From the Foundation
International symposium "The Ways to Have a Better Dialogue for Empathy: Mutual Learning and Exchanges" on February 7 and 8 (International Grant Program)
update：January 17, 2020
The Toyota Foundation and the Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS) program of the University of Tokyo is co-organizing the International Symposium “Mutual Learning and Exchanges: The Ways to Have a Better Dialogue for Empathy” on February 7 and 8 at Hall, Bldg 18, The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus.
Dialogues and collaborations across different nations, cultures, and sectors are more and more important to solve complicated social issues under globalization. This symposium will focus on “dialogue with society” to share the successes and the challenges in the project management by inviting IHS program students and researchers as well as the grantees of the International Grant program of the Toyota Foundation.
-Date: Friday, February 7, 15:00-18:00 & Saturday, February 8, 10:00-12:30
-Venue: Hall, Bldg 18, The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus
-Japanese-English / Sign language interpretation
Friday, February 7, 15:00-18:00
15:30 Opening remarks
About the Toyota Foundation
Hideo Tone, Program Officer, The Toyota Foundation [Coordinator]
Film Screening and Cross Talk “Their/Our Views”
Chou Yun Ju, Specialist, National Culture and Arts Foundation
& J. Yoohyn Lee, Ph.D. Researcher at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
"Through Visual Expressions: Retrieving Confidence within Marriage Migrant Women"
Dipesh Kharel Ethnographer/filmmaker, researcher at the University of Tokyo
"Capturing Multiethnic Japan: Foreign Students and Japanese Learning to Live Together"
Suyheang Kry Executive director, Women Peace Makers
"Understanding "Us" to know "Them": Employing Facilitative Listening Design regionally
to build empathy towards the Other through understanding those we can relate to"
17:00 Cross talk
Saturday, February 8, 10:00-12:30
10:00 Opening remarks
Symposium: The ways to go beyond the boundary
Shigeto Sonoda Selection Committee Chair of International Grant Program, the Toyota
Foundation, Professor, The University of Tokyo [Coordinator]
Hidemi Takahashi Professor, The University of Tokyo
Napisa Waitoolkiat Director, Center of ASEAN Community Studies and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Naresuan University
"Locating Peace through harmonizing Religion, Gender, and Age: The Cases of Thailand's Deep South and Indonesia's Aceh"
Shuko Ebihara Founder, Kuriya
"Empowering Intercultural Youth from Creative Approach"
Mai Yoshikawa Founder, Napura-works. Co., Ltd
"Practice of Co-Learning for Community Based Tourism in Sambor Prei Kuk, Cambodia
and in Nanjyo Okinawa Through an Online Experience Sharing and a Social Platform"