Global Parameters in the Age of Nuclear Weapons
-From the viewpoint of Human Dignity-
Nuclear power continues to have a profound impact on the international order.
It is still new to our mind that ICAN was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last September after their works and initiative towards the implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This is the first legally binding international agreement to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. However, it still emphasizes an “unalienable right” of the peaceful use of nuclear energy. How do we ensure that countries will stick through with peaceful use? What role do we, as students have in this global initiative?
It is important to consider that we may become the last generation who could listen to and carry the voices of atomic bomb survivors to the future. As this summer marks the 73rd year after the end of WW2, let us have a chance to reconsider the impacts and issues of this nuclear era.
This symposium is open for everything who has an interest in the current state of international affairs. We look forward to seeing you at the symposium
13:30～16:30（Doors open 13:15）
National Olympics Memorial Youth Center Center building 471
※The nearest station：
Odakyu line「Sangubashi Sta.」7min by walk
Chiyoda Sub line「Yoyogi Park Sta.」Exist 4 10min walk
■Participation Fee ／ Targets
13:15 Doors open
13:30 Curtain rises
｜・Address from Mr. Mabuchi Organization Chief
13:35 opening words and introduction of panelists｜
13:45 Background Information
13:50 Speaker Mr.Miyake
14:15 Speaker Mr. Kawasaki
14:40Speaker Ms. Kiharahanto
15:20 Panel discussion
16:00 Q＆A Session
16:20 closing Words
16:30 commemorative photo
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The Atomic Bomb Survivor Council Tokyo
Born on Feb 16, 1926, Mr. Miyake experienced the hiroshima atomic bombing when he was just 16 years old. He was exposed to the atomic bomb while riding a train which was approximately 1.8 km from ground zero. Although many of those in the train passed away or experienced serious injuries, Mr. Miyake was able to shield himself from the radiation by jumping off the train. He began his testimonial advocacy initiative in 1980, traveling to a number of different countries including USA, Holland, Canada and Israel, Saudi Arabia. He also served as the executive director of the atomic bomb survivor council.
Associate Professor, Human Security Program (HSP),
University of Tokyo
Ai Kihara-Hunt is currently Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security, the University of Tokyo, since January 2017. She also serves as Deputy Director, Research Center for Sustainable Peace at her university. She was member of the UN Police Doctrinal Development Group, Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations in 2016. She has obtained a PhD from the University of Essex with her research on individual criminal accountability of UN police personnel, under the supervision by Prof. Françoise Hampson.
Executive Committee of the Tokyo-based nongovernmental organization Peace Boat
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
Akira Kawasaki isa member of the Executive Committee of Peace Boat and a member of the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). A core member of ICAN’s leadership since 2010, he served as Co-Chair of ICAN from August 2012 to June 2014. Since 2008, Kawasaki coordinates the ”Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project,” in which atomic bomb survivors travel the world to share their stories and call for a nuclear free world. In 2009 and 2010, he was an advisor to the co-chairs of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. After the 11 March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, he initiated Peace Boat’s activities to help children of Fukushima and organized Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World in January 2012 as the Conference Director. He lectures at Keisen University in Tokyo and writes frequently for Japanese newspapers and for peace and disarmament journals.
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