5-2. Foreign Policy

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[Diplomacy] Acting Ambassador and Minister Plenipotentiary of The Republic of Cameroon in Tokyo had a Dialogue with Hosei Students (3rd July 2012)

 On 3rd July 2012, Dr. Appolinaire Essomba, Acting Ambassador and Minister Plenipotentiary of The Republic of Cameroon in Tokyo, gave a lecture about the Republic of Cameroon to students of Hosei University. First of all, Dr. Essomba mentioned that there are many people in Cameroon each with different religious, racial and ethnic background. Although they live under different circumstances, they live in harmony and peace in Cameroon. He also said that Cameroon tries to cooperate with other international countries. When Cameroon had a territorial dispute with Nigeria, Cameroon managed to solve this problem in a peaceful way. They did not resort to an armed conflict. At last, Dr. Essomba said, it is more important rather to cooperate with other countries than to solve problems by force in today’s global society. (Mai Uchida)

[Diplomacy] The World Bank in the Multi-Polar Economy (Mr. Kazushige Taniguchi, Special Representative from Japan for The World Bank) (19th June 2012)

 On June 19th 2012, Mr. Kazushige Taniguchi, Special Representative from Japan for The World Bank visited Hosei University and delivered a lecture on The World Bank in The Multi-Polar Economy. First, he insisted on the Developing Countries’ Rising Role and background of developing countries. Although developing countries are playing a key role in the global growth, those countries still have some issues. For example, high percentage of population without access to electricity, excessive numbers of deaths of female population and children under the age of five and high emission of CO2. Second, he made statements on Japanese economy and population. Total Population of Japan has been continuously decreasing since 2005, the year which the peak of the Japanese population was at and GDP of Japan is not growing after the collapse of Japan’s economic bubble. Finally, Mr. Taniguch explained general description of The World Bank. He said that The World Bank is the largest international development financial institution in the world and provides long-term development assistance to developing countries by cooperating with The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in comparing countries. He also explained about “World Bank/International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings” that is to be held in Japan this year. (Minako Ishikawa)

[Diplomacy] Liberalism and International Political Economy (Professor Hasegawa) (12th June 2012)

 On 12th June 2012, Professor Hasegawa delivered a lecture on liberalism and international political economy. Adam Smith claimed that wealth of nation increases if economic activities are left to the invisible hand. David Ricardo said that the theory of comparative advantage explains the benefit of free trade. They insisted that a government should leave men and their activities alone and not to regulate them. Liberalism has three variations. It is market, institutional and republican liberalism. Interdependence makes nation states to seek stability and peace while international organizations set norms and rules to enable states to cooperate. Secondly, Professor Hasegawa explained the Neo-liberalism. The market should function without government intervention. Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan are the ones who carried this out. By various systems such as GATT or WTO, the doctrine advocating global free market gained strength. Then John Williamson made the Washington consensus which called for restructuring, deregulation, tax reform, tariff abolition, free capital movement, etc. Thirdly, Professor Hasegawa explained the implications of financial crises that took place during the last two decades The Asian Financial Crisis started in Thailand and spread to Indonesia, South Korea and other parts of Asia and Russia in late 1990s. This was a sudden loss of confidence in national currencies of these countries. The world financial crisis that continues up to today began by the extension of excess subprime loans in 2007. Finally, he explained the nature and extent of the current European sovereign debt crisis. Many European countries are suffering from enormous debts from huge public expenditure and capital shortage in banks. The amount of public expenditures has been kept relatively low in comparison with other advanced countries. The number of public servants in Japan is less than almost all other industrialized countries of Europe and North America. Japanese banks which had most serious problem in the 1990s now have low loan deposit ratios and stronger a capital liquidity position than European banks. But, the level of Japan`s government and public sector debt is excessively high at about twice the amount of Japan’s gross domestic product. The public debt has to be curtailed lest it would eventually impact the national solvency. (Daiki Kawabe)

[Diplomacy] The international frameworks and politics of Japan in the field of reduction and nonproliferation of arms (Ms. Keiko Yanai) (5th June 2012)

 On June 5th 2012, Ms. Keiko Yanai who is the Senior Coordinator, Non-Proliferation, Science and Nuclear Energy Division, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs lecture on the non-proliferation politics. First, she talked about means of arms reduction and nonproliferation, and explained that they are needed for three reasons; the military security, humanitarianism and the economical development. Also, she referred to the present condition of nuclear states in the world, the general outline of NPT and rules of IAEA and Japanese policies on arms reduction and nonproliferation. Next, she talked about termination attempt on the use of CCM as a case-study for international struggle for arms reduction and nonproliferation. Then, she referred to the UN’s process on reduction and nonproliferation and noted that the diplomacy is to adjust the profits and national interests states have to promote. Finally, she argued that the cooperation with a civil society is required for nations to encourage the reduction and non proliferation. (Sayaka Yatabe)

[Diplomacy] Japanese UN diplomacy on human rights (Mr. Akio Miyajima) (29th May 2012)

 On May 29th, 2012, Mr. Akio Miyajima, Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited our University and gave a lecture in the Diplomacy class on Japanese UN diplomacy on human rights. First, he outlined basic concept of human rights and shared the class with recent news reports and focused on the history of human rights, important advancements and setbacks including genocides, after the WWII. Second, he explained on UN’s effort on human rights, its achievements as well as limits. He cited important UN agreements including UN Charter and World Declaration on human rights. He also talked about the new concept of “Responsibility to Protect.(R2P)”When human rights of civilians are not by their government, who should protect them? What is the responsibility of international community? Finally, he explained on Japanese diplomacy on human right and emphasized that Japan basically relies on “dialogue and cooperation”approach and has employed “human security” as important implementing perspective. He talked about efforts on UN human rights resolution. He distributed copy of Statement by Mr.Yamane, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs at Human Rights Council High-level segment in Geneva which highlighted Japanese efforts on human rights both at international level and at home. (Risa Kato)

[Diplomacy] The United Nations’ role on diplomacy (Mr. Yasushi Akashi, Former Under-Secretary-General of the UN) (22th May 2012)

 On May, 22, 2012, Mr. Akashi, former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations, visited Hosei University and gave a lecture on the United Nations in relation to its current challenges and interventions. Though the UN is carrying out on an intervention in Syria, – through ex-Secretary-General Kofi Anann’s mediation and its truce-monitoring mission, anti-government groups are claiming that current intervention by the UN is insufficient and calling for further UN involvement in Syria. But it is impossible to answer such a call. There are two reasons why the UN is unable to do so. First, the system of the Security Council. The existence of veto, held by five permanent members, is a cause of difficulty in decision making. This prerogative for the five is important in keeping powerful nations engaged in the UN. Second the interest of each member state that has a strong influence on the UN and its decision making. The UN is in some dilemma, having learned from failures in intervention in the past. A new notion was proclaimed in the Outcome Document adopted in 2005 as “the responsibility to protect”. At present, the UN is in a major transition from absolute state sovereignty to the implementation of trans-national human rights. The system of the Security Council and the divergent state interests prevent the UN from living up to the high expectation of the UN charter. On the other hand, member states can reach agreement when find a mutual interest to do so. So the key for greater efficiency of the UN is for the member states explore and reach more compromises in their struggle for interest harmonization, in order to better manage the UN. (Yuka Narikawa)

[Diplomacy] Ambassador of Ireland Holds Dialogue with Hosei Students (8th May 2012)

 In this opening speech, Professor Katsuya Hirose, Dean, Faculty of Law welcomed the Ireland ambassador. In delivering his keynote speech, Ambassador John Neary provided first basic information on historical developments particularly those that took place after independence in 1922. Emphasizing its foreign policy of neutrality, he explained the Irish foreign policy centering the United Nations and participated in UN peacekeeping operations. Ireland had a strong commitment to a rules-based international order. In spite of its challenging economic situation at home, Ireland continues to spend about 0.52 percent of its gross domestic product for ODA activities with a particular focus on newly independent countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Irish ambassador also explained the relationship between Ireland and Great Britain and mentioned the successful outcome of diplomatic negotiations between the two countries concerning Northern Ireland. In addition, he mentioned Ireland’s economic, social and cultural ties with Japan. Following the Ambassador’s presentation, Professor Mikiko Eto, Head of Department of Political Science, commented Ireland’s high status in human development index (HDI), democracy ranking and freedom index. Finally, Hosei University students asked questions to Ambassador concerning the neutrality policy, causes of conflict in Northern Ireland, ODA and other issues. (Yuko Honda)

