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2009 Tohoku Session

Increasing Poverty and Rich-Poor Gaps: From Glocal Perspectives

Overview

Date:2009.11.21–23
Location: Sendai City (public lectures) and Iwanuma City (seminar)
Contact: gstohoku@unu.edu

Brochure (1.9 MB PDF)

Recently, poverty has become both an international-level and national-level pressing concern, due to the current economic crisis and its effects in individual countries. While international society is tackling poverty-related issues within the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in many countries, including Japan, the gap between rich and poor is becoming more pronounced. This seminar will serve as a forum to think about this acute issue from both global and local (glocal) perspectives.

Public Keynote Lecture

What I learn from UNESCO

Prof. Wataru IWAMOTO, Specially Appointed Professor of Tohoku University. Former Director of the Division of Social Science, Research and Policy and Human Science Sector, UNESCO

Presentation Abstract (English) (27 KB PDF)

Presentation Abstract (Japanese) (87 KB PDF)

Presentation Slide (English) (194 KB PDF)

Special Lecture1

Solutions to the Poverty and Rich-Poor Gaps –Promoting ESD(Education for Sustainable Development)

Mr. Masayuki SHIBATA, Director of International Affairs Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT)

Presentation Abstract (English) (25 KB PDF)

Presentation Abstract (Japanese) (128 KB PDF)

Presentation Slide (English/Japanese) (2.0 MB PDF)

Special Lecture2

Poverty in the World Community

Prof. Kazuo TAKAHASHI, Visiting Professor, United Nations University

Presentation Abstract (English) (124 KB PDF)

Presentation Abstract (Japanese) (78 KB PDF)

Presentation Slide (Japanese) (739 KB PDF)

Session A Lecture1

Stability and Fluidity of the Social Stratification System in Contemporary Japan

Prof. Yoshimichi SATO, Professor, Graduate school of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University

Presentation Abstract (Japanese/English) (166 KB PDF)

Presentation Slide (English) (1.2 MB PDF)

Session A Lecture2

Supportive Activities for the Homeless People in Local Community: Practice of the SENDAI YOMAWARI GROUP in Sendai

Mr. Takayuki NITTA, Staff, SENDAI YOMAWARI GROUP

Presentation Abstract (Japanese) (27 KB PDF)

Presentation Slide (Japanese) (194 KB PDF)

Session B Lecture3

Economic Development and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries

Prof. Takashi KUROSAKI, Professor, The Institute of Economic Research(IER), Hitotsubashi Univerity

Presentation Abstract (Japanese/English) (114 KB PDF)

Presentation Slide (Japanese/English) (939 KB PDF)

Lecture4

Glocal Perspectives and Responses to Child Poverty

Ms. June KUNUGI, Director, United Nations Children’s Fund, Tokyo Office

Presentation Slide (Japanese/English) (705 KB PDF)

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Group Presentation

Group E1

Our Poverty: Now and the Future (36 KB PDF)

Group E2

The Challenges of EFA (36 KB PDF)

Group E3

New School is coming to our village (28 KB PDF)

Group E4

Doing Your Part (34 KB PDF)

Group J1

『第二の貧困』Another Poverty (212 KB PDF)

Group J2

自分の人生は自分で決める~日本の貧困と教育~ (202 KB PDF)

Group J3

貧困・格差解決(株)面接試験 (263 KB PDF)

Group J4

教育は貧困と格差を救えるか?~日本で学ぶ私たちのグローカルな視点から~ (157 KB PDF)

Group J5

水と私~ヴァーチャルウォーターから格差について考える~ (640 KB PDF)


 


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