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[Kamogawa Talk 01] "Fostering cultural & academic interaction towards SDGs“ (Photo updated)
Jointly organized by Goethe-Institut Osaka Kyoto x Kyoto Univ (KURA【間:AI DA】team)
Date: December 20, 2019, 15:30
Venue: Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa

Kamogawa Talk 01  “Fostering cultural & academic interaction towards SDGs” 

[Topic]  “The borders we build, the borders we cross – Migration in the global age” 

[Date] December 20, Talk 15:30-17:15, Networking 17:45-19:30

[Venue] Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa; Hall(Talk), Café Müller (Networking)

[Panelists]  Dr. Andrey Damaledo, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (see CV.)
      Dr. Rumen Petrov, Sociologist, New Bulgarian University (see CV.)

[Program]  See program and introduction of Panelists 

 
 

 

[Kamogawa Talk 01] “Fostering cultural & academic interaction towards SDGs“

  • Through German-Japan cultural & academic interaction
  • By inviting neighbors of Japan and of Germany, but also neighbors of universities and cultural institutions to interact

This is a series of talk events jointly organized by Goethe-Institut Osaka Kyoto  and Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA).
It aims to encourage Japan-German cultural exchange on the young generations, and share ideas and knowledge towards SDGs,

It is widely known that the academia and culture in Kyoto have been cultivated through the mutual exchange between Japan and Germany since the modern Meiji period.
Today, Germany is the most popular country in Europe among Japanese researchers and students in terms of collaborative research and the destination of study abroad. However, the global changes on the culture and environment seem to make their interest further diverse.

It is no longer appropriate to discuss and solve problems inside national borders or even between two nations on a bi-lateral level, but multilateral. For cultural workers as well as for academic researches this is true likewise: they need to include their neighbors´ideasand concepts to succeed.

Since Kyoto University and Kyoto City are promoting international collaboration towards UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Germany is attracting wide attention to consider SDGs.  Young generation who extend their knowledge and network through (Japan-German) cultural **and academic exchange, take important role in the society to contribute to the SDGs (, which may figure future Japan-German exchange.)

 

The 1st seminar focuses on the “Transnational Migration”. The Kyoto-DAAD Programme awardee will present their discoveries through their cooperative research with Germany and widely exchange ideas with participants from general public over the culture and academia.  Participants of the seminar are also invited to join a networking event afterwards.

This event will be fruitful opportunity especially for early career researchers, including Ph.D students and post-doc researchers to extend their network with previous Kyoto-DAAD Programme awardees and related institutions/foundations fostering Japan-German academic collaborations.

 

-Program-

[Date] December 20, Talk 15:30-17:15, Networking 17:45-19:30

1st part; 15:30-17:15 “The borders we build, the borders we cross – Migration in the global age”

With discourses on “identity” flaring up across the globe, what does research have to say about “nation”, “culture” and “ethnicity”? In this event we invite you to take a closer look at the dynamics of inclusion, exclusion and belonging with two academics working at the forefront of anthropology and social psychology. While re-examining the topic of migration through the lenses of their work, we hope to gain access to a multiplicity of perspectives through a “borderless dialogue” with the audience.

Panelist:

– Dr. Andrey Damaledo, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (see CV.)
– Dr. Rumen Petrov, Sociologist, New Bulgarian University (see CV.)

Birds eye view on Dili (East Timor) ©︎atosan, iStock / Getty Images Plus, Getty Images

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral as seen through Sofia’s rooftops. ©︎brunocoelhopt, iStock / Getty Images Plus, Getty Images

 

2nd part; 17:45-19:30  Networking (food/drink fee will be charged)

 

[Venue] Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa; Hall(Talk), Café Müller (Networking)

[Intended Participants] Anyone who are interested in Japan-German Cultural/Academic exchange and SDGs.

[Language] English (Japanese and German also available for discussion)

[Registration] Closed

*For further detail of the program, please visit Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa‘s website.

 

[Photo]

Greeting from Director Enzio Wetzel 

 

Introduction of the Migration in the case of East Timor (by Dr. Damaledo)

 

 

Panel Discussion (from the left; Dr. Petrov, Dr. Damaledo, Dr. Wittfeld)

 

Question and Discussion

 

[Contact]

  Kyoto University Research Administration Office [間:AI DA] Team

  Tel: 075-753-5179 (Taro Sonobe, Osamu Kuwata, Asa Nakano, Tamaki Suzuki, Aron Wittfeld, Takao Nakakubo)

  E-mail: aida (at) kura.kyoto-u.ac.jp.