Open Lectures

Upcoming Open Lectures(AY2018)

Past Open Lectures (AY2018)

Tuesday, 24 April, 13:15~15:00 Honkan Floor 1, H-152

Politics and Protest: 1840s-1880s: Creating the people's voice 民声の構築

by Emeritus Professor William Steele, International Christian University

The voice and language of political protest in Japan has sounded throughout modern Japanese history. This lecture explores the culture of popular protest - its language and visual expression - in the late 19th century with reference to 20th century ideas of popular protest.





Wednesday, 18 April, 16:30~18:00, ERB Floor 2, 247/249

Protean Power: Exploring the Unexpected and Unpredictable in World Politics

by Professor Peter Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University

This lecture discusses how the dynamics of protean and control power can be tracked in the relations among different state and non-state actors, operating in diverse sites, stretching from local to global, in both times of relative normalcy and moments of crisis.






Nov. 11, 2016 “The Shift to Renewable Energy” - Ms. Akiko Yoshida (FoE Japan)

Nov. 2, 2016 “Activities of Human Rights Now to Protect Human Rights Worldwide” - Kazuko Ito (Human Rights Now)

Oct. 31, 2016 “The Japan-Australia Security Partnership” - Prof. Thomas Wilkins (University of Sydney)

Oct. 20, 2016 “Yamayuri-en Incident, Triage in Disasters, and the Selection of Life” - Prof. Yoichiro Murakami (Emeritus Professor, ICU)

Oct. 12, 2016 “CSR and United Nations Global Compact” - Mr. Toshio Aria (Global Compact Network Japan)

Oct. 6, 2016 “Multilingualism in International Organisations” - Prof. Coulmas Florian (Duisburg University)

Jun. 10, 2016 “The Essence of LDP’s Draft on Constitutional Amendment: The Dangerous Ambition of Changing this Country” - Professor Masaki Ina (Former Professor of Law at ICU)

Jun. 1, 2016 “Taken for Granted: Semiotic Asymmetry and the Social Construction of Normality” - Prof. Eviatar Zerubavel(Rutgers University)

May 23, 2016 “The conflict between historical memories over Hiroshima and Nagasaki” - Dr.Yuki Ando (Waseda University, Institute of Asia Pacific Studies)

May 19, 2016 “Development Cooperation Policy of the EU” - Mr. Aiichiro Yamamoto (Japan International Cooperate Center)

May 16, 2016 “Agroecology and Food Sovereignty: Experiences from Latin America” - Professor Miguel Altieri (University of California, Berkeley)

May 11, 2016 “Introduction to Behavioral Economics” - Professor Masao Ogaki (Faculty of Economics Keio University)

Apr. 21, 2016 “International Corporate Legal Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility-Experience from New York” - Mr. Yutaka Ito (Nishimura & Asahi)

Apr. 11, 2016 “The Politics of Modern Honor” - Professor Haig Patapan (Griffith University)


Feb. 18, 2016 “Issues in Japanese-Filipino Children—From Human Rights Perspectives” - Ms. Rieko Ito (Citizen’s Network for Japanese-Filipino Children)

Feb. 15, 2016 “The 21st Century Trade Game: Balancing Interests in East Asia” - Prof. Bryan Mercurio (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Feb. 9, 2016 “The Activities of the ICRC” - Mr. Saisuke SHIBASAKI (ICRC Tokyo Office)

Feb. 4, 2016 “Internet – Significance and Issues” - Mr. Susumu Yoshida (Yahoo Japan Corporation)

Feb. 2, 2016 “Social Network in the Era of Social Media” - Dr. Yoonjae NAM (Kyung Hee University/ICU SSRI)

Feb. 2, 2016 “Explaining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change” - Prof. Katsuhiko Mori (ICU)

Feb. 2, 2016 “Challenge of Convivialism” - Dr. Yoshihiro Nakano (ICU – SSRI)

Dec. 14, 2015 “Denaturalizaing Human Security: Beyond Problem-Solving and Critical Theory” - Prof. Mustapha Kamal Pasha (Aberystwyth University)

Dec. 14, 2015 “Prospects for Japan-China Relations under Abe and Xi: An Indian Perspective” - Dr. Rupakjyoti Borah (National Chung Hsing University)

Dec. 11, 2015 “Will China Ever See Its Own Barack Obama? On African Traders in Guangzhou” - Prof. Gordon Mathews (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Dec. 10, 2015 “Prospects for Human Development/Security in Africa Post-2015” - Prof. Timothy Shaw (UMass Boston), Prof. Jane Parapet (UMass Boston)

Nov. 5, 2015 “UNICEF and the World’s Children ~Progress and Challenges~” - Reiko Ikea (Japan Committee for UNICEF, School Education and Youth Development Division)

Nov. 3, 2015 “‘Securitization’ and Human Rights Promotion in East Asia: Aligning Japanese Policy with Ongoing Practice” - André Asplund (Research Fellow, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics)

Oct. 20, 2015 “Domestic Politics and the Post-Cold War Evolution of SDF & Legal Strictures” - Ben Ascione (PhD Candidate, Australian National University)

Oct.8, 2015 “Acculturation Strategies: Belonging, Identity, and a Multicultural Japan?” - Adam Komisarof (Professor, Reitaku University)

Jun. 3, 2015 “On the Estimation and Election of Macroeconomic Models” - Mototsugu Shintani (Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo)

May 25, 2015 “Feeling Secure / Insecure: On Construction of Sensibility in Daily Life” - Yoichiro Murakami (Professor Emeritus, ICU)

May 8, 2015 “Why Nuclear Energy Matters for Christian Faith: From the Viewpoint of Environmental Theology” - Goro Christoph Kimura (Professor, Sophia University)

Apr. 21, 2015 “IT Business and Law – Interaction of Business Model and Law” - Katsuya Tamai (Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo)

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