Event Reports

Online Lecture Course

2011-02-01

There are four member universties participating in the Global Campus Program Online Lecture Course: Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan).
This course focuses on the theory of Peace and Conflict Studies. The format of each session is a lecture followed by a discussion among students.

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Online Lecture Basic Course Started!

2010-01-12
Online Lecture Basic Course Started!

On 2nd December, GCP has started the online lecture basic course by four member universities such as Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan). This course combines lectures, group work/discussions and assignments given during and after each lecture. Discussions in the following week will be organized based on the content of the assignments. About 70 students are registered t...

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The International Conference in Indonesia Held in February 9 to 11

2009-02-16
The International Conference in Indonesia Held in February 9 to 11

The Global Campus Program [GCP] held the international conference entitled ‘Peacebuilding and Human Security Experiences from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan and Sri Lanka’ in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, hosted by Gadjah Mada University.

The first and second day were the opened sessions towards public and GCP faculties presented research results in each country’s case relating to the focal theme ‘Peacebuilding and Human Security’. The third day was the closed session for GCP m...

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The Online Lecture Advanced Course Finished!

2008-06-24
The Online Lecture Advanced Course Finished!

On June 24, the online lecture advanced course has successfully finished its syllabus as programmed by four member universities, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan).

The advanced course paid attention to especially enhancing ’interaction’among participants. Its contents aimed at developing the analytical skills for peace building by using case studies in each cou...

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[Advanced Course] Introduction

2008-06-23

This is the introductory session by Prof. Kenji Isezaki from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies aiming at depicting the online lecture advanced course. Four universities, Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan & University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka are connected during this session through the TV conferencing system.

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[Advanced Course] Slot 1: Situation Analysis for Peace Building

2008-06-22

[Outline]
This is the taught session by Prof. Stefano Tsukamoto from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies aiming at introducing the concept of peace building mapping for the situation analysis. Based on this idea, students make presentations as the peace building proposal towards partner countries.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system
(Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia - Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia - University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka & Tok...

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[Advanced Course] Slot 2: Lecture about Cambodia

2008-06-21

[Outline]
This is the taught session by Dr. Trond Gilberg from Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia aiming at providing knowledge about the situation of Cambodia from the peace and conflict studies’ perspective.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 3: Lecture about Indonesia

2008-06-20

[Outline]
This is the taught session by Daniel Petz from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia aiming at providing knowledge about the situation of Indonesia from the peace and conflict studies’ perspective.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 4: Lecture about Japan

2008-06-19

[Outline]
This is the taught session by Dr. Narushige Michishita from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies aiming at providing knowledge about Japanese diplomatic policy from the peace and conflict studies’ perspective.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 5: Lecture about Sri Lanka

2008-06-18

[Outline]
This is the taught session by Dr. Liyanage Sumanasiri from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka aiming at providing knowledge about the situation of Sri Lanka from the peace and conflict studies’ perspective.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 6(1): Peace building proposal from Japan to Cambodia

2008-06-17

[Outline]
This is the bilateral presentation session by students facilitated by faculties. Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies make one team. In this session, students of Tokyo University of Foreign Students prepare the presentation about the peace building proposal in Cambodia.

[Connection]
Bilateral connection between Cambodia and Japan through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 6(2): Peace building proposal from Indonesia to Sri Lanka

2008-06-16

[Outline]
This is the bilateral presentation session by students facilitated by faculties. Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia) and University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) make one team. In this session, students of Gadjah Mada University prepare the presentation about the peace building proposal in Sri Lanka.

[Connection]
Bilateral connection between Indonesia and Sri Lanka through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 7(1): Peace building proposal from Cambodia to Japan

2008-06-15

[Outline]
This is the bilateral presentation session by students facilitated by faculties. Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies make one team. In this session, students of Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia prepare the presentation about peace building proposal in Japan.

[Connection]
Bilateral connection between Cambodia and Japan through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 7(2): Peace building proposal from Sri Lanka to Indonesia

2008-06-14

[Outline]
This is the bilateral presentation session by students facilitated by faculties. Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia) and University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) make one team. In this session, students of University of Peradeniya prepare the presentation about peace building proposal in Indonesia.

[Connection]
Bilateral connection between Indonesia and Sri Lanka through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 8(1): Structured reaction from Cambodia - Japan on proposal from Japan

2008-06-13

[Outline]
This is the bilateral interaction session by students facilitated by faculties. Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies make one team. In this session, students of Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia react to the presentation about peace building proposal from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

[Connection]
Bilateral connection between Cambodia and Japan through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 8(2): Structured reaction from Indonesia - Sri Lanka on proposal from Sri Lanka

2008-06-12

[Outline]
This is the bilateral interaction session by students facilitated by faculties. Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia) and University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) make one team. In this session, students of Gadjah Mada University react to the presentation about peace building proposal from University of Peradeniya.

