To lead education of International Development and Peace through Sport, University of Tsukuba and National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya collaborated with Japan Sport Council to establish the Master’s Program in International Development and Peace through Sport. The program, the first-ever academic program to offer this topic in Japan, was started in April 2016 with 8 first batch students.
Sport was in the spotlight in 2016 as Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games brought enthusiasm to the world. The Refugee Olympic Team was widely featured and the role of sport for global issues gathered attention. Japan has also been engaged in activities to use sport for development and peace such as ‘Sport for Tomorrow’ which promotes international contribution to development in the world through sport towards Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.
The 4th International Symposium on International Development and Peace through Sport will focus on topics that attracted great interests this year such as mega sporting events and human rights, and the termination of conflict which lasted more than 52 years in Colombia and the peace agreement. With regard to these topics, we hope to learn and discuss together with speakers who are experts on research and practice of International Development and Peace through Sport.
Please join us on this special occasion!
|Date / Time||12:30-17:00, Sunday, December 11, 2016|
|Place||Rikkyo University, Building 8, Room 8101 (7min walk from Ikebukuro Station West Gate)
3-34-1, Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-Ku, Tokyo
12:30~12:40 Opening Remarks
12:40~13:20 Keynote address
Roger Levermore (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
‘Mega Sporting Events and Children’ Marianne Meier (University of Bern / Terre des Hommes)
‘Sport and Peacebuilding in Colombia’ Alexander Cárdenas (Open University of Catalonia)
・Education and Empowerment
・Conflict and Peacebuilding
・Mega Sporting Events and Governance
16:55~17:00 Closing Remarks
|Language||English (Interpretation will be available except workshops)|
|Registration||Please fill the registration form via the following link.
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