderator: Takuto Sakamoto (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Language: Japanese
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Co-organizers: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) “Micro-Macro Nexus of Conflict in Africa: Simulation Analysis Based on Field Research”
Supporters: African Studies Center, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

HSP Seminar (#240) “HSF Malaysia Study Tour ‘Manabi Tabi’ : Possibility of Network for Supporting Democratization and Peaceful Process of Myanmar : Researching on Rohingya refugees and Participation of Asia Pro Bono Conference in Malaysia”

Description: This is to report on the results of Manabi-tabi Study tour by HSF (Human Security Forum) on researching on Rohingya refugees and participation of Asia Pro Bono Conference in Kuala Lumpur on 27 September – 3 October 2017.
Date: November, 22nd, 2017(Wed.) 18:45 - 20:30
Venue: Bldg.18, 4th floor, ‘ collaboration room 2’ , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Yasunobu Sato (Professor of the University of Tokyo, Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Peace (RCSP))
•Language: Japanese and English
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Other organizations

Human Security Forum(HSF)

Co-organizers: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) ‘The Examination for Network Governance’

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Grant of Risshio Kosei-kai

HSP Seminar (#239) “Rwanda : Where is it at on peacebuilding and reconciliation?”

Description: The seminar aims at providing our students and participants insight into the current Rwandan society from the perspective of peacebuilding and reconciliation. The guest lecturer leads a reconciliation project in Rwanda with the local community, and teaches at the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS). Based on this unique first-hand experience and insight into the society, he will analyze how far Rwanda has come on building sustainable peace and reconciliation between different groups after the civil war.

There will be questions and answers time at the end.

The seminar is open to the public. Prior registration is necessary for this seminar. Please register with kihara-hunt@gpaj.org

Date: November, 14, 2017 18:45 – 20:15
Venue: Bldg. 18 ,4th floor, Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Dr. Kazuyuki Sasaki (Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences, Rwanda)
Commentator: Prof. Mitsugi Endo (Human Security Program, The University of Tokyo)
Moderator: Prof. Sukehiro Hasegawa (President, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan)
Language: Japanese
Materials: To be provided at the venue.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo; Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
Supporters: Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan

HSP Seminar (#238) “Democratisation by taking up arms: containing violence in the two Congos”

Description: In some Central African countries (Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa, Burundi, Angola), the transition from single party state to multiple party state was accompanied by violent armed confrontations. Paradoxically, the involvement of civilians in these confrontations can be seen as an indicator of strong political mobilization in the democratization process. Since the implementation of various peace agreements, many fighters have been integrated into official armed forces. This demilitarization process has profoundly transformed the structure of the national armed forces. Where previously recruits had to receive training before joining the armed forces or combat, conditions for recruitment have almost been reversed: ‘spontaneous’ fighting skills now are preconditions for recruitment. This reversal maximizes the continuous potential for conflicts as it encourages fighters to remain in a state of perpetual mobilisation. This situation incites combatants to take up arms every time the opportunity presents itself. Furthermore, as members of the official security forces are immune to prosecution, the potential for abuse of power is enormous. The combination of these two dynamics: the valorisation of “perpetual mobilisation” and an environment prone to abuses of power, is the key to understanding   the cycles of violence that ravage the region.  My presentation will focus on how these cycles of violence are dealt with in the two Congos. What religious, political and economic devices do the Congolese societies use to attempt to contain violence?
Date: October 17, 2017 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: Bldg. 18 ,4th floor, Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: RemyBazenguissa-Ganga (IMAF-EHESS)
Moderator: Mitsugi ENDO, University of Tokyo
Language: English
Materials: To be provided at the venue.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), Kanto Branch, Japan Association for African Studies

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Oct. 14, 2017)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: October 14 (Sat.), 2017, 10:00-
  • Venue: Room 1323, 2nd floor, in Bldg.13 (Map),
    Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Registration is not required.
Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

HSP Seminar (#237) “Network Governance for Refugees: Possible Cooperation between Japan and Korea for Asia”

Description: Korea is now reviewing its Refugee Act 2013 to enhance its quality of refugee determination and protection. Japan shares with Korea the similar issues, in particular, due to the recent rapid increase in the number of application for refugee status. Korea also recently started the third country resettlement of refugees as Japan has done so for last few years. Comparative study of both countries’ legislation and practices would be beneficial for both so that both countries’ cooperation would be desirable for promoting such in Asia as for the purpose of ANRIP (Asian Network on Refugee and International Protection). Also we examine the private sector’s initiatives for durable solution of refugees by providing employment and social business among Japan and Korea. We discuss CRRF (Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework) to be adopted in 2018 by network of these stakeholders of international organization, government, civil society and private sector to complement each other.

 

17:00 – 17:10: Opening by Prof. Takizawa, UNHCR Japan Association

 

17:10 -17: 50: Keynote by Mr. Pillkyu Hwang, Attorney-at-law, GongGam:

Korean development on refugee legislation and practice as well as possibility of networking stakeholders in Asia for refugee protection: Collaboration of Government (State and International Organization), Civil Society, Private Sector and Academia

 

17:50 – 19:10: Panel Discussion (20 min. each) facilitated by Ms. Miki Arima, Project Researcher, RCSP, UTokyo

1. International Organization: UNHCR (Mr. Naoki Tani, Associate Legal Officer)

2. Government: [MOJ (Mr. Yasuhiro Hishida, Deputy Director, Refugee Determination Section, Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice)  expected]– [JICA/MoFA expected]

3. Civil Society: Lawyer (Ms. Masako Suzuki, Attorney-at-law, Lawyers’ Network for Foreigners) and other NGOs

4. Private Sector: UNIQLO (Ms. Akari Yuki, Social Innovation Team, Sustainability Department, Fast Retailing Co. Ltd.),

 

19:10-19:50 Q & A

 

19:50-20:00 Closing by Prof. Yasunobu Sato, Professor/Director, RCSP, UTokyo

Date: September, 22nd, 2017(Fri.) 17:00 - 20:00
Venue: Bldg.18, 4th floor, ‘ collaboration room 1’ , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Prof. SaburoTakizawa (Chairman of the Board of Directors, Japan for UNHCR)

Mr. Pillkyu Hwang (Attorney-at-law GongGam)

Mr. Naoki Tani (Associate Legal Officer at UNHCR) #Observer

[Mr. Yasuhiro Hishida (Deputy Director, Refugee Determination Section, Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice)]

Ms. Masako Suzuki (Attorney-at-law, Lawyers’ Network for Foreigners)

Ms. Akari Yuki (Social Innovation Team, Sustainability Department, Fast Retailing Co. Ltd.)

Ms. Miki Arima (Project Researcher, RCSP, UTokyo)

Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor of the University of Tokyo, Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Peace (RCSP))
Language: English
Organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo),
Co-organizers: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) of JSPS, 2016-2021: Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia

ANRIP (Asian Network on Refugees and International Protection)

HSF (Human Security Forum)

Supporters: 30th LAWASIA Conference – Tokyo 2017

Japan for UNHCR

HSP Seminar (#236) “Why Should a Perpetrator be  Punished ? : A Case Study from Everyday Experiences of the Victims in the Conflict in Northern Uganda”

Description: See Japanese Description
Date: August, 28, 2017(Mon.)16:00-17:30
Venue: Collaboration Room 1, Bldg. 18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Hiroko Kawaguchi (Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
Commentator: Tamara Enomoto (Research Fellow, Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer, Meiji University)
Moderator: Takuto Sakamoto (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Language: Japanese
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Co-organizers: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) “Micro-Macro Nexus of Conflict in Africa: Simulation Analysis Based on Field Research” (Takuto Sakamoto, April 2015-March 2018)

The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation Research Grant “Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda: A Role of the International Criminal Court and Responses from the Local People” (Hiroko Kawaguchi, October 2016- September 2017)

HSP Seminar (#233) “What has happened to Syria? -from a viewpoint of a Syrian refugee in Japan”

Description: Mr. Jamal will be talking about Syria before and after the war, demonstrating some videos, a little bit about the political side. Then he will give more focus on his experience reaching Japan etc..
Date: July, 5th, 2017(Wed) 19:00 - 20:30
Venue: Bldg.18, 4th floor, ‘ collaboration room 1’ , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Yasser Jamal Al Deen
Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor of the University of Tokyo, Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Peace (RCSP))
Language: English
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#235) “The Re-Emergence of International Commercial Courts: Implications for Litigants”

Description: Prof. Yeow Choy will discuss a new trend of international commercial dispute processing not only by arbitration but also state court specifying such due to the consent of the disputing parties in Asia. This means that private sector and state compete each other for solving global issues of rule of law and access to justice as Goal 16 of SDGs.
Date: July, 14th, 2017(Fri) 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Bldg.18, 4th floor, ‘ collaboration room 1’ , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Prof. Choong Yeow Choy (Visiting Professor of the University of Tokyo, Professor of Malaya University Law School)
Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor of the University of Tokyo, Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Peace (RCSP))
Language: English
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#234) “Current Status of CSR and Challenges for Japanese Corporations -Corporate responsibilities in the Era of SDGs-“

Description: Mr. Masao Seki was a Japanese delegation for negotiation for ISO26000. Based on the result of the recent survey on CSR conducted by Keidan-ren, he discuss Japanese issues on corporate responsibility by comparative study of Japan and the other world.
Date: July, 6th, 2017(Thur.) 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Bldg.18, 4th floor, ‘ collaboration room 1’ , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Masao Seki (CSR Senior Adviser at Sompo Japan Nipponkoa, Specially Appointed Associate Professor of Meiji University )
Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor of the University of Tokyo, Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Peace (RCSP))
Language: Japanese
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) ‘The Examination for Network Governance’

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#232) “How to use CAQDAS package”

Description:  This seminar provides basic introduction of NVivo, a CAQDAS: Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software, by Mr Shinsuke Taniguchi, an expert from the software’s creating company, QSR International Japan.
Date: July, 4th, 2017(Tue) 18:45 - 20:30
Venue: KOMCEE WEST K303, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Mr. Shinsuke Taniguchi (QSR International Japan)
Ms. Momoko Ishii (USACO Cooperation)
Moderator: Yuichi Sekiya (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, UTokyo, Associate Professor)
Language: Mainly in Japanese
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#231) “The United Nations in Peacebuilding: Is it Falling Short?”

Description: In a survey of experienced UN-watchers undertaken in 2015, respondents found that the UN’s role in peacebuilding and development was less effective than its roles in humanitarian relief, human rights and peace-keeping. In fact those with the most experience of conflict situations were the most critical of UN peacebuilding.

The importance of the UN in helping countries (and regions) to recover from conflict and consolidate peace is unquestioned. The universal body is the port of first recourse when conflict breaks out and when peace is being restored, although the UN often works in close conjunction with other organisations. But while it has had long experience of peace-keeping – an essentially military activity – the UN is less successful in the aftermath of conflict, when many actors and interests are involved. Still less is the UN effective in early warning of potential conflict.

The 2015 survey asked respondents to rank ten peacebuilding phases. The result indicated that humanitarian and human rights activities were quite positively viewed. But at the other end of the scale, the UN was seen as less successful in preventing new conflicts and suppressing crime.

There are many reasons why the UN is not more effective in peacebuilding. One obvious problem is that resources are never enough. Peacebuilding is a long and complex process dependent on the generosity of donors. But donor fatigue can set in before all tasks are accomplished. A second problem is related to the Peacebuilding Commission established more than a decade ago, but which has come in for a lot of criticism. It is still seen as a junior partner of the UN Security Council, with which it has maintained an awkward relationship; it is a “voluntary” body which countries must choose to join; and it does not adequately address the third problem: the disjointed nature of the UN system. Peacebuilding requires that all parts of the UN get involved. But such is the structure of the system that it is difficult to get a cohesive approach. There is a lot of inter-organisational rivalry, and peacebuilding operations do not enjoy clear chains of authority. A fourth reason is that the development organisations of the UN retain their technical orientation, and are not well adapted to complex political and security situations which surround the tasks of peacebuilding.

In this discussion, selected results of the survey will be presented and the above arguments will be elaborated, drawing in part from the speaker’s experience with the UN development system in Rwanda, Somalia and elsewhere.

This seminar is open to the public. No need for prior registration.

Date: June, 20, 2017(Tue) 18:45 – 20:15
Venue: Bldg.18, 4th floor, Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Stephen Browne (Co-Director, Future United Nations Development System [FUNDS] project, Senior Fellow of the Ralph Bunche Institute, City University of New York)
Commentator: Sukehiro Hasegawa (President, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan; former UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Western Samoa, Rwanda and Timor-Leste)
Moderator: Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo)
Language: English
Materials: To be handed out at the venue.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), Research Center
for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
Supporters: Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

HSP Seminar (#230) “Rwanda –Achievements and Challenges”

Description: The seminar aims at providing our students and participants a precious opportunity to deepen their understanding on the socio-economic development that the Republic of Rwanda has achieved in the last few decades, and challenges it is facing. Her Excellency Ms. Venitia Sebudandi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda will make the key note speech. Two discussants will then provide perspectives from their professional experience with the United Nations and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) respectively.

There will be questions and answers time at the end.

The seminar is open to the public.

Date: May, 31, 2017 18:45 – 20:15
Venue: Bldg. 18 ,4th floor, Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Her Excellency Ms. Venetia SEBUDANDI (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda, Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda)
Commentator: Prof. Sukehiro Hasegawa (former United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste)

Mr. Tomoyuki Naito (Senior Advisor for ICT and Development,

Japan International Cooperation Agency)

Moderator: Prof. Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo; Director, Research Center for Sustainable Peace)
Language: English
Materials: To be provided at the venue.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan

Lecture “How to work for the United Nations?”

Description: The lecturer will briefly explain the work of various offices and agencies of the United Nations (UN), various modes of employment, how to search for vacancies and how to apply. The lecture will be based on the lecturer’s experience at various offices and agencies of the United Nations in different modes of employment, and the previous involvement in selection of personnel.

After the lecture, HSP Seminar on the Project of Compilation and Documentation on Refugees and Migrants will begin at 18:00.

Date: May, 9, 2017(Tue)17:30 – 18:00
Venue: Collaboration Room 1, Bldg. 18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)
Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Language: Japanese /English
Materials: Provided at the venue.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#229) “Explanation of Country of Origin Information (COI) Data Base Project by CDR”,   “Comparison and Analysis over Syrian Asylum Applicants’ Applicability to the Refugee Convention and Cases in Japan”.

