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ICU graduate student Silvia Luz Gonzalez Marquez received a JICUF Student Travel Fund grant for her research project, “Human Security for All: Persecuted Indigenous Christians in Mexico.” This August, she travelled to Chiapas and Mexico City to conduct fieldwork for her master’s thesis. Originally from Mexico, Luz is currently majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies, and she plans to stay at ICU for her PhD. We asked Luz a few questions about her research trip.
ICU Team Represents the Asia Pacific Region at the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
A team of ICU students led by Assistant Professor Hiromichi Matsuda participated in the 9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Competition in Geneva from July 17th to 21st. Only the best teams from each UN region were invited to participate in this prestigious event, and ICU, along with 12 other university teams, qualified through the preliminary rounds in the Asia Pacific Region.
15 ICU students participated in JICUF’s summer program, Global Link, in July. This is part 2 of the report on their time in New York City and Washington, D.C.
15 ICU students arrived in NYC on July 3rd to participate in JICUF’s summer program, Global Link. This is a report on the first two weeks of the program.
On July 8th and 9th, two ICU students led by Assistant Professor of Law Hiromichi Matsuda competed in the 28th International Law Moot Court Competition Japan Cup in Yoyogi, Tokyo. The team received the “Participating University Introduction Award.”
We are pleased to announce the JICUF grant recipients for spring 2017! Congratulations!
ICU doctoral student Jenni Fajardo received a JICUF grant of ¥140,000 in winter term 2016 to organize a series of workshops to help ICU students improve their presentation and business communication skills. Five workshops took place from May 19th to June 16th, with a different speaker and topic in each session. We asked participants to share their experiences.
ICU graduate student Eleazar Puguon was awarded a JICUF student grant of ¥75,000 for his project, “Fiestas sa Pinas.” Together with fellow graduate student Jenni Fajardo, he planned a Filipino Night on May 16th, an event to introduce Filipino culture, history and society to the ICU community.
Twelve members of the ICU UNESCO Club traveled to the Czech Republic and Poland in March with the support of a JICUF grant. They learned about WWII and the Holocaust and contemplated upon how history could be used to promote peace. We asked some participants to share their experiences.
Assistant Professor Hiromichi Matsuda who teaches law at ICU recently led a group of undergraduate students to participate in the 12th Space Law Moot Court Competition. ICU student, Ms. Chizuru Yamazaki was awarded the third best speaker prize. JICUF supported Professor Matsuda’s team through a grant.