Events/Past Events

DATE Name of Symposiums/Lectures Themes/Presenters/Reports
2020-12-05 African Studies
Africa: Crossroad (Scramble) of (Re)Emerging Forces - Webinar Series 4 PDF

Organized by the Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and African Studies Association of India (ASA India) in collaboration with The Institute of International Relations and Area Studies, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Mapping Africa's Global Engagement by Reconfiguring African Studies (Discussion Country: Japan's Africa Engagement)

Speaker: to be announced.
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DATE Name of Symposiums/Lectures Themes/Presenters/Reports
2020-11-20 African Studies
Africa: Crossroad (Scramble) of (Re)Emerging Forces - Webinar Series 3 PDF

Co-hosted by the Institute of International Relations and Area Studies, Ritsumeikan University, and the Research Institute for Social Science, Ryukoku University
【Webinar Report】 Region-building in Africa: Patterns and Prospects
Speaker: Dr. Daniel C. Bach,
Director of Research Emeritus of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) at the Emile Durkheim Centre, University of Bordeaux
Discussant: Prof. Takehiko Ochiai (Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan)
Moderator: Takuo Iwata (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan)
2020-10-05 African Studies
Africa: Crossroad (Scramble) of (Re)Emerging Forces - Webinar Series 2 PDF

Co-hosted by the Institute of International Relation and Area Studies, Ritsumeikan University, the Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
【Webinar Report】EAST AFRICA IN THE FACE OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: SCRAMBLE FOR KENYA, TANZANIA, AND UGANDA (A reflection on Economic cooperation between Russia and East Africa)
Speaker: Dr. Kirill Aleshin (Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
Discussant: Prof. Seifudein Adem (Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan)
Moderator: Takuo Iwata (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan)
2020-JAN-15 The Strengthening of China and the International Order PDF
【Seminar】The Belt and Road Initiative:Globalizing China and Internalizing the BRI
Theme:Internalizing BRI/Speakers:Miwa Hirono(Ritsumeikan)/Lwin Cho Latt(Ritsumeikan)/Peter Nimid Ang(Ritsumeikan)/Mina Tadrous(Ritsumeikan)
2019-DEC-21 African Studies PDF
Co-hosted by Graduate School of International Relations (Ritsumeikan University), Institute of African Studies (Hankuk University for Foreign Studies), Center for African Area Studies (Kyoto University), sponsored by Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
【International Workshop Report】 International Workshop for Young Africanists
2019-DEC-12 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-hosted by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES/Graduate School of International Relations (Ritsumeikan University)
【Open Seminar】
Theme:I am a Kazakhstan researcher/Speaker:Jinhye Lee(PhD Student,Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies,Kyoto University)
2019-DEC-05 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-hosted by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES
【Open Seminar】
Theme:Methodological challenges of doing research in highly politicized regions-the case of the Kurds in the tripoint of Iran, Iraq, Turkey/Speaker:Mostafa Khalili(Ph.D. Candidate,Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University)
2019-NOV-23 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
【International Workshop】Contemporary Labor Migration to Japan: Recruitment, Policy and Settlement Issues
Speakers: Asami Kawata(Coordinator for International Relations, International Affairs Division, City of Okayama)/Firman Budianto(Master’s student, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University)/Hiroya Takamatsu(Ph.D. Candidate, Tokyo Institute of Technology)/Hang T. Nguyen(Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University)/Yusy Widarahesty(Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of International Relations Ritsumeikan University)
2019-NOV-14 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy)/Graduate School of International Relations (Ritsumeikan University)/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES
【Seminar Report】Do We Really Know Trump? This is How Japanese Mainstream Media Spread Untrue Stories
2019-OCT-31 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-hosted by Graduate School of International Relations (Ritsumeikan University)/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES
【Open Seminar】
Theme:Lessons from Fledgling Researcher-How to Dealt with Failures-/Speaker:Mari Adachi(Researcher,Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
2019-OCT-25 Afghanistan Studies PDF
Co-hosted by:Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)/Institute of International Relations and Area Studies(Ritsumeikan University)/ College and Graduate School of International Relations(Ritsumeikan University)            Supported by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/ Embassy of Afghanistan, Tokyo/Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies(Ritsumeikan University)
【Symposium Report】State building Efforts in Afghanistan
2019-OCT-17 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies(Ritsumeikan University)/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES/科研費基盤B「ヨーロッパの世俗的・宗教的アイデンティティの⾏⽅ :政教関係の学際的⽐較研究」
【CMEIS Lecture Series 2】
Theme: Islam in France and Europe:a presence that worries public opinion and questions traditional identities/Speaker: M. Abdennour Bidar(Ministry of National Education in France)/Coordinator: Kiyonobu Date (The University of Tokyo)
2019-OCT-04 African Studies PDF
【Conference Speech Report】 Evolution of Comedy in Africa
2019-JUN-20 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy)/Graduate School of International Relations (Ritsumeikan University)/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES
【Seminar Report】Japan's Public Diplomacy in the 1970s: Rebuilding Japan’s Image inSoutheast Asia
2019-JUN-19 The Strengthening of China and the International Order PDF
【Special Seminar】
Theme:Chinese State-Owned Enterprises:Domestic Governance and Global Expansion/ Speaker:Dr Wendy Leutert(Post Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University)
2019-JUN-13 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES
【Open Seminar】
Theme:Uji Tea and Climate Change/Speaker: Fitrio Ashardiono(Researcher, Research Organization of Open Innovation and Collaboration, Ritsumaikan University)
2019-JUN-11 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: College of International Relations(Ritsumeikan University)
【Seminar Report】Getting Legitimate?Implications of the Transforming Informal Actors
2019-JUN-06 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy)/Graduate School of International Relations (Ritsumeikan University)/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES
【Lecture Report】Accountability in Humanitarian Aid
2019-MAY-30 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy)/Graduate School of International Relations (Ritsumeikan University)/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES
【Lecture Report】Civilizations and World Orders
2019-MAY-23 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES
【Open Seminar】
Theme:Researching:Between Journey and Passion/Speaker: Nur Izzati Binti Mohamad Norzilan(Special Appointed Researcher, ASAFAS, Kyoto University)
2019-MAY-16 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy)/Graduate School of International Relations (Ritsumeikan University)/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area) : RELATIONAL STUDIES ON GLOBAL CRISES
【Special Lecture】Designing Grand Strategy for Reiwa Japan
2019-APR-11 The Strengthening of China and the International Order PDF
【Special Seminar】
Theme:The Belt and Road Initiative and Hungary/Speaker:Professor.Judit Szilágyi(Budapest Business School)
2018-DEC-20 IIRAS PDF
Co-hosted by Graduate School of International Relations (Ritsumeikan University)

