The 16th ICU Rotary Peace Center Annual Seminar

June 2 (Sat), 2018, 13:00-17:25 @ Kiyoshi Togasaki Dialogue House, ICU

The 16th Rotary Peace Center Annual Seminar was held on Saturday 2 June, 2018 at Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House on ICU campus. Eight Class XV Rotary Peace Fellows were presenting their Master’s thesis works related to peace and conflict resolution.













Saturday, June 2, 2018


International Conference Room, Kiyoshi Togasaki Dialogue House, International Christian University


12:30-13:00  Registration

13:00-17:25  The 16th Annual Seminar

13:00 – 13:20     Introduction, Opening Remarks, Greetings

I. Peace and Culture

13:20 – 13:45     Presentation “How and Why Teaspoons of Peace Work – Contexts, theory, and perceptions influencing a culture of positive peace” by d’Arcy Lunn
13:45 – 14:10      Presentation “Interfaith Peace-Building: Developing critical approaches within the context of globalization” by Lorne Anderson
14:10 – 14:15      Introduction of Class XVI Rotary Peace Fellows

14:15 – 14:25      Short Break

14:25 – 14:50      Presentation “Interspirituality and Social Engagedness: postsecular possibilities for solidarity” by Francis Rothery

II. Peace and Security

14:50 – 15:15       Presentation “Perceptions of participation: a critical examination of social dynamics created by the use of participatory methods in rural Tanzania” by Alexandra Plummer
15:15 – 15:40       Presentation “ECOWAS Protocol relating to Free Movement of Persons and the national implementation: A case study on Nigeria Seme border with Republic of Benin” by Louis Mendy

15:40 – 16:00      Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:05      Presentation about Hiroshima Field Trip by Class XVI Fellows
16:05 – 16:30      Presentation “Climate Migration and Security: A Human Security Approach towards the Growing Concerns That Climate Change will increasingly Drive Migration” by Moin MD. Uddin

III. Peace and Development

16:30 – 16:55       Presentation “Adding Values to Granite Quarry Mining: An Alternative Approach to Infrastructural Development in post-war Sierra Leone” by Joseph Smith
16:55 – 17:20       Presentation “Working Together for Vivir Bien (Living Well): Relationships between the Government of Bolivia, UNDP, and the World Bank in Reducing Poverty and Inequality” by Magdalena Zurita

17:20 – 17:25          Closing Remarks

18:00-20:00  Celebration Dinner hosted by Rotarians