On October 25th, JICUF and the ICU Rotary Peace Center hosted a Rethinking Peace book launch. The book emerges from Rethinking Peace Studies, a three-year project funded by JICUF, and the edited volume features 14 chapters written by authors who participated in one of the project.
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.
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.”
From June 2nd to 4th, the Japan ICU Foundation and ICU’s Social Science Research Institute hosted the Rethinking Peace Studies (RPS) conference in the Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House on the ICU campus.
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.
Rethinking Peace Studies (RPS), a global academic initiative that the JICUF has funded and organized over a span of 3 years, is coming to a close. With our partners, ICU and Rutgers University, we invited scholars and professionals from diverse disciplines to participate in these discussions.
Megumi Nishikura received the Rotary Peace Fellowship and attended ICU as a Master’s degree student from 2006 – 08. Megumi’s passion is to use the medium of film and video to remind people of our common humanity. In 2009, she began to explore stories from the multiracial community in both Japan and the United States. Her directorial feature debut, “Hafu – the mixed-race experience in Japan” screened theatrically in Japan, aired on PBS, and won the Best Documentary award at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival in 2013.