ICU Social Science Research Institute

国際基督教大学社会科学研究所(SSRI)のホームページです。Welcome to the Webstie of Social Science Research Institue of International Christian University.

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Oct
12
Wed
CSR and United Nations Global Compact @ International Conference Room, Dialogue House 2F
Oct 12 @ 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Lecturer
Mr. Toshio Arima (Global Compact Network Japan)

Outline
国連グローバル・コンパクト・ネットワーク・ジャパンの代表理事有馬利男氏をお迎えし、グローバルコンパクトによってなされている企業の国際社会への貢献について伺います。

Oct
20
Thu
Yamayuri-en Incident, Triage in Disasters, and the Selection of Life @ H-364
Oct 20 @ 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Lecturer
Prof. Yoichiro Murakami (Professor Emeritus, ICU)

Outline
やまゆり園事件は、十九という命がほとんど一瞬のうちに、同じ人間の手で奪われる、という点で、類のない衝撃を社会に与えた。容疑者は、伝えられるところによると、入所者のうちで、通常のコミュニケーションがとれるか、とれないかを基準にして、殺害する相手を選別したという。容疑者が措置入院の経験があるということも手伝って、一種の狂気と見なされがちだが、一面から見れば、極めて理性的な人間の命の選別のようにも思える。だからこそ、人々はナチズムにおける精神障碍者の断種や抹殺を想起した。しかし、これは、一片の狂気にも、ナチズムという例外的事例にも還元できない深刻な問題を含んでいる。最も判り易い現代の生命の選別行為は、災害時のトリアージュ、あるいは脳死臓器移植である。それを糸口に、問題を掘り下げてみたい。

Nov
2
Wed
Activities of Human Rights Now to protect human rights worldwide @ H-203
Nov 2 @ 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Lecturer
Ms. Kazuko Ito (Human Rights Now)

Outline
国連でのアドボカシーなど、ヒューマンライツ・ナウの国際人権活動について伺います。

Nov
11
Fri
The Shift to Renewable Energy @ H-314
Nov 11 @ 4:30 PM – 5:40 PM
Lecturer
Ms. Akiko Yoshida (FoE Japan)

Outline
Analyzes Japan’s energy policy with reference to electricity deregulation and the “power shift” campaign. Also discusses for the world’s situation and prospects after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

Dec
17
Sat
Action Dialogues for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals @ International Conference Room, Dialogue House 2F
Dec 17 @ 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Details are availablehere.
Jan
30
Mon
The End of Liberal World Order? @ International Conference Room, Dialogue House 2F
Jan 30 @ 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Invitation to an International Symposium
International Christian University (ICU)

The End of the Liberal World Order?

Date: January 30, 2017 (Mon): 13:30 – 18:30
Place: International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo
Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House (2F)
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo
Access: http://www.icu.ac.jp/en/about/access/index.html

Keynote Speakers:
John Ikenberry (Princeton University)
Kiichi Fujiwara (University of Tokyo)

The liberal international order, the core principle of the global order throughout the postwar period, based on “open trade, multilateralism, alliances, partnerships, democratic solidarity, and human rights” (Ikenberry) seems to be in crisis. While new powers such as China might challenge American dominance, John Ikenberry argues that since “liberal internationalism remains the only game in town” there is no crisis of the principles, but there might be a crisis of authority.
The recently increased appeal and electoral success of populist parties, movements and political leaders in Europe, Asia, and now in the United States raises the question whether this will undermine liberal and democratic norms on the domestic level, lead to increased isolationism, and eventually the weakening of the liberalist international order and the end of the world as we know it. This symposium wants to discuss the relevance of these challenges with special attention on East Asia.

Details are available at ICU-Sophia International Symposium website.

