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
“Monotheism and the Redefinition of Divinity in Ancient Israel” Prof. Dr. Mark S. Smith
(Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University)
A Wide-Angle View of U.S.-Japan Relations: Religion, Energy, and Domestic Politics 【Speakers】
Koji Murata
(Professor of Faculty of Law, Doshisha University)
Kunihiko Miyake
(Research Director of The Canon Institute for Global Studies)
Hisayoshi Ina
(Senior Editor of Nikkei Inc. )
James L. Schoff
(senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program)
What is the Islamic Republic of Iran? Kinich Komano
( Former Ambassador of Japan to Iran)
The Effort of Muslim Scholars in Oman in the Deployment of Moderation Dr. Kahlan Nabhan Al-Kharusi
(Assistant of Grand Mufti, Oman)
International Conference on Conflict Prevention in the Middle East: Searching for Alternative Ways Recep Senturk,Fatih Sultan Mehmet University
Norman Cook, Former Executive Policy Director in Charge of the Middle East and Africa
The Revival of Hebrew Culture in the Context of Modern Judaism and in Relation to Japan Abraham B. Yehoshua (Israeli Novelist)
Nitza Ben-Dov (Professor, University of Haifa)
イスラームと西欧近代の問題 ―共約不可能性と共存可能性を突き詰める Lecturer:
-Masanori Naito, Prof./Dean of Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha Univ.
-Ko Nakata, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Research Center for Peace and Development in Afghanistan, Doshisha Univ.

Commentator :
-Reiko Mihara, Assistant Prof. of Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha Univ.
-Yuki Shiozaki, Assistant Prof. of School of Theology, Doshisha Univ.

Moderator :
-Katsuhiro Kohara, Prof. of School of Theology/Director of CISMOR, Doshisha Univ.
Monotheism and International Politics: with special reference to the US Presidential Election of 2012 【Lecture】
―Masahito Watanabe, Associate Professor of Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University
―Kunihiko Miyake, Research Director of The Canon Institute for Global Studies
【Panel Discussion】
―Hisayoshi Ina, Senior Editor of Nikkei Inc.
―Katsuhiro Kohara, Professor of School of Theology, Director of CISMOR, Doshisha University
―Koji Murata, Professor of Faculty of Law, Deputy Director of CISMOR, Doshisha University
What is necessary for Reconciliation and Peace Building? ―Mr. Numan Erdogan (Chairman of the Board, Afghan Turk Cag Educational NGO)
―H.E. Shaikh Iadena Mohammad (Member of Political Council of Islamic
Emirate of Afghanistan)
―H.E. Shaikh Abdulsalam Zaeef (President of Afghan Foundation / Former
Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan)
―H.E. Dr. Ghairat Baheer (Head of Political Affairs at Hezbi Islami / Former
Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan)
―H.E. Dr. Masoom Stanekzai (Advisor to the President on Internal Security,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan)
Iran’ s Domestic Governance and Nuclear Development After Arab’s Spring Prof. AbouMohammad Asgarkhani
(Director of the Center for Graduate International Studies, Faculty of Law, Tehran University)
【Commentator】Takaya Suto(Former Ambassador of Japan to Iran, Egypt)
Present Situation of Afghanistan and the Activity of the NGO Karez Health & Educational Services Khaled Reshad, Doctor / Executive Director of Karez Health & Educational Service
How Will Islamic Mutual Aid be Demonstrated? Looking at Activities in the Aftermath of The Great East Japan Earthquake and the Great Earthquake in Eastern Turkey Miyuki KONNAI, Program coordinator, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR JAPAN)
Idris DANISMAZ, Part-time lecturer of the Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University
Conflicts and Enrichment Through Interreligious Encounters: Remembering the Past and Envisioning the Future of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ― Dr. Yahya M. Michot, Professor of Duncan Black Macdonald Center, Hartford Seminary
― Dr. Jonathan Magonet, Emeritus Professor of Leo Baeck College
― Dr. Paul R. Mendes-Flohr,Emeritus Professor of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
― Dr. Ibrahim M. Zein, Professor of International Islamic University Malaysia
Japanese Religion and Monotheism: Focusing on the Concept of Religion and the Universality Jun'ichi ISOMAE, Associate Professor of International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Katsuhiro KOHARA, Professor of School of Theology, Director of CISMOR, Doshisha University
「なぜ今イランが問題なのか――アラブの春とイラン・米国」 Hisae Nakanishi, Professor of the Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University