Free public lectures (ICAS: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies) October 2012

Temple University, Japan Campus(TUJ)

Public lectures

Graduate College of Education

Nine times a year, the Distinguished Lecturer Series brings internationally recognized TESOL scholars to TUJ for intensive weekend seminars. The first three hours of each seminar (Saturday session from 14:00 to 17:00) are free and open to the general public. Alumni of the TUJ’s Graduate College of Education are welcome to attend the entire weekend without charge; the weekend auditing fee for others is ¥12,500.

Autonomy in Language Learning: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives
Professor: Dr. Phil Benson (Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Schedule:
Saturday, October 6, 14:00 – (Osaka)
Saturday, October 20, 14:00 – (Tokyo)

Researching Lexis and Reading On-Line
Professor: Dr. Tom Cobb (University of Quebec)
Schedule:
Saturday, October 27, 14:00 – (Osaka)
Saturday, November 3, 14:00 – (Tokyo)

For more details, click http://www.tuj.ac.jp/tesol/seminars/index.html

ICAS: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies

Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) hosts more than 40 lectures and symposiums each year, and invites top-class experts and specialists as speakers. Lecture topics range from politics, the economy, and foreign and military affairs, to cinema and pop culture. All events are open to the public and usually free of charge.

Jesper Koll: What US Elections and American Politics Mean for the Asian and Japanese Economies
Date: Monday, October 1, 2012
Time: 7:00p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30p.m.)
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita
Speaker: Jesper Koll, Managing Director and Head of Japanese Equity Research, JP Morgan Securities Japan
https://www.facebook.com/events/277951648981316/

Careers in foreign-owned firms in Japan with Hiroshi Ono
Date:Thursday, October 4, 2012
Time:7:00p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30p.m.)
Venue:Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita
Speaker: Hiroshi Ono, Associate Professor of sociology at Texas A&M University
https://www.facebook.com/events/100359816787399/

 Dialogue with Former US Prisoners of War in Japan
Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Time: Door open: 6:15p.m. Talk start: 6:30p.m.
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita
Speakers: Former US prisoners of war.
http://www.facebook.com/events/297467307036239/

World Class Beyond Toyota: Japan‘s “Hidden Champions” and Their Western Peers
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 7:00p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30p.m.)
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita
Speaker: Stefan Lippert, Professor in International Business at Temple University, Japan Campus
http://www.facebook.com/events/146274512182500/

Nicholas Kralev: America’s Other Army – a first-hand look at the Foreign Service
Date: Monday, October 29, 2012
Time: 7:00p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30p.m.)
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita 5F
Speaker: Nicholas Kralev, author, journalist and lecturer on international affairs, diplomacy and global travel
http://www.facebook.com/events/323315574432538/

Seminars and Workshops

Continuing Education Program

Get up to speed on the latest hot topics by attending our short courses and seminars, which offer a great way to explore a special area of interest quickly.

Tokyo: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/seminars-tokyo.html
Osaka: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/seminars-sennan.html