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Global Seminars 2007 Leaflet GS Leaflet
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Enhancing awareness of contemporary global issues and the role of the United Nations in addressing them.

In the UNU Global Seminar Series, students and young professionals are given the opportunity to interact with distinguished scholars and practitioners from Japan and abroad, and to explore a specific issue in depth through lectures and group discussions. Seven regional sessions (each of three or five days duration) will be held in Japan in 2007.

These sessions are open to university students, graduate students, and young professionals residing in Japan. Lectures may be in Japanese or English, so participants are required to understand both languages. A participation fee covers accommodation, meals and seminar documentation. A limited number of fellowships are available for foreign students studying in Japan.

グローバル・セミナー・シリーズ

国連大学グローバル・セミナーは、現代社会が直面している地球規模の問題と国際連合の取り組みについての意識を高めることを目的に開催されています。学生や若い社会人の方々が、国内外の著名な学者や実務家と、講演やグループ討論を通して交流し、特定の問題について話し合うまたとない機会となります。2007年は日本国内7地域において、3日~5日間のセミナー開催を予定しています。

セミナーは、国内に在住する、大学の学部生、大学院生、若い社会人が対象となります。講義は日本語または英語で行われるため、参加者は両言語での理解力が求められます。参加費には、宿泊費、食事代、及びセミナー資料代が含まれます。尚、日本で学ぶ私費留学生は、参加費用が一部免除されることがあります。


Shimane-Yamaguchi 島根・山口

Global Health Crises: How can we cope?
世界に広がる健康危機:今なにができるのか


From malnutrition and the vicious cycle of poverty in the developing world to obesity and other 'diseases of affluence' affecting the industrialized world, from the threat of world-wide epidemics made possible by modern transportation to issues of food safety, this session will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss critical global health issues and to explore what can be done both collectively and individually.

開発途上国において貧困が栄養不良等を起こす悪循環、先進国での肥満の問題や 豊かであるがゆえに起きる問題、また、交通と輸送の発展によって広がる感染症 の問題から食の安全まで、本セッションでは、健康実現に向けた諸活動に学び、 個人としてまた集団として何ができるかを話し合い、考えます。


Date
2007.08.04 – 08.07

Location
Keynote Lectures: Yamaguchi Prefectural University New Auditorium
基調講演: 山口県立大学
Seminar: Akiyoshidai International Art Village
セミナー: 秋吉台国際芸術村

Contact
shimane-yamaguchi07@hq.unu.edu

Programme (1.7 MB PDF)

Lectures & Presentations

Keynote Lectures

Health and Civilization
Dr. OMI Shigeru
Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
(日本語 | Presentation)

Food Safety, Food Security and Agriculture
Dr. Vandana SHIVA
Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology (India)
(Full text)


Session I: Life and Health

MDGs and Reproductive Health
Ms. IKEGAMI Kiyoko
Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Tokyo Office
(Presentation)

Medical care and spirituality: Spiritual care for dying persons
Dr. Waldemar KIPPES
Director, Clinical Pastoral Care Education and Research Center; Catholic Priest
(Presentation)


Session II: Global health threats

Pandemic influenza and its impact on global health
Dr. YAMAMOTO Taro, M.D.
Deputy Director, Global Issue Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
(Presentation)

The global challenges in food, nutrition and health
Prof. Emorn WASANTWISUT
Director, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand
(Presentation)


Session III: Development and health

International cooperation: Report from Afghanistan
Mr. FUKUMOTO Mitsuji
Acting Secretary-General, Peshawar-kai

If I were a Health Adviser to the global society...
Prof. KITA Etsuko
President, Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing
(Presentations: No.1, No. 2)


Group Reports

Tohoku 東北

Harmonious Coexistence between Nature and Human Beings: Pooling Knowledge for Environmental Sustainability
自然と人間の共生
〜生活環境維持のための知の共有〜

Date
2007.08.19 – 22

Location
Yamagata University
山形大学

Contact: gstohoku@hq.unu.edu

Programme (1.2 MB PDF)

The 6th Tohoku Session Website

Lectures & Presentations

Special Lecture

Yamagata Bunka no Sekai heno Hasshin
Mr. Hiroshi SAITO, Governor, Yamagata Prefecture

Presentation (2 MB PDF)