Description: See Japanese Description
Date: May 9, 2017  18:00-18:30, 18:45-20:30
Venue: Bldg. 18, 4th floor, “collaboration room 1”, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Miki Arima (CDR Resercher)

Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)

Satoshi Yamamoto (Special Appointed Lecturer of University of Mongolia)

Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor of the University of Tokyo, Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Peace (RCSP))
•Language: Japanese
•Materials: See Japanese Description
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Centre for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Human Security Forum (HSF)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (May 27, 2017)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: May 27 (Sat.), 2017, 13:00-
  • Venue: Hall in Bldg.18 (Map),
  • Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Registration is not required.
Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

HSP Seminar (#228) “UN’s Major Issues that Become Apparent from the Research on the Individual Criminal Accountability of UN Police Personnel and the Field Experience of Domestic Police Reform”

Description: This seminar discusses fundamental issues that the UN faces, which became apparent through two different experiences of the lecturer. One is her research on the individual criminal accountability of UN police personnel, and the other is her work experience in the domestic police reform at the UN Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal.

 

1.United Nations Peace Operations have police components called the UN Police. UN Police personnel are police personnel generally seconded from the UN’s Member States, who operate within UN Peace Operations. They work on establishing the rule of law in the host State, but at times they commit crimes. Are UN’s mechanisms that address criminal accountability effective? An analysis is made through raw data and the examination of its internal mechanisms. Jurisdiction and immunity are often cited as obstacles for addressing accountability, but to what extent do they obstruct prosecutions? The States’ and the UN’s duty to investigate and prosecute is examined under International Human Rights Law.

 

2.The lecturer worked on police reform, in particular on police curriculum reform at the UN Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights. Nepal is a main provider of UN police personnel. In Nepal, which the UN relies on for the provision of police personnel, how are police personnel trained and selected for UN Peace Operations?

 

These two topics have common issues. The lecturer raises these fundamental issues of the UN that become apparent through her analysis.

 

Questions and answers and discussion follow after the lecture.

 

This seminar is open to the public.

Date: April 26, 2017(Wed)18 :45 – 20:15
Venue: Bldg. 18, 4F, Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Ai Kihara-Hunt (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)
Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Language: Japanese
Materials: Available on site
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar (#227) Introduction to Korean Residents in Japan: A personal history of a third generation

Description: We will have professor Ayumi Han as a lecturer to introduce her personal history as a 3rd generation of Korean residents in Japan
Date: December, 7th , 2016(Wed)18:45 – 20:30
Venue: K-303 21 KOMCEE , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Professor Ayumi Han (Representative of Studio Han Design / Professor of Maebashi Institute of Technology)
Moderator: Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, UTokyo)
Language: Japanese and English
Materials: Available on site.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Oct. 15, 2016)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: October 15 (Sat.), 2016, 10:00-
  • Venue: Room 1323, 2nd floor, in Bldg.13 (Map),
    Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Registration is not required.
Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

HSP Seminar #224 “Anthropological Methods and Methods of Anthropology: Collaboration of Anthropologists and Fair Trade Organizations”

Description: See Japanese Description
Date: October, 23, 2016(Sunday)14:30-17:00
Venue: Bldg. 18 Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Arihiro Minoo (Toyo University)
Commentator: Yuuchi Sekiya (University of Tokyo)
Language: Japanese
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Other organizations

Co-organizers: Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar #223 On TICAD VI

Description: See Japanese Description
Date: September 21, 2016 16:00-17:30
Venue: Collaboration Room 1, Bldg.18 (4th Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Presenters: Ambassador Junzo FUJITA (Ambassador for TICADVI, Ambassador in charge of RECs, Peace and Security in Africa)
Moderator: Mitsugi ENDO, University of Tokyo
Language: Japanese
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar (#222) Series HSP Seminar Human Security for Children Seminar 6 Working children’s security

Description: See Japanese page
Date: July, 31th, 2016 (Sunday)14:00-16:00
Venue: Hall in Bldg. 18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Guests from Peru
Commentator: Hideo Kimura (Professor Emeritus, U Tokyo)
Moderator: Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, UTokyo)
Language: Spanish/Japanese
Materials: Available on site.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Co-organizers: Certified Non-Profit Organization of Japan, C-rights

Nagayama Children Fund

HSP Seminar (#221) Series HSP Seminar Human Security for Children Seminar 5 Children’s security in disasters

Description: See Japanese page
Date: July, 6th, 2016(Wednesday)18:45-20:30
Venue: KOMCEE West K303 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Michiko Ono (the Japan Committee for UNICEF& HSP D1)
Moderator: Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, UTokyo)
Language: Japanese
Materials: Available on site.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Co-organizers: Certified Non-Profit Organization of Japan, C-rights

HSP Seminar (#220) Series HSP Seminar Human Security for Children Seminar 4 Child rights and traditional customs

Description: See Japanese page
Date: June,29th, 2016(Wednesday)18:45-20:30
Venue: KOMCEE West K303 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Fumino Narasaki (Plan Japan)
Moderator: Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, UTokyo)
Language: Japanese
Materials: Available on site.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Co-organizers: Certified Non-Profit Organization of Japan, C-rights

HSP Seminar (#219) Series HSP Seminar Human Security for Children Seminar 3 Children’s Security and Business

Description: See Japanese page
Date: June,15th, 2016(Wednesday)18:45-20:30
Venue: KOMCEE West K303 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Yumiko Horie (Save the Children Japan)
Moderator: Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, UTokyo)
Language: Japanese
Materials: Available on site.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Co-organizers: Certified Non-Profit Organization of Japan, C-rights

HSP Seminar (#218) International Protection for such individual as refugee and Country of Origin Information (COI)

Description: See Japanese page.
Date: May, 30th, 2016(Monday) 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: Collaboration Room 1, 4F Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Dr. Satoshi Yamamoto (National University of Mongolia)
Commentator: Ms. Miki Arima (University of Tokyo)
Language: Japanese
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Supporters: “The Examination of Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia”, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)

HSP Seminar (#217) Series HSP Seminar Human Security for Children Seminar 2 Children’s Human Security

Description: See Japanese page
Date: May,11th, 2016(Wednesday)18:45-20:30
Venue: KOMCEE West K303 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Yasushi Katsuma (Professor, Waseda Univ.)
Commentator: Mari Miyagawa, Yuichi Sekiya (HSP, UTokyo)
Moderator: Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, UTokyo)
Language: Japanese
Materials: Available on site.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Co-organizers: Certified Non-Profit Organization of Japan, C-rights

HSP Symposium “アフリカが世界を救う——紛争解決の新しいパラダイムを求めて (in Japanese)” (June 18, 2016)

Sorry, this entry is only available in Japanese.

HSP Seminar (#216) Series Human Security for Children Seminar 1 Children’s Human Security: “Children’s Rights Based Approach”, its Theories and Practices

Description: See Japanese Page
Date: April, 27th , 2016(Wednesday)18:45-20:30
Venue: KOMCEE West K303 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer: Machiko Kaida (President, C-rights / Professor, Bunkyo Gakuin Univ.)
Commentator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor, UTokyo)
Moderator: Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, UTokyo)
Language: Japanese
Materials: Available on site.
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Co-organizers: Certified Non-Profit Organization of Japan, C-rights

HSP Seminar (#215) Welfare Society and Human Security

Description: Two scholars on public finance will talk about the tasks of the welfare society in the 21st century in connection with human security.
Date: May 21, 2016  13:30-15:30
Venue: Collaboration Room, #4 (4th Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Presenters: Mr. Hiroshi Shibuya (Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo): Social Security and Human Security

Mr. Takehiro Negishi (Professor, Kokugakuin University): Decentralized “Small Governments” and NPOs in the United States of America

Commentator: n/a
Moderator: Makoto Maruyama, Professor, University of Tokyo
Language: Japanese
Materials: n/a
Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers:
Supporters: n/a

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (May 27, 2017)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: May 28 (Sat.), 2016, 13:00-
  • Venue: Room 105, in Bldg.1 (Map),
  • Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Registration is not required.
Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

Symposium:4/2 Participatory Symposium “Fukushima, Marshall Islands and Tahiti: Considering Democracy with Victims of the Nuclear Cycle”

•Description: The Pacific Ocean’s Marshall Islands and Tahiti, along with Fukushima, are regions that have suffered from the impacts of nuclear testing and a nuclear disaster. Commonalities can be found among them such as the dislocation of and discrimination against victims, suppression of information and the infringement of human rights. With an emphasis on the word ‘democracy’ in this participatory symposium, we will analyse both the past and the present, and discuss future challenges.

 

【Background】

Peace Boat’s 90th Voyage coincides with the 5th anniversary of Fukushima and 30th anniversary of Chernobyl. The “Pacific Peace Forum” is taking place on board the voyage, in which representatives of communities affected by nuclear testing in the Pacific meet and exchange with citizens from Fukushima. What kind of problems are being faced by communities in affected regions, and what actions are they taking? What lessons are there for the victims of the nuclear disaster who are still suffering, and for preventing future disasters? Various means will be used to deepen the debate both onboard and in ports on issues including legislation, the role of civil society, science, health care, art and expression.

After arriving in Japan, the group will visit Fukushima and participate in an inspection of the area around Fukushima’s Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Iitate Village and Fukushima City. There will also be dialogue with local community activists. The forum will culminate on its final day with this public event at the University of Tokyo.

 

【Programme】

Part 1 14:00−15:10

“Marshall Islands, Tahiti and Fukushima: What happened and how people reacted”

1 Report on the Pacific Peace Forum (activities onboard Peace Boat)

2 Reports by representatives of affected regions ((local situation and lessons learned)

3 Q&A

 

Part 2 15:20−17:00

“Nuclear Victimization and Democracy – from the Past and Present to the Future.”

Part 1 (Breakout Session)

Breakout Session A: “Learning more about nuclear victimhood – what it is and what the current situation is like”

Q Specific impacts and effects

Q Challenges and achievements

Breakout Session B “Japan as viewed from Fukushima: what happens next?”

Q What does a country in which people can live in safety look like?

Q What is needed for Japanese democracy?

Part 2 (Wrap up)

・Feedback on points of discussion in breakout sessions

・General overview, Takahashi Tetsuya, etc

•Date: April, 2, 2016(Sat) 14:00 - 17:00
•Venue: Bldg.18 4F Collaboration Room 1, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: ■ SATO Kenta / Fukushima

Chief director of The Fukushima New Culture Creation Committee/ Executive director of The Never Give Up Iitate

■ Michel ARAKINO / Tahiti

Former nuclear test worker, Member of Moruroa e Tatou

■ Desmond DOULATRAM / Marshall Islands

REACH-MI

■ Brooke TAKALA / Marshall Islands

Elimoñdik

■ TAKAHASHI Tetsuya

Professor of Philosophy, University of Tokyo

HSP, Author of books on Fukushima and Okinawa

■ TAKASE Tsuyoshi

Journalist, Non-fiction writer

■ HAYASHIDA Mitsuhiko

Graduate student of Meiji Gakuin University, third generation Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor)

■ SATO Yasunobu

Professor, University of Tokyo

 

•Moderator: General: KAWASAKI Akira

Breakout sessions: Anjeli NARANDRAN and HAYASHIDA Mitsuhiko

•Language: Japanese, English
•Organizers: Peace Boat
•Co-organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

NPO Human Security Forum (HSF)

HSP Seminar #214 Challenges of Constructing Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Experiences of Academic Research and Practice

•Date: March,23, 2016   18:45-20:45
•Venue: Room 308, 2nd Building, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor in the University of Tokyo, Former Minister-Cousellor in the Japanese mission to the UN, Former Team Leader for Reconciliation and Reintegration at UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Former TV producer at NHK (Japan Public TV Station)
•Moderator: Hideo Kimura (Professor, University of Tokyo)
•Language: Japanese
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Study Association of International Relations

Symposium:5 Years’ Anniversary of East Japan Big Earthquake:From the perspective of Human Security

•Date: March, 5, 2016(Sat)13:00-17:30
•Venue: Bldg 18 4F Collaboration Room 1 Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Tetsuya Takahashi (Professor, University of Tokyo)

Toru Nakanishi  (Professor, University of Tokyo)

Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)

Matsuto Shimoyamada (Deputy Director-General, City of Iwaki)

Nozomi Satake (Director, City of Iwaki)

Kenji Yonemoto (Deputy Director, City of Iwaki)

Tomoyasu Noguchi (Ph.D. Student, University of Tokyo)

Haruka Muroi (Ph.D. Student, University of Tokyo)

Ayako Hatano  (Ph.D. Student, University of Tokyo)

•Commentator: Yasushi Yamamoto (Professor, University of Tokyo)

Yasunobu Sato  (Professor, University of Tokyo)

•Moderator: Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)

Yasushi Yamamoto (Professor, University of Tokyo)

•Language: Japanese
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar #213 A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding” Eleventh Seminar: “The Role of NGO in Peacebuilding”

•Date: Month, Date, 2016(12 January)18:45-20:45
•Venue: 18 Bldg. Korabo Room 1 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Professor Yukie Osa (Rikkyo University, President of Association for Aid and Relief)
•Commentator: Professor Atsushi Ishida (University of Tokyo)

Professor Hideo Kimura (University of Tokyo)

•Moderator: Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
•Language: Japanese
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar #212 A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding” Tenth Seminar: “Resurrection of Military Regimes in Egypt: Arab Spring and Political Process”

•Title: A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding”

Tenth Seminar: “Resurrection of Military Regimes in Egypt: Arab Spring and Political Process”

•Date: Month, Date, 2015(Dec 15)18:45-20:45
•Venue: 18 Bldg. Korabo Room 1 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Associate Professor Emi Suzuki ( Waseda University)
•Commentator: Professor Moriyuki Hoshino (University of Tokyo, Human Security Program)

Professor Saburou Takizawa (Toyoeiwa University, former director of UNHCR Japan office)

•Moderator: Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
•Language: Japanese
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar #211 DYNAMICS OF A WIDOW’S RIGHT TO MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY: EVIDENCE FROM UGANDA

•Description: This presentation discusses the ways in which widows in Uganda are denied inheritance rights to the matrimonial property upon the death of their husbands. Using life stories of widows and case laws, the presentation shows the complex gender dynamics that take place at household level especially when a husband dies without leaving a proper will. The findings reveal that the ownership contract existing within a marriage is sometimes sustained upon the death of a husband except in a few circumstances where a husband dies before he acquired the title deed.

Married women whose names were not on the title deed of the matrimonial home before the death of their husbands are unable to inherit the matrimonial home especially when the husband died intestate. A widow’s user rights of the home are in jeopardy when she is in unrecognized marriage relationship. A married woman is denied inheritance rights of the home in a case where her husband does not name her as sole executor and sole beneficiary. Similarly, a married woman is denied inheritance rights in a situation where the husband bequeaths the matrimonial home to the youngest son.

In a case where the husband bequeaths the matrimonial home to his wife but she did not have children with the deceased and the deceased had other children from other relationships, the widow is unable to inherit the home due to interference from her husband’s children.

•Date: December 11, 2015 13:30-15:00
•Venue: Collaboration Room 3, Bldg.18 (4th Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Presenters: Dr. FLORENCE AKIIKI ASIIMWE (Department of Sociology, Makerere University, Uganda)
•Moderator: Mitsugi ENDO, University of Tokyo
•Language: English
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

•Co-organizers: Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (S) Project: Conflict Resolution and Coexistence through Reassessment and Utilization of “African Potentials.” Unit of Economics and Development

Kanto Branch, Japan Association for African Studies

HSP Seminar #210 A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding” 9th Seminar: “Roles of Aid Agencies in Peacebuilding”

•Date: Month, Date, 2015(Dec 8)18:45-20:45
•Venue: 18 Bldg. Korabo Room 1 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Ichiro Tambo (Director, JICA Research Institute)
•Commentator: Yoshiko Kojo (Professor, University of Tokyo)
•Moderator: Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
•Language: Japanese
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar #209 Working-level seminar in the health field (No.7)

Date: November, 28th, 2015(Sat.)13:00 -15:30 (start accepting 12:30~)
Venue: Collaboration Room1,18 Bldg., Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer:

Rintaro Mori (Department Director, Department of Health Policy, National Center for Child Health and Development)

• Moderator: Hideo KIMURA (Professor, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
• Language: Japanese
• Materials: Attached (in Japanese): WS#7告知
Organizers: Health and Human Security Project
• Supporters:

Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan Committee for UNICEF, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Overseas Cooperative Association, Japanese Red Cross Society

HSP Seminar #208 A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding” Eight Seminar: “Peacebuilding and Cultural Initiatives”

•Date: Month, Date, 2015(Nov 10)18:45-20:45
•Venue: 18 Bldg. Korabo Room 1 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Professor Akiko Fukushima ( Aoyama Gakuin University)
•Commentator: Professor Saburou Takizawa (Toyoeiwa University, former director of UNHCR Japan office)

Associate Professor Rieko Kage ( University of Tokyo)

•Moderator: Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
•Language: Japanese
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar #207 ”At 70 Years, Is the UN Still ‘Fit for Purpose’ in Peace and Security Governance?”

•Date: Month, Date, 2015(Oct 19)18:45-20:45
•Venue: 18 Bldg. Korabo Room 1 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Alistair Edgar
•Commentator: Sukehiro Hasegawa (Visiting Professor, University of Housei、Former Special Representative of Secretary-General in Timor-leste)
•Moderator: Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
•Language: English
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

•Supporters: Other organizations

Symposium:Sustainable Development Goals, Health, Human Security

Date: October, 24th, 2015(Sat.)13:00 -18:00 (start accepting 12:30~)
Venue: 18 Bldg.Hall, Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo
Lecturer:

●Keizo Takemi (LDP Upper House member)

●Atsuyuki Oike (Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)

●Takao Toda (Director General, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency)

●Tetsuo Kondo (Director, UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo)

●Yasusuke Tsukagoshi (Special Representative, Japan, The World Bank)

●Rika Ueno (Japanese Red Cross Society)

●Takahiro Nanri (The Nippon Foundation, Atomi University)

●Sachie Yoshimura (Japan International Cooperation Agency)

●Akiko Kato (Japan Committee for UNICEF)

●Takashi Izutsu (The University of Tokyo)

• Moderator: Hideo Kimura (Professor, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
• Language: Japanese
• To register:: hhsp.u.tokyo.0620@gmail.com
• Materials: Attached (in Japanese): 151024シンポジウム概要
Organizers: ●Graduate Program on Human Security, The University of Tokyo

●Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Oct. 17, 2015)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: October 17 (Sat.), 2015, 10:00-
  • Venue: Room 1323, 2nd floor, in Bldg.13 (Map),
    Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Registration is not required.
Note: Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

(日本語) 第206回HSPセミナー 日本の難民政策:混在移住とシリア難民の再定住受け入れの可能性

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HSP Seminar #205 A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding” Six Seminar: “Challenges of UN Strategy on International Terrorism”

•Date: Month, Date, 2015(Oct 9)18:45-20:45
•Venue: 18 Bldg. Korabo Room 1 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Yasuhiro Ueki (University of Sophia, former director in UN Department of Public Information)
•Commentator: Sukehiro Hasegawa (Visiting Professor, University of Housei、Former Special Representative of Secretary-General in Timor-leste)

Professor Saburo Takizawa (Toyoeiwa University, former director of UNHCR Japan office)

•Moderator: Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
•Language: Japanese
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Global Peacebuilding Academy

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar #204 Working-level work shop in the health field (No.6)

• Date: September, 12th, 2015(Sat.)13:00 -15:00 (start accepting 12:30~)
• Venue: Collaboration Room1,18 Bldg., Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
• Lecturer:

Tomoko SUZUKI (Senior Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange)

• Moderator: Hideo KIMURA (Professor, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
• Language: Japanese
• Materials: Attached (in Japanese)
• Organizers: Health and Human Security Project
• Supporters:

Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan Committee for UNICEF, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Overseas Cooperative Association, Japanese Red Cross Society

(日本語) 2015年ビジネスと人権に関する国際会議in 東京

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HSP Seminar #203 Africa’s Evolving Security Architecture

•Date: September 2, 2015 16:00-18:00
•Description: Lecture by Dr. Adekeye Adebajo

CCR Executive Director

Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR)

Towards A New Pax Africana: Africa’s Evolving Security Architecture

This lecture will examine Africa’s evolving security architecture around the African Union (AU) and subregional bodies such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). These organisations remain fledgling and still lack sufficient financing and logistics. The establishment of an African Standby Force (ASF) has been postponed several times, even as external powers such as France and the United States (US) play sometimes negative security roles on the continent. The roles of potential African hegemons such as South Africa, Nigeria, and Ethiopia will also be assessed. The lecture will further examine the challenges of United Nations (UN) peacekeeping in Africa from the Suez (1956) to Sudan (ongoing), and suggest ways of establishing an effective division of labour between the world body and Africa’s regional bodies to achieve Pax Africana.

•Venue: Collaboration Room 1, Bldg.18 (4th Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Presenters:

Prof. Adekeye Adebajo (Centre for Conflict Resolution, South Africa)

•Moderator: Mitsugi ENDO, University of Tokyo
•Language: English
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

•Co-organizers: Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (S) Project: Conflict Resolution and Coexistence through Reassessment and Utilization of “African Potentials.” Unit of Politics and International Relations

Kanto Branch, Japan Association for African Studies

HSP Seminar #202 Primary Education in Slums -Example of Eve’s Day Junior School in Kenya-

•Description: In this seminar, Mr. Okwiri, who founded a primary school in slums in Kenya, will give a presentation about the role of primary school for community development. He was born and grew up in a slum area in Kenya. What is the role of primary school in slums? What were the challenges and difficulties of providing educational opportunity for community development in slums? With the discussion regarding to the theme, participants will examine the role of education from the perspective of human security.
•Date: Sunday, August, 9th, 2015 14:00-16:00
•Venue: Collaboration Room3, 4th Floor, Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Keynote Speaker: Mr. David Jonathan Okwiri (Founder of Eve’s Day Junior School, Kenya)
•Speakers: Mr. David Jonathan Okwiri (Founder of Eve’s Day Junior School, Kenya)
•Moderator: Prof. Hideo Kimura
•Language: English
•Fee: Free
•Seating Capacity: 30
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Tupendane

(日本語) 第201回HSPセミナー 日本の難民政策:補完的保護のあり方〜その「理想と現実」

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(日本語) 第200回HSPセミナー 東南アジアの移民・難民に関する緊急研究集会

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HSP Seminar #199 Les actions de Protection en faveur des Enfants en Situation Difficile

Title HSP Sèminaire

Les actions de Protection en faveur des Enfants en Situation Difficile

Description La communication porte sur les differentes actions et activités de prises en charge des enfants au sein d’un centre d’accueil.
Date Mercredi le 15 juillet 2015, 18h45-20h30
Venue Salle de la Collaboration N1, 4e Etage, Bldg.18
Lecturer M Amara Touré
Moderator Yuichi Sekiya (Maître de conférences), Beatrix Fife (Chargée de cours de français)
Yuichi Sekiya (Maître de conférences), Beatrix FifeChargée de cours de françaisYuichi Sekiya (Maître de conférences), Beatrix FifeYuichi Sekiya (Maître de conférences), Beatrix Fife
Language Français / Japonais
Materials Distribution aura lieu sur place.
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
Supporters Human Security Forum (HSF)

Yuichi Sekiya (Maître de conférences), Beatrix FifeChargée de cours de français

HSP Seminar #198 A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding” Fifth Seminar: “Expanding Conflicts and Challenges of Accepting International Refugees”

Title A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding”

Fifth Seminar: “Expanding Conflicts and Challenges of Accepting International Refugees”

Date July 23, 2015  18:45-20:30
Venue 18 Bldg. Korabo Room 1 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer Saburo Takizawa  (Toyoeiwa University, former director of UNHCR Japan office)
Commentator Professor Yasunobu Sato (Human Security Program, University of Tokyo)

Professor Jun Matsukuma (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies )

Moderator Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
Language Japanese
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar #197 Working-level work shop in the health field (No.5)

*Date: July, 11th, 2015(Sat.)14:00 -17:00 (start accepting 13:30~)
*Venue: Collaboration Room3,18 Bldg., Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
*Lecturer:

Tetsuo Kondo (Director, UNDP Representative Office in Japan)

• Moderator: Hideo KIMURA (Professor, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
• Language: Japanese
• Materials: See the attached (20150711_HSP Seminar)
*Organizers: Health and Human Security Project
• Supporters:

Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan Committee for UNICEF, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Overseas Cooperative Association, Japanese Red Cross Society

HSP Seminar #196 A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding” Fourth Seminar: “Peacebuilding in Africa and Human Security Project by ASEAN plus 3”

•Date: July 3, 2015  18:45-20:30
•Venue: 18 Bldg Hall (Room 1, 4th floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Youichi Mine (Professor, Doushisha University)
•Commentator: Associate Professor, Yuichi Sekiya (Human Security Program, University of Tokyo)

Professor Saburo Takizawa (Toyoeiwa University, former director of UNHCR Japan office)

•Moderator: Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
•Language: Japanese
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar#195 “Human Security and Business” Series No. 2: Responsibility of a pharmaceutical corporation of access to essential medicines: What makes a corporation decide to act beyond compliance?

Since HIV/AIDS was first observed in 1981 in the United States, it has been a life-or-death threat to the rich and the poor equally. However, once a multidrug therapy was developed, it allowed people who can afford this treatment to live along with the disease while the poor remained dying without hope. This problem of global inequality between the rich and the poor has been discussed intensively since at the turn of the century. In 2001, Bristol Meyers Squibb, which manufactures the AIDS drug Zerit, agreed to release the patent in Africa so that poor people there can access to the drug, an unprecedented decision in the pharmaceutical industry. It is worth considering why and how the decision was made, given the decision seems to be conflicting with financial interests of the firm. In this seminar, we will discuss which actors are actually involved in the issue of access to essential medicines, with focus on the university-industry collaboration in the field of pharmaceutical R&D in the United States, and examine the condition under which pharmaceutical companies change their decisions in order to reconcile financial interests and the human rights responsibilities.

Date: Friday 3rd July 2015, 18.30-20.00

Venue: Collaboration Room No. 4 (fourth floor), Building Number 18, Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo

Presenter: Ms. Mao Suzuki (PhD student of Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law, Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Visiting Scholar, Australian National University)

Commentators:

Mr. Hiroyuki Komyo (General Counsel, Bristol Meyers Squibb Co. Ltd.)

Mr. Satoyu Arima (Associate Director, CSR Department, Legal Affairs & CSR Division, Daiichi Sankyo Co, Ltd.)

Mr. Takayuki Kitajima (General Counsel, Representative Director, Unilever Japan Holdings KK.)

Chair: Prof. Yasunobu Sato (Professor of The University of Tokyo)

Organisers: Research Center of Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies, The University of Tokyo, NPO Human Security Forum, Human Right Due Diligence Study Group

Supporters: Health and Human Security Project, Research Center of Sustainable Development and Research Center of African Study, UN Global Compact  Japan Network

HSP Seminar #194 A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding” Third Seminar: “Peacebuilding in East Timor and challenges of local ownership”

•Date: Month, Date, 2015(June 23)18:45-20:30
•Venue: 18 Bldg Hall , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Sukehiro Hasegawa (Visiting Professor, International Center, Hosei University、Former Special Representative of Secretary-General in Timor-leste)
•Commentator: Professor Mitsugu Endo (Human Security Program, University of Tokyo)

Professor Saburo Takizawa (Toyoeiwa University, former director of UNHCR Japan office)

•Moderator: Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
•Language: Japanese
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar #193 Securing Kenya’s counties since devolution

•Title: Securing Kenya’s counties since devolution
•Date: June 12, 2015 17:00-19:00
•Venue: Collaboration Room 4, Bldg.18 (4th Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Presenters: Prof. Mkutu, Kennedy (United States International University, Kenya)
•Moderator:

Mitsugi ENDO, The University of Tokyo

•Language: English
•Materials:  See the attached (20150612_HSP Seminar Abstract).
*Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, The University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

•Co-organizers: Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (S) Project: Conflict Resolution and Coexistence through Reassessment and Utilization of “African Potentials.” Unit of Politics and International Relations

Kanto Branch, Japan Association for African Studies

(日本語) 第192回HSPセミナー HSP/HSF共催セミナー:「人間の安全保障」実践のための市民社会と企業との連携

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HSP Seminar #191 A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding” Second Seminar: “Education and Peacebuilding: Inclusive education in Nepal and its lessons”

Date Month, Date, 2015May 1918:45-20:30
Venue 18 Bldg. Korabo Room 3 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer Miki Sugimura (Professor, University of Sophia)
Commentator Professor Moriyuki Hoshino (Human Security Program, University of Tokyo)

Professor Saburo Takizawa (Toyoeiwa University, former director of UNHCR Japan office)

Moderator Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
Language Japanese
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Co-organizers Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar #190 Working-level work shop in the health field (No.4)

Date May, 16th, 2015Sat.13:00 -16:00 (start accepting 12:30)
Venue Collaboration Room1,18 Bldg., Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer

Yukiya Saito(Japanese Red Cross Society) 

Yuki Matsuyama (Japanese Red Cross Society)

Moderator Hideo KIMURA (Professor, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Language Japanese
Materials Attached HSP Seminar #190 (in Japanese)
Organizers Health and Human Security Project
Supporters

Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan Committee for UNICEF, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Overseas Cooperative Association, Japanese Red Cross Society

HSP Seminar #189 A Series of HSP Seminars on “Human Security and Peacebuilding” First Seminar: “Human Security and Peacebuilding as one of key components of Japanese foreign policies”

•Date: 18:45-20:15, April 21, 2015
•Venue: 18 Bldg. Korabo Room 3 , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer: Kenzo Oshima (Former Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations)
•Commentator: Professor Hideo Kimura (Director, Human Security Program, University of Tokyo)

Professor Saburo Takizawa (Toyoeiwa University, former director of UNHCR Japan office)

•Moderator: Associate Professor, Daisaku Higashi (Director of Project “Human Security and Peacebuilding”, University of Tokyo)
•Language: Japanese
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar #188 Working-level work shop in the health field (No.3)

•Date: April, 4th, 2015(Sat.)13:00 -16:00 (start accepting 12:30~)
•Venue: Collaboration Room1,18 Bldg., Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Lecturer:

Hideo KIMURA (Professor, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, University of Tokyo)

• Moderator: Yuka SAITO (Ph.D.student)
• Language: Japanese
• Materials: Please access here for the details. (in Japanese)
Organizers: Health and Human Security Project
• Supporters:

Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan Committee for UNICEF, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Overseas Cooperative Association

(日本語) 中央アジア・シンポジウム ~未来を見据えた中央アジアの今:チャンスとチャレンジ~

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HSP Seminar #186 Land and Agrarian Reform in Zimbabwe: Social and Structural Implications

•Date: March 9, 2015 16:00-18:00
•Venue: Collaboration Room 1, Bldg.18 (4th Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Presenters:

Prof. Moyo, Sam (The African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe)

•Moderator: Yoichi MINE, Doshisha University
•Language: English
•Organizers: Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (S) Project: Conflict Resolution and Coexistence through Reassessment and Utilization of “African Potentials.” Unit of Politics and International Relations
•Co-organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

Kanto Branch, Japan Association for African Studies

The Final Human Mobility Studies (donated by Hogakukan Co. Ltd.) CDR/HSP Seminar Current Situation and Challenges of Refugee Policy in Japan

 

•Date: February, 28, 2015(Saturday)   13:30 - 16:30
•Venue: Collaboration Room 1, 4th Floor of Bldg.18, Komaba I Campus, the University of Tokyo
•Speakers: Panelists

・Hiroshi Kimizuka (Director, Refugee Recognition Office, General Affairs Division, Ministry of Justice)

・Mitsushi Urakami (Assistant Section Chief, Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary)

・Takeshi Ito (Director, Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Relief Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Guests and Commentators

・Ichiro Fujisaki (Former Ambassador to the United States)

・Kazumi Okazaki (Director-General, Human Rights Bureau, Ministry of Justice)

・  Makoto Ito (Director, Hogakukan Co. Ltd.)

・  Satoshi Yamamoto (Project Associate Professor, Secretary General of the Project of Compilation and Documentation on Refugees and Migrants: CDR)

And others, to be scheduled.

Moderator

Saburo Takizawa (Professor, Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin University)

•Main Moderator: Yasunobu Sato (Professor, The University of Tokyo, Director of CDR)
•Language: Japanese
•Fee: Free of charge
•Seating Capacity: 50 seats
•To register: Required.

Please provide your name and affiliation by email to <cdr@hsp.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp>.

•Materials: Please access here for the details.
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Human Mobility Studies (donated by Hogakukan Co. Ltd.), The University of Tokyo

The Project of Compilation and Documentation on Refugees and Migrants (CDR), the Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

•Co-organizers: Human Security Forum (HSF)

Symposium of 10 Years’ Anniversary of Human Security Program: Future of Human Security

•Date: Month, Date, 10 Jan 2015(Saturaday)1:00pm - 5:30pm
•Venue: 18 Bldg Hall.  , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Description: Please access here for the details.
•Pre-Registration: Not required
•Language: Japanese only
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
•Co-organizers: Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

Human Security Forum (HSF)

Japan Association for Human Security Studies

CDR/HSP Symposium “Refugee Law comparative forum 2014 Comprehensive and Effective Approaches to Human Security in Asia”

•Description: A comparative forum on international protection in Japan, Republic of Korea, the Philippines and Hong Kong, and how international “Rule of law” and rights based approaches can lead to quality assurance and cost effective protection systems for refugees and others in need
•Date: November, 21, 2014(Friday)    8:55 - 16:45

November, 22, 2014(Saturday)  9:30 - 13:00

•Venue: Graduate School for Mathematical Sciences Building, Komaba Campus I, The University of Tokyo, with some video/skype links to Seoul, Manila and HK.
•Speakers: Opening Remarks

・Hideo Kimura (Professor, Director of Human Security Program, The University of Tokyo)

・Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Director of Research Center for Sustainable Peace, The University of Tokyo)

Speakers

・Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Director of Research Center for Sustainable Peace, The University of Tokyo)

・Satoshi Yamamoto (Project Associate Professor, Secretary General of the Project of Compilation and Documentation on Refugees and Migrants: CDR)

・Miki Arima (Research Fellow of CDR)

・Allan Mackey (Judge, Project Director & former President, International Association of Refugee Law Judges: IARLJ)

・Martin Treadwell(Judge, Immigration and Protection Tribunal, New Zealand)

・Seong Soo Kim (Judge, Suwon District Court) [on Skype link up]

・Discussant: Hyun Yong Chae (Legal Officer, UNHCR Seoul)

・Shogo Watanabe (Attorney at Law, Secretary General of Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees)

・Discussant: Hiroshi Miyauchi (Attorney at Law, Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees)

・Ricardo V. Paras (Chief State Counsel, Department of Justice, Head of the Refugee and Stateless Persons Protection Unit, Manila)

・Discussant: Sedfrey M. Candelaria (Professor, Dean of Law School at Ateneo University, Manila)

・Billy Woo (Principal, Assistant Secretary, Hong Kong Security Bureau)

・Discussant: Sally Cheung (Principal Immigration Officer, Hong Kong)

・UNHCR representatives (to be announced)

 

Closing Remark

Professor Daisaku Higashi, Deputy Director, Research Center for Sustainable Peace, The University of Tokyo

•Language: English and Japanese
•Fee: Free of charge
•Registration: Required.

Please provide the following information by email to cdr.autumn.seminar@gmail.com:

1. Name, 2. Affiliation, 3. Phone Number, 4. Dates of Participation

•Materials: Click here for details. CDR facebook.
•Organizers: The Project of Compilation and Documentation on Refugees and Migrants, (CDR) of the Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo

Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, The University of Tokyo

•Co-organizers: International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ)
•Supporters: Human Mobility Studies (donated by Hogakukan Co. Ltd.,

FY2009-2014), The University of Tokyo

UNHCR Representation in Japan

UNHCR Representation in Seoul

UNHCR Representation in Manila

UNHCR Representation in Hong Kong

Human Security Forum (HSF)

HSP Seminar #184 Radicalization and Informalization in Northern Nigeria

•Date: November 19, 2014 16:00-18:00
•Venue: Collaboration Room 1, Bldg.18 (4th Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
•Presenters: Kate Meagher (London School of Economics):Informalization and Its Discontents: The Informal Economy and Islamic Radicalization in Northern Nigeria

Prof Abdul Raufu Mustapha (Oxford University): Violent Islamic Radicalization:Northern Nigeria in the light of the experience of southern Niger Republic

•Moderator: Shuhei SHIMADA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
•Language: English
•Organizers: Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (S) Project: Conflict Resolution and Coexistence through Reassessment and Utilization of “African Potentials.” Unit of Politics and International Relations

Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (B) Project: Mobility, livelihood diversity and social order in rural Africa

•Co-organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

Kanto Branch, Japan Association for African Studies

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Oct. 11, 2014)

The HSP Admission Guidance Session will be held as follows. Prospective students are encouraged to come and find more about the HSP.

  • Date: October 11 (Sat.), 2014, 10:00-
  • Venue: Room 1323, 2nd floor, in Bldg.13 (Map),
    Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

※ Registration is not required.
※ Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

HSP Seminar #183 The Support of the Victims of The Great East Japan Earthquake by Making the Victims Themselves as Supporters

  • Date:September, 19th, 2014(Fri)13:00-15:00
  • Venue:Collaboration Room 4, 4F, Bldg 18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Lecturer:Teruo HONMA (Research Fellow, Sociology Department, Tohoku University
  • Moderator:Makoto MARUYAMA (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language:Japanese
  • Organizer:Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP),Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

The new report on the Natural/Nuclear Disaster and Human Security Project has just been published!

The new report on the Natural/Nuclear Disaster and Human Security Project has just been published.

 

HSP Seminar #182 Centrality of Women in Reconstructing North-eastern Japan after the 3.11 Earthquake

  • Description: Ms. Ishimoto as HSP graduate has joined the volunteer activities for supporting the empowerment of women in North-eastern Japan since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Based on her own experience, she will speak about the current situation and challenges of the reconstruction of livelihood and communities in North-eastern Japan from women’s viewpoint.
  • Date:July 25, 2014  16:30-18:30
  • Venue:Collaboration Room, #1 (4th Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Lecturer:Ms. Megumi Ishimoto, Chief director, NPO Women’s Eye
  • Moderator:Makoto Maruyama, Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Language:Japanese
  • Organizer:Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Co-organiser:Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar #181 Working-level work shop in the health field (No.2)

 

Date: July, 12th, 2014(Sat.)13:00 -16:00
Venue: Media Lab 2,18 Bldg., Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (Map)
Lecturers:

Ayako URAGAMI (Information and Public Affairs Division, Japan Committee for UNICEF)

Hisakazu HIRAOKA (Health Division 4, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency)

Moderator: Yuka SAITO (Ph.D.student)
Language: Japanese
Materials: Please see the attached
Organizers: Health and Human Security Project
Supporters:

Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan Committee for UNICEF, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Overseas Cooperative Association

HSP Seminar #180 Open Lecture on the Crisis of South Sudan and Peace Building

•Description: This seminar is under the auspices of the lecture on Peace Building of College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo. Special guest speakers and commentators are invited to show and tell about the recent situation in South Sudan and discuss about peace building. This special lecture is open to everyone.
*Date: Tuesday, 17th June 2014 16:30-18:00
*Venue: Hall 1331 of Bldg. 13th, Komaba I Campus
*Lecturer: Hon. Mr. Takeshi Akamatsu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of South Sudan

Hon. Mr. Toby Lanzer, Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

【Commentator】Professor Misako Kaji (UTokyo)

•Moderator: Saburo Takizawa (Graduate School of Toyo Eiwa Univ.)
•Faculty in Charge: Yuichi Sekiya (UTokyo)
•Language: English
•Materials: To be distributed on site.
*Organizers: College of Arts and Sciences, UTokyo
•Co-organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

The HSP Admission Guidance Session (Jun. 7, 2014)

The first HSP admission guidance session will be held as follows. Those who are considering application for admission to the Program in April 2015 are encouraged to participate.

  • Date: June 7 (Sat.), 2014, 13:00
  • Venue: Hall in Bldg.18 (Map),
    Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

※ Registration is not required.
※ Explanation and instruction will be given in Japanese.

HSP Seminar #179 “Working-level work shop in the health field”

  • Material(in Japanese):140410第1回ワークショップ告知
  • Date:May, 31st, 2014(Sat.)13:00 -15:30
  • Venue:Collaboration Room 1,18 Bldg., Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Lecturer:Masamine JIMBA (Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentator:Hideo KIMURA (Professor, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator:Yuka SAITO (Ph.D.student)
  • Language:Japanese
  • Organizer:Health and Human Security Project
  • Supporters:Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Overseas Cooperative Association, Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan Committee for UNICEF

HSP Seminar #178 “Workshop for youths who want to work at International Organization”

  • Description:
    This workshop is for those who want to work at International Organization or at related careers after school. Professor Masako Yonekawa will help participants to understand what is really needed to become international civil servants.
  • Date:March, 23rd , 2014 (Sunday)14:00 – 16:00(access
  • Venue:Room 303, 21 KOMCEE , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Lecturer:Masako Yonekawa
    (A specially appointed associate professor, Rikkyo University)
  • Co-organizer:Yuichi Sekiya
    (Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo)
  • Language:Japanese
  • Material:flier
  • Organizer:
    Africa Group of 2013 Doi Kanae Seminar
  • Co-organizer:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Other organizations

HSP Seminar #177 “INDIGENOUS DISASTER MANAGEMENT: Lessons Learned from the Typhoon and Tsunami Survivors”

  • Description :
    Based on field data, collected from Bangladesh, Japan and the USA, the presentation highlights the local perception, prediction and coping strategies of the typhoon and tsunami affected people. It further shows how the set of disaster management knowledge has been generated while living in close contact with nature and transmitted from one generation to the next, through oral tradition.  Regarding Typhoon (as called in the Pacific, cyclone in the Bay of Bengal and Hurricane in the Atlantic coast) certain predictive indicators are similar, irrespective of regional differences.  As regard Tsunami, data has been collected from the frequently affected northeastern part of Japan, facing the Pacific coast. In both the calamities, biotic and abiotic indicators used by the people are revealed and presented in a matrix.  The presentation is expected to enlighten the academic and program personnel to understand the importance of indigenous knowledge for all practical purposes.
  • Date : March 19, 2014  18:10-20:00
  • Venue : Room 303, Bldg.2 (3rd Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Presenter : Dr. Shahed Hassan (Department of Anthropology; Professor, University of Dhaka)
  • Moderator : Dr. Makoto Maruyama (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Professor, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo
  • Co-organizer :
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar #176 “International Symposium: Organic Agriculture and Community”

      • Date: March 1, 2014  9:55-17:45
      • Venue: Conference Room, Bldg.18 (1st Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
      • Presenters:
      1. Iswandi Anas, Bogor Agricultural University
      2. Eniola Fabusoro, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
      3. Atilano Loeza, U YIts Ka’an, Yukatan, Mexico
      4. Jose Medina, University of the Philippines
      5. Cesar Vergara, Gartia Plena Social Action Center
      6. Kisaburo Tanno, Tanno Farm, Nagano
      7. Teruo Yamada, Yamada Farm, Hokkaido
      8. Hoi Yee Fu, University of Tokyo Toru Nakanishi, University of Tokyo
      9. Noriko Itoh, University of Tokyo
      10. Hidehiko Kikuno, Tokyo University of Agriculture
      11. Makoto Maruyama, University of Tokyo
      12. Toru Nakanishi, University of Tokyo
      13. Etona Orito, University of Tokyo
      14. Hiroyuki Ukeda, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
      15. Masamitsu Yasaka, University of Tokyo
      • Language: Japanese and English (Simultaneous interpretation is available)
      • Organizers:
      1. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
      2. Graduate Program on Economics, University of Tokyo
      3. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
      • Co-organizers:
      1. Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
      2. Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

映画鑑賞&ディスカッションイベント「紛争を止める力?~リベリアのケースから考える~」

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HSP Symposium “TOHOKU WORLD: Challenges of Volunteers”

Date:

Saturday, 7th December, 2013  9:30 - 15:00

Venue:

21 KOMCEE Lecture Hall , Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo

Lecturer:

Makoto MARUYAMA(Professor, HSP UTokyo)

Masaaki OTSUKA (Secretary General, Japan Overseas Cooperative Association )

Salim S. KOMBO (Volunteer from African Union)

Shinji YAMASHITA (Director, NPO Human Security Forum)

Tom GILL  (Professor, Meiji Gakuin University)

Moderator:

Yuichi SEKIYA (Associate Professor HSP, UTokyo)

Language:

Most of language is Japanese, but a part of it is English

HSP Seminar #175 “Seeing the Documentary Film “The World after Fukushima””

  • Date : October 10 (Thu.), 2013, 18:00-20:30
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers : Kenichi Watanabe(Kami Productions)
  • Moderators : Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar #174 “Transitional Justice Revisited in Post-Conflict Africa”

  • Date : October 8 (Tue.), 2013, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    John Caulker (Fambul Tok)
    “The Role of Community Owned and Led Reconciliation Processes in Post War Sierra Leone”
    Zenzile Khoisan (First Nation News)
    “The KhoiSan in South Africa: Struggle for recognition and restoration”
  • Moderator : Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Organizer : Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (S) Project: Conflict Resolution and Coexistence through Reassessment and Utilization of “African Potentials.” Unit of Politics and International Relations
  • Co-Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar #173 “International Human Rights Framework for Asylum Seekers and Refugees”

  • Date : October 5 (Sat.), 2013, 10:00-12:00
  • Venue : K303, 21 Komacee, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Kenote Speaker : Koki Abe (Professor, Kanagawa University; President of Human Rights Now)
    See here for more information
  • Language : English (Simultaneous Interpretation provided)
  • Organizers :
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    International Associations of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ)
  • Supporters :
    Human Security Forum (HSF)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    UNHCR
    Japan Association of Asian Law
    Asian Society of International Law, Japan Chapter

HSP Seminar #172 “Challenges of Mediation and Peacebuilding”

  • Date : July 5 (Fri.), 2013, 16:30-18:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers : Daisaku Higashi (Minister-Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations)
  • Moderator : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizer : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar #171 “Conflict and Assistance for Governance in East Timor”

Practitioners, who participated in the Peace Building assistance in East Timor, are invited to discuss the reality of the Governance Assistance by the UN and the local dispute processing for e.g. land disputes (possible adaptation of the traditional method).

  • Date : June 27 (Thu.), 2013, 14:30-16:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 2, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Ken Inoue (Former Director & Chief Governance Advisor, UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT))
    Naori Miyazawa (Part-time lecturer and Research Fellow, University of Tokyo)
  • Special Commentator : Sukehiro Hasegawa (Advisor to Prime Minister of East Timor Democratic Republic; Visiting Professor and Special Advisor of International Strategic Institute of Hosei University; Visiting Professor of UNU)
  • Language : Japanese and English
  • Organizer : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Co-Organizer : Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar #170 “Symposium to Rethink the Construction of Giant Seawall in Tohoku”

  • Date : June 23 (Sun.), 2013, 13:00-16:00
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Akemi Yamauchi (Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University; Minami-sanriku)
    Tomoyuki Miura (Kesen-numa)
    Yutaka Ikarigawa (Otsuchi)
    Eiji Oguma (Professor, Keoi University)
  • Moderators :
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Materials : Program(in Japanese), leaflet(in Japanese)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Tohoku Study Group for the Future of Japan
  • Co-Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Supporter : Human Security Forum (HSF)

HSP Symposium Summer 2013 “Prior to be at Work in Dadngerous Circumstances”

  • Date : June 8 (Sat.), 2013, 15:30-18:00
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Welcome remarks:
    Takane ITO (Vice Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Science, University of Tokyo)
  • Keynote Speaker:
    Tsukasa UEMURA (Director General, Consular Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Panelists:
    Tsukasa UEMURA (Director General, Consular Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
    Rumiko SEYA (Secretary General, Japan Center for Conflict Prevention)
    Namie TSUJIGAMI (Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Tokyo)
    Ken INOUE (Former Director & Chief Governance Advisor, UNMIT)
  • Panel Chair: Misako KAJI (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Closing remarks :
    Hideo KIMURA (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo; Chair, Graduate Program of Human Security, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator:Yasunobu SATO (Director, Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo)
  • Languages : Japanese
  • Preregistration : not required
  • Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Co-organizers:
    Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (UTCMES), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
  • Supporters:
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

日弁連国際司法支援セミナー 「動き出した修復的司法:国際刑事裁判所と『人間の安全保障』への日本法曹の貢献の可能性」

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日本アフリカ学会創立50周年記念公開講演会 「アフリカ研究の誕生:学会創立前後を回顧する」

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HSP Seminar no.169 Justice, Death Penalty and the Making of Public Opinion

  • Date : May 24 (Fri.), 2013, 16:00-18:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Speaker : Maiko Tagusari (Attorney at Law, Secretary-General of Center for Prisoners’ Rights)
  • Commentator : Makoto Teranaka (Visiting Professor, Tokyo Keizai University; former Secretary General of Amnesty International Japan)
  • Moderator : Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Materials : Leaflet
  • Organizers :
    The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Supporter : Human Security Forum (HSF)

HSP Spring Symposium 2013 Building A Human Security Network Between The US And Japan Part II

  • Date : May 18 (Sat.), 2013, 9:30-17:40
    May 19 (Sun.), 2013, 9:30-12:00
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Speakers (The 1st Day):
    Misako Kaji (Professor, University of Tokyo)
    Sangmin Bae (Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University)
    Martyn de Bruyn (Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University)
    Patrice C. McMahon (Associate Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
    David Leaman (Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University)
    Matthew D. Marr (Assistant Professor, Florida International University)
    Jenny Kehl (Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)
  • Speakers (The 2nd Day):
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, University of Tokyo)
    Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)
    Yuriko Hara (Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo)
    HSP Research Group (University of Tokyo)
  • Languages : English
  • Fee:free
  • Registration:unnecessary
  • Co-Organizers:
    Department of Political Science, Northeastern Illinois University
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Sponsor:The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

※Please visit here for more information.

HSP Seminar no.168 Two Years after the Great East-Japan Earthquake: Reconstructing Minami-sanriku by Means of Collaboration between Citizens and Volunteers

  • Date : March 7 (Thu.), 2013, 15:30-17:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 2, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Teruo Honma (Advisor, Health and Welfare Section, Minamisanriku Town Government)
  • Moderator : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Human Security Forum (HSF)
  • Supporters : RQ Women’s Support Center (RQW)

第4回国際協力リレーセミナー 「わかもの、ばかもの、よそもの」

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HSP Seminar no.167 Environment-Friendly Agriculture (EFA) Based on Community Resources: A Strategy for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity

  • Date : March 2 (Sat.), 2013, 9:55-17:35
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Toky (map)
  • Presenters :
    Iswandi Anas (Bogor Agricultural University)
    Eniola Fabusoro (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta)
    Atilano Loeza (U YIts Ka’an, Yukatan, Mexico)
    Jose Medina (University of the Philippines)
    Toru Nakanishi (University of Tokyo)
    Adrian Ramirez (INIFP, Mexico)
    Ryuichi Tashita (Kaze no Oka Farm)
    Hiroyuki Ukeda (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    Cesar Vergara (Gartia Plena Social Action Center)
    Raphael K. Wanjogu (Mwea Irrigation Agricultural Development Centre)
    Masamitsu Yasaka (University of Tokyo)
  • Commentators :
    Noriko Itoh (University of Tokyo)
    Ferdinand Maquito (University of the Philippines)
    Makoto Maruyama (University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
    Environment Research and Technology Development Fund, Ministry of Environment
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

*see the program for further detail.

HSP Seminar no.166 Open Seminar with Mozambican Farmers Organization on Food Security and Agriculture in Northern Mozambique: From Small Farmers Perspective

  • Date : February 28 (Thu.), 2013, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Augusto Mafigo (President, UNAC: União Nacional de Camponeses, Mozambique)
    Adriano Vicente (Advocacy and Cooperation Officer, UNAC)
    Silvia Dolores (Coordination Officer, JA: Justiça Ambiental)
  • Commentator : Masao Yoshida (ex-Chairperson, AJF; ex-Professor, Chubu University; Nihon Fukushi University)
  • Moderator : Yoshiaki Nishikawa (Technical Advisor, Community Communication Support Center; Professor, Nagoya University)
  • Language : Japanese (Remarks by Mozambican guests will be translated from English to Japanese)
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Kanto Branch of Japan Association for African Studies (JAAS-Kanto)
    Africa Japan Forum (AJF)
    Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC)
    Oxfam Japan
    No! to Land Grab, Japan

HSP Seminar no.165 Consolidation of Peace and Sustainable Development in South Sudan

  • Date : February 20 (Wed.), 2013, 10:00-12:00
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Toky (map)
  • Lecturers : Toby Lanzer (Assistant Secretary General; Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan; UN Resident Development and Humanitarian Coordinator; and the Resident Representative of the UNDP)
  • Panelists :
    Toby Lanzer (Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative of the UNMISS)
    Takeshi Akamatsu (Head of the Office, Liaison office of the Government of Japan in Juba, South Sudan)
    Yuko Shibata (Manager, Overseas Programme Division, Japan Platform)
    Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Misako Kaji (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • General Coordinator : Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    UNDP
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Japan Platform

*see this for further detail (in Japanese).

HSP Seminar no.164 International Assistance in Promoting Legal Reforms and Its Implications for Human Security

This seminar discusses the latest trend of international cooperation and assistance in promoting legal reform in the three former Indochinese countries and legal cooperation initiatives involving other ASEAN countries. We will think about this international phenomenon from different perspectives: international law, international and regional politics, the globalization factor and domestic constitutional law debates. We also examine some existing critiques and technical challenges at the theoretical level. The objective of these talks is to familiarize participants with the theories and practices of international cooperation and the growing trends of cross-border technical legal assistance, particularly that provided by some donor countries and institutions to countries undergoing political and economic transitions.

  • Date : February 7 (Thu.), 2013, 14:40-16:30
  • Venue : Classroom 515, Bldg.5, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Kong Teilee (Associate Professor, Nagoya University)
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR)

HSP Seminar no.162 Seminar Series for TICADV 7

  • Date : January 25 (Fri.), 2013, 14:50-18:00 (Open: 14:30)
  • Venue : ABC conference room, 5th floor, JETRO Headquarters Tokyo
    Ark Mori Building, 12-32, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Lecturers :
    Shin’ichi Takeuchi (Director and Senior Research Fellow, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, IDE-JETRO)
    Akira Sato (Senior Research Fellow, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, IDE-JETRO)
  • Moderator : Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    IDE-JETRO

HSP Seminar no.163 Report on the Interview with Tome and Minami-sanriku Citizens Regarding Reconstruction

  • Date : January 21 (Mon.), 2013, 16:30-18:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Presenters :
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Atsuko Miwa (PhD. Student in Human Security Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Mari Tsuji (MA. Student in Human Security Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Yoshiaki Nagata (MA. Student in Human Security Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Nobuhiro Nemoto (MA. Student in Human Security Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Tomoyasu Noguchi (MA. Student in Human Security Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Miko Yokota (MA. Student in Human Security Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Machiko Mitake (Director, Human Security Forum)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Co-Organizers :
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Human Security Forum (HSF)

HSP Seminar no.161 Career Development Seminar (2) Working as a Development Consultant

  • Date : January 18 (Fri.), 2013, 16:30-18:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Atsuo Sato (Senior Consultant, IC Net Limited)
    Risako Ishii (Assistant Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar no.160 Seminar Series for TICADV 6

  • Date : January 11 (Fri.), 2013, 14:50-18:00 (Open: 14:30)
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Miwa Tsuda (Senior Research Fellow, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, IDE-JETRO)
    Akira Sato (Senior Research Fellow, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, IDE-JETRO)
  • Moderator : Shinichi Takeuchi (Director, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, JETRO-IDE)
  • Language : Japanese
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    IDE-JETRO

HSP Seminar no.158 Career Development Seminar (1) Working at International Organizations

  • Date : December 18 (Tue.), 2012, 18:30-20:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Yorio Ito (Chief, Recruitment Center for International Organization, United Nations Planning and Administration Division, Recruitment Center for International Organization, MOFA)
    Saburo Takizawa (Professor, Toyo Eiwa University; Project Professor, University of Tokyo)
    Katsunori Koike (successful JPO applicant; PhD student, Human Security Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Yuriko Hara (Mater student in Human Security Program at University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar no.157 Seminar Series for TICADV 5

  • Date : December 14 (Fri.), 2012, 14:50-18:00 (Open: 14:30)
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Chizuko Sato (African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, JETRO-IDE)
    Takahiro Fukunishi (African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, JETRO-IDE)
  • Moderator : Shinichi Takeuchi (Director, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, JETRO-IDE)
  • Language : Japanese
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    IDE-JETRO

HSP Seminar no.152 Seminar Series for TICADV 3

  • Date : November 9 (Fri.), 2012, 14:50-18:00 (Open: 14:30)
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Kumiko Makino (African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, JETRO-IDE))
    Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni (Professor, Department of Development Studies, the University of South Africa)
  • Moderator : Shinichi Takeuchi (Director, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, JETRO-IDE)
  • Language : Japanese/English
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    IDE-JETRO

HSP Seminar no.159 Human Security in Japan, China and Australia – in honor of the publication of New Approaches to Human Security in Asia-Pacific: China, Japan and Australia

  • Date : December 5 (Wed.), 2012, 10:00-12:05
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Director, HSF)
    William Tow (Professor, The Australian National University)
    Satoshi Yamamoto (Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Secretary General, CDR)
    Kiichi Fujiwara (Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo)
  • Panelists :
    Ren Xiao (Professor, Fudan University)
    David Walton (Lecturer, University of Western Sydney)
    Rikki Kersten (Professor, The Australian National University)
    Kaoru Kurusu (Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University)
    Haruko Sato (Project Associate Professor, School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)
  • Language : English
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo
  • Co-organizers :
    Australian National University
    Human Security Forum (HSF)
  • Sponsor : Japan Foundation
  • Supporter : Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security

HSP Seminar no.156 Reports on Contemporary Situation in Fukushima for You

For the 18th seminar on the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Human Security, We will ask Mr. Nobuyuki Abe, the Spokesman of the Citizens’ Radioactivity Measurement Station (CRMS) Fukushima, to provide us his presentation. The CRMS Fukushima is an NPO who are serving for the citizens in Fukushima Prefecture the information on radioactive contamination in the area. Mr. Abe tells people about the contemporary situation of radioactivity and its effects on people and agricultural products as a spokesman. He is rather concerned about the people’s ignorance on the issue and he is willing to tell you about what is really going on in Fukushima. Although this seminar is held on Sunday, we wish many of you to come and listen to him and discuss with him.