[Diplomacy] Japanese Security Policy and Public Diplomacy (Mr. Shigeki Takizaki) (24th April 2012)

 On 24th April 2012, Mr, Shigeki Takizaki, Director, Personnel Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made a lecture about “Japanese Security Policy” and “Public Diplomacy”. First, he explained about the “Japanese security policy”. After explaining what is national security and the security environment of Japan which has remained unstable even after the Cold War finished, he demonstrated Japan’s three-layered security policy. The first one is to protect itself by its own efforts such as the Self-Defense Forces. The second is to strengthen Japan-US security arrangements. The last one is to contribute to global security by sending SDF to UN peacekeeping operations, working active at various international organizations such as the UN etc. Second, he explained about “public diplomacy”. It is diplomacy which works directly upon individuals and the public opinion abroad to increase a national interest and to achieve diplomatic purpose. It is getting more important because the public opinion today mobilizes a government especially in democratic society. However, it is difficult for the public diplomacy to achieve something beyond real diplomatic policy or what a country really is. Finally he showed Japanese public diplomacy to the US through his experiences such as JET(Japan Exchange and Teaching) programme and the centennial of gift of cherry trees from Japan to US. (Yui Narikawa)

[Diplomacy] Comprehensive Foreign Policy and Diplomacy – theory and practice (Professor Hasegawa) (April 17th 2012)

 On April 17th 2012, Professor Hasegawa lectured on Diplomacy theory and practice. First, he explained the difference between nation country and state. It is important to understand Sovereignty and Control. Second, he lectured in the diplomatic method. He referred to the origin of diplomacy and development. As an example, he used the thoughts of Thomas Hobbes, Rousseau and Carl Schmitt. Third, he explained modern diplomacy. He explained Mixture of ideology. He said that if mixture of ideology occurs, double diplomacy will break out. After that, he showed us video clip about the World War II in order to discuss why Japan started the Pacific War. Finally, he compared the main point of realism which faces the problem of Dilemma of a security with Neo-realism which assumes objective society. (Yuhi Kawase)

[Diplomacy] Comprehensive Foreign Policy and Diplomacy – Theory and Practice (Professor Hasegawa) (April 10th, 2012)

 On April 10th, 2012, Professor Hasegawa started his lecture on Sogo Gaiko Koza (Comprehensive Foreign Policy and Diplomacy). First, he explained the synthesis on foreign policy, paradigm shift and method of evaluation. He explained how any particular paradigm affects the perception of events by people. As an example, he referred to the changing views of Japanese people about the launchings of ballistic missiles by North Korea over the past several years. Second, he explained various forms of diplomacy practiced by nation states, their governments and citizens and the difference in how diplomacy has been conducted by authoritarian and democratic countries. He referred to the problem created for the Government of Japan by the unintended outcome of the visit of former Prime Minister Hatoyama to Iran. In addition, he explained the importance of knowing the partners and adversaries as well as oneself in diplomacy and negotiations as explained by Sun Tzu and Mitoji Yabunaka. Third, he explained the implications of the Westphalia order and sovereignty of state. Finally, he mentioned the main elements of theories of realism, liberalism and constructivism in explaining international relations, including the term of “security dilemma”. (Yasuki Uchiyama)

[Diplomacy] 2012年1月18日 The all-inclusive lecture by Professor Hasegawa

On 18th January 2012, Professor Hasegawa delivered the all-inclusive lecture.
First of all, he reviewed diplomatic theory, and gave “national security” and “national interest” as two principal conditions for the continued survival and prosperity of nations. He informed in detail the roles of diplomacy and historical development in turn. Then he explained from ancient and the Middle Ages’ ideas which Sun Tzu and Francois de Callieres had, to the Westphalia structure. Using as an example the withdrawal of U.S. armed forces from Okinawa, he compared the claims of realist and those who advocate the interest of resident citizens in Okinawa. Moreover, he referred to the continued relevance of realism and liberalism in understanding the diplomacy of 21st century. Then looking back the lectures of guest speakers who came to this class, he explained Constructivism and Functionalism at last.(Mai Kato)

