Seminars

As a part of leadership education, The GSS Program provides seminars by leading researchers and practitioners who can be models of global leaders. Here you can see the seminars’ theme and lecturers.

Rising Leader’s Seminar

13th Tue. January 20 2015, 17:00-19:00
Seminar room 2, Annex Bldg. of Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
At the Roots of Risk: How Planning Shapes Disaster in Peri-Urban Kolkata
Andrew Rumbach, Ph.D
University of Colorado Denver (USA)

12th Thu. December 2014, 17:00-19:00
Seminar room 1, Annex Bldg. of Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
Forest Conservation and NGO’s Activities: A View form Consumption
Mr. Mutai Hashimoto
WWF Japan (Japan)

11th Thu. October 30 2014,18:00-20:00
Conference Room III, Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University
Ultimate in Diversity: ASEAN and the Challenge of Leadership in Disaster Management
Mr. Alex Kesper
ASEAN-EU Emergency Management Programme

10th Thu. November 29 2014, 18:00-19:30
Seminar room 1, Annex Bldg. of Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
The Influence of International Disputes to a Medical Practice in Japan: Experiences of a Medical Practitioner Having Two Names
Leo King, M.D.
The King Clinic

9th Thu. November 7 2014, 17:45-19:15
Seminar room 1, Annex Bldg. of Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
Safeguarding Children: Lessons and Legacies from the Great Kanto Earthquake
Janet Borland, Ph.D.
University of Hong Kong (China)

8th Thu. November 7 2013, 16:00-17:30
Seminar room 1, Annex Bldg. of Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
The Political and Ideological Use of Catastrophe in Japan: Rebuilding Tokyo and Reconstructing the Nation
Professor Charles Shencking
University of Hong Kong (China)
7th Thu. July 4 2013, 17:00-19:00
Lecture room 2, Research Bldg. No. 8, Kyoto University
The Multifaceted Roles and Functions of NGOs in the Face of Tohoku Disaster
Ms. Sarajean Rossitto
NGO Consultant (Japan)
6th Tue. April 23 2013, 14:00-16:00
Seminar room 1, Annex Bldg. of Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
Building Resilience: Social Capital’s Role in Disaster Recovery
Professor Daniel Aldrich
Purdue University (USA)
5th Mon. December 17 2012, 18:15-20:15
Lecture room 2, Research Bldg. No.8, Kyoto University
Climate Change and Human Settlements: A Developing Country Perspective from India
Professor Manmohan Kapshe
School of Planning and Architecture (India)
4th December 1 2012, 13:30-15:30
Yamauchi Hall, Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
Delivering Technologies to the Last One Mile: Non-Profit Corporation Kopernik
Mr. Shunya Nakamura
Kopernik (Japan)
3rd Sat. November 10 2012, 13:30-15:30
Seminar room 2, Annex Bldg. of Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
Including a Disabled in Full Life
Mr. Allan Etmanski
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (Canada)
2nd Tue. October 2 2012, 13:00-15:00
International Conference Hall 1, Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University
Social Entrepreneur, Medial Care for ALL
Mr. David Green
Project Impact (India)
1st Fri. July 2 2012, 17:00-19:00
Seminar room, Science Frontier Laboratory, Medicine Campus, Kyoto University
Working at International Institutions: Road to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Mr. Ryuichi Komatsu
the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Swiss)

Leading Expert Seminar

12th Thu. February 19 2015, 16:00-18:00
Large Lecture Room, Research Bldg. No.5, Kyoto University
Outreach for Disaster Risk Reduction: Roles of Media and its Strategy
Natalia Ilieva
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (Malaysia)
11th Wed. February 18 2015, 17:00-19:00
Seminar room 1, Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
Creating a Mentoring Culture to Support Academic Success: Lessons Learned from the U.S. Experience
Mitchell Feldman, MD
University of California, San Francisco (USA)
10th Thu. January 29 2015, 16:00-18:00
Large Lecture Room, Research Bldg. No.5, Kyoto University
The Role of Scientific Research Institutions in Building Resilient Societies: From Risk Reduction to Recovery
Ms. Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga
The Manila Observatory (Philippine)
9th Tue. January 27 2015, 16:00-18:00
Large Lecture Room, Research Bldg. No.5, Kyoto University
Challenge in the Urbanization Process of Varanasi, the Oldest Indian City
Professor Akhilesh Raghubanshi
Baranas Hindu University (India)
6th Fri. October 10 2014, 16:00-18:00
Seminar room 1, Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
Mahatma Gandhi’s Ideology of Universal Values, Peace and Ethical Leadership
Ms. Shobhana Radhakrishna
Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance (India)
5th Wed. August 6 2014, 18:00-20:00
Seminar room 1, Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
Phosphorus in Agricultural Lands: Problems and Sustainable Solutions
Professor Vimala Nair
University of Florida (USA)
4th Thu. July 31 2014, 18:00-20:00
Seminar room 1, Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
Ecosystem Sustainability: A Must, Not an Option
Distinguished Professor Ramachandran Nair
University of Florida (USA)
3th Mon. June 30 2014, 17:00-19:00
Seminar room 2, Research Bldg. No. 8, Kyoto University
Education as a Form of Resilience among Minority Communities in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan
Thu. July 10 2014, 17:00-19:00
Classroom 7, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Economics Main Bldg., Kyoto University
Multiculturalism, Public Policy and Identity Politics in the Context of Fragile Societies
Tue. July 15 2014, 17:00-19:00
Seminar room 2, Research Bldg. No. 8, Kyoto University
Where Are the Women? The Daughter in Law as a Domestic Helper: Looking into an Enduring Practices in Many Societies in Transition
Professor Carole Faucher
Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)
2nd Thu. December 2013, 16:00-17:30
Seminar room 2, Annex Bldg. of Shiran-Kaikan, Kyoto University
Biodiversity: A Common Wealth for a Crowded Planet
Professor Endang Sukara
The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (Indonesia)
1st Thu. May 30, 17:00-18:45
Seminar room 2, Research Bldg. No. 8, Kyoto University
Why Do Scientists Fail to Communicate with Society? What Can We Do Differently?
Fri. May 31 2013, 9:30-11:30
Room No. 4, Clock Tower Building, Kyoto University
Living in an Energy Constrained World: Implications for Japan
Brendan Barrett, Ph. D.
United Nations University (Japan)

Seminar for Business-Academia Partnership

2nd Thu. March 5 2015, 15:00-17:00
Lecture room 191, C1, C Cluster, Katsura Campus, Kyoto University
R&D and IP for GEMBA Innovation
Mr. Tadayuki Hanamoto
Komatsu Ltd. (Japan)
1st Tue. January 13 2015, 16:30-18:30
Lecture room 191, C1, C Cluster, Katsura Campus, Kyoto University
To be the TOP, We Transform
Mr. Takaya Matsuoka
JGC Corp. (Japan)