The 20th ICU Rotary Peace Center Annual Seminar

June 25 (Sat), 2022, 12:30-16:20 @ Kiyoshi Togasaki Dialogue House, ICU / Zoom webinar

The 20th Rotary Peace Center Annual Seminar was held on Saturday 25 June 2022 at Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House on ICU campus along with Zoom webinar. Four Class XIX Rotary Peace Fellows were presenting their Master’s thesis works related to peace and conflict resolution.

Timetable:

12:30 – 13:00     
Introduction              Prof. Osamu Arakaki             Director of Rotary Peace Center, ICU
Opening Remarks      Prof. Shoichiro Iwakiri         President of ICU (video message)
Greetings                   Mr. Katsuhiko Tatsuno         Director, Rotary International

Presentations by Class XIX Rotary Peace Fellows

13:00 – 13:20      Presentation (including Q&A) by Farrah Hasnain, Class XIX Rotary Peace Fellow
Divided Affinities: Cultural Identities of Brazilian Sansei in Japanese and Brazilian Schools

13:20 – 13:40      Presentation (including Q&A) by Daniela Bertone, Class XIX Rotary Peace Fellow
Green Victims: The Petroquímica Bermúdez Case and the Social Movement in Argentina

13:40 – 13:50      Introduction of Class XIX Rotary Peace Fellows (expected to graduate in 2023)

13:50 – 14:10      Presentation (including Q&A) by Natalija Vojno, Class XIX Rotary Peace Fellow
Braiding knowledge systems as environmental peacebuilding: Exploring the co-application of Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews within Great Lakes water governance

14:10 – 14:30      Presentation (including Q&A) by Olivia Wellesley-Cole, Class XIX Rotary Peace Fellow
‘Why am I displaced?’ Perceptions of drivers of violent ethno-religious conflicts in Rakhine State, Myanmar

14:30 – 14:40      Break

14:40 – 14:50      Comment to the Presentations
Prof. Herman Salton, Associate Director of Rotary Peace Center, ICU

Speech by Guest Speaker

14:50 – 15:40      Speech by Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni
Mr. Seme Nelson Lomole, Class XVII Rotary Peace Fellow
Comments/Replies from Peace Fellows

15:40 – 16:10      Dialogue with Floor Audience

16:10 – 16:20      Closing Remarks
Prof. Mark Williams, Vice President for International Academic Exchange, ICU

The 19th ICU Rotary Peace Center Annual Seminar – June 2021

June 19 (Sat), 2021, 12:30 – 16:45 @ Online (Webinar)

The 19th Rotary Peace Center Annual Seminar was held on Saturday 19 June 2021, online. Ten Class XVIII Rotary Peace Fellows were presenting their Master’s thesis works related to peace and conflict resolution.

Date:
Saturday, June 19, 2021

Venue:
Online (Webinar)

Timetable:
12:15 – 12:30      Registration

12:30 – 16:45      The 19th Annual Seminar

12:30 – 12:40       Introduction, Opening Remarks, Greetings

12:50 – 13:10       Presentation “The Role of Women in Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission” by Wisdom Addo

13:10 – 13:30       Presentation “Understanding the Digital Skills Gender Divide: A Multi-Case Analysis of Women’s Lived Experiences and Perceptions of Teaching or Learning Digital Literacy in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Germany” by Lorrie Hayman

13:30 – 13:40       Introduction of Class XIX Rotary Peace Fellows

13:40 – 14:00       Presentation “Bacha Bazi in Afghanistan: An Analysis of Rule of Law and National Security” by Lai Yuen Looi

14:00 – 14:20       Presentation “Gender norms and mothers’ lived experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic: insights from online communities of English-speaking mothers in Britain and Japan.” by Abigail Connolly

14:20 – 14:40       Presentation “Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Jordan: The Inextricable Link between Health and Peacebuilding” by Jaclyn McAlester

14:40 – 14:50       Short Break

14:50 – 15:10       Presentation “The Role of the National Electoral Commission in electoral violence in post-conflict Sierra Leone” by Ibrahim Bah

15:10 – 15:30       Presentation “Socializing via Facebook after Widowhood in India: A Study of Middle-Class Older Widows’ Engagement with Social Media via the Smartphone” by Priyanka Borpujari

The ICU Rotary Peace Center Annual Seminar 2020

ICU Rotary Peace Center regrets to announce the cancellation of the Rotary Peace Center Annual Seminar, which was scheduled on June 20, 2020, because of the on-going COVID-19 global pandemic.

We are deeply sorry that we cannot celebrate Class XVII’s completion of the two-year Master’s program at ICU. However, we hope this decision ensures the well-being of the Fellows and the Rotarians.

In lieu of the oral presentations scheduled to be delivered on that day, please see their Master’s Thesis summaries below. These are the results of two years research at ICU in the fields of Peace Building and Conflict Resolution.

 

The 17th ICU Rotary Peace Center Annual Seminar – June 2019

The 17th Rotary Peace Center Annual Seminar was held on Saturday 15 June 2019 at Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House on ICU campus.

Nine Class XVI Fellows presented their research findings related to peace and conflict resolution in two years at ICU.

It was honored for us to have a keynote speaker, Ms. Keiko Ogura, who is an A-bomb survivor and Director of Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace.
She gave a keynote speech in English about her life story and her desire for peace.
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