UNITAR Hiroshima Public Sessions and UNITAR Hiroshima Lecture Series

The upcoming Public Session

The UN Security Council: Victim of Great Power Tensions?

September 15, Hiroshima

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In order to benefit the local and international community, as well as to enhance exchanges between UNITAR and the people of Hiroshima, the UNITAR Hiroshima Office regularly invites leaders and experts--academics, diplomats, politicians, international and national civil servants, nongovernmental organisation representatives--to give informal talks. These exchanges take place through the "UNITAR Hiroshima Public Sessions" and "UNITAR Hiroshima Lecture Series".     

Since 2003 to July 2014: 

  • Number of UNITAR Hiroshima Public Sessions and UNITAR Hiroshima Lectures: 109
  • Number of attendees: 5,441

For more information on past events, please see below. 

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

2014

Climate Change and Our Daily Lives

  • Takeshi Takama, Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Mihoko Kumamoto, Head, UNITAR Hiroshima Office

7 July, 2014, Hiroshima


World Heritage Sites and Regional Cooperation in Asia

  • Duncan Marshall, Heritage Consultant and Architect, ICOMOS
  • Masanori Nagaoka, Head of Cultural Unit, UNESCO OFFICE, JAKARTA

16 April, 2014, Hiroshima


International Women Day : Gender Empowerment?

  • Asako Osaki, Advocacy Specialist/Gender Action Platform, Visiting Professor/Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Mihoko Kumamoto, Head, UNITAR Hiroshima Office

11 March, 2014, Hiroshima


2013

POST-2014 AFGHANISTAN AND THE ROLE OF JAPAN

  • H.E. Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Japan
  • Akiko Kawabe, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Afghanistan
  • Haruyuki Shimada, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), South Asia Department

13 November, 2013, Hiroshima


GREEN LEGACY HIROSHIMA : ENCOUNTERS WITH NATURE, SCIENCE, WAR AND MEMORY

  • Tomoko Watanabe, Founder and Executive Director of ANT-Hiroshima, Co-founder/Coordinator of Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative
  • Nassrine Azimi, Co-founder/Coordinator of Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative, Senior Advisor, UNITAR Hiroshima Office
  • Chikara Horiguchi, Arborist
  • Akio Nishikiori, Architect
  • Masakazu Suzuki, Professor, Tsukuba University

  In partnership with ANT-Hiroshima

 23 October 2013, Hiroshima


IN MEMORY OF BEATE SIROTA GORDON: WOMEN AND THE CONSTITUTION

  • Nassrine Azimi, Senior Advisor, UNITAR Hiroshima Office
  • Nicole Gordon, lawyer

 3 May 2013, Hiroshima


WORLD HERITAGE SITES AS A TOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

  • Duncan Marshall, Heritage Consultant and Architect, ICOMOS
  • Takahiko Makino, Consultant/UNESCO, Yangon, UNESCO
 24 April 2013, Hiroshima

2012

PEACE AND INDIGENOUS CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN AFGHANISTAN: PRESENT CONTEXT AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

  • Musa Kamawi, Director, Human Resources for the Ministry Finance, Kabul
  • Haruyuki Shimada, Advisor, JICA
  • Osamu Yoshida, Professor, Hiroshima University

 28 November 2012, Hiroshima


PROSPECTS OF PEACE AND INDIGENOUS CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN POST-2014 AFGHANISTAN (33rd HiPeC Seminar)

  • Musa Kamawi, Director, Human Resources for the Ministry Finance, Kabul
  • Haruyuki Shimada, Advisor, JICA
  • Siddiqi Hedayatullah, Postgraduate Student, Hiroshima University

In association with Hiroshima University Partnership Project for Peacebuilding and Capacity Development (HiPeC)

 28 November 2012, Hiroshima


HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION

  • Luis Gallegos, the Permanent Representative of Ecuador, United Nations

 20 June 2012, Hiroshima


WORLD HERITAGE SITES: MAINTAINING VALUES

  • UNESCO
  • ICOMOS
  • IUCN

 4 June 2012, Hiroshima


THE CHALLENGE OF MULTILATERAL DIPLOMACY

  • Carlos Lopes, Assistant-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director, UNITAR

 30 March 2012, Hiroshima


THE STORY OF HIROSHIMA AND THE POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION OF AFGHANISTAN: WHAT PARALLELS?