Keynote Lectures: The Philosophy of Harmonious Coexistence

Development or Destruction?: A History of Human Development and the Environment
Prof. Anne McDONALD, Associate Professor, International Center of Miyagi University

Seeking the Heart of Sōmokutō
Prof. Fujiro SENDO, President, Yamagata University
Mr. Sakae CHITOSE, President, Chitose Kensetsu Co. Ltd.
(日本語)


Session A: How Humans and Nature Interact

Environmental Impact of Acid Rain and Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)
Prof. Tsunehiko OTOSHI, Dean, Department of Community Service and Science, Tohoku University of Community Service and Sciences
(日本語 | Handout)


Session B: How to Achieve a Sustainable Society

Food, Nutrition and Neurodegeneration
Prof. Yuzo NISHIDA, Professor, Faculty of Science, Yamagata University
(日本語)

The Environment and Electric Power Generation: Toward Achieving a Sustainable Energy Supply
Prof. Kouki KATO, General Manager, Environmental Affairs Department, Tohoku Electric Power Co, Inc.
(日本語)


Session C: How the International Community Has Responded to These Issues

Managing Increasing Natural Disaster Risks: UN and UNU Perspectives
Dr. Srikantha HERATH, Senior Academic Programme Officer, Environment and Sustainable Development Programme, United Nations University
(日本語)

Environmental Cooperation around Inland Seas: a Study of Baltic Sea Cooperation
Prof. Miho OSHIMA, Associate Professor, Department of International and Cultural Studies, Tsuda College
(日本語 | Handout)


Group Reports

Hokkaido 北海道

Forests and the Environment in the Era of Globalization: Considering Global Sustainability in Hokkaido
グローバル化時代の森林と環境 ~北の大地で考えるサステイナビリティ~

Date
2007.08.22 – 25

Location
Public Lectures: Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus
公開講座: 北海道大学札幌キャンパス
Seminar: Tomakomai Experimental Forest
セミナー: 北海道大学苫小牧研究林

Contact: gshokkaido@hq.unu.edu

Programme (984 KB PDF)

Lectures & Presentations

Keynote Lectures

The Future of Forests and Our Society in Local Perspective
Prof. Hiroaki KAKIZAWA, Professor, Department of Agriculture, Hokkaido University

Tropical Forest and Climate Change
Dr. Hwan Ok MA, Projects Manager, International Tropical Timber Organization

Building on Indigenous Practices for Sustainable Forest Management
Mr. Luohui LIANG, Academic Programme Officer, Environment and Sustainable Development Programme, United Nations University

Group Reports

Note: Report of Group 4 not published at group members' request.


Shonan 湘南

Stakeholders for A New Global Order
新たなグローバル秩序の担い手たち

The 23rd Shonan Session will examine political and military order in East Asia, international human rights and humanitarian order, and environmental and development issues in which NGOs and business play significant roles. Participants are expected to reflect together on the contributions that various actors can and should make for forming a new global order, with special reference to the UN's missions.

第23回のグローバルセミナー湘南セッションでは、研究・実務の先端で活躍しているゲストによる講演とグループワークを通して、東アジアにおける軍事・政治秩序をはじめ、国際的な人権・人道秩序、さらには、企業やNGOの活躍が著しい環境・開発秩序の各分野における現在の状況を理解するとともに、新秩序における多様化した担い手とそのなかでの国連の役割についてみんなで考える場にすることをねらいとしています。




UNU Global Seminar Shonan Session participantsShonan Session participants (click for larger version in new window)


Date
2007.09.03 – 07

Location
Shonan Village Center
湘南国際村センター

Contact
shonan2007@hq.unu.edu

Programme (4.2 MB PDF)

Application Form

SH07_application.pdf

SH07_application.doc

Application period planned: mid-April to 25 May 2007
募集期間:2007年4月中旬~5月25日

Kobe-Awaji 神戸・淡路

New Leadership: The Future of the Global Community
ニューリーダーシップ―地球共同体のあり方を問う

Date
2007.09.18 – 21

Location
Public Lectures: JICA Hyogo
公開講座: JICA兵庫
Seminar: Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Sanyo Denki Kenshu Center
セミナー: 淡路夢舞台国際会議場、三洋電機研修センター