[Diplomacy] 2012年1月11日 東アジアとヨーロッパにおける共同体の創設と意義

On January 11, Professor Hasegawa delivered a lecture about regional diplomacy. First of all, he explained the birth and development of ASEAN, particularly AFTA, CEPT and EPA, and mentioned the extent of economic integration of ASEAN. He then pointed out the reasons why the process of regional integration has not proceeded as rapidly as in Europe. He explained that ASEAN moved forward with forming ASEAN plus One, ASEAN plus Three and East Asian Community, encompassing not only the economic but also the political, social and security cooperation of its member states as well as other countries of the region. The regional framework was expanded to include the United States and Russia in the forum of East Asian Summit. Finally, he made a comparison of Asian and European experiences and explained the reasons for the extent of integrations that has taken place in East Asia and Europe. (Yuka Hirakawa)

[Diplomacy]2011年12月21日 政治経済外交-貿易と経済統合の視点から- (長谷川祐弘教授)

 On 20th November 2011, Professor Hasegawa lectured on the diplomacy centered political economy, in terms of particularly the meaning of trade and economic integration. Firstly, he explained the theories of international political economy, and indicated the rise of neo-liberal theory culminating in the Washington Consensus that influenced the policies of advanced as well as developing countries. Then, He mentioned the implications of FTA and EPA as well as the transition from GATT to WTO. He also noticed the status and the coming challenges of the international economy on regional economic integration. (Keiki Takemasa)

[Diplomacy] Dialogue with an Ambassador ~Switzerland’s foreign Policy~

The fifth dialogue with an ambassador was held in Sotobori 307 on 14 December 2011 with H.E. Mr. Urs Bucher Ambassador of Switzerland in Japan.
Firstly, welcome remarks made by Professor Mitsutoshi Somura, Dean/Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies of Hosei University. After that Ambassador explained how Switzerland has been a considerable country in Global World, regardless of their small territory. In the dialogue, the ambassador emphasized their specialties; neutrality, direct democracy and soft power.
 After the presentation, there was question- and- answer period and a lot of students asked Ambassador many questions.
(Lena Kondo)

[Diplomacy]2011年12月7日 国連PKOと日本(内閣府国際平和協力本部事務局長 羽田浩二様)

 12月07日、スカイホールにて内閣府国際平和協力本部事務局長羽田浩二様にご講演いただきました。まず初めに、羽田事務局長は現在の国際的な平和活動のための内閣府国際平和協力本部の取り組みについて、南スーダンの国づくりへの協力を用いてご説明されました。次に、国際的な平和活動の概要として、PKOの歴史上での変遷や、平和活動にあたっての日本の協力展開状況を、現状報告の資料を用いてお話しされました。そして、これからの日本の、PKOへの積極的参加のための法的枠組み等の強化に対する課題をお話しされました。
(平林 聡一朗)

[Diplomacy] 2011年11月30日 環境外交~気候変動交渉~ (国連大学高等研究所客員教授 功刀達朗様)

 On 30 November, Visiting Professor of the UN University Institute of Advanced Studies delivered a lecture. First, he said that unlike traditional diplomacy, multilateral diplomacy on global issues is a sophisticated pursuit of common interests of the entire humanity centering around the UN. Second, he reviewed the evolution of environmental governance since the 1992 Earth Summit by citing important regimes for international cooperation, such as those on climate change, biodiversity, desertification and marshlands. Third, he explained that global warming is one of the most serious issues of this century, which needs to be stabilized before too late. Noting that all countries, whether developed or developing, “share common but differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities,” he said that unless this basic principle is agreed at the current negotiations in Durban on climate change, an extension of the Kyoto Protocol would be ineffective and meaningless, as Japan, Russia and Canada rightly assert. (Yuna Kitamura)

[Diplomacy] British Ambassador David Warren Speaks to Students at Hosei University (November 16th)

