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
What is Jewish Philosophy? The Medieval Perspective Josef Stern (Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago)
Seek Solutions to End the War on Terror 1. Mr. Nobuhisa Degawa (Senior Commentator, News Commentators Division, Japan Broadcasting Corporation )
2. Prof. Yoshiyuki Kitazawa ( Kyoto Sangyo University)
The Talmud and Japanese Culture Professor Hiroshi Ichikawa (Graduate School of Humanities and Sciology)
Islam and Human Dignity Dr. Zakir Naik (President of Islamic Research Foundation)
U.S. Policy In Asia Adam Garfinkle
The inside of Chinese Society Liulan Wang (Associate Professor, Kyoto Universtiy)

Commentator: Makoto Hara (Professor, Doshisha University)
The U.S. , Middle East, and the World: An American Jewish Perspective Mr. Daivd Harris (Executive Director, American Jewish Committee)

Moderator: Hiroki Sugita (Managing Senior Writer, Kyodo News)
Governance of Religious Institutions in the Middle East: The role of Innovation Tarek A. Hatem (Professsor, Management Department , The American University in Cairo)
The 4th International Conference on Values in Religion Prof. katsuhiro Kohara (Doshisha Univesity)
Prof. Amal Refaat Youssef (Cairo University)
Prof. Mohamed Hawary (Ain Shams University)
A Jewish Christian Debate in the Liturgy for Pentecost Joseph Yahalom (Professor, TheThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Les métamorphoses du racisme en Europe~ Du rejet de l’immigré à l’islamophobie ~ Samia Chala (réalisatrice), Abdellali Hajjat(sociologue, Université Paris Ouest),
Chikako Mori(sociologue, Université de Hitotsubashi) 
Modérateur:Keisuke Kikuchi(Université de Doshisha)
Environmental Problems and Conscience: What Should We Consider for the Future Generation? Prof. Katsuhiro Kohara (Professor, School of Theology, Doshisha University / Director, Center for Study of Conscience)
"Environmental Ethics and Christianity: Considering the Individuality and Universality of Conscience"

Prof. Yoshihiko Wada (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Doshisha University)
"The Development and Application of Science and Technology Need to be under Constant and Critical Control of Multidisciplinary Eyes"
International Cooperation and Religion – From the viewpoint of the project site of Official Development Assistance Takafumi Miki ( former Project Coordinator of JICA)
Liulan Wang (Associate Professor of Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University / The Hakubi Projact, Kyoto University)
Palestine Question and Islamic Extremism: Issues and Challenges Muhammad Daraghmeh (Senior Correspondent, Associated Press (Ramallah/Palestinian Authority) )
Can the religious dignity coexist with freedom of expression? : Based on the recent assaults in Paris and Copenhagen Seiichi Kondo (Visiting Professor, Doshisha University)
Keisuke Kikuchi (Associate Professor, Doshisha University)
Hirotsugu Aida (Editorial Writer, Kyodo News)
Kabbalah and Sufism – Esoteric Beliefs and Practices in Judaism and Islam in Modern Times [2/28 SAT] Boaz Huss (Ben Gurion University)
[3/1 SUN] Mark Sedgwick (Aarhus University)
The 3rd International Conference ”Values in Religion: The Role of Religions in Tolerance and Peace” Katsuhiro Kohara, Professor of School of Theology / Director of CISMOR, Doshisha University
Junya Shinohe, Professor of School of Theology
Samir Nouh, Professor of School of Theology
Stubborn Female Identities: Stories, Narratives, and the Wagers of Political change in Pre and Post-Revolution Egypt Dr.Lobna Ismail(Associate Professor of English Department at Cairo University)
Mari Oka(Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)

Cultural Comparison on Animals and Specters: Between Japanese and Monotheistic Cultures Prof. Michael Wachutka, Director, Tuebingen Center for Japanese Studies
Prof.Katsuhiro Kohara, Director, CISMOR
Foreign Deities in Ancient Egypt – Comparison and Translation Keiko Tazawa, Ph.D, Ancient Orient Museum, Tokyo