【International Symposium】Theme: Inequality in Security Relations: Japan, Okinawa, and Taiwan in the Japan-US Security Treaty System/ Panelists: Tom French (Ritsumeikan University), Ra Mason (University of East Anglia), Keiji Nakatsuji (Ritsumeikan University)/ Discussant: Kenki Adachi (Ritsumeikan University)
2018-DEC-17 African Studies PDF
Co-hosted by Center for African Area Studies (CAAS, Kyoto University)/Graduate School of International Relations (Ritsumeikan University)

【Special Seminar】Theme: Asia-Africa relations: the way Korean and African cultures encounter/Speaker: Chang Yongkyu(Director, Institute of African Studies,Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea)
2018-NOV-22 Islam and Middle East Studies PDF
【Open Seminar】
Theme: The Aftermath of a Protest Movement in Turkey -Challenges of Studying Social Movements- Speaker: Esma Özkan(PhD candidate,Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
2018-NOV-20 African Studies PDF
Co-hosted by Graduate School of International Relations(Ritsumeikan University)
【Seminar Report】Contemporary Nigerian Politics– Competition in a Time of Transition and Terror –
2018-NOV-19 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy) and College of International Relations(Ritsumeikan University)
【Symposium Report】Security Governance in Mindanao: Military, Police, Armed Groups, and Outsides
2018-NOV-15 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy) and College of International Relations(Ritsumeikan University)
【Lecture Report】Special Lecture “Damascus in the Eye of the Storm: How Human Rights Lost the Agenda in Syria”
2018-NOV-10 African Studies PDF
Co-hosted by International Institute of Language and Culture Studies(Ritsumeikan University)/Graduate School of International Relations(Ritsumeikan University)
【Workshop Report】New Asian Approaches to Africa –Potentialities and Challenges-
2018-NOV-01 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy) and College of International Relations(Ritsumeikan University)
【Seminar Report】GSIR Research Training(Dr.Sho Akahoshi)
2018-OCT-23 Riceball Seminar Vol.12
Hosted by Kinugasa Research Organization/ Ritsumeikan Global Innovation Research Organization/ Research-Life Support Division for Promotion of Gender Equality (Ritsumeikan University)
【Seminar Report】 Riceball Seminar Vol.12 (MALAI Andrei/Doctor Student at Graduate School of International Relations)
2018-OCT-18 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy) and College of International Relations(Ritsumeikan University)
【Seminar Report】GSIR Research Training(Prof. A. Carl Le Van)
2018-JUL-12 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy) and College of International Relations(Ritsumeikan University)
【Lecture Report】Professor Amitav Acharya from American University
2018-JUN-28 Islam and Middle East Studies PDF
【Seminar Report】GSIR – Young Scholars Session 7
2018-JUN-21 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
【Lecture Report】Dr.Keith Krause from Geneva
2018-JUN-07 The 3rd IIRAS Seminar PDF

Theme: Will the AIIB trigger off a new round of rivalry in economic diplomacy between China and Japan?/Speaker: Dr Shogo Suzuki(Senior Lecturer at Manchester University)
2018-JUN-07 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host: Project/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy) and College of International Relations(Ritsumeikan University)
【Workshop Report】International Workshop 1
2018-MAY-31 Islam and Middle East Studies PDF
【Seminar Report】GSIR – Young Scholars Session 6
2018-MAY-24 Islam and Middle East Studies PDF
【Seminar Report】GSIR – Young Scholars Session 5
2018-MAY-17 Islam and Middle East Studies PDF
【Seminar Report】GSIR – Young Scholars Session organized by Islam and Middle East Studies
2018-MAY-10 Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies(CAPS) PDF
Co-host:/ASIA-JAPAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE(Ristumeikan Univeristy)
The 1st GSIR-Young Scholars Session 2018
Theme: Unprotected Minority and OSCE: The Myth of HCNM and its Limitation Speaker:Dr. Masataka TAMAI(Associate Professor, Tohoku University of Community Service and Science)
2018-APR-23 Islam and Middle East Studies PDF
Open Seminar
Theme: What is Going on in Gaza, Palestine?From Mass Protests, Resisting Apartheid To The Right of Return Speaker: Dr. Iyas Salim Abu-Hajiar(Associate Program Administrator and Lecturer, Doshisha University)
2018-APR-17 The 2nd IIRAS Seminar PDF
Theme: Military Politics in the Post-2014 Coup Thailand
Speaker: Prof. Ukrist Pathmanand(Professor of Political Science,Chulalongkorn University)
2018-APR-12 The 1st IIRAS Seminar PDF
Theme: CHINA AND THE UNITED NATIONS-Has China been truly socialized into UN norms?-
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Jones(East Asia Research Fellow,The University of Warwick)
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