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June 7 - July 6, 2022

【Only for TUFS students, faculty and staff】Exhibition "Feel Africa: Message through Arts and Lens"

Poster design by: Paul Kani (DRC, AY2021 IAfP program Student) From June 7 to July 6, 2022, we will hold the art exhibition "Feel Africa: Message Through Arts and Lens" at Galleria, 1st floor of Research and Lecture Building. (This exhibition is only open to TUFS members.) The original art works by African students studying at TUFS will be exhibited. You will find about 40 works including graphic arts, picture books, and photographs there. During the exhibition period, "core time" will be set during lunch break (11:40 am - 12:40 pm) twice or three times a week. Exhibitors will be around the venue during core time, so please use it as an opportunity to learn the background of the works and talk about various things, and to deepen understanding and exchange of their home region and Africa! As a part of the event, we will hold an event of story hour of the picture book created by a student from Sierra Leone at the Central Plaza. The latest information such as the details of core time will be updated on this page, so please check it out! Feel Africa: Message Through Arts and Lens ◆Venue: Galleria (1st floor of Research and Lecture Building), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies ◆Period: Tue., June 7, 2022 to Wed., July 6, 2022 ◆Jointly organized by Inter-University Exchange Project (Africa), African Studies Center, African Area Studies, School of International and Area Studies ◆contact: Feel Africa Exhibition Committee (feel_africatufs.ac.jp) 【Related Event】 Story Hour of the picture book created by a student from Sierra Leone◆Date & Time: Mon., June 13, 2022 11:40 am - 12:40 pm◆Venue: Central Plaza
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【TUFS学内限定】アフリカ留学生作品展「Feel Africa: Message Through Arts and Lens」
Wed., May 11, 2022
5:40 - 7:10 pm (JST)

The 66th "Reflections on Academic, Political and Grassroots Genealogies of Pan Africanism"

African Studies Center - TUFS (ASC-TUFS) will host the 66th ASC Seminar in collaboration with Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies. We invite Dr. Kojo Opoku Aidoo, a senior researcher at Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, who stays in Japan during the spring semester as our visiting professor, as a speaker. Recent times have witnessed a bourgeoning Pan African thinking and praxis after a long lull period. In the seminar, Prof. Kojo Opoku Aidoo will reflect on Pan Africanism from three genealogical aspect: academic, political, and grassroots. ◆Speaker: Dr. Kojo Opoku Aidoo (Visiting Professor, African Studies Center - TUFS / Senior Researcher, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana) ◆Title: Reflections on Academic, Political and Grassroots Genealogies of Pan Africanism ◆Abstract: One compelling issue that I have been confronted with since I started to teach Pan Africanism and African Unity both at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana and here at the African Studies Centre relates to the intellectual origins, historical evolution, and radical politics of Pan-Africanism. This paper is therefore based on a historical categorization of what I consider as three genealogical (academic, political, and grassroots) aspects of Pan Africanism that have evolved over time and space. The big question underlying this paper is threefold: How can we explain the mental images we carry of Pan Africanism? How has the word-concept evolved, and been used and/or abused in academic scholarship? How can we deconstruct the inherited banalities and construct a more balanced yet critical picture of the pan African reality? I stress, significantly, that Pan Africanism has a history of its own, and yet it is a contested idea. I show that it grounds itself in the generations-long struggle for Black freedom in the Diaspora and Continental Africa. It started first as an idea, and later a movement to realize the ideals. It is essentially meant to serve as a strategy for decolonization, anti-neo-colonial struggles, continental unity, and means of solving African development challenges. Recent times have witnessed a bourgeoning Pan African thinking and praxis, after a long lull period. The primary objective of the paper then is to reflect on the academic, political and grassroots genealogies of Pan Africanism in order to augment our comprehension of the subject. ◆Date & Time: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:40 - 7:10 pm (JST) / 8:40 - 10:10 (GMT) ◆Venue: Onsite (Room 104, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) & Online (Zoom Meeting) ◆Language: English ◆Admission: Free ◆Pre-registration is required. Please visit here for registration by May 9, 2022. The application will be closed as soon as the capacity reaches 30 for onsite and 300 for online. We will send the Zoom Meeting information to the registered email address on May 10, 2022. ◆Jointly Organized by African Studies Center - TUFS and Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies
ASC Seminars
第66回「Reflections on Academic, Political and Grassroots Genealogies of Pan Africanism」
March 21, 2022 (Mon.)
10:00 am - 5:25 pm (JST)