  • Alex Mejia, Head, UNITAR Hiroshima Office
  • Musa Kamawi, Ministry of Financa of Afghanistan

 21 February 2012, Hiroshima


 
2011

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TOWARDS IRAQI POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION

  • H.E. Lukman Faily, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Japan

 8 December 2011, Hiroshima


THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS - GOAL VIII: DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT

 • Benno Gaessler, Mazda Motor Corporation

 24 November 2011, Hiroshima


THINKING ON THE MEANING OF THE CITY OF HIROSHIMA

  • Alex Mejia, Head, UNITAR Hiroshima Office

 29 September 2011, Hiroshima


PEACE FROM DISASTERS: INDIGENOUS INITIATIVES ACROSS COMMUNITIES, COUNTRIES AND CONTINENTS

  • Berin McKenzie, Specialist, UNITAR Hiroshima Office

 19 September 2011, Hiroshima


GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

  • Berin McKenzie, Specialist, UNITAR Hiroshima Office

 9 August 2011, Hiroshima


WORLD HERITAGE SITES: WHO ARE THE STAKEHOLDERS?

  • Montira Horayangura Unakul, UNESCO
  • Duncun Marshall, ICOMOS
  • Cristi Nozawa, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

 6 July 2011, Hiroshima


THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS - GOAL V: IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH

  • H.E. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Japan

 30 May 2011, Hiroshima


DIALOGUES ON PEACE: HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE; THE CASE OF HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION

  • Pierre Sané, President, Imagine Africa Foundation

 13 May 2011, Hiroshima


THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS - GOAL II: ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION

  • Osman Osmani, Director General, Afghanistan Civil Service Institute (ACSI)

 6 April 2011, Hiroshima


THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS - GOAL III: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN

 8 March 2011, Hiroshima


THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS - GOAL I: END POVERTY AND HUNGER

 31 January 2011, Hiroshima


 
2010

THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS: IS FIVE MORE YEARS ENOUGH?

 20 October 2010, Hiroshima


INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING IN DEVELOPING NATIONS

  • Kuniaki Nagata, Director General, JICA Chugoku

 30 May 2010, Hiroshima


GENDER ISSUES: THE INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK AND A JAPANESE PERSPECTIVE

  • Kiriko Sakata, Vice Executive in Charge of Gender Equality and Professor, Hiroshima University

 11 March 2010, Hiroshima


THE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT AND NANOTECHNOLOGY/MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS: INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

  • Carolyn Vickers, Team Leader, Chemical Safety, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Craig Boljkovac, Manager, Chemicals and Waste Management Programme, UNITAR
  • Shuhi Tamura, Deputy Director, Chemical Management Policy Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

 2 March 2010, Hiroshima


THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS AND JAPAN'S FUTURE

  • Osamu Yoshida, Professor, Hiroshima University

 27 January 2010, Hiroshima


 
2009

THE IMPORTANCE OF HISTORY AND CULTURE IN POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION: REFLECTIONS FROM HIROSHIMA TO AFGHANISTAN

  • Eklil A. Hakimi, Afghanistan Ambassador to Japan
  • Akira Tashiro, Director, Hiroshima Peace Media Center

 5 November 2009, Hiroshima


SERIES ON THE EVOLVING ROLE OF PEACE MUSEUMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: PARTS II AND III

  • Mitsuyoshi Taira, Director, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
  • Koichiro Maeda, Director, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Yasuo Harada, Director, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

 16 October 2009, Hiroshima


WHAT CAN JAPAN DO TO CREATE A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY?

  • Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Former Special Advisor to the Cabinet
  • Shigeru Miyagawa, Professor of Linguistics and Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 26 June 2009, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima


A-BOMB DOME AND ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE: WHAT WILL THEY BE LIKE IN 100 YEARS? PANEL DISCUSSION ON WORLD HERITAGE SITES

 24 April 2009, Hiroshima


POWER OF DIVERSITY TO CREATE PEACE IN A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY

  • Carlos Lopes, Assistant-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director, UNITAR

 19 March 2009, Hiroshima


 
2008

AFGHANISTAN'S RECONSTRUCTION: CHALLENGES AND COMMITMENTS: PANEL DISCUSSION ON AFGHANISTAN

 10 November 2008, Embassy of Afghanistan, Tokyo


JAPAN AND KAZAKHSTAN: COOPERATION AND EXCHANGE

  • H.E. Akylbek A. Kamaldinov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Japan

 23 October 2008, Hiroshima


NPT REGIME CHANGE: HAS THE GOOD BECOME THE ENEMY OF THE BEST?

  • Ramesh Thakur, Professor, Distinguished Fellow, Center for International Governance Innovation, Canada

 18 September 2008, Hiroshima


FROM TICAD IV, TOKYO TO G8 SUMMIT, TOYAKO

  • Kenzo Oshima, Senior Vice-President, The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo

 12 June 2008, Hiroshima


THE BUILT HERITAGE OF HIROSHIMA - WHAT CAN WE KEEP IN THE 21ST CENTURY?

  • Shigeru Aoki, Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University, President, Shigeru Aoki Architects and Associates

 22 May 2008, Hiroshima


CONSERVATION FOR PEACE - CAN WORLD HERITAGE SITES CONTRIBUTE TO PEACE? PANEL DISCUSSION ON WORLD HERITAGE SITES

 4 April 2008, Hiroshima


VISUALISING CULTURES

  • Shigeru Miyagawa, Professor, Linguistics, Japanese Language and Culture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 21 February 2008, Hiroshima


ENSURING COGNITIVE AND PHYSICAL ACCESS TO CULTURAL HERITAGE

  • Julia Cassim, Senior Research Fellow, The Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Center, London

 14 February 2008, Hiroshima


 
2007

REFLECTIONS ON SWISS-JAPANESE TIES AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

  • H.E. Paul Fivat, Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan

 6 December 2007, Hiroshima


VOICES OF AFGHANISTAN - LESSONS, CHALLENGES AND HOPES

  • H.E. Haron Amin, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Japan

 16 November 2007, Hiroshima


HUMAN SECURITY AND UN ACTIVITIES

  • Charmine Koa, Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Tokyo

 1 November 2007, Hiroshima


RUSSIA’S PERCEPTIONS OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

  • Mikhail M. Bely, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Japan

 11 October 2007, Hiroshima


BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE: THE SHORT-TERM PRIORITIES

  • Steven Lloyd Leeper, Chairperson, Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation

 30 August 2007, Hiroshima


TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE URBAN FUTURES

 • Hans van Ginkel, Rector, United Nations University

 20 June 2007, Hiroshima


INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN: TRANSFORMING FRAILTIES TO STRENGTH, SEEKING PROSPERITY AND PEACE FOR ALL

  • Monte Cassim, President, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Vice Chancellor, Ritsumeikan Trust

 17 May 2007, Hiroshima


SIGNS OF HOPE – PROSPECTS FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

  • Kathleen Sullivan, Disarmament Educator and Anti-nuclear Specialist

 30 March 2007, Hiroshima


RECENT TRENDS – WHAT CHANCE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT?

  • Ramesh Thakur, Senior Vice Rector, United Nations University, Tokyo

 15 February 2007, Hiroshima


 
2006

IMAGINING A MORE CREATIVE BRAIN THROUGH DRAWING?

  • Kristin Newton, Artistic Director, Right Brain Research, Tokyo

 8 December 2006, Hiroshima


TURKEY AT THE CROSSROADS OF CIVILIZATIONS AND ITS GEO-STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE IN FOREIGN POLICY

  • Solmaz Unaydin, Ambassador of Turkey to Japan

 1 December 2006, Hiroshima


THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN CAPACITY AND HUMAN SECURITY IN POST-CONFLICT AFGHANISTAN

  • H.E. Haron Amin, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Japan

 17 November 2006, Hiroshima


MESSAGE OF HIROSHIMA FOR TODAY’S WORLD: DIALOGUE WITH UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS

 28 October 2006, Hiroshima


OUTLOOK ON SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY FROM OUR OCEANS- A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE SETO INLAND SEA: PANEL DISCUSSION ON SEA AND HUMAN SECURITY

