Africa Week 2018 will be held from May 14 to 25

Sophia Africa Week will be held for the second time from May 14 to 25 to deepen understandings for African regions.

Following events are held in English.

Lecture “Breaking the cycle of crisis -Enhancing resilience building in Somalia-“
  • Monday, May 14 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • 17th floor of BLDG-No.2, Yotsuya Campus
    ・Gamal HASSAN
    (Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development)
    ・Peter DE CLERCQ (Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia)
Talk Session “The Rise of Africa’s future generations”

Sophia students from Africa will have presentations about their home country, experiences in Japan, and future.

  • Wednesday, May 16 at 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Learning Commons (1st floor of the Basement of Library)


Symposium “NEW VISIONS OF AFRICA – Africa, Italy and Japan, Tokyo International Conference”

Under the initiative of Japan and Italy, leaders of politics, religions, international society, and civil society exchange ideas on urgent humanitarian issues such as poverty, education, medical care and public health in Africa, and we seek the possibility of collaboration for better future of Africa.

  • Saturday, May 19 at 9:15am-6:00pm
  • Auditorium, BLDG-No.10, Yotsuya Campus
Nelson Mandela Centenary Symposium
  • Monday, May 21 at 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • 17th floor of BLDG-No2, Yotsuya Campus
  • SPEAKER: Thulani Dlomo, South African Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Lecture “Reclaiming the Promise of the Ubuntu Dream”

The call to re-appropriate the ethics of embracing others in a global world of differences where we need each other to survive.

  • Wednesday, May 23 at 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Room 101, 1st floor of BLDG-No.12
  • SPEAKER: Fr. Bienvenu Mayemba, S.J.

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