 The fifth dialogue with an ambassador was held in the Sky Hall of the Hosei University on 16 November 2011 with H.E. Ambassador David Warren of the United Kingdom to Japan. First of all, Ambassador Warren explained the meaning of his being “Her Britannic Majesty`s Ambassador to Japan.” and how he was carrying out his responsibility to represent the interest of his country. After that, he spoke about the significance of trade liberalization and economic cooperation taking place in East Asia and also mentioned the security situation in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Ambassador Warren emphasized the importance of international cooperation.
Secondly, he explained the economic relationship between Japan and the United Kingdom. After his presentation, Hosei University faculty members including Professors Satoru Mori and Kwon Hoyon, and Associated Professors Alan Meadows and Hiromi Fujishige made their comments. Several students then asked Ambassador Warren questions about the changing British foreign policy, the financial crisis in Europe and other issues. (Saki Sakamoto)

[Diplomacy]November 9th “The Next Steps: What Lies Ahead for the US-Japan Relationship”(H.E. James P. Zumwalt)

 On November 9th, H.E. James P. Zumwalt, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Japan, came and made his speech in the Diplomacy class. He delivered the speech on ‘The Next Steps: What lies ahead for the US-Japan Relationship’, after the opening speech by Professor Mori Satoshi, the Chief of the Department of the Global Politics. In his speech, he especially focused on the following three points: security relationship, economic relationship, and people to people relationship. He also told with an emphasis that Japan and United States share common interests and values such as liberal democracy. Following the keynote speech, under the Professor Suzuki’s moderation, Professor Mori and Associate Professor Meadows gave their comments. Then some students asked various questions to Minister Zumwalt. After that, Professor Hasegawa lastly suggested to him, “Sharing common interests are important, but the economy is not everything. Moreover, we should share each other’s uniqueness and respect each other’s position.” (Dona Jung)

[Diplomacy] 2011年10月26日 日本と中国の外交関係

On October 26 2011, Professor Hasegawa firstly showed us a video about diplomatic relations between Japan and China in his class on “Foreign Policy”. Contents of the video were dual diplomacy related to Senkaku Islands and meetings between heads of China forces and former heads of Japanese Self-Defense Forces. Then, Professor Hasegawa’s guest gave her comment, and students gave their opinion about given questions and we discussed it. (Jieun Park)

[Diplomacy] 2011年10月19日 国連と日本外交の現状と展望(外務省総合外交政策局参事官 宮島昭夫様)

 On 19 October 2011, Mr. Akio Miyajima, Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered a lecture in the Sky Hall. Firstly he explained about problems about the United Nations and the world globalizing rapidly, used Ban Ki-moon U.N. Secretary General speech. Secondly, he talked about diplomacy between Japan and UN, and presented the support from each country when the East Japan great earthquake disaster occurred on March 11. Furthermore, He spoke, being related to a speech of Prime Minister Noda, importance of the contribution to the global community as thanks to support. Then, he referred to problems such as the human and finance contribution of Japan to the United Nations, and at last, he advised to students who want to become UN staffs. (Mai Kato)

[Diplomacy] 2011年10月12日 日本の安全保障外交の変遷と展望

 On October 12 2011, Professor Hasegawa first explained in his class on “Foreign Policy” the evolution of security arrangements made by nation states in achieving their national security. These included a traditional security alliance to various collective security arrangements. He explained the significance of a newly emerging conception of human security in the rapidly globalizing world. He then delivered a lecture on the theme of “Japanese defense policy”. Secondly, he explained the current condition and agenda of Japan-U.S. security and defense cooperation arrangements. Finally he told us that the process of foreign policy formulation and implementation of a democratic nation is influenced very much by its domestic factors such as how people perceive its appropriateness. (Eri Iijima)

[Diplomacy]2011年10月5日 “The U.S-Japan Alliance” Mr. Richard Bakewell

Mr. Richard Bakewell lectured on “The U.S-Japan Alliance”. His lecture were consisted of 5 parts. First, he talked about history of partnership between U.S. and Japan. Specially he focused on common strategic objectives. Second, he lectured on “Current U.S. military presence in Japan”. Then he focused on U.S. forces in Japan, the reasons, the history so on. Third he talked us about “Defense policy review initiative and realignment”. Forth, he lectured on “New security challenges”. The new challenges were terrorism including other trans national issues, anti-piracy and cyber. Fifth, he gave us details U.S.-Japan cooperation after the great Japan Earthquake, “Operation Tomodachi”, U.S – military assistance and Fukushima Daiichi Assistance.(Sayuri Maruyama)

