HIROSHIMA and PEACE
広島市立大学 HIROSHIMA and PEACE
INOUE Yasuhiro, IKEDA Hiroko, IWAI Chiaki, Omar FAROUK, Narayanan GANESAN, HIGASHINO Atsuko, KAMIMURA Naoki, KAZASHI Nobuo, KIM Sung Chull, Yulia MIKHAILOVA, NAKASHIMA Masahiro, Carol RINNERT,TANAKA Toshiyuki, Brien HALLET
Hiroshima is not merely a site memorializing its tragic experience of atomic bombing in the last century, but a vigorous city in the new century, where students from different countries can come together to study and discuss various important issues related to world peace. The need to rethink the legacy of Hiroshima has been increasing, as the current situation of the world has created serious new threats to peace.
In this course, lectures will be given in English by twelve specialists in peace research and Asian, European and North American studies, with particular reference to issues related to: (1) cross-cultural misunderstandings (e.g., roles of the media in foreign image building), (2) regional security (e.g., the Korean situation in Northeast Asia), (3) perspectives on violence (e.g., women’s view of the Russo-Japanese War), (4) nuclear weapons (e.g., a campaign against Depleted Uranium weapons), and (5) globalization and approaches to peace (e.g., alleviating rural poverty through access to natural resources) . Besides these lectures, the course will feature several special programs, including visits to the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Museum, participation in the Peace Memorial Ceremony (August 6), and discussion with atomic bomb survivors.
In addition, preliminary workshop (April 20 - June 29) will be held as a partial requirement of the program for Japanese participants to prepare for English lectures and discussions.
The aim of this course is to provide students with a general understanding of the nature and attributes of war and peace by illuminating various aspects of wartime experiences, including the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 60 years ago, and, at the same time, to explore contemporary issues related to world peace in the era of globalization. The course is designed primarily for second or higher undergraduate students, who are expected to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the importance of peace-making by participating in lectures, discussions, and featured programs.
履修を考えている人は、4月20日のオリエンテーションに必ず参加してください。コースの解説と質疑応答に加え、昨年の授業風景のビデオを上映します。4月27日から6月29日まで4回実施する事前ワークショップ（preliminary workshop）では、英語による授業とディスカッションのための実践トレーニングを行います。7月27日から8月6日までの集中講義期間は前期試験期間と重なりますが、HIROSHIMA and PEACE受講生に対して、他の授業の試験時間の変更や代替リポートなどの特別な配慮を行います。
April 20 Orientation
April 27 Preliminary Workshop Guidance and Announcement of Assignments
May 25 Preliminary Workshop: Presentation of Assignment Outcomes
June 22 Preliminary Workshop: Preparatory Debate - session 1
June 29 Preliminary Workshop: Preparatory Debate - session 2
INTENSIVE SUMMER COURSE
July 27 - 1 Summer Course Orientation and University Campus Tour
July 27 - 2 Welcome Party
July 28 - 1 Introduction: Course Overview (Omar FAROUK & KAMIMURA Naoki)
July 28 - 2 Roles of the Media in Foreign Image Building, International Relations, and World Peace (INOUE Yasuhiro)
July 28 - 3 Breaking down Stereotypes for Better Understanding across Cultures (INOUE)
July 29 - 1 Sustainable Development for Peace: Promoting Access to Natural Resources to Alleviate Rural Poverty (NAKASHIMA Masahiro)
July 29 - 2 Women in War and War in Women’s Eyes: The Russo-Japanese War (Yulia MIKHAILOVA)
July 29 - 3 Field Study: Radiation Effects Research Foundation, a Japan-U.S. Research Institution
August1 - 1 Peace and Security: Case for Europe? (HIGASHINO Atsuko)
August1 - 2 For Globalized "Hibakusha": A Campaign against DU (Depleted Uranium) Weapons (KAZASHI Nobuo)
August1 - 3 What Does Hiroshima Mean to You? (Carol RINNERT & Omar FAROUK)
August 2 - 1 Explaining the Korean Situation in Northeast Asia (KIM Sung Chull)
August 2 - 2 Southeast Asia: Past Trends, Current Trajectories (Narayanan GANESAN)
August 2 - 3 War and Peace in East Asia (KIM and GANESAN)
August 3 - 1 Terror from the Sky: A History of Indiscriminate Bombing (TANAKA Yuki)
August 3 - 2 Godzilla and the Bravo Shot - Who Created and Killed the Monster? (TANAKA Yuki)
August 3 - 3 Field Study: Testimony of an Atomic Bomb survivor and Peace Memorial Museum/Park
August 4 - 1 Islam and Political Violence in Southeast Asia (Omar FAROUK)
August 4 - 2 Establishing Peace across Cultures, Sub-cultures and Genders: The Role of Communication Styles (Carol RINNERT)
August 4 - 3 Overcoming Hostilities among Groups (RINNERT & FAROUK)
August 5 - 1 The Atomic Bomb Myth: "Saving Lives and Ending the War?" (Brien HALLET)
August 5 - 2 Japanese Civil Society and the US Alliance: An Analysis of Dilemmas in Alliance Relationships (KAMIMURA Naoki)
August 5 - 3 Final Exam
August 6 - 1 Participate in Peace Memorial Ceremony
August 6 - 2 Final Discussion: 60th Anniversary of Atomic Bombing: What We Have Learned and What We Can Do.
August 6 - 3 Farewell Party
For detailed information, log on to HIROSHIMA and PEACE Web site at www.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp/C/index.html.
Students' grades for the course will be based on the quality of their participation in the classes (including the preliminary workshop) and activities and their performance on a comprehensive final exam. The 90-minute final exam will require students to (1) demonstrate their understanding of key concepts presented in the classes, and (2) synthesize and elaborate on some of the ideas they have been exposed to in their responses to two essay questions that they select from a list of options.