  • Date : December 2 (Sun.), 2012, 14:00-16:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Nobuyuki Abe (Spokesman of the Citizens’ Radioactivity Measuring Station)
  • Moderator : Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar no.155 Seminar Series for TICADV 4

  • Date : November 30 (Fri.), 2012, 14:50-18:00 (Open: 14:30)
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Takuto Sakamoto (Research Associate, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    IDE-JETRO

HSP Seminar no.154 Fukushima and the Human Security

This seminar is among the Series of Seminars on the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Human Security. At this 2nd seminar on Fukushima, we will have a lecture from Mr Toru Shima, the president of the Gensosha Publishers. Working as the president of a publishing company, he was deeply concerned about what happened in Fukushima. Using his skills as a ex-journalist, he conducted his own research on Fukushima and published a book from his own company. In the lecture, he is planning to discuss about a sense of incongruence which he felt on the concept of Human Security when it is related to the disaster at Fukushima after the 3.11.

  • Date : November 22 (Thu.), 2012, 18:40-20:40
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Toru Shima (President of the Gensosha Publishers)
  • Moderator : Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar no.153 Fukushima, Iidate, nevertheless the world is so beautiful

This is the 16th seminar of the series of HSP Seminars on the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Human Security. We will ask Ms. Mari Kobayashi, a farmer of Iidate village to provide us a lecture about what she thinks about the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Her observation and thoughts are already published as a book by Akashi-Shoten in Japanese. Listening to her story, we would like to have a free discussion about her viewpoints and what we should think and act on this issue.

  • Date : November 16 (Fri.), 2012, 18:10-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Mari Kobayashi (Farmer at Iidate Village, Fukushima)
  • Moderator : Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

国境なき医師団シンポジウム 「介入の権利と不介入の権利」

  • Date : November 15 (Thu.), 2012, 13:00-15:00
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Panelists:
    Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Director of Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute for Advanced Global Studies, Graduate Program on Human Security, Graduate School of Arts & Science, University of Tokyo)
    Toshiki Mogami (Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University)
    Kenji Isezaki (Professor, School of International and Area Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    Michael Neuman (Research Director, MSF Centre de Reflexion sur l’Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires (CRASH))
    Eric Ouannes (General Director, MSFJ)
  • Moderator:Kazuhiro Momose (Journalist)
  • Languages : Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation provided)
  • To Register : Visit MSFJ website
  • Organizers:
    Medecins Sans Frontieres Japon
  • Co-organizers:
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
  • Supporters:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo
  • Sponsors:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo
    Kumon Educational Japan
    Gunze Limited
    Sigma Corporation
    Shogakukan Inc.

HSP Seminar no.151 How Did Victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake Come to Tackle on Reconstruction?: A Case of Tome-city in Miyagi-prefecture

This is the 15th seminar of the series of HSP Seminars on the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Human Security. Mr. Tadafumi Matsubara, a citizen of Tome-city in Miyagi-prefecture, will talk about his experience on supporting the refugees from Minamisanriku-cho where the Earthquake and tsunami brought severe damage.

  • Date : November 6 (Tue.), 2012, 18:10-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 4, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Tadafumi Matsubara (KON-TENANT OAMI (Business Incubator))
  • Moderator : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Co-Organizers : Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

公民科・社会科教育関東協議会第63回東京大会 「持続可能な社会の在り方と公民科教育の課題 ~グローバル化した社会に生きる高校生に何を伝えるのか~」

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HSP Seminar no.150 Seminar Series for TICADV 2

  • Date : October 26 (Fri.), 2012, 14:50-18:00 (Open: 14:30)
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Alan Hunter (Professor, Coventry University)
    Misako Kaji (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    IDE-JETRO

HSP Seminar no.149 Seminar Series for TICADV 1

  • Date : October 12 (Fri.), 2012, 14:50-18:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Ktatsumi Hirano (Chief Senior Researcher, JETRO-IDE)
  • Moderator : Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    IDE-JETRO

HSP Autumn Symposium 2012 I Law and Development: New Challenges for the World Bank

  • Date : October 11 (Thu.), 2012, 15:30-17:45
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Welcome remarks:
    Toshikazu HASEGAWA (Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Science, The University of Tokyo)
  • Complimentary speech:
    Koji TSURUOKA (Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Keynote Speaker:
    Anne-Marie LEROY (Senior Vice President, Group General Counsel, World Bank)
  • Panelists:
    Kimitoshi YABUKI (Director, International Legal Cooperation Center, the Committee on International Relations of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA))
    Motoo NOGUCHI (Director of International Cooperation Department, Research and Training Institute, Ministry of Justice)
    Teilee KUONG(Associate Professor, Center for Asian Legal Exchange, Nagoya University)
    Eiji OYAMADA (Professor, the Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University)
    Makoto MARUYAMA (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Closing remarks :
    Masako EGAWA (Commissioner, The University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator:Yasunobu SATO (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Languages : Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation provided)
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Co-organizers:
    Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo
  • Supporters:
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University
    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Co-Supporters:
    Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu
    Human Security Forum (HSF)

※Please refer to the leaflet.

Report of the Fact-Finding Mission to Cambodia: The Deprivation of Land and the Continuous Human Rights Violations

Recently in Cambodia, a lot of people are evicted from the invaluable lands where they have lived for a long time and are losing the place to live in under the name of ”development”. Such cases are increasing year by year that the people are forcefully evicted from the development-planned-land where they were living and cultivating and are deprived of the place for living and livelihood.

The people becoming frustrated with the forced evictions started protest against the eviction all over the country. However, the Government suppressed the protests of the people by forceful means. Illegal arrests and detentions against human rights defenders use of force against villager, and even killings of citizen are reported in Cambodia related to the land dispute.

Human Rights Now (HRN), an international human rights NGO based in Tokyo was concerned about such human rights violations in Cambodia and sent a fact-finding mission there.

In this session, HRN will report how the people were evicted and what happened afterward based on the finding of the fact finding mission. After the report, discussion is followed on the way to peaceful solution, as well as the role of Japanese civil society or other actors in Japan.

Please join us.

  • Date : September 4 (Tue.), 2012, 18:30-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lectureres : Kazuko Ito (Secretary General of HRN) and the Team Members for Cambodia of HRN
  • Commentator : Sar Sochea (Utsunomiya University)
  • Moderator : Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Languages : Japanese
  • Organizer:NPO Human Rights Now
  • Co-Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
  • Supporters :
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Human Mobility Studies (Corporate Sponsored Program: Hogakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo
    People’s Forum on Cambodia

International Symposium The Truth of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and the Myth of Nuclear Safety

  • Date :
    August 30 (Thu.), 2012, 9:30-18:00
    August 31 (Fri.), 2012, 9:30-18:00
  • Venue : 2F, South Wing, Komaba Communication Plaza (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Speakers :
    Mitsuhiko Tanaka (Former Nuclear Power Plant Designer, Member of the Diet Investigation Commission on the Accident of the Fukushima Nuclear Plants)
    Arnie Gundersen (Chief Engineer of Fairewinds Associates)
    Katsuhiko Ishibashi (Seismologist, Member of the Diet Investigation Commission on the Accident of the Fukushima Nuclear Plants)
    Tetsuji Imanaka (Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute)
    Hitoshi Yoshioka (Science Historian, Member of Government Investigation Committee on the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations of Tokyo Electric Power Company)
    Philip White (PhD Student at Adelaide University (Australia), Former International Liaison Officer of Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center)
    Tetsuya Takahashi (Philosopher, Professor of University of Tokyo)
    Miranda Schreurs (Professor of Freie Universität Berlin)
    Satoru Ikeuchi (Physicist)
  • Languages : Japanese, except a morning session of August 30 which will be presented both in Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation to English and Japanese will be provided)
  • Fee : Adults 5,000JPY/Students 2,000JPY for two day participation (additional charge of 3,000JPY for the reception on August 30)
  • Capacity : 250 people
  • To Register : Pay the fee to Takagi Foundation postal account, number 00160-4-758972
  • Organizer : Steering Committee of the International Symposium on the Truth of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and the Myth of Nuclear Safety
  • Co-Organizers :
    Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center (CNIC)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Group of Concerned Scientists and Engineers Calling for the Closure of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant
    Union for Alternative Pathways in Science & Technology (APAST)
    The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science

※Visit here for more detail.

HSP Seminar no.148 Latest Development of Afghan Peace and Reintegration Program

  • Date : August 13 (Wed.), 2012, 16:00-17:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Kenta Aoki (Second Secretary, Japanese Embassy in Afghanistan<)/li>
  • Commentators : Takatoshi Hasebe (Director-General, Japan Volunteer Center(JVC))
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research “Arab Spring and Conciliation”

HSP Seminar no.145 Rethinking Ethnic ‘Coexistence’: Agricultural Land Use in Western Zambia

  • Date : July 20 (Fri.), 2012, 17:00-19:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Rumiko Murao (Research Associate, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • Moderator : Yoichi Mine (Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    JSPS Grant for Scientific Research (S) “Comprehensive Area Studies on Coexistence and Conflict Resolution Realizing the African Potentials”
  • Co-organizers :
    Kanto Chapter, Japan Association for African Studies

HSP Seminar no.144 Gender, Peace and Conflict: Literature Review

  • Date : July 20 (Fri.), 2012, 15:00-17:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Kozue Akibayashi (Associate Professor, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University)
  • Moderator : Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    JSPS Grant for Scientific Research (S) “Comprehensive Area Studies on Coexistence and Conflict Resolution Realizing the African Potentials”
  • Co-organizers :
    Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.147 Terminating Nuclear Power Plant and Human Security

  • Date : July 17 (Tue.), 2012, 18:10-20:10
  • Venue : Room. 402, 4F, 21 KOMCEE, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentators :
    Toru Nakanishi (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Tetsuya Takahashi (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Moriyuki Hoshino (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Summer Symposium 2012 II Peace and Reconciliation in Middle East: Over 911 to Arab Spring

  • Date : July 14 (Sat.), 2012, 9:50-17:10
  • Venue :The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Speakers:
    Ryoji Tateyama (Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan)
    Keiko Sakai (Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    Emi Suzuki (Senior Researcher, Associate Professor, University of Waseda)
    Atsushi Ishida (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Languages : Japanese
  • Fee:free except for reception and some refreshment
  • Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) “Arab Spring and Reconciliation”

HSP Seminar no.143 CSR for Human Security: Focusing on Private-sector Responsibility for Conflicts and Human Rights

  • Date : July 13 (Fri.), 2012, 17:00-19:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Guest Speakers :
    Virginia Haufler (Professor, University of Maryland)
    John Meyer (Professor, University of Stanford)
  • Commentator : Mariko Shoji (Professor, Keiai University)
  • Moderator : Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Materials : Description and Speakers’ Bio
  • Language : English
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
  • Supporters :
    Human Security Forum (HSF)
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.146 How Should the Lesson from the Great Hanshin Earthquake Be Used to Support Suffering Areas by the Great East Japan Earthquake?

  • Date : July 12 (Thu.), 2012, 18:10-20:10
  • Venue : Room. 402, 4F, 21 KOMCEE, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Ryuichiro Matsubara (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentators : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Summer Symposium 2012 I Challenges of Political Settlement in Afghanistan: How to Support Afghan Reconciliation

The conference aims to facilitate discussion on political reconciliation in Afghanistan, as well as to promote understanding by the Japanese people about the need to support Afghan peace building.

  • Date : July 7 (Sat.), 2012, 9:30-13:30
  • Venue :The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Panelists:
    Farouq Azam (Chair, Movement for Peaceful Transformation in the University of London)
    Talatbek Masadykov (Director, Political Affairs Division in UNAMA(UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan)
    Scott Smith (Deputy Director for Afghanistan Programs with the US Institute of Peace/Former Special Assistant to Special Representative of the Secretary)
    Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Languages : English (simultaneous interpretation to the Japanese will be provided)
  • Fee:free except for reception and some refreshment
  • Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) “Arab Spring and Reconciliation”

HSP Seminar no.142 Kopernik Brownbag Lunch: The University’s Role for Appropriate Technology

  • Date : June 18 (Mon.), 2012, 11:00-13:00
  • Venue : Open Space, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Toshihiro Nakamura (Co-founder/CEO, US NPO Kopernik)
  • Commentator : Maki Saito (ASU International LLC)
  • Moderator : Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Materials : Lecturer’s CV(in Japanese)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Supporters :
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Human Security Forum (HSF)
    Peace-building and Business Study Group

HSP Seminar no.141 North Korea Report from A New Perspective

North Korea is often misunderstood and misrepresented in the West and Japan. Based on my trip to the country in May 2012, I would like to present a new perspective to analyze the country in order to enhance peace building in the region.

  • Date : June 14 (Thu.), 2012, 18:30-20:30
  • Venue : Media Lab 2, 1F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Presenter : Kazumi Kawamoto (HSP Ph.D. Candidate)
  • Language : Japanese (or English depending on participants)
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar no.140 Lesson from Germany’s Decision to Terminate Nuclear Power Plants

  • Date : June 11 (Mon.), 2012, 18:10-20:10
  • Venue : Room. 402, 4F, 21 KOMCEE, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Naoshi Yamawaki (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentators :
    Tetsuya Takahashi (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Moriyuki Hoshino (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar no.139 Actual Situation of the Land Conflict in Rural Cambodian Villages

  • Date : May 28 (Mon.), 2012, 17:30-19:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Sar Sochea (Utsunomiya University)
  • Commentator: Hiroshi Yamada (Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
  • Moderator : Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

第138回HSPセミナー 福島の子ともたちを放射能から守る活動

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HSP Seminar no.137 Afghan Delegation and Peace Building: Talk with Heran Song, Head of Central Highlands Office (Bamyan) in UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

  • Date : April 25 (Wed.), 2012, 18:10-20:10
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Heran Song (Head of Central Highlands Office (Bamyan) in UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA))
  • Commentators :
    Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Takatoshi Hasebe (Representative of Afghan Office, Japan Volunteer Center(JVC))
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research “Arab Spring and Conciliation”

講演会 「低線量被曝に向き合う 〜チェルノブイリからの教訓〜」

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HSP Seminar no.136 Offshore Wind Farming and Peace Building

  • Date : April 20 (Fri.), 2012, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Presenter : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentator: Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research “Arab Spring and Conciliation”

HSP/HSF/CDR Spring Symposium 2012 Human Security of IDPs by Disaster: Analysing National Response to Internal Displacement Caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake

One year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, which left a number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) away from home in temporary accommodations. They continue to live in fear of nuclear power plant disasters without knowing how long they have to stay there. We will examine how to save lives and dignity of those individuals suffering from this unprecedented great disaster of their human security.