Contact
gskobe@hq.unu.edu, kic_jigyo2@kicc.jp

Programme (2 MB PDF)

Lectures & Presentations

Keynote Lectures

Hemant Krishan SINGH
Ambassador of India to Japan
Full text

Kuniko INOGUCHI
Member of the House of Representatives; Member of the Science Council of Japan
Outline


Session 1: Search for New Leadership

What Leadership is Suitable for the New Era?
Kantaro ISHII
Outline

Women’s Leadership
Emily HAMPTON | Full text
Ashley LAWRENCE | Full text
Hermance MONETTE | Full text

Cooperation between the Government and Japanese NGOs in the International Cooperation
Fujio SAMUKAWA
Abstract: Japanese | English


Session2: Organizations and Leadership

Leadership of the United Nations Secretary-General
Takeo UCHIDA
Full text

Human Security and Japan’s Leadership Role in the United Nations
Kazuo TASE
Outline | Presentation

Partnership under Local Initiative
Shigeru SUGANAMI
Abstract | Presentation


Group Presentations

Kanazawa 金沢

Globalization and Cultural Diversity
グローバル化と文化の多様性

Date
2007.11.22 – 25

Location
Public Lectures: Kanazawa Bunka Hall
公開講座: 金沢市文化ホール
Seminar: Ishikawa Youth Training Center
セミナー: 石川県青少年総合研修センター

Contact
Ishikawa International Cooperation Research Centre

Programme (646 KB PDF)

www.iicrc.jp

Public Keynote Lectures

Human cultures faced with globalization: The significance of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
Prof. Junzo KAWADA
Anthropologist, Visiting researcher, Institute for the study of Japanese Folk Culture, Kanagawa University
(Full text)

Culture wars: A global perspective
Prof. Lisa YONEYAMA
Associate Professor, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego


Session 1: Conflicts and Dialogue among civilization

World religions in the globalizing world
Prof. Megumi TAKASAKI
Advisor, Global Seminar, United Nations University
(Full text)

Cultural diversity in Europe: Multicultural societies and inter-cultural dialogue
Ms. Silvia KOFLER
First Counsellor, Head of Press, Public and Cultural Affairs, delegation of the European Commission to Japan


Session 2: Internet and Mass media

Ethics and empowerment in global mass media
Prof. Tom BRISLIN
Professor and chairman, Academy for creative media, University of Hawaii
(Full text)

Session 3: Safeguarding and Transmission of Cultural Heritage

ACCU's Challenges on safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Asia and the Pacific
Ms. Misako OHNUKI
Director, Culture Division, Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)
(Full text)

Preservation of Japanese craft techniques as intangible cultural assets
Prof. Shin YAGIHASHI
Graduate School, Kanazawa College of Art
(Full text)


Group Presentations

Okinawa 沖縄

Interaction between People and the Environment
人と環境のコミュニケーション

Date
2007.12.19 – 22

Location
Public Lectures: University of the Ryukyus
公開講座: 琉球大学
Seminar: Culture Resort Festone
セミナー: カルチャーリゾート フェストーネ

Contact
okinawa2007@hq.unu.edu

Brochure (5.1 MB PDF)

Public Keynote Lectures

Societal Aspects of High-Impact Weather and Climate: The Need for Early Warnings in Asia and the Pacific
Dr. Michael Glantz
Director, Center for Capacity Building, National Center for Atmospheric Research
(Outline)

Education from an Ecological Viewpoint: Environmentological Investigation into Established Theories
Prof. Hisatake Kato
Project Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
(Outline)


Session 1: Environment and Human Society

Our Role in Better Water Management
Dr. Srikantha Herath
Senior Academic Programme Officer, United Nations University
(Abstract)

Session 2: Warnings from Southern Islands

4A: Natural Environment in a Critical Situation (Coral Reef, Okinawa Rail)
Prof. Makoto Tsuchiya, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus
(Outline)

4B: Natural Environment in a Critical Situation (Coral Reef, Okinawa Rail)
Mr. Takashi Nagamine
Secretary-General, Conservation & Animal Welfare Trust
(Outline)


Session 3: The Role of Civil Society

Building CSO's Network for Environmental Conservation
Ms. Tomoko Hoshino
Secretary-General, Environmental Partnership Council (EPC) (Outline)


Group Presentations

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