The Rise of Civil Society and the Role of Universities

readingDate: April 15 - 17, 2000
Location: Central Library Building, Sophia University

Opening Remarks:

President William Currie, Sophia University

First Plenary Session:

The Rise of Civil Society and Development

(Chair: Hiroya Ichikawa, Professor and Director of Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University)

Presentations:

"Human Development Report and Civil Society" Sachiko Fukuda-Parr, Director, Human Resource Development Report Office, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)

"How the World Bank Sees the Rising Civil Society" Motoo Kusakabe, Vice President for Resource Mobilisation and Cofinancing, The World Bank

Panel Discussion

Chair: David Wessels, Professor, Sophia University)
Redempto Anda, Palawan Program Manager, Conservation International
Salah Hannachi, Ambassador, The Republic of Tunisia
Yutaka Iimura, Director General, Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Elisabeth E. Scheper, Head, East and South East Asia Bureau, Novib

Second Plenary Session:

The Rise of Civil Society and International Relations
(Chair: Linda Grove, Professor and Director of Graduate Program in Comparative Culture, Sophia University)

Presentations:

"WTO Trade Negotiations and Civil Society - A Lesson from the Recent Experience in Seattle" Alain Frank, Director for External Relations Division, WTO (World Trade Organization)

"Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Role of Civil Society in Regional Conflicts: A Field View " Sukehiro Hasegawa, Director, UNDP Tokyo Office

"Development and Regional Conflicts" Kazuo Takahashi, Director, FASID International Development Research Institute

Panel Discussion

(Chair: Yoshitaka Okada, Professesor, Sophia University)
Keiko Imai, Professor, Sophia University
Hiroya Ichikawa, Professor, Sophia University
Ken Matsumoto, Director, Fair Trade Center
Tomoko Sakuma, People's Forum 2001
Yoshinori Takeyama, Senior Advisor, APIC
David Wank, Associate Professor, Sophia University

Third Plenary Session:

What is a Good Society? The Role of Civil Society and its Limits
(Chair: Ryokichi Hirono, Professor Emeritus, Seikei University)

Presentations:

"Rising Civil Society and the Role of University" Eul-Yong Park, Professor, Vice President, Handong University (Korea)

"Business Citizenship and Partnership with Civil Society" Robert Davies, Chief Executive, The Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum

"Sociological Approach to Civil Society" Raymond Apthorpe, Professor, Australian National University

Panel Discussion

(Chair: David Methe, Professor, Sophia University)
John Clammer, Professor of Sociology, Sophia University
Takeshi Igarashi, Professor of American History and Government, Faculty of Law, Tokyo University
Hideko Katsumata, Secretary General, Japan Center for International Exchange
Kazuaki Obe, Director, Technical Cooperation Division, Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Yayoi Tanaka, Lecturer, Keio University; Chief Program Officer, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Comments:

Mariko Harada, General Secretariat, Japan Council for Sustainable Development (JCSD)
Masayo Hasegawa, Program Director, LEAD Japan Program; Project Manager, Environmental Affairs Division, Toyota Motor Corp.

Group Discussions:

Group A: Museums, Collections and Civil Society
Arranged by Profs. Egami and Kobayashi
Group B: Ichigaya Campus and Local Community
Arranged by Prof. Robouam
Group C: Civil Society and the Role of University
Summing up

Keynote Speech:

H.E. Mr. Thomas Foley, Ambassador of the United States of America
"The Role of Civil Society and the US-Japan Relations"