Emergency Symposium: Academic Freedom and Gender Studies -- The Case in Hungary and a Response in Japan

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June 8, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Japanese History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

June 8 (Saturday), 2019


International Conference Room, 2F Dialogue House

International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

In 2018, the Hungarian government de-accredited gender studies programs, effectively legislating university curriculum without consulting university institutions. This sets a dangerous precedent for state intervention into research and academic freedom. This symposium features a keynote by Andrea Peto (Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Central European University) and brief comments from respondents to spark a larger conversation about the intersection between gender studies and politics not only in Hungary but also in Japan and beyond.

Keynote Speaker:

Andrea Peto (Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Central European University)

Respondent / Discussants:

Mariko Adachi (Professor Emeritus, Ochanomizu University)
Sonja Dale (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University)
Yayo Okano (Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University)
Chelsea Szendi Schieder (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University)
Akiko Shimizu (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Grace En-Yi Ting (Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow)

James Welker Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Kanagawa University


Natsumi Ikoma (Professor, Center for Gender Studies, ICU)

Simultaneous Interpretation / Young Researchers' Poster Presentations

Contact Info: 

International Christian University Center for Gender Studies / Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture Joint Symposium

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