[Connection]
Bilateral connection between Indonesia and Sri Lanka through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 9(1): Structured reaction from Japan - Cambodia on proposal from Cambodia

2008-06-11

[Outline]
This is the bilateral interaction session by students facilitated by faculties. Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies make one team. In this session, students of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies react to the presentation about peace building proposal from Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia.

[Connection]
Bilateral connection between Cambodia and Japan through TV conferencing system

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[Advanced Course] Slot 9(2): Structured reaction from Sri Lanka - Indonesia on proposal from Indonesia

2008-06-10

[Outline]
This is the bilateral interaction session by students facilitated by faculties. Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia) and University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) make one team. In this session, students of University of Peradeniya react to the presentation about peace building proposal from Gadjah Mada University.

[Connection]
Bilateral connection between Indonesia and Sri Lanka through TV conferencing system

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Finally, Afghanistan Connected by V-con System!

2008-06-09
Finally, Afghanistan Connected by V-con System!

It was, at last, successfully done to have the trial V-con connection between Kabul University in Afghanistan and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
To achieve this, many difficulties had been cleared by cooperation and efforts of faculties in Kabul University. Here, again, we would like to show appreciation towards them.

Now, it turns to be ‘reality’ not just a ‘dream’ to listen to the lecture about current issues from Afghanistan through V-con System!

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The Online Lecture Advanced Course Started!

2008-05-27
The Online Lecture Advanced Course Started!

The Online Lecture Advanced Course started from May 27th among four member universities, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan).

The advanced course is divided into mainly two parts: the lecture part and the presentation part. At this time, the case studies became the main aim whereas the basic course concentrated on theoretical lectures. Therefore, students have an opp...

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The Essay Contest Award Ceremony

2008-04-01
The Essay Contest Award Ceremony

Global Campus Program [GCP] held the essay contest in winter 2007.
Among 13 nominees, all faculties of the GCP member universities selected four essays during the Tokyo conference in January 2008. The first prize was awarded to a student in Indonesia, the second was to two students in Cambodia and the third was to a student in Japan. Congratulations for the winners!!

In March 2008, the award ceremonies were delightfully held in each country. Awarded essays can be read at “Information ...

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Five Universities Gathered at Tokyo for Curriculum Development

2008-01-28
Five Universities Gathered at Tokyo for Curriculum Development

The Office of the Global Campus Program organizes a one-week conference at Tokyo for contents development of 2008 activities of the Global Campus Program [GCP]. The member universities of GCP, the Kabul University (Afghanistan), the Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), the Pannasastra University of Cambodia (Cambodia) and the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), attended this meeting for making GCP programs improved. Faculties discussed the year 2008 plan of GCP Programs such as Online Lectur...

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The International Symposium facilitated by TUFS in Tokyo

2008-01-27
The International Symposium facilitated by TUFS in Tokyo

’The International Symposium Searching for a New Approach to Peace and Conflict Studies
-Towards a New Era of Peace Building and Conflict Prevention-’ was held on 25, 26 January facilitated by the Graduate Program of Peace and Conflict Studies [PCS] in Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

GCP faculties also participated and made a presentation on the international symposium. In addition to GCP faculties, faculties from various institutions or universities -Prof. Christopher Cushing,...

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[Basic Course] Slot 1: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies by Kenji Isezaki from TUFS

2007-12-13
[Basic Course] Slot 1: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies by Kenji Isezaki from TUFS

[Outline]
This lecture introduces students to the purpose of the PCS Global Campus Program and its course outline and structure. The latter part of the lecture focuses the generalized aspects of development from pre-conflict, in-conflict and post-conflict towards peace-consolidation stages, and the responses by international, regional and domestic actors.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Basic Course] Slot 2: (Lecture) Understanding Peace by Muhadi Sugiono from UGM

2007-12-12
[Basic Course] Slot 2: (Lecture) Understanding Peace by Muhadi Sugiono from UGM

[Outline]
This lecture introduces students to the way in which peace is understood. Peace is usually viewed negatively as the absence of conflict. Recently however it has been seen in a more positive way as a means to enable human development. Achieving peace is, therefore, much more demanding. This lecture compares understandings of peace from different cultural backgrounds. This perspective helps us to understand that peace is closely related to the practices of daily life. An integral par...

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[Basic Course] Slot 3: (Discussion) Understanding Peace

2007-12-11
[Basic Course] Slot 3: (Discussion) Understanding Peace

[Outline]
This is the discussion session by all the participants based on the lecture in previous week.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Basic Course] Slot 4: (Lecture) Understanding Conflict by Trond Gilberg from PUC

2007-12-10
[Basic Course] Slot 4: (Lecture) Understanding Conflict by Trond Gilberg from PUC

[Outline]
This lecture examines sources of conflict in the political, social, economic, and cultural realm. It further focuses on direct violence, such as war, and also structural and cultural violence. The focus then shifts to goals and objectives of the various participants (stakeholders) in conflict as well as the prospects for limiting or eliminating conflict, either temporarily or permanently.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Basic Course] Slot 5: (Discussion) Understanding Conflict

2007-12-09
[Basic Course] Slot 5: (Discussion) Understanding Conflict

[Outline]
This is the discussion session by all the participants based on the lecture in previous week.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Basic Course] Slot 6: (Lecture) Peace-Building by Arjuna Parakrama from UP

2007-12-08
[Basic Course] Slot 6: (Lecture) Peace-Building by Arjuna Parakrama from UP

[Outline]
This lecture introduces students to the spectrum of definitions and descriptions of peace-building, ranging from its commonsense understanding as the creation of mutual trust to its crucial role in conflict transformation which addresses the root causes of such violence. The main obstacles to meaningful peace-building such as “elite capture”, the lack of a transparent process, and/or the inability to address root causes and key consequences will be discussed.

[Connection]
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[Basic Course] Slot 7: (Discussion) Peace-Building

2007-12-07
[Basic Course] Slot 7: (Discussion) Peace-Building

[Outline]
This is the discussion session by all the participants based on the lecture in previous week.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Basic Course] Slot 8: (Lecture) Challenges in Consolidating Peace by Kenji Isezaki from TUFS

2007-12-06
[Basic Course] Slot 8: (Lecture) Challenges in Consolidating Peace by Kenji Isezaki from TUFS

[Outline]
This lecture introduces new challenges in the nation-building process, which derive from the diversification of international concerned actors. While particularly paying special attention to “war on terror” after the 9/11 attacks, it develops a critical analysis on the actors and their attempts toward Security Sector Reform – for example, the NATO, the UN, the US alliance, and other donors.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Basic Course] Slot 9: (Discussion) Challenges in Consolidating Peace

2007-12-05
[Basic Course] Slot 9: (Discussion) Challenges in Consolidating Peace

[Outline]
This is the discussion session by all the participants based on the lecture in previous week.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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[Basic Course] Slot 10: Closing Session: Student Review

2007-12-04
[Basic Course] Slot 10: Closing Session: Student Review

[Outline]
This is the discussion session by all the participants talking about review of the online lecture basic course.

[Connection]
Multilateral connection through TV conferencing system

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Lecture: General Overview of the Current Situation in Afghanistan –with a Critical Review of the UN Role–

2007-11-15
Lecture: General Overview of the Current Situation in Afghanistan –with a Critical Review of the UN Role–

On November 15, the seminar ‘General Overview of the Current Situation in Afghanistan –with a Critical Review of the UN Role–’ was provided by Mr. Koichiro Tanaka, Director JIME Center, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. He talked about the conflict situation of Afghanistan, UN intervention and offered suggestions. After the lecture, participants were actively involved in the discussion with the lecturer.

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V-con Instruction Video

2007-10-26

The Global Campus Program Office prepared the instruction video of the V-con system for online lecture starting from 30th October. Although this is a pilot version, you can download and view this video from the right side of this page. The finalized version will come with captions, being delivered upon completion. If you have any difficulty in downloading, please contact us at global_campus@tufs.ac.jp.

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First Advisory Committee Meeting at Tokyo, 2007

2007-10-22

On 13th July 2007, the PCS Global Campus Program [GCP] held the first advisory committee meeting at Tokyo with attendance of GCP-advisory members and GCP-affiliated professors from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies [TUFS]. The explanation of the program (characteristics, structure, schedule, etc.) and discussion of program development strategies were presented. Through active discussion, constructive advice, suggestion and comments were raised. In addition, the trial connection between Indo...

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Intensive Courses and Public Lecture by Dr. Cerone

2007-10-22
Intensive Courses and Public Lecture by Dr. Cerone

The Global Campus Program [GCP] offered the intensive course for not only PCS students but also students from other disciplines in Tokyo University of Foreign Studies [TUFS]. Dr. John P. Cerone at New England School of Law offered the course in international human rights from 24 April to 24 May. In addition to this course, he presented the public lecture titled ‘Relationship between US and the International Criminal Court in Legal and Historical Perspective’. There was much discussion and...

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Six Universities Gathered at Tokyo for Curriculum Development

2007-04-13
Six Universities Gathered at Tokyo for Curriculum Development

The Office of the Global Campus Program organized a one-week meeting for curriculum development from January 8 to 12, 2007. Faculties of five universities in conflict-affected countries got together at Tokyo, discussing time-frame, structure, target participants, and outline for joint-online lectures, which lie at the core of the Global Campus projects. To name, five participating universities are the Kabul University (Afghanistan), the Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), the National Univers...

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Public Online Lectures by Prof. Sugiono & Prof. Isezaki

2007-04-06
Public Online Lectures by Prof. Sugiono & Prof. Isezaki

On November 8 and 9, 2006, the PCS Global Campus Program organized a two-day online event, which served as a trial of online lectures & discussions. All sessions of this event were transmitted to Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, via video conferencing systems. On this occasion, Prof. Muhadi Sugiono of Gadjah Mada University was invited as a special speaker, delivering lectures on security and peace in the ASEAN region and peace education in Indonesia. Prof. Kenji Isezaki of TUFS also jo...

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