Naoya Johnson is a fourth-year student at ICU who studied abroad at Georgetown University during his third year. While at Georgetown, Naoya took a class titled “Making an Exoneree” in which students studied law by actively assisting the appeals of those in need. Through this class, Naoya and two other students helped exonerate Valentino Dixon, who was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for 27 years. Last December, JICUF Executive Director Paul Hastings had a chance to interview Naoya.
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JICUF Executive Director Paul Hastings traveled to Turkey in early October to conduct interviews for the 2019 finalists of the Syrian Scholars Initiative. Here is his report.
On September 20th, a Rethinking Peace Studies seminar was held on the ICU campus. It was hosted by the Rotary Peace Center and was organized by ICU Professors Giorgio Shani and Jeremiah Alberg. Professor Hartmut Behr of Newcastle University was invited to present a paper titled “Peace Through Dialogue Across Differences.”
On September 1st, the Japan ICU Foundation will open applications for the United States Scholars Initiative (USSI) and the Study Abroad Scholarship (SAS). Both scholarships are part of our new Global Scholarships program, which also includes the Syrian Scholars Initiative and the Exchange Student Scholarship for incoming exchange students.
JICUF is pleased to announce the JICUF Global Scholarship. There are four subcategories within this program, namely the Syrian Scholars Initiative, the U.S. Scholars Initiative, the Exchange Student Initiative and the Study Abroad Initiative.
In 2014 the Japan ICU Foundation launched two programs, Global Link and Rethinking Peace Studies. Global Link is a summer program for ICU students in New York City and Rethinking Peace Studies is an academic program that has involved ICU faculty along with scholars and practitioners from around the world.
We are pleased to announce a new grants initiative for ICU students and faculty. As detailed on our website, starting in 2016 we will provide direct support for activities planned and executed by members of the ICU community through our Grants for Faculty and Grants for Students initiatives.