The Public Lecture Series at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University will be held again this year following last year's success (8 lectures).
In today's world we are surrounded by various types of violence such as wars and conflicts on the international level or in daily life. Needless to say, a multi-faceted approach is necessary to solve such problems. Although there are no easy answers, in this course we will work together to consider how to find solutions. We will offer a certificate of completion to those who attend 6 or more of the lectures. We warmly invite the participation of as many citizens as possible, like last year.
2nd lecture will be held on May 19, 2012 as below.
2ND LECTURE: SOCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH SPORTS: ON RECREATIONAL VIOLENCE AND URBAN DEPRIVATION
Lecturer: Assistant Professor Naofumi Suzuki
Research field: Urban regeneration, Sport and "Development"
Research interests: Programs for the purpose of social inclusion of minorities into the mainstream of society through sport, leisure and cultural activities both in developed and developing countries
Courses taught: "International sport issues", "sport and community", "Introduction to sociology of sport", etc.
Venue: Kanematsu Auditorium (Kunitachi West Campus, Hitotsubashi University)
Time: 13:30-15:00 (including Q&A (15 minutes))
Registration: Admission is free. No reservation required.
Language: Japanese (There is no translation available.)
Inquiries: Administration Office of Faculty of Social Sciences
Collaboration: Ikkyo Newspaper
MESSAGE FROM PROFESSOR KOJI MURATA, DEAN, FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Even after the end of the Cold War, against all our wishes, civil wars, conflicts and a new type of war called the "war on terror" have been taking place. When considering the causes of such phenomena, various social scientific approaches are needed. As the causes of war are intricately and intimately linked to forms of "structural violence" such as poverty, oppression and discrimination, specialists in various fields have to come together to consider these problems. Further, 60 years after Japan's defeat in World War II, our memory of that war is fading away and our historical evaluation of the war and colonization is undermining our relationship with other Asian countries. With this situation in mind, we would like through this lecture series to explore the problems of war and violence with everyone. Your participation is warmly invited.
Timetable of the lectures
*You can see each lecturer's profile by clicking on his/her name.
|April 21 (Sat.)||Yutaka Yoshida||Why do we have to confront war? – focusing on the Asia-Pacific war period|
|May 19 (Sat.)||Naofumi Suzuki||Social inclusion through sport: on recreational violence and urban deprivation|
|June 16 (Sat.)||Shuhei Ikai||Violence, crime and social exclusion|
|July 21 (Sat.)||Shiro Kodamaya||Causes and characteristics of conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa in the post-Cold War era|
|September 15 (Sat.)||Taiju Okochi||"Guantanamo" and Michel Foucaults' Theory of Power|
|October 20 (Sat.)||Ikujo Ko
|Wearing “monpe” – war mobilization in Taiwan during the colonial era|
|November 17 (Sat.)||Akihiro Koido||In the name of the War on Terror – the 9/11 attacks and intensifying immigration enforcement in the U.S.A.|
|December 15 (Sat.)||Osamu Tada||Comparative sociology of "paradise" images, development and military affairs – a case study of Hawaii and Okinawa|