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“Sophia University United Nations Weeks 2017” May 29 to June 9

First held in 2014, the event will take place for 7th time with the various events and symposium offering opportunities to consider the world and our future through the U.N activities.
On June 2, the panel discussion “Press Freedom and the Challenges Facing Journalism” with United Nations Special Rapporteur Mr. David Keye and other prominent journalists from U.S. will be held and On June 5, the special symposium “The Future of the United Nations and Multilateralism” will take place to consider the future of Multilateralism as well as the role of the U.N.

■ Flyer(Japanese) click here   
■Registration   click here

”Press Freedom and the Protection of Journalists”

The symposium will feature among others Prof. David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression. He will outline his upcoming report to the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council.

■Date June 2 Fri 17:00 ~19:45(Door opens at 16:30)
■Venue Yotsuya Campus No.2 BLDG International Conference Hall
■Programme 
〇Opening Address: Professor Miki Sugimura (Vice President for Global Academic Affairs)
Session 1:
“Crises Journalists Face and the Need for Their Protection”
 +Keynote Address Ms. Sandra Rowe (Chairperson CPJ)
 +Panel Discussion
  From U.S.:
Ms. Kathy Gannon (Associated Press)
Mr. Steven Butler (Asia Program Coordinator CPJ)
  From Japan:
Mr. Yasuomi Sawa (Kyodo News)
Mr. Yoshiaki Ito (The Mainichi Shimbun)
Cordinator: Professor Yasuhiro Ueki (Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University)

Session 2:
“Press Freedom and the Challenges Facing Journalism”
 +Keynote Address Mr. David Kaye (United Nations Special Rapporteur, Professor)
 +Panel Discussion
  From U.S. :
Mr. Martin Fackler (Former Tokyo Bureau Chief NYTimes)
   Mr. David Schlesinger (Index on Censorship)
   Mr. Jacob Weisberg (Slate Group) 
  From Japan:
Mr.Hidetoshi Sotooka (Journalist, Former Tokyo Head Office Managing Editor, The Asahi Shimbun)
   Mr. Fumie Matsubara (Director, Economic news, News Center, TV Asahi Corporation)
Coordinator:Yoshihiro Oto (Dean and Professor, Journalism Department Sophia University)

■Language: English/Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)

Open to Sophia Students, faculty members and staffs, high school students and the general public (Pre-registration and invitation required by May 28)
■Organized by Sophia University, Sophia University Institute of Media, Culture and Journalism 
■In cooperation with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

 ◆Registration  click here     ◆Flyer  click here

”The Future of the United Nations and Multilateralism”

David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University

The rising tide of nationalism and exclusionist tendency as seen in U.S. and some other countries is threatening multilateralism and the United Nations. This symposium will review where multilateralism is heading and what role the United Nations can play in facilitating international cooperation.

■Date: June 5, Mon 17:30 ~19:30(Door opens at 17:00)
■Venue: Yotsuya Campus No.2BLDG 17th Floor International Conference Hall
■Program:
〇Keynote Lecture
 “The Future of the United Nations and Multilateralism”
  David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University
〇Panel Discussion
  Hitoki Den (Former Senior Political Affairs Officer at the UN)
  Suekhiro Hasegawa (Chairman, International Peacebuilding Association of Japan and the former Special Representative of the Secretary General for Timor- Leste)
  Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Center for Global Discovery, Sophia University)
  Akiko Yuge (Professor, Graduate School of Politics, Hosei University and the former Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of Management at UNDP)
  Moderator: Yasuhiro Ueki (Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University)
■Language English/Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)
■Open to  Sophia Students, faculty members and staffs, high school students and the general public (Pre-registration required. Free Admission)
■Organized by Sophia University 

 ◆Registration  click here    ◆Flyer  click here  

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