 4 October 2006, Hiroshima


CULTURAL IDENTITY AND NATIONALISM

  • Suvidhya Simaskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan

 21 September 2006, Hiroshima


ROUNDTABLE WITH AMBASSADOR OF IRAQ TO JAPAN AND SULAYMANIA UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND STUDENTS

  • Ghanim Al-Jumaily, Ambassador of Iraq to Japan

 7 August 2006, Hiroshima


THE MANAGEMENT OF POST GENOCIDE CHALLENGES

  • Emile Rwamasirabo, Ambassador of Rwanda to Japan

 6 April 2006, Hiroshima


THE A-BOMB DOME AND ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE- WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN HIROSHIMA: PANEL DISCUSSION ON WORLD HERITAGE SITES

 16 March 2006, Hiroshima


SCIENCE FOR SELF DISCOVERY IN THE 21ST CENTURY - HUMAN BODY AND ITS CONNECTION TO THE MIND

  • Yoriko Atomi, Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

 24 February 2006, Hiroshima


THE POST-CONFLICT EXPERIENCES OF CAMBODIA AND ITS CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE

  • Pou Sothirak, Cambodian Ambassador to Japan

 26 January 2006, Hiroshima


 
2005

GOVERNANCE AND RECONSTRUCTION: OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEW IRAQ IN THE WORLD'S MULTILATERAL INSTITUTIONS

  • H.E. Ghanim Al-Jumaily, Ambassador of Iraq to Japan
  • Marcel Boisard, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, UNITAR
  • Hideaki Shinoda, Associate Professor of Peace Sciences, Hiroshima University

 12 December 2005, Hiroshima


JAPAN-INDIA RELATIONS IN THE NEW ASIAN ERA

  • H.E. Manilal Tripathi, Indian Ambassador to Japan

 24 November 2005, Hiroshima


AFGHAN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR THE POST-BONN PERIOD

  • H.E. Haron Amin, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Japan

 28 October 2005, Hiroshima


THE POLICIES AND STANCES OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AFTER THE RECENT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

  • H.E. Mohsen Talaei, Iranian Ambassador to Japan

 13 October 2005, Hiroshima


CANADA’S NEW INTERNATIONAL POLICY PRIORITIES

  • H.E. Robert G. Wright, Canadian Ambassador to Japan

 9 May 2005, Hiroshima


G8 Priorities in 2005

  • Graham Holbrook Fry, UK Ambassador to Japan

 14 April 2005, Hiroshima


THE FUTURE OF INDEPENDENT HUMANITARIAN ACTION

  • Pierre Kraehenbuehl, Director of Operations, ICRC

 27 January 2005, Hiroshima


THE UNITED NATIONS AFTER IRAQ: DANGERS AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Ramesh Thakur, Senior Vice Rector, United Nations University

 17 January 2005, Hiroshima


 
2004

THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE IN A CONTEMPORARY WORLD

  • Hisashi Owada, Judge, The International Court of Justice

 27 October 2004, Hiroshima


SCIENTISTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: WHAT NEW ROLE IN SOCIETY?

  • Kiyoshi Kurokawa, President, Science Council of Japan

 19 October 2004, Hiroshima


AUSTRALIA AND EAST ASIA: DO WE FIT?

  • H.E. John McCarthy, Australian Ambassador to Japan

 19 August 2004, Hiroshima


DISARMAMENT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DECADE AHEAD

  • Nobuyasu Abe, Under-Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations

 6 August 2004, Hiroshima


1905, A WONDER YEAR IN BERN: EINSTEIN’S DISCOVERY OF THE RELATIVITY THEORY

  • Peter Jezler, Director, History Museum of Bern, Bern’s Culture Project

 17 June 2004, Hiroshima


 
2003

POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION, WOMEN AND THE CONSTITUTION

  • Beate Sirota Gordan, Asia Expert and Author

 5 November 2003, Hiroshima