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 Distress of the Pope Kagefumi UENO, Former Ambassador of Vatican
Peace and Security in the Middle East: From Iran’s Perspectives Mahmood SARIOLGHALAM, Professor, Shahid Beheshti University
Seyed Mohammad Kazem SAJJADPOUR, Professor, School of International Relations
Japan Matters for America/ America Matters for Japan ―The Past History and Future Challenges of Japan-U.S. Relations [Panelist]
Satu LIMAYE, East-West Center in Washington
Andrew OROS, Washington College
Toshihiko HAYASHI, Doshisha University
Koji MURATA, Doshisha University
Tolerance in New England Puritanism: Its Medieval Context and Modern Misunderstanding Anri MORIMOTO, Professor, International Christian University
Leonard Bernstein and Jewish-Christian Relation: Struggle against Anti-Semitism Hillel LEVINE, Professor, Boston University
Iran’s Suspected Nuclear Development and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Shuzo KIMURA, emeritus professor, KOBE University
Archaeological Excavations at Tel‘En Gev and Tel Rekhesh Noritsugu YAMAUCHI, curator, Tenri University SANKOKAN Museum
The Present Situation of Influential Media in the Middle East and their Impact : Al-Ahram newspaper and Al-Jazeera TV Kamal GABALLA, Managing Editor, Al-Ahram Newspaper
Mohamed A. Shokeir, Programme Editor, Al-Jazeera English
Martin Buber and his Biblical Hermeneutics Ken-ichi KIDA, professor, Yamanashi Eiwa College
Globalization and the American Hegemony: And the Future of US-Japanese Relations Takeshi IGARASHI, professor, J.F. Oberlin University
The Coptic Circumstances under the Arab Islam Conquest of Egypt in the Seventh Century – A Reflection on Co-existence of Today- Moritada MURAYAMA, Pastor, United Church of Christ in Japan
Coexistence of Religions in Turkey: It’s Problems and Prospects Masanori NAITO Professor, Hitotsubashi University
Anthropological Linguistic Approach to Islamic Sound-culture as Reflected in the Holy Qur’an (Koran) Tetsuo NISHIO, Professor, National Museum of Ethnology
Turkey as a Bridge between Islam and the West H.E. Mr. Selim Sermet Atacanli, Turkish Amabassador
What’s Happening to American Evangelicals: Are there Big Changes Underway? Richard CIZIK, president of New Evangelical Partnership, fellow of Open Society Institute, senior fellow of United Nations Foundation, former vice president of National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)