School Lectures by Diplomats
Learning to respect different ethnicities, faiths, traditions and customs is an essential part of creating unity in diversity. Collaborating with over 100 foreign embassies in Japan, the Goi Peace Foundation coordinates lectures by diplomats in schools and universities as a program for Global Citizenship Education.
Global Learning Program for School Children
In elementary and secondary schools, lectures by diplomats offer students a global learning experience. Through direct interaction with a nation’s representative, children broaden their perspective to appreciate different cultures, traditions and customs, and at the same time, deepen their understanding of their own country from a comparative viewpoint.
“Cultural Diversity in a Globalized World”
Lecture Series by Ambassadors at the Gumna Prefectural Women’s University
Respecting and understanding other cultures is an essential precondition for any constructive dialogue between peoples. Since 2005, the Foundation has been co-sponsoring a course at the Faculty of International Communication at Gunma Prefectural Women’s University, inviting ambassadors of different countries as guest lecturers to address topics such as effective communication in diplomacy and approaches to peace-building in the globalized world.
In addition to the ambassadors, NGO representatives and experts in peace-building are also invited as lecturers.
While this course is a part of the formal curriculum, the general public is also welcome to attend the lectures free of charge. Each class is 90 minutes including time for Q&A.
2017 Lecture Schedule
|May 9||Mr. Hiroo Saionji|
President of the Goi Peace Foundation
|Introduction: “Creating Peace”|
|May 17||Ms. Rumiko Seya|
President of Japan Center for Conflict Prevention
|June 6||H.E. Dr. Frank C. T. Hsieh|
Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan / Former Premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
|June 13||H.E. Mr. Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev|
Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan
|June 27||Ms. Sayoko Terada|
Chairperson, Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (Children without Borders) Japan
|July 11||Mr. Masaharu Kono|
Government Representative of Japan
|July 25||H.E. Mr. Gabriel Duque|
Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia
|Oct 17||Mr. Motohide Yoshikawa|
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
|Oct 31||H.E. Mr. Ritter Nobel Diaz Gomez|
Ambassador of the Republic of Panama
|Nov 28||H.E. Dr. Hans Carl Freiherr von Werthern|
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
|Date TBD||H.E. Ms. Venetia Sebudandi|
Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda
|Date TBD||H.E. Ms. Chea Kimtha|
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Contact information for Gunma Prefectural Women’s University