Institute of Comparative Culture 2002-2003 Mini Conference on

human circle"Cross-cultural Encounters"

January 26, 2003
Room 402, Main Building, Ichigaya Campus
Coordinator:
James Farrer

(Associate Professor, Faculty of Comparative Culture, Sophia University)

Morning Session:

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

"Interpersonal cross-cultural encounters"

"Interculturalists as Dragon Riders: On Compasses, Resilience and Boundary Spanning Dialogue" Jackie Wasilewski
International Christian University and former president of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research (SIETAR)

"Western Women in Japan" Caroline Pover
Founder of independent publisher Alexandra Press, and President of Go Girls, an online language teacher/student matching site and community for women

Respondents: David Slater, James Farrer and John McCreery (Sophia University)

Afternoon Session:

2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion on "Religion and Cultural Contact"
Speakers:

Charles H. Long : Past president of the American Academy of Religion
Ashis Nandy : Former director of the Center for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi

Commentators:

Richard Gardner, Mark Mullins, and Anthony Ucerler (Sophia University)