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
Tutankhamun and the Return to Orthodoxy: The Post-Amarna Period of Egypt’s Eighteenth Dynasty Nozomu Kawai
Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University
Persian Islamic Culture: From a viewpoint of calligraphy and poetry Hasan Ahangaran (Persian calligrapher)
Aliasghar Saem (Persian poet)
Conflict or Consensus among Religious Tradition and Mondern Values Prof. Mohamed Hawary(Ein Shams University), Prof. Hanan Rafik Mohamed(Cairo University), Prof. Katsuhiro Kohara(Doshisha University)
Moderate Islam and the Role of Civil Society Movements in Emerging Economies: A Case of Muhammadiyah in Indonesia Dr. Din Syamsuddin, Professor of State Islamic University in Jakarta / President of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia
Nihilism and Islam Mustapha Kamal Pasha
(Prof. Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen)
Jewish Cultural Creativity in Medieval Times and its Relations with Christian and Islam Traditions of Thought [6/29 SAT] Marc Saperstein (George Washington University, DC)
[6/30 SUN] Warren Zev Harvey (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
For the Purpose of Realizing True Peace – Comparative Study between the Flight of the Holy Family to Egypt as told by the Copt and the Islamic Hegira- Prof. Munehiko Kuyama
(Visiting Professor, Department of Japanese Language and Literature,Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, Egypt)
“Arab Spring and the Democratization Process in the Middle Eastern Countries” Wadah Aref A Khanfar
Ex-Director General , Al Jazeera TV Network
Social Activity of Nahdatul Ulama: Coexistence of Plural Communities through Empowerment of Local Communities Dr. Salahuddin Wahid, Leader of Nahdatul Ulama, Indonesia
Peace and Security in the Middle East: Alternative Ways to Democratization 【 Speakers 】
-※Norman Cook
 Former Executive Policy Director in Charge of the Middle
East and Africa at CIDA (Canadian International
Development Agency)
-Nurşin Güney
 Department of Political Science and International Relations,
 Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
-Peter Wagner
 Hungarian Institute of International Affairs (HIIA), Hungary
-Ryoji Tateyama
 Department of International Relations, National Defense Academy of Japan

【 Moderators 】
-Satoru Nakamura
 Graduate School of Inter-cultural Studies, Kobe University
-Hisae Nakanishi
 Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University

※There is a change in the speaker
Public Lecture with The Society of Near Eastern Studies in Japan Egypt on the eve of “Amarna”―Thebes at the end of the reign of AmenhotepIII Jiro Kondo
Professor of Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University
Director of Institute of EGYPTOLOGY, Waseda University