The symposium is co-organised by NPO Human Security Forum (HSF) and the Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), which manages the Human Mobility Studies (Corporate Sponsored Program: Hogakukan Co.,Ltd.) in the Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP) at the University of Tokyo.

  • Date : March 16 (Fri.), 2012, 10:00-18:30
  • Venue :Lecture Hall, 21 Komcee (map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Main Goals:
    Raise national awareness of the problem from the perspective of the rights of IDPs, by using international norms and standards.
    Ensure and facilitate the use of international standards by national human rights related organizations.
    Help advocate for a domestic legal framework for upholding the rights of IDPs.
  • Keynote Speaker:
    Erin Mooney (Independent expert on IDPs; Senior Resesarch Associate, Universitiy of Toronto)
  • Panelists:
    Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo; Secretary-General of Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR))
    Satoshi Yamamoto (Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Johan Cels (Regional Representative, UNHCR Tokyo Office)
    Kazuko Ito (Attorney-at-law, Japan Federation of Bar Associations; Secretary-General of NPO Human Rights Now)
    Hiroshi Miyauchi (Attonery-at-law, Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees (JLNR))
    Charles Sampford (Professor & Director, Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law)
  • Languages : Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation provided)
  • Fee:free except for reception and some refreshment
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Human Security Forum (HSF)
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo
  • Co-organizers:
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    World Ethics Forum
  • Supporters:
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
    “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”
    UNHCR Representation in Japan
    Global Compact Japan Network
    Japan Association of Human Security Studies
    Japan Federation of Bar Associations
    Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees
    Human Rights Now

HSP Seminar no.135 Considering Organic Farming after the Nuclear Accident: Talk with Mr. Kisaburo Tanno and Prof. Mutsumi Furuta

  • Date : January 27 (Fri.), 2012, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Guests :
    Kisaburo Tanno (Organic Farmer, Ueda, Nagano)
    Mutsumi Furuta (Professor, Faculty of Eco-tourism, University of Nagano)
  • Introduction/Commentator: Toru Nakanishi (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentator: Tetsuya Takahashi (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Project for Promoting Environmental Research “Constructing an Application system of Community Resources for Sustainable Development and Bio-diversity”

HSP Seminar no.134 Talk with Mr. Masato Ito from Rikuzentakata Volunteer Center: Experiences and Issues to be Addressed

  • Date : January 26, 2012 (Thu.), 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Room. 402, 4F, 21 KOMCEE, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Guest : Masato Ito (RIkuzentakata Volunteer Center)
  • Commentators :
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Shinji Yamashita (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Yuichi Sekiya (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.133 The Environmental Ethics in the Era of Post-Fukushima: Beyond the Conflict between the Inter-generational Ethics and the Earth Ethics

  • Date : January 17 (Tue.), 2012, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Schuichi Kito (Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentator: Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Naoshi Yamawaki (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Study Group of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies
    Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

第132回HSPセミナー タラトベック・マサディコフ国連アフガニスタン支援ミッション(UNAMA)政務部長をお迎えして

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HSP Seminar no.130 Human Trafficking in the Great Mekong Sub-region: Modern Day Slavery Revealed

Each day, countless men, women and children around the world suffer in horrific slave-like conditions. Whether it be a teenage boy forced to work 19 hour shifts on a fishing boat in foreign seas, a woman forced to have sex with up to ten strangers every night, or a child sold into a sweat shop to make electronic components for an unscrupulous sub-contractor, each day these real-life dramas play out in all our countries. Globally, it is estimated that there are over 27 million enslaved persons, with about half in Asia alone.

Matthew Friedman, a United Nations international expert in human trafficking, will provide a comprehensive overview of the human trafficking problem throughout Asia. What it is, how it works and what is being done to address it. His presentation will focus on what governments and civil society are doing and how effective this work has been up until now and challenges forwards.

Mr. Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with over 20 years of experience as an activist, program designer, evaluator and manager. He is currently the Regional Project Manager of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. UNIAP is managed by a headquarters in Bangkok, with country project offices in the capitals of Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It represents one of the world’s largest inter-agency coordinating body on human trafficking linking the United Nations system with governments, civil society and private groups in the region and beyond.

  • Date : December 13 (Tue.), 2011, 10:40-12:10
  • Venue : Room 531, 3F of Bldg.5, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Matthew Friedman (Regional Project Manager of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) in Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Mediator : Miwa Yamada (Institute of Developing Economies (IDE))
  • Commentator : Marip Seng Bu (Secretary-General of Refugee Coordination Committee of Japan (RCCJ))
  • Language : English
  • Materials : UNIAP website
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.129 Experience of Voluntary Activities for the Suffering in East Japan Earthquakes

  • Date : December 20 (Tue.), 2011, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentator :
    Yasushi Yamamoto (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Shinji Yamashita (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSF Internship Festival 2011

  • Date : December 7 (Wed.), 2011, 16:30-19:30
  • Venue : 21 KOMCEE, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map) (Map)
  • Speakers :
    Yoshiyuki Yamamoto (Chief, Mine Action Cluster (Stabilization and Recovery Cluster), North America Office, UNOPS)
    Naori Miyazawa (Former Representative of Liaison Office, Tokyo, UNOPS)
    Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • To Register : Visit HSF website (in Japanese)
  • Organizer:Human Security Forum (HSF)
  • Co-Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Human Mobility Studies (Corporate Sponsored Program: Hogakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo

※Please visit HSP website (in Japanese) for more detail.

HSP Seminar no.131 Facing Up To Corruption In High-Risk And Conflict-Affected Regions: Policy Considerations And Practical Strategies For International Companies

  • Date : December 1 (Thu.), 2011, 16:00-17:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : John Bray (Director of Analysis, Control Risks Group, Japan)
  • Moderator : Dylan Scudder (Human Security Program, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Materials : related material
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar no.128 Initial Reaction to East Japan Earthquake: Three Days in Regional Development Bureau of Tohoku

  • Date : November 11 (Fri.), 2011, 18:10-19:30
  • Venue : The Gakusai Koryu Hall, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Izuo Tokuyama (Director, Regional Development Bureau of Tohoku, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)
  • Materials : Program
  • Organizers : Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Study Group of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies
    Ryuichiro Matsubara Seminar   Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

HSP Seminar no.127 Helping Small Farmers in Nigeria through Agricultural Cooperatives: Lessons from Japan Agricultural Cooperative Model

Agricultural cooperative known as JA in Japan is the citadel of small farmers’ livelihoods. For almost 60 years, JA was the driving force behind small farmer-supportive policy in Japan. The reverse is the case in Nigeria where agricultural cooperatives are not tailored towards organized support; thereby farmers are faced with production challenges not known to JA members. While there are emerging challenges for JA, its relevance remains undaunted in marketing, farm guidance, credit, insurance, and subsidy among others. The paper examines the need for adapting the JA agricultural cooperative model in Nigeria and the needed institutional contexts.

  • Date : November 10 (Thu.), 2011, 15:00-17:00
  • Venue : Room. 402, 4F, 21 KOMCEE, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Eniola Fabusoro (Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Autumn Symposium 2011 III Post Dependency on Nuclear Power and Human Security

  • Date : October 29 (Sat.), 2011, 13:30-17:30
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Participants:
    Takeshi Ishihara (Professor, University of Tokyo)
    Kunihiro Yamada (Professor, Kyoto Seika University)
    Masuro Sugai (Professor, Kokugakuin University)
  • Facilitator:Koyu Furusawa (Professor, Kokugakuin University)
  • Fee:500yen (Free for students)
  • Organizer:
    The Society for Studies on Entropy
  • Co-organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.126 Japan-Guinea Relations: Past, Present and Future

  • Date : October 20 (Thu.), 2011, 14:30-16:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 2, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Aly Diane (Secrétaire Général, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et des Guineens de l’Etranger)
  • Moderator : Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : French (with Japanese consecutive interpretation)
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSPシンポジウム2011秋2/パリ和平協定20周年シンポジウム 開発下のカンボジアはいま ~持続的な発展と平和に向けて~

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HSP Autumn Symposium 2011 Human Seurity: Protecting Individual Lives, Property and Dignity (Part I: Symposium and Concert “Human Security and East Japan Earthquake”)

  • Date : October 8 (Sat.), 2011, 14:30-16:20
  • Venue : Auditorium (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Participants:
    Kenji Utsunomiya (Lawyer, President of Japan Federation of Bar Associations)
    Kiyomi Tsujimoto (MP, Former Special Advisor on Volunteering to the Prime Minister)
    Yukio Takasu (Chair of HSF; Project Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Special Adviser on Human Security to the UN Secretary-General; Former Japanese Ambassador to the UN)
  • Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Human Security Forum (HSF)

※Please refer to the leaflet (in Japanese).

HSF Charity Concert Piano Concert by Mr. Masayuki Hirahara (Part II: Symposium and Concert “Human Security and East Japan Earthquake”)

  • Date : October 8 (Sat.), 2011, 16:30-18:00
  • Venue : Auditorium (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Organizers:Human Security Forum (HSF)
  • Supporters :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
    “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”
    Human Mobility Studies (Corporate Sponsored Program: Hogakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo
    and Others

※Please visit HSP website (in Japanese).

Seminar Series on Cambodia 2011 Society and Law in Cambodia: The Issues on Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict State and Its Whereabouts

For 18 years since its promulgation of the constitution, Cambodia has been challenging many reforms, such as administrative reform, law reform and infrastructure building for economic development. How have these reforms changed Cambodian society and is its future? Is Cambodia society now really peaceful after experiencing violent conflict? Has the assistance from the international community contributed to Cambodia for consolidating its peace? In this seminar, Professor. Kuong Teilee, who is specialized in Cambodian law and law reform assistance, will talk about the issues on Cambodian law and international law reform assistance from the perspectives of peacebuilding.

  • Date : September 23 (Fri.), 2011, 14:30-16:30
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Speaker : Kuong Teilee (Associate Professor, Center for Asian Legal Exchange, Nagoya University)
  • Access : 5minute walk from the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line
  • Capacity : 150 people
  • Languages : Japanese
  • To Register : Visit PEFOC,J website
  • Organizer : People’s Forum on Cambodia, Japan (PEFOC, J)
  • Co-Organizer : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Contact : People’s Forum on Cambodia, Japan (PEFOC, J)
    E-mail: pefocj@hotmail.co.jp
    TEL: 03-3834-2407
    FAX: 03-3835-0519

HSP Seminar no.125 National Recinciliation in Guinea-Bissau

  • Date : September 14 (Wed.), 2011, 15:00-17:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 2, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Florentino Pereira Mendes (MP, National People’s Assembly of Guinea-Bissau)
  • Moderator : Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : French (with Japanese consecutive interpretation)
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo   Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.124 The What, How and When Questions In Africa’s Development

  • Date : July 14 (Thu.), 2011, 17:30-19:30
  • Venue : Media Laboratory 2, 1F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Eniola Fabusoro (Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentator :
    Makoto Katsumata (Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University)
    Mitsugi Endo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo   Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.123 The Earthquake/Nuclear Accident and Philosophy

  • Date : July 11 (Mon.), 2011, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Tetsuya Takahashi (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentator :
    Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator and Commentator : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Materials : The Lecturer’s interview (in Japanese)
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.122 Expanding Wind Power Energy and Reconstruction of Areas Devastated by East Japan Earthquake

  • Date : July 6 (Wed.), 2011, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Ishihara Takeshi (Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentator : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Materials : related material (in Japanese), The Lecturer’s website
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.121 Governance and Rule of Law Post-Disasters

The catastrophic Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power crisis reminded us that such seismic events might not be metaphorical but, as in the original meaning, geological. However, it is increasingly recognized that the response requires not merely a massive reconstruction effort but a fundamental review of its governance structures to look at how they operate under stress as well as under ‘normal’ conditions. Hurricane Katrina and the recent Australian bushfires and floods demonstrate that these are issues in developed as well as developing countries.

These issues suggest the need for a deep re-assessment of the very basic value systems of the people of Japan and of all global citizens. It will require active international dialogue on the question of global values, international rule of law, global governance and the institutional requirements that need to go hand in hand with globalisation.

This seminar explores the challenges of governance and rule of law post-disasters and looks specifically at the issue of responsible aid relief responses; sustainable and safe energy choices; and the collaborative effort needed between government, business and NGOs.

In the face of the serious challenges facing Japan, this Seminar is a timely examination of the crucial issues of ethics, rule of law, accountability, transparency and sustainability of aid resourcing and delivery that is associated particularly with disaster management and reconstruction and in which business plays an increasingly significant role.

This Seminar welcomes representative from private sector enterprises, government organisations, the academic community and aid agencies as well as members of civil society.

  • Date : July 5 (Tue.), 2011, 17:00-19:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Charles Sampford (President, International Institute for Public Ethics; Director, Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, Australia)
  • Commentator :
    Yukio Takasu (Project Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo; Special Adviser on Human Security to the UN Secretary-General; Former Japanese Ambassador to the UN)
    Tadashi Inuzuka (Former Senator of the National Diet, Japan)
  • Moderator : Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Materials : Program
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

Seminar Series on Cambodia 2011 Political and Social Situation in Cambodia under the Development: Rethinking the Role of NGO through NGO Law and Land Conflict

  • Date : July 2 (Sat.), 2011, 14:30-17:00
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Presenter : Miku Kamimura (Coordinator of PEFOC Japan; Master Student at Sophia University)
  • Access : 5minute walk from the Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line
  • Capacity : 150 people
  • Languages : Japanese
  • Organizer : People’s Forum on Cambodia, Japan (PEFOC, J)
  • Co-Organizer : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

※Visit here (in Japanese) for more detail.

HSP Seminar no.120 Talk with Heran Song, Head of Central Highlands Office (Bamyan) in UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

  • Date : June 21 (Tue.), 2011, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Heran Song (Head of Central Highlands Office (Bamyan) in UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA))
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Materials : CV
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.119 The Earthquake/Nuclear Accident and Human Security 2: Sharing Experieces and Starting the Project

  • Date : May 24 (Tue.), 2011, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Facilitators :
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSF Seminar no.1-2 The Public Anthropology of Disaster: How Can We Face East Japan Earthquake?

    Seminar no.1

  • Date : April 20 (Wed.), 2011, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Presenter : Jumpei Ichinosawa (Associate Professor, Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University)
  • Language : Japanese
    Seminar no.2

  • Date : April 27 (Wed.), 2011, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Presenter : Shuhei Kimura (Associate Professor, Fujitokoha University)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizer : Japan Forum of Human Security (HSF)
  • Co-Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Human Mobility Studies (Corporate Sponsored Program: Hogakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.118 Human Security and the Earthquake/Nuclear Accident: How Can We Face and Engage in the Issue?

