Public Lectures

This page gives you the detail of CISMOR lectures. We report on the past public lectures to return the results of our research to society.

As for closed meetings or workshops, click here for more information. At the international workshop, a specific theme is discussed and studied in-depth with invited researchers from all over the world. Through these workshops, we hope to form a global network of researchers for the interdisciplinary study of monotheistic religions.

Date Title Speaker
Spirituality in Japan and the Monotheistic World Dr. Toshitada Doi has created digital audio technology, the NEWS workstation, an entertainment robot called "Aibo," and a humanoid robot called "SDR-4XII." He received the Doctor of Engineering degree from Tohoku University. Currently, he is a managing director at Sony Corporation, director of the Institute of Intelligent dynamics, and the chairman of the Institute of Computer Science of Sony Corporation.
He has also published many books under the pen name of "Shiro Tenge."
He has organized the "Maha Samadi Society," a study network for people seeking the way of bright days to the "ideal death" since 1997.
His principle books include To the Era of a Deep Sense of Beauty (2002),
Survey and Solve the Era of Mind (2002)
The Grandmother of the Big Forest (2001)
Can Science Solve the Mind? (2002)
Dr. Yuzo Itagaki is Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Keizai University and was elected to the Science Council of Japan. He was director of the Japan Association for Middle East Studies and the Middle East Research Institute of Japan and chairman of the Japanese Institute of Middle Eastern Economics. He received a special award from the Japan Congress of Journalists in 1991.
He has been a pioneer of Islamic studies in Japan, and his current research interests involve the Iraq War and the Japanese responses to it.
Jews, Christians, and Muslims: Dialogue and conflict in monotheistic religions Prof. Dr. Peter Steinacker
(The President of the Protestant church in Hesse and Nassau)
Seeking an in-depth perspective on the Iraq war Section 1: Lectures
Koji Murata (Associate Professor of Faculty of Law at Doshisha University), "Depth of President Bush's Foreign Policy."

Koichi Mori (Professor of Faculty of Theology at Doshisha University), "Depth of the Religious State, The United States of America."

Ko Nakata (Professor of Faculty of Theology at Doshisha University), "Depth of Islam & Jihad."
Section 2: Panel
Panelists: Koji Murata, Koichi Mori, Ko Nakata
Chair: Katsuhiro Kohara (Associate Professor of Faculty of Theology at Doshisha University)