Global Leader Lecture Series

About Global Leader Lecture Series

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
Shuichiro NAKAJIMA
Local Business Unit Manager, Robotics Business Unit, Robotics and Automation Division, ABB Japan

2nd - 11th April (Tue)
Theme: Sustainability
Worksak Kanok-Nukulchai
President of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

3rd - 18th April (Tue)
Theme: Global Economy&Management
Christophe Weber
President and CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., CEO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

4th - 20th April (Thu)
Theme: Peace Building
Hiroko Kuniya

5th- 27th April (Thu)
Theme: Diversity
Michael Hsiao Hsin-Huang
Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

6th - 9th May (Tue)
Theme: Diversity
Ursula Schwarzenbart
Director of the Global Diversity Office, Daimler AG

7th - 16th May (Tue)
Theme : Global Health
Anthony Capon
Professor for Planetary Health, University of Sidney