Monday 2 October:
16:45-17:45 Dr Akio Kanai (Chairman and CEO of Fuji Optical)
He has donated more than 100,000 pairs of glasses to refugees in Nepal, Thailand, Azerbaijan and Armenia. The Nansen Refugee Awardee, 2006.
Thursday 5 October:
17:00-17:30 Prof Yasufumi Moritani (Hokkaido University of Education at Hakodate)
Researcher on immigration and refugee assistance, who has authored a booklet on refugee aid.
17:30-18:30 Mr Yuta Suzuki (Hokkaido University of Education at Sapporo) & JICA staff
He was a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer, assisting residents and refugees in Syria and Jordan.
18:30-19:20 Mr Assi Alghazali
A Syrian fleeing from Syrian crisis in 2014, who now lives in Sapporo.
Friday 6 October:
16:45-17:35 Mr Assi Alghazali
17:45-18:45 Mr Yuta Suzuki & JICA staff
Tuesday 10 October:
16:45-18:00 Ms Keiko Tamura (Freelance)
She worked for JICA and the United Nations Development Program, and now lives in Turkey, assisting refugees in Middle East.
18:15-19:00 Mr Takeshi Takano (International Office, Hokkaido University)
He is a specialist of developmental aid. He was an officer who worked with Sadako Ogata, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Monday 16 October:
16:45-17:30 Mr Takeshi Takano (International Office, Hokkaido University)
17:30-18:15 Mr Shinkich Fujimori (Slavic Research Centre, Hokkaido University)
As a researcher of Ukrainian politics and economics, he will tell us the current situation, conflict and refugee problem in Ukraine.
*The lecture times might shift back and forth.