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
The Allegory of the Two Horns: Alexander the Great as a Sacred Figure in West Asi Yuriko Yamanaka (National Museum of Ethnology)
Jewish Studies in Current Academic Research in Japan
International Symposium Islam and Muslims in non-Muslim Countries
Modernization and National Identity in East Asia: Globalization and the Revival of Religion
“Jihad” in the Interpretation of the Qur’an Prof. Kazuko Shiojiri (Philosophy, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
The Cairo Genizah – A Window to a Millennium of Jewish History and Culture Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson (Hebrew University)
Iran’s Nuclear Program and the Non-proliferation Issue Analyzed by an Iranian Diplomatic Expert Nasser Saghafi-Ameri (Expert on Regional and International Security, Former Diplomat of Islamic Republic of Iran)
Religiosity in Islam: Comparison with the Japanese View of Religion Yoshiko Oda (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Kansai University)
Interfaith Dialogue in the Middle East Hasan Abu Nimah (Director of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies in Amman,and Jordan's Former Ambassador to the U.N.)
Once More: Monotheism in Biblical Israel Prof. Peter Machinist (Harvard Divinity School)
Thinking about Law, Morality and Religion in the Story of Egyptian Modernization Prof. Talal Asad (The City Univ. of New York)
The Media and Religion: How Japanese media cover the Islamic world Dr. ElMostafa Rezrazi (Former producer at al-Jezeera)
How Living in Japan Enriches my Understanding of Monotheistic Religions Prof. Barbara B. Zikmund(Doshisha Univ.)
War, Peace, and Religion: Germany and Japan Speaker 1:
Joern Thiessen
(Director, German Federal Army Social Science Research Center)
"The Role of Germany in International Security Policy: Experience and Hope"

Speaker 2:
Ogawa Kazuhisa (Military Analyst)
"Arguing Scientifically on National Security in Japan"

Kohara Katsuhiro (Doshisha Univ.)