Japan x SDGs Virtual Global Circuit Academic Seminar

January 14, 2021

Okayama University’s Global Human Resource Development Institute has planned and will implement a series of lectures related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to Japanese society and culture in order to revitalize international exchange activities that have been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The language used in each lecture will be English.

Inquiry: global.circuit.seminar@okayama-u.ac.jp

Presentations & Speakers
January 19, 2021 (Tue.) 17:00 - A Farm Story: How Our Small-Scale Organic Vegetable Farm Plays a Role in Supporting the UN SDGs (Ava Richardson) 
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January 22, 2021, (Fri.) 17:00 - Localizing and Partnering for the SDGs: Issues and Opportunities for an Aging Society (Ken Aoo) 
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January 26, 2021, (Tue.) 17:00 - Sustainability & Social Impact in Japan: How We Can Do Good, Better (Robin Lewis)  
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January 28, 2021, (Thu.) 17:00 - Human and Planetary Health: Toward Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity in the Anthropocene (Atsufumi Yokoi)  
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January 29, 2021, (Fri.) 17:00 - Beginning Global Citizenship Education with Anti-Oppression Education (Shawna Carroll)  
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February 2, 2021, (Tue.) 17:00 - A Monk’s Story: How Buddhism Influences My Life Choices and Permeates Japanese Culture (Zenryu Owatari)  
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February 10, 2021, (Wed.) 17:00 - Mark of the Yakuza or Traditional Culture? Reconsidering the Japanese Tattoo (How We Know What We Think We Know) (Alice Gordenker)  
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February 17, 2021, (Wed.) 17:00 - Japanese Pop-Culture (Matt Alt)  
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February 23, 2021, (Tue.) 17:00 - Textile Arts in Japan (Teresa Stockwell)  
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February 26, 2021 (Fri.) 17:00 - Intercultural Competence from a Sociolinguistic Viewpoint: How Shall We Reconnect People Around the World? (Judy Kambara)  
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March 1, 2021 (Mon.) 17:00 - What can Buddhists Teach Us about Sustainability? (Brian Ruppert)  
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March 2, 2021 (Tue.) 17:00 - COVID-19 and Public Health Policies in Japan (Takashi Yorifuji)  
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March 5 , 2021 (Fri.) 17:00 - The Role of Humor in Foreign Language Educationand Cross-Cultural Communication (John Rucynski)  
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March 16 , 2021 (Tue.) 10:30 - The Current Situation and Post-Pandemic Direction in Silicon Valley: Implications for Japan and University Students (Mr. Yuji Ide)  
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March 24 , 2021 (Wed.) 17:00 - A History of the Interconnectedness of Western and JapaneseEnvironmental Philosophies(Mark Meli)  
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