Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) will host “2018 Minato Citizen’s University,” an annual public lecture series. It is the only series held in English among those held at universities within Minato City. TUJ has organized this series as a recurring part of a collaborative project with the city. Approximately 2,500 people have attended since 2007.
This year’s lectures, on the theme of “Community,” will examine the state of modern society as rapid technological development and globalization have changed the nature of our communities while expanding the meaning of what a community can be. Five professors and guest speakers, including our dean, will each consider “community” from the perspective of their area of expertise.
2018 Minato Citizen’s University at Temple University, Japan Campus: “Community”
- October 22, 24, 29, 31, November 5, 2018
- 19:00-20:30 (doors open at 18:30)
- Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 1F (Access)
- 2,500 yen for five lectures. (*Bank transfer prior to the first session is required. Non-refundable. TUJ will specify bank account details by e-mail.)
- 50 (first-come, first-served basis)
- See more details and register via the event page.
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Lecture 1: Monday, October 22
The University as “A Community” and as Part of “The Community” in a Globalized World
Bruce Stronach, Dean, TUJ (Profile)
Lecture 2: Wednesday, October 24
Tackling the Issue of Food Waste in Japan
Irene Herrera, TUJ Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Profile)
Rumi Ide, Journalist, Expert on Food Loss
Lecture 3: Monday, October 29
A World Without Mass Media and the Impact on Communities
George Miller, TUJ Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Journalism (Profile)
Lecture 4: Wednesday, October 31
Finding Yourself in Your Community — the Importance of Cross-cultural Communication
Yuka Matsuhashi, TUJ Lecturer of Japanese Language (Profile)
Lecture 5: Monday, November 5
Outsiders and the Community in American Art and Literature
Mark Azzopardi, TUJ Assistant Professor of Intellectual Heritage and Modern Literature (Profile)