  • Date : April 14 (Thu.), 2011, 17:30-19:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Facilitators :
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo; Former U.N. Political Officer)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

「人間の安全保障」フォーラム設立記念コンサート 「大江博さんと共に「人間の安全保障」と東北関東大震災を考える」

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HSP Seminar no.117 Environmental Dimensions of Human Security

In this seminar, Dr Moustapha Kamal Gueye will consider the results of the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from the perspective of human security.

  • Date : March 4 (Fri.), 2011, 17:30-19:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Moustapha Kamal Gueye (Senior Associate, ICTSD)
  • Commentator :
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Hitomi Kimura (Assistant Professor, Otsuma Women’s University)
  • Moderator : Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English and Japanese (Participants are encouraged to use English.)
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar no.115 Former UN Photographer, John Isaac’s 40 years of Photojournalism

A former UN photographer, John Isaac, gives a photographic presentation on his experience of travelling in 100 countries. Isaac invites you to reconsider the question “what can we do to achieve peace?”.

  • Date : February 22 (Tue.), 2011, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : John Isaac (Former United Nations Photographer)
  • Commentator : Mari Yamashita (Director of United Nations Information Center, Tokyo)
  • Language : English (with Japanese consecutive interpretation)
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Working Group for founding Human Security Forum

HSP Seminar no.114 Human Security and Business in Africa

  • Date : January 31 (Mon.), 2010, 17:00-19:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Hiromi Amemiya (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Toyama University; Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentator :
    Yoichi Mine (Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University)
    Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Discussant : Masaru Yarime (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Seminar no.116 Strategies for Protecting People who Cope with their Vulnerability against Risk: Report from Bangladesh

For the people such as day labor self- employee who are vulnerable against risk, it is difficult to access the social security system. In this seminar we focus on the saving/fund managed by community organization, emergency fund of producer association and traditional mutual-help system among the ethnic people as their strategies for coping with the situation.

  • Date : February 24 (Thu.), 2011, 14:00-16:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 2, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Takami Ishizaka (Ph.D candidate, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Commentator : Makoto Maruyama (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

HSP Spring Symposium 2010 V The “Nuclear Pacific” Now: Effects, Action, and Passing on to Future Generations

50 years have passed since France began nuclear testing in the Pacific. The nuclear victims of Tahiti, including former test site workers, are now conducting health and environmental research of their land and asking for compensation from the French government.
We are welcoming a group from Tahiti including members of “Moruroa e Tatou”, a Tahitian NGO which fights for the victims of Tahitian nuclear victims, and a related youth organization, as well as Tahitian students, who will travel to Japan onboard Peace Boat. During their stay from January 18-23, they will visit Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki to learn about the activities of Japanese Hibakusha and about peace education. On January 23, they will depart onboard Peace Boat’s 72nd Voyage to participate in the fourth “Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project,” where they will join Japanese Hibakusha and high school student Peace Ambassadors.
During their stay in Tokyo, an open symposium will be held as follows.
The symposium will also welcome a former fisherman of the Daigo Fukuryu Maru (Lucky Dragon Number Five) fishing boat and an Australian aboriginal anti-uranium mining activist as guest speakers (TBC). The nuclear age, since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, has created countless Hibakusha in many levels of the nuclear chain. This symposium will take a close look at the contemporary reality. It will especially focus on how the younger generation can carry over these tasks, and so will feature reports on the youth movement and education, followed by discussion.

  • Date : January 19 (Wed.), 2011, 18:00-20:30
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Participants:
Facilitators Kawasaki Akira (Peace Boat)
Sato Yasunobu (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Reports Régis Gooding (Former Nuclear Test Site Worker)
Heiava Lenoir (Secretary and Accountant for “Moruroa e Tatou”)
Comments Masuda Kazuo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Special Remarks Oishi Matahichi (Former Fisherman of Daigo Fukuryu Maru Fishing Boat)
Della Rae Morrison (Chairperson Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance, TBC)
  • Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Peace Boat
    Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Northeast Asia
  • Sponsors:
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
    “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “New Security”
    Human Mobility Studies (Corporate Sponsored Program: Hogakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo
    Ohdake Foundation
  • Participation Fee : Free
  • Languages : Japanese/French (interpretation available)
  • Registration : Please contact Peace Boat office (Ishii, Ue)
    E-mail: pb.hibakusha.pacific@gmail.com
    TEL:03-3363-8047
    FAX:03-3363-7562

HSP Seminar no.113 Education for Peace — Learn from Australia: a Step towards Education for Multi-cultural Co-existence

  • Date : December 20 (Mon.), 2010, 17:30-19:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 4, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Shunichi Ikeda (Associate Professor and Head of Japan Center, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University)
  • Commentator :
    Shinji Yamashita (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Maki Saito (Associate Professor, Graduate School of SBI University; Part-time Lecturer, University of the Sacred Heart; President, ASU International; Social Responsibility Consultant)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Human Mobility Studies (Hougakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo
    Founding Committee of the Human Security Forum (tentative)

Workshop Making Artificial International Society

With attendance of young scholars, this workshop presents some of the state-of-the-art researches made possible by vigours application of the multi-agent simulation (MAS) technique to various theoretical and empirical issues in the field of International Relations (IR). We welcome active participation of anyone who has interest in MAS and/or IR.

  • Date : December 18 (Sat.), 2010, 13:00-17:00
  • Venue : The Seminar Room, the Komaba Faculty House (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Participation Fee : Free
  • Languages : Japanese
  • Organizer : Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “A Study on Dynamics of International Political Order with Application of Multi-Agent Models”
  • Supporters:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
  • To Register : not required

※Visit here (in Japanese) for further Information.

HSP Seminar no.112 ASEAN and Human Rights : What Issues Are They Facing Today?

  • Date : November 26 (Fri.), 2010, 15:00-16:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Phil Robertson (Deputy Director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch)
  • Language : English
  • Materials : biography
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar no.111 Balkan since the Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence

  • Date : November 10 (Wed.), 2010, 18:00-19:30
  • Venue : Room 306, 3F of Bldg.2, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Keiichi Kubo (Associate Professor, School of Policital Science and Economics, Waseda University)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) “Interdisciplinary Studies on Un-recognized States and their International Relations”
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) “Reciprocal Reconfiguration of International and Domestic Orders”

HSP Seminar no.110 Human Rights in China and Peace in Asia and Africa

The awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace prize to China’s Liu Xiaobo has brought a significant amount of international attention on the human rights situation in China. In today’s China, not only Liu Xiaobo but many other human rights activists remain under detention and the assault on the rule of law continues. The seminar will focus on the latest human rights situation in China including ethnic issues surrounding Tibet and Uighur, and what they mean not only to Chinese society and Japan, but to peace in Asia and Africa.

  • Date : October 29 (Fri.), 2010, 10:40-12:10
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Nicholas Bequelin (Senior Researcher on China at Human Rights Watch)
  • Language : English
  • Materials : biography
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar no.109 The Role of the Private Sector in Post-conflict Economic Recovery

In this seminar, we invite two lecturers from Control Risks, an international business risk consultancy to discuss the topic.

  • Date : October 27 (Wed.), 2010, 17:30-19:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturers :
    John Bray (Director, Control Risks)
    Corene Crossin (Associate Director, Control Risks)
  • Language : English
  • Materials : abstruct
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

HSP Seminar no.108 Human Security, Human Rights, and the Death Penalty

  • Date : October 26 (Tue.), 2010, 13:00-14:30
  • Venue : Room 1103, 1F of Bldg.11, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Sangmin Bae (Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University)
  • Language : English
  • Materials : abstruct
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Polaris Open Screen Human Trafficking and Human Security: Lilja-4ever

  • Date : October 16 (Sat.), 2010, 14:00-17:00
  • Venue : The Lecture Hall in the Graduate School of Mathematical Science Bldg. (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Capacity : 250 people (first come first served basis)
  • Participation Fee : Free
  • Languages : Japanese subtitle (original: Swedish/Russian)
  • Organizer : Polaris Project Japan Office Campaign Team
  • Co-Organizer : Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
  • Supporters :
    Human Mobility Studies (Corporate Sponsored Program: Hogakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Embassy of Sweden Tokyo
    Tokyo American Center
  • To Register : not required

※Panel discussion on human security and human trafficking will be held after watching the movie.

※Visit here (in Japanese) for more detail.

HSP Seminar no.107 Traditional Culture under the Globalization: from a Viewpoint of Malagasy Music

Jean-Baptiste ANDRIANARIMANANA, a famous Malagasy valiha player visiting Japan on the Arts and Cultural Exchange Program of the Japan Foundation, will give us some insights about the traditional music in the age of gobalization. A musical performance will also be given.

  • Date : July 30 (Fri.), 2010, 17:00-19:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Jean-Baptiste ANDRIANARIMANANA
  • Language : French (with Japanese interpretation)
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Japan Foundation

HSP Seminar no.106 (HSP-CDR Seminar no.14) Refugee/Civilian Protection and Civil-Military Coordination: In Cases of Darfur and Iraq

  • Date : July 13 (Tue.), 2010, 17:00-19:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Yutaka Tatewaki (UNHCR Iraq)
  • Outline :
    Outline of refugee/civilian protection at Darfur and Iraq
    Basic structure of civil-military coordination for protection at Darfur and Iraq
    Lessons and concerns: surrounding the concept of ‘Humanitarian Space’ and others
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Human Mobility Studies (Hougakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”

難民支援協会 主催 国際シンポジウム 変わる日本の難民受け入れと地域社会 ~米国における自治体とNPOの協働に学ぶ~

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HSP Seminar no.105 (HSP-CDR Seminar no.13) ADB and Human Rights: Discussion on 2010 Annual Meeting

ADB is composed of member countries from Asia, the Pacific, Europe and North America. This is the largest institution operating in the field of development in Asia and the Pacific, and it has a considerable influence on the lives of a great number of people. Some ADB’s projects are criticised because of their negative effect on people’s human rights. At the same time, it has been improving its policies which are necessary for the protection of affected people’s human rights. In general ADB’s attitude to human rights discussion is not as well developed as that of the World Bank.

  • Date : June 30 (Wed.), 2010, 17:00-19:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Sanae Fujita (Associate of Human Rights Centre, University of Essex)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Human Mobility Studies (Hougakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”

International Symposium Reducing Conflict and Enhancing Security in Water Management: Lessons Learned from Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment and the Espoo Convention

  • Date : June 22 (Tue.), 2010, 10:00-17:00
  • Venue : The Takeda Hall, 5F of the Takeda Bldg. (Map), Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Capacity : 150 people
  • Participation Fee : Free
  • Languages : Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation provided)
  • Organizers :   Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Environmental Law Institute
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
  • Sponsors:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
    “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”
    Global Infrastructure Fund Research Foundation Japan
  • To Register : Please contact the following.
    Ms. Junko Sato
    Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo
    E-mail: sato-junko@inter.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp

※Visit here for further information.

HSP Seminar no.104 (HSP-CDR Seminar no.12) Considering Refugee Policy of Japan from the Refugee Camp Site in Thailand and Nepal

  • Date : June 15 (Tue.), 2010, 18:30-20:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Kumiko Niitsu (Research Student, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo; Refugee Examination Counselor of Ministry of Justice)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Human Mobility Studies (Hougakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”

HSP Seminar no.103 (HSP-CDR Seminar no.11) Insights from Diamond Extractive Industries in Sierra Leone: Community Development Fund, Kimberley Process and Kimberlite Mining

  • Date : May 26 (Wed.), 2010, 18:00-20:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Kazumi Kawamoto (Ph.D candidate, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English (questions can be asked in Japanese)
  • Materials : abstruct
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Human Mobility Studies (Hougakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”

HSP Seminar no.102 (HSP-CDR Seminar no.10) Introduction to Zotero: Online Database System as a Strong Tool for Research

Zotero is an online database system which offers very strong tools for researchers. This seminar explores possibilities of this database method through an introduction of its application to the field of refugees and migrants.

  • Date : May 19 (Wed.), 2010, 15:00-16:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Jordan Nogaki (Part-time Lecturer, Musashino University)
  • Language : English (questions can be asked in Japanese)
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Human Mobility Studies (Hougakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo

国連グローバル・コンパクト「ビジネスと平和」ワークショップ 途上国の発展と企業の成長をめざして ~MDGs、BOP ビジネスの視点から~

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HSP Seminar no.100 Human Security and Simulation

  • Date : April 23 (Fri.), 2010, 18:00-19:30
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 1, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Susumu Yamakage (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Coodinator : Takuto Sakamoto (Project Lecturer, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : Japanese
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “A Study on Dynamics of International Political Order with Application of Multi-Agent Models”

HSP Spring Symposium 2010 V A New Approach to a World without Nuclear Weapons

With the NPT Review Conference coming up in May, discussions around nuclear disarmament are reaching their peak in Japan as well as internationally.
In order to realise a ‘world without nuclear weapons’, transcending the conventional discussions of nuclear deterrence and the nuclear umbrella, the world is now in need of a new approach based on a shift in perceptions.
This symposium will feature Professor Tsuchiyama Hideo, former president of Nagasaki University and one of the most well-known opinion leaders of nuclear disarmament, as well as academics and young NGO representatives, to discuss the kind of new approach that should be taken. We are also inviting Mr Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia, who is now visiting Hiroshima for the InterAction Council meeting of former heads of state on nuclear disarmament.
A documentary film about 103 Hibakusha (A-bomb survivors) traveling around the world onboard Peace Boat to deliver messages of nuclear disarmament will be screened in the evening, followed by a talk by Erika Bagnarello of Costa Rica, director of the film.

  • Date : April 22 (Thu.), 2010, 14:00-
  • Venue : The Gakusai Koryu Hall, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Program :
Coodinator Yasunobu Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Opening Remarks
(14:00-)
Susumu Yamakage (Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Session I : Keynote Speech
(14:05-)
Hideo Tsuchiyama (Former President of the Nagasaki University)
Yoshinobu Nagamine (Representative of Tokyo Office, International Committee of the Red Cross)
Session II : Panel Discussion
(15:15-)
Shinsaku Nohira (Facilitator, Peace Boat)
Takao Takahara (Professor, Peace Research Institute, Meiji Gakuin University)
Keiko Nakamura (NGO Peace Depot)
Takeshi Ito (Chief Editor, GENERATION TIMES)
Emi Akiyama (Lush Japan)
Akihito Hayashi (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Session III : Movie & Talk
(18:00-)
Film : “Flashes of Hope” (2010)
Erika Bagnarello, Director
  • Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Peace Boat
    Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Northeast Asia
  • Sponsors:
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
    “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”

HSP Seminar no.101 The Obama Administration’s Policy for War Crimes Accountability for Human Security

  • Date : April 6 (Tue.), 2010, 10:00-12:00
  • Venue : Collaboration Room 3, 4F of Bldg.18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Lecturer : Stephen J. Rapp (US Ambassador-at-Large on War Crimes Issues)
  • Language : English
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

東京大学 大学院総合文化研究科
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