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 Role and Future of Religion in Global Politics John L. Esposito (Professor of Georgetown University)
Islam and Science Mojtaba Zarvani, Associate Professor of University of Tehran
Salah Osman, Chair of Philosophy Department, Minufiya University
【Guest Panelist】Yasushi Kosugi, Professor of Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
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
Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages 10/29(Sat.) Prof. Ora Limor, History and Judaic Studies, Open University, Israel
10/30(Sun.) Prof. Peter Schäfer, Judaic Studies and Religion, Princeton University, USA
Afganistan in 2014――Challenges and Opportunities Reiichiro Takahashi, Japanese Ambassador in Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Muslim Women in the Contemporary World H.H. Princess Prof. Dr. Sarah A. Bin Jalawi Al Saud, Chairperson of Prince Abdulmohsin Bin Jalawi Center for Research & Islamic Studies
Religion in China: Focusing on the Monotheistic Religions Xu Xin, Professor of Nanjing University/ Director of Center for Jewish Studies
John Z. X. Wang, Lecturer of Xiangfan University/ CISMOR Visiting Researcher
Min Junqing, Vice Secretary-General of China Hui Studies Association
Securitization and Islam in Britain Mustapha Kamal Pasha, Sixth Century Professor/ Head of International Relations, University of Aberdeen
Christianity in Contemporary China: How do Christians live in the Atheist Society? Xue Enfeng, Director of the Kansai Activity Center, Nippon Christian Academy
Delving into the Transforming Middle East Katsuhiro KOHARA, Professor of School of Theology, Doshisha University/ Director of CISMOR
Masanori NAITO, Professor of Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University/ Deputy Director of CISMOR
Koji MURATA, Professor of Faculty of Law, Doshisha University/ Deputy Director of CISMOR
Arab’s Spring and Democracy in the Middle East: The Role of Islamic Forces Azzam TAMIMI, Director of Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London
H. E. Dr. Walid Mahmoud ABDELNASSER, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Arab’s Spring and the US-Middle East Relations Toshinori SHIGEIE, Former Director of a Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Guest professor of Doshisha University
Azzam TAMIMI, Director of Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London
Islamophobia in Europe Masanori NAITO, Professor of Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University
Chikako MORI, Associate Professor of Nanzan University
Reiko MIHARA, Assistant Professor of Doshisha University
Keisuke KIKUCHI, Associate Professor of Doshisha University
Arab Media and the Conflicts in the Middle East: A View from the AL ARABIA TV Antoine AOUN, Program Editor of News and Current Affairs, Al Arabiya News Channel
Naji AL HARAZI, Senior Writer/ Reporter/ Translator in the News and Current affairs Department, Al Arabiya news channel
Changing Egypt and Religion H. E. Dr. Walid Mahmoud ABDELNASSER, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Interfaith Dialogue in Europe – Focusing on the Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relationships Rabbi Prof. Jonathan MAGONET, Emeritus Professor, Leo Baeck College
The Islamic Caliphate between East and West – Historical reflections and contemporary considerations Reza PANKHURST, Researcher, The London School of Economics (LSE)
The Early Relations with the Middle East: Japan and the British Mandate Palestine Kunio ISHIDA, Guest Professor, Nanzan University/ CISMOR Visiting Researcher
Memphis and Thebes: Gods, Kings, and Human Beings in Ancient Egyptian Society Tomoaki NAKANO, Associate Professor, Chubu University/ Member of The Society of Near Eastern Studies in Japan
Jews and Christians, Jews and Muslims:The interactions of these religions in historical and cultural perspective 1/22(Sat.) Ilan TROEN, Professor of Israel Studies at Brandeis University/U.S.A.
1/23(Sun.) Avigdor Shinan, Professor, Jewish Literature at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem/ Israel
The Politics and Society in the U.S. after the Midterm Election [Panelist]
Hirotsugu AIDA, Managing Senior Writer, Kyodo News
Masashi IIYAMA, Senior Researcher, Yomiuri Research Institute
Takuya SASAKI, Rikkyo University
Koichi MORI, President・Director, Kobe College Foundation
Koji MURATA, Doshisha Univeristy