[Diplomacy] 2011年9月28日(水) 「外交」に関する概念と理論(長谷川教授)

 On the 28th of Sep. 2011, Professor Hasegawa started his course on Comprehensive Diplomacy. In his first lecture, he explained the meaning of “diplomacy” in terms of its roles. First, Prof. Hasegawa focused on the roles of diplomacy in achieving national interest. He explained the changing roles and the significance of diplomacy in the Westphalian world of independent states and the post-Westphalian international system. In addition, Prof. Hasegawa touched on the relationship among international society, civil society, and individuals. He also analyzed the meaning of national sovereignty and equality. Second, Prof. Hasegawa explained the need for a paradigm shift and the four elements of diplomacy including security being part of “the diplomacy of globalization in the world” as well as a variety of globalization issues as disparity and major diplomacy issues. Moreover, Prof. Hasegawa referred to the international political economy trends and the theories of international politics system. In this regard, he mentioned the understandings of the world as advanced by Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbs, Harold Nicholson, Ernest Satow, Hans Morgenthau, Henry Kissinger and Kenneth Waltz. (Minshik KIM)

【外交総合講座】2009年7月8日(水) 長谷川 祐弘 法政大学教授

今日の講義では、地球の温暖化の現状と原因について詳しい説明がなされた。この問題は、1992年の国連環境会議で地球の生態システム全体の問題であるとの認識が高まり、以来、様々な対策が打ち出されてきた。そして地球における温室効果ガスの全体量を削減するために「京都議定書」が作成されたが、二酸化炭素などの温室効果ガスは増え続けているのが現状である。イタリアでのG8そして主要経済フォーラムの参加国である主要排出国のコミットメントが必要である。

【外交総合講座】2009年7月1日(水) 長谷川 祐弘 法政大学教授

本日の外交総合講座は長谷川祐弘教授によって行われ、「価値外交」とは何かというテーマの下に理論と動向を説明された。
価値外交とは民主主義、普遍的人権、法の支配といった基本的な価値を共有する国々の強化である。阿倍元総理によって打ち出されたが、民主党の鳩山代表は「友愛外交」を主張しており、両者に大きな違いが見られる。
また、価値外交の理論と意義として、国際政治理論や安全保障の意義、人道的介入、R2P、人間の安全保障について詳しく説明なされた。人間の尊厳である普遍的価値を強化し、明確にしていくことが重要である。

教授の講義の後は生徒が価値外交を日本が大いに進めていくべきかについて議論し、いろいろな意見が出た。

【外交総合講座】2009年6月17日(水) 谷口 和繁様 世界銀行駐日特別代表

6月17日の外交総合講座の授業では、世界銀行駐日特別代表である谷口和繁様がゲストスピーカーとしてお越しになられ、今日の世界的な経済危機がどのように生じたのかを詳しくご説明になりました。また、国際経済の中における日本経済の現状と、将来について私たちの世代への影響と問題点を具体的にご指摘されました。

reported by 大山諒佑

【外交総合講座】2009年6月10日(水) 外務省 国連政策課長 久島 直人氏

今回の外交総合講座では、北朝鮮のミサイル発射と核開発問題を例にとって、これまで安保理で日本が非常任理事国として、どのような方針で臨んできたかということをまず始めに講義なされました。
また、現在、非常任理事国である日本が常任理事国入りを目指す意義、そのための安保理改革の必要性と現在行われている交渉の現状、その中での問題点について、どう対応すべきなのかということを講義なされました。

【外交総合講座】2009年6月3日(水) 杉尾 透様 外務省スーダン班長

6月3日の外交総合講座では、外務省スーダン班長の杉尾透様がゲストスピーカーとして来られ、アフリカのスーダンにおける”ダルフール紛争”と”南北紛争”、また和平合意について説明されました。また、紛争解決には紛争の原因を追求す […]

【外交総合講座】2009年5月27日 JICA公共政策部 村岡敬一様

5月27日(水)の「外交総合講座」では、JICA公共政策部の村岡敬一様が講義をされました。開発途上国の状況や日本のODA(政府開発援助)の現状について、詳しく説明されました。また、2008年10月に誕生した新JICAについて、その概要やヴィジョンを伺うことができ、大変有意義な講義となりました。

Mr. Keiichi Muraoka, Deputy Director General for Planning and Coordination for Public Policy Department of JICA visited Hosei University on 27 May and delivered a lecture on the role JICA in implementation of Japanese ODA.