Apr
27
Thu
Legal Practice of Overseas Investment – Joint venture, M & A, Management of Subsidiary etc. @ H-353
Apr 27 @ 3:10 PM – 4:20 PM
Lecturer
Ms. Kayoko Naito (OH-EBASHI LPC & PARTNERS)

Outline
企業買収(M&A)は、企業の戦略として非常に重要であり、かつ法律的にも様々な問題を包含する重要な事象である。講演者は、本講演において、海外投資の法律実務のなかでも、ベトナムなど社会主義国家の企業買収についても触れながら、現実のLegal Practiceとしての海外投資について議論を喚起しながら、JVやM&A、実際の子会社管理などについての紹介を行う。国際企業法務のなかでも、M&Aの問題は非常に重要な問題である。本講演は、経済、経営、国際関係や政治、法学を学ぶ学生にとって、企業と法という切っても切り離せない関係にある現実を学ぶことができる大変貴重な機会となる。講演者は、海外投資や東南アジアにおけるM&Aの専門家として日本を代表する弁護士であり、長年の経験を有している。このような、経験豊富な弁護士かつ日本を代表する弁護士事務所の一つのパートナー弁護士である内藤加代子弁護士の講演を聞き、また、様々な疑問を弁護士に対して行う機会は大変貴重なものであり、経済、経営、法律、政治、国際関係等にかかわるICUの学生、教員はもとより、その他国際関係全般に関わるICUの学生、教職員にとって貴重な学びの機会となるものと考えられる。

May
18
Thu
Religion and Politics in South Asia @ H-253
May 18 @ 11:30 AM – 12:40 PM
Lecturer
Prof. Wilkinson Steven(Yale University)

Outline
This lecture examines the relationship between religion and politics in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka from the colonial period to the present. Why did religion become the dominant cleavage in colonial politics? Why, at least so far, has India done a better job than Pakistan in managing the religious conflicts that many thought would destroy the new state? Why is it that Buddhism, the religion of nonviolence, has been associated with severe conflict in Sri Lanka? Will the new Hindu Nationalist wave in Indian politics today, with its cow protection vigilantes and ‘anti-Rome patrols’ succeed in permanently altering the post-independence secular state?

The New Wars since Artificial Intelligence: On Automated Killing, Drones and Killer Robots @ H-309
May 18 @ 3:10 PM – 5:40 PM
Lecturer
Prof. Anthony Elliott(University of South Australia)

Outline
To give ICU students and SSRI members a chance to listen to one of the most acclaimed critical social theorists in the world talk about transformations in identity and in the nature of modern warfare.

Sep
16
Sat
Comparative Perspectives on the World Economy and the Future of Market Economy @ International Conference Room, Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House 2F
Sep 16 @ 9:30 AM – 5:55 PM
9:30-9:40 Opening Remark
William Vosse (The Director of SSRI at ICU)
Machiko Nissanke (SOAS University of London)
Taisei Kaizoji (ICU)

9:40-10:40 Session 1 MACROECONOMY 1
Chair: Jun Saito
-Jan Toporowski
Title: Japanese Banks in the International Money Markets
-Heather Montgomery
Title: The Effectiveness of Unconventional Post-Crisis Policies: Lessons from Japan

10:40-10:55 Coffee Break

10:55-11:55 Session 2 MACROECONOMY 2
Chair: Taisei Kaizoji
-Ulrich Volz
Title: Some Thoughts on the State of the International Monetary and Financial System
-Yoko Oguro
Title: Is Nominal Wage Targeting Effective?

11:55-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 KEYNOTE SPEACH 1
Chair: Taisei Kaizoji
-Machiko Nissanke
Title: Inequality and Poverty Trends under Globalisation:
Comparative Development Experiences of Africa and Asia through GVC Analyses

14:30-15:30 Session 3 WORLD ECONOMY AND POLICY 2
Chair: Heather Montgomery
-Satoshi Miyamura,
Title: Rethinking Labour Market Institutions in Indian Industry’
-Jun Saito
Title: Abenomics: Its Achievements and the Remaining Agenda

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-16:45 KEYNOTE SPEECH 2
Chair: Ulrich Volz
-Katsuhito Iwai
Title: Capitalism and Cultures-Universality and Particularity o the Corporate System across Societies

16:45-17:45 PANEL DISCUSSION
The Rise of Populism as a Backlash Against Globalization Around the World
Chair: Heather Montgomery
Panelists: Machiko Nissanke
Jan Toporowski
Jun Saito
Katsuhito Iwai

17:45-17:55 Closing Remark
Yuichiro Kanazawa