Africa-Japan Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers Mentorship

The workshop for graduate students and early-career researchers who study on African issues at universities in Japan will be held on March 21, 2022 with the support by African Studies Center - TUFS. ◆Date & Time: March 21, 2022 (Mon.) 10:00 am - 5:25 pm (JST) ◆Venue: Online (Zoom) ◆Language: English ◆Admission: Free ◆Pre-registration is required. Please register from here by 11:59 pm (JST) on Saturday, March 19, 2022. ◆Organizing Committee: Dr. Kinyua Laban Kithinji (TUFS), Dr. Christian Otchia (Nagoya U.), Dr. Shinichi Takeuchi (TUFS) ◆Supported by African Studies Center - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies ◆Programme: Please check from here.
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Africa-Japan Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers Mentorship
Saturday, March 5, 2022
1:00 - 5:40 pm (JST)

JDPSR symposium "The place and meaning of WATER in sustainability research: A perspective of social sciences of Global South"

Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research (JDPSR), which our director Prof. Takeuchi is also in charge of, will hold the public symposium on March 5, 2022. The symposium will be conducted face to face only. Topic: The place and meaning of WATER in sustainability research: A perspective of social sciences of Global South Date & Time: Saturday, March 5, 2022 1:00 - 5:40 pm (JST) Venue: Medium Conference Room, 2F Administration Bldg., Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Language: English Admission: Free Preregistration is required. Please register from here. Speakers:Housam Darwisheh (Research fellow, Institute of Developing Studies - JETRO)Chikako Nakayama (Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies <TUFS>)Fafa Sene (PhD candidate, Graduate School of Global Studies, TUFS) Commentators:Atsushi Hanatani (Senior research fellow, JICA Ogata Research Institute)Shoko Uchida (Co-representative, Pacific Asia Resource Center <PARC>)Shinichi Takeuchi (Professor, TUFS) Programme: 13:00 - 13:15 Opening remarks & problem setting by C. Nakayama 13:15 - 14:45 The 1st Session: Water and Economy Investigation of livelihood and sustainable economy with water: Initiating a case study in Senegal by C. Nakayama and F. SeneComment by A. HanataniReply and discussion 14:45 - 15:00 Coffee Break 15:00 - 16:30 The 2nd Session: Water and Politics Transboundary water treaties as a cause of dispute: The case of the Eastern Nile subbasin by H. DarwishehComment by S. TakeuchiReply and discussion 16:30 - 16:40 Coffee break 16:40 - 17:35 General Discussion Comment by S. UchidaReplies of presentersDiscussion 17:35- 17:40 Closing remarks Contact: Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research (JDPSR), Graduate Shool of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Address|Room 511, Research and Lecture Bldg., Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 3-11-1 Asahicho, Fuchu, TokyoTel & Fax|+81 42 330 5876Email|sus_tufstufs.ac.jp
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JDPSR公開シンポジウム「The place and meaning of WATER in sustainability research: A perspective of social sciences of Global South」

Leaving members and new member

May 1, 2022
Tow of our members resigned their posts, whereas we welcomed a new member. Dr. Kota Kariya, our former associate professor, left his position on March 31, 2022 and arrived at his post as an associate professor at Graduate School of Arts and Sociences, the University of Tokyo on April 1, 2022. Dr. Isao Murahashi, our former specially appointed researcher, left his position on April 30, 2022 and arrived at his post as an assistant professor at School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka on May 1, 2022. Dr. Emmanuel Vincent Nelson Kallon was accepted as our visiting researcher from April 1, 2022. His research topic is "Japan's emerging influence on the socio-economic livelihood of youth and peace in Africa: The case study of Sierra Leone". Dr. Kariya took part in our events and so on since our center established in 2017. Dr. Murahashi was involved in oru center's management since being appointed in 2020. Dr. Kallon obtained his PhD at TUFS in 2020 and has had a strong connection with our center since its establishment. We will help him conducting his research and collaborate when it's needed.
News
離職者と新メンバーの紹介

First class for the spring semester

April 7, 2022
Kojo sensei gave the first lecture for his course in the spring semester on April 7, 2022, the first day of the semester. The theme of the course if "Pan Africanism and African Unity", which attracts many students and even teachers of TUFS, and 8 people, including Jato from PIASS, attended in person, while 7 people, including Paul from PIASS, attended online. After all the international students come to Japan, all the classes will be taught basically in person.
Activities
春学期の授業が始まりました