His lecture covered, among others, the JICA’s support and aid for Palestine carried out in terms of bottom-up and cummunity based approach as well as top-down and economic development approach. Following his lecture,
several students made comments and asked questions..
(reporter: Asami Ikeda)

【外交総合講座】2009年5月20日 吉崎 知典様 防衛省

まず日本の防衛政策の中心となっている日米安保の重要性、防衛協力について述べられ、日本を取り巻く中国・ロシア・北朝鮮の軍事情勢について説明されました。また、世界問題となている核開発やミサイルについても話され、今後の日本防衛力の在り方について見解を述べられました。

【外交総合講座】2009年5月13日 篠田英朗様

国際政治学上の理論において「国際社会」があるとすれば、という仮定から始まり、「国際社会」という新しい概念や、その秩序について、有名な学者の見解や歴史的背景を参照しながら、篠田さんの提唱する国際社会論を説明して下さいました。

【外交総合講座】2009年4月29日 外務省 貴島善子様

外務省国際協力局からゲストスピーカーとして、人道支援理事長、気候変動室交渉官を務める貴島善子氏に講義をしていただきました。
グローバル・イシューへの取り組みについて、なぜアフリカの難民を助けなければいけないのか、なぜポスト議定書交渉で日本がイニシアティヴを発揮しなければいけないのかという二つの問いに沿って説明されました。
国際政治と外交についての説明の後、国際社会における日本の役割についてわかりやすく説明されました。

reported by 木村亮太

【外交総合講座】2009年4月22日 長谷川 祐弘 法政大学教授

第二回目の授業は2部構成で行われました。第1部では、国際政治における現実主義、自由主義、構築主義、機能主義の異なった考え方を歴史的人物を基に説明されました。第2部では、グローバリゼーションがいかに国家や国際システムに影響を与えているかということを、近年の事例を取り上げて説明し、これからの国際社会での外交における多岐にわたる問題を提示されました。

【外交総合講座】2009年4月15日 長谷川 祐弘 法政大学教授

第1回目の外交総合講座では、パラダイム・シフトや外交の基礎となる4つの要素を説明され、外交に関する歴史的思想家や理論の基盤となる考え方が紹介されました。また、国家と国際社会の関係と概念について説明され、新たな地球規模の課題に対してどのように外交が展開されるか問題提示されました。本日の講義は今後の学習への大きな足がかりとなりました。

【外交総合講座】7月9日 広中和歌子 参議院議員

総合外交講座に来ていただいたゲストをご紹介する本コーナー。
第二回目となる今回は、年7月9日、ゲストスピーカーとして広中和歌子参議院議員にお越しいただいた講義をご紹介します。

【外交総合講座】7月2日 大谷美紀子 日本弁護士連合会前国際室室長

合外交講座に来ていただいたゲストをご紹介する本コーナー、第6回目は大谷美紀子氏の講義の模様をお送りします。

【外交総合講座】6月25日 安井 至 前国連大学副学長

第7回目の今回は、前期にいらしてくださった安井 至氏の講義の様子をお送りします。

【外交総合講座】6月17日 日本アセアンセンター事務総長 赤尾信敏氏

前期に来ていただいた、総合外交講座のゲストをご紹介、4回目となる今回は日本アセアンセンター事務総長、赤尾信敏氏の講義をお伝えします。

【外交総合講座】6月4日 Mr. Stuart Harold Comberbach (Ambassador of Zimbabwe)

今回は、前期に行われた総合外交講座に来ていただいたゲストのご紹介として、
スチュアート・ハロルド・コンバーバッハ駐日大使の講義の模様をお送りします。

【外交総合講座】5月21日 廣野良吉 成蹊大学名誉教授

前期に行われた総合外交講座のうち、廣野教授にきていただいた際の講義の模様をおおくりします。

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