GEfIL IRP Complementary Courses and Global Leader Lecture Series
About GEfIL IRP Complementary Courses and Global Leader Lecture Series
GEfIL IRP Complementary Courses
Courses taught in English that are thematically related to the GEfIL curriculum in general, and particularly to the Independent Research Project are offered across the disciplines to hone students’ academic skills.
Global Leader Lecture Series
This is a 4th-year compulsory course of the GEfIL (GLP II) program and consists of 13 interactive sessions. It is closely related to the ‘Independent Research Project’ in that both courses have in common the same six thematic areas (Sustainability, Global Health, Peace Building, Diversity, Global Economy & Management, and Global Governance). For each of the thematic fields, we will invite well-known, globally engaged guest speakers – representatives of international organizations, global corporations as well as leading scholars – who will present their ideas and work. The aim of the course is to provide students with close insights into how ‘global leaders’ seek to solve problems of a complex, international nature and thereby, to gain a deep understanding of a wide range of problem solving strategies and processes.
Students will have a say in the selection of some guest speakers and will be actively involved in the running of each session: for each lecture a team of students will be asked to act as organizers, conveners, and discussants to the guest speaker’s presentation and as coordinators of the interactive e-learning platform for that session, through which the other students can raise issues for further debate. In other words, the course is designed to allow students a maximum of active participation and to facilitate the engagement between guest speaker and students beyond the ‘one-off’ lecture.
2017 Global Leader Lecture Series Schedule
Each lecture is from 19:00 to 21:00. Venue will be in Hongo campus (details to be update).
These lectures are worth for 2 credits to 2016 GEfIL students. 2017 GEfIL students are welcome to audit.
1st - 6th April (Thu)
Theme: Global Economy&Management, Sustainability
Local Business Unit Manager, Robotics Business Unit, Robotics and Automation Division, ABB Japan
2nd - 11th April (Tue)
President of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
3rd - 18th April (Tue)
Theme: Global Economy&Management
President and CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., CEO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
4th - 20th April (Thu)
Theme: Peace Building
5th- 27th April (Thu)
Michael Hsiao Hsin-Huang
Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
6th - 9th May (Tue)
Director of the Global Diversity Office, Daimler AG
7th - 16th May (Tue)
Theme : Global Health
Professor for Planetary Health, University of Sidney