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June 19, 2012

[SSJ: 7527] July 7: Symposium < Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone >

From: Hiromi Fujishige
Date: 2012/06/19

<> Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone: The Security-Development Nexus http://www.hosei.ac.jp/gis/ja/NEWS/topics/120613_01.htm

Hosei University will host an international symposium on"Sierra Leone:
The Security and Development Nexus" on July 7 in Tokyo.
The symposium will focus on the rare example of a nation that has been successful in its peacebuilding efforts. Special attention will be paid to “security sector reform”, that is, the rebuilding of capable and people-centered security forces (e.g. police, military), which are essential to establishing a solid base for security and development in war-torn nations.

Prior registration IS required, and seating is limited to 70 people.
Simultaneous translation (English - Japanese) is available throughout the conference. For registration, please e-mail (1) your name, (2) professional affiliation, and (3) RSVP for the reception to .

Please see below for more details.

Date: Saturday, July 7, 2012
Time: 12:30-5:30pm

1. Opening Session (12:30-)
Opening: Mitsutoshi Somura, Dean and Professor of GIS Welcome Remarks: Toshio Masuda, President of Hosei University

Keynote Address 1: Why is Security Sector Reform critical in a post-conflict nation?
Hiromi Fujishige, Associate Professor, GIS, Hosei University

Keynote Address 2: Conflict and Peace in Sierra Leone Takehiko Ochiai, Professor, Faculty of Law, Ryukoku University

2. Guest Speakers: Security-Development Nexus in Sierra Leone (13:50-) International Perspective: Professor Paul Jackson, Birmingham University UK Perspective: Mr.
Mark White, Stabilisation Unit, Her Majesty’s Government (UK) Sierra Leone Perspective: Dr. Funