ICU Student Wins Best Speaker Award at the 2019 Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition
In April, three ICU students participated in the 2019 Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition held in Obernai, France, and ICU graduate student Kalika Kastein won the Best Speaker Award in the Anglophone section. The JICUF grant that their instructor Assistant Professor Hiromichi Matsuda was awarded was used to cover some of the cost of participating in the event. This is a report from Kalika. Congratulations, ICU team!
On April 4th, the Institute of International Education (IIE) hosted the first Global Forum for its Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (PEER) Initiative in New York. Paul Hastings, Executive Director of JICUF, contributed as a panelist in a breakout session on “How to Build Successful Partnership in Higher Education in Emergencies. ” He spoke about JICUF and ICU’s scholarship program for Syrian students, Syrian Scholars Initiative.
In early April, the JICUF announced the recipients of the 2019 spring JICUF grants. JICUF provided a total of ¥4,275,295 to twelve projects – two from faculty, ten from ICU students. Congratulations to all!
We are thrilled to announce the publication of Rethinking Peace: Discourse, Memory, Translation & Dialogue. Edited by Rutgers University’s Alexander Laban Hinton, and ICU’s Giorgio Shani and Jeremiah Alberg, Rethinking Peace marks the culmination of the Rethinking Peace Studies program.
Long serving JICUF trustees Delores Roeder and Samuel Shepherd officially retired from the board of trustees on March 31, 2019. New trustees Machi Fukuyama Dilworth and Katherine Tegtmeyer Pak joined the board on April 1.
ICU Emeritus Professor and Former JICUF Trustee Benjamin Duke Writes Book about “Japanese Invasion” of Rutgers College 150 Years Ago
Next month, ICU Professor Emeritus and former JICUF Trustee Ben Duke’s new book “Dr. David Murray: Superintendent of Education in the Empire of Japan 1873-1879” will be published by Rutgers University Press. In this article, Dr. Duke explains some of the history and inspiration for the book.
ICU Confers an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, on Senator John Davison Rockefeller, IV
On Friday, March 15 ICU President Junko Hibiya conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, on Senator John Davison Rockefeller, IV. The ceremony was held at the Old Ambassador’s Residence at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Last December, JICUF Student Activity Fund recipient and ICU student Akiyo Sasaki and co-organizers Machi Niiya, Ayumi Murase, Rio Kokuta, and Shimon Hibi began the “Nihongo de Itadakimasu: Cultural Exchange through Japanese Language and Food” project. The aim of the project was to promote intercultural communication by inviting ICU students of all Japanese levels to mingle with each other and learn about Japanese culture.
On February 20th (Wednesday) and 22nd (Friday), Ms. Mina Takanashi, Instructor in ICU’s Health and Physical Education Program, hosted a Wheelchair Basketball Workshop in the V Gym at ICU. This was the second “parasport event” organized at ICU, the first being the Blind Soccer Workshop organized by Instructor Hiroshi Yamauchi last January.
Yuki Moritani, a fourth-year student at ICU, planned an event with three of his friends to discuss ICU’s philosophy, history and future. The event titled “Discussing the Future of ICU” was held on Tuesday, February 26th. Yuki was awarded 75,000 yen from the JICUF Student Support Funds last fall.