Boundaries, Crossings, and Creative Spaces in the Contemporary World

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February 23, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Social Sciences

The Graduate Program on Global Society (GSP) at the University of Tokyo will hold its annual symposium on Sunday, February 23, 2020. A distinguished group of speakers and panelists will explore ways in which currents of global exchange are reshaping existing norms and institutions and creating space for new ones.

The keynote address, "How to Study Global Boundaries: A View from Transnational Japanese Studies," will be delivered by Dr. Suma Ikeuchi, an anthropologist whose work explores the construction of cultural boundaries in our increasingly interconnected world. Dr. Ikeuchi teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and is the author of Jesus Loves Japan: Return Migration and Global Pentecostalism in a Brazilian Diaspora (Stanford, 2019).

Hours are 10:30 to 18:00. The public is invited, and no registration is required. Catered lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the GSP URL or follow the links below.

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Roger G. Robins, Center for Global Communication Strategies, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan