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 RAMBAM as a Mediterranean Philosopher Sarah STROUMSA, Rector of the Hebrew University / Professor of dept. of Arabic Language and Literature
The Muhammad Cartoon Conflict and the Danish Politics of Negative Dialogue Peter HERVIK, visiting professor of Hitotsubashi university / CISMOR researcher
Contract, Oath, and Treaty in the Ancient Near East Kazuko WATANABE, Professor of Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin
Obama’s New Middle East Policy Noboru Yamaguchi (Professor, School of Defense Science, National Defense Academy of Japan)
Kunihiko Miyake (President, The AOI Foreign Policy Institute)
The Issues of Islam among Youth of Immigrant Origins in French Suburbs Chikako Mori (Associate Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Nanzan University)
A Quest for the Universal Values in the Post-secular Age: Possibilities of Religion Hent de Vries (Professor, Johns Hopkins University)
Myth and Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia:A Case of the Gilgamesh Epic Akio Tsukimoto (Professor of Rikkyo University, President of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan)
The Recent Situation of the Caucasus: Focusing on the Political Movements, the Ethnic Conflicts, the Religions, and the Impacts of the Georgian War Yoko Hirose (Assistant professor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka)
Religious Factors in the 2008 US Presidential Election Lecture 1 Religion in the 2008 US Presidential Election
Lecture Fumiaki Kubo (Professor, The University of Tokyo)

Lecturer 2 The Changing Landscape of Politics and Religion in America:
New Trends in the Evangelical Community
Lecture Toshihiro Nakayama (Professor, Tsuda College)
International Symposium “Dialogue in Islam: Issue of Dialogue Adopted by Muslims and Future of Dialogue Efforts” Muhammed Al-Zeer,
and 5 other speakersMuhammed Al-Zeer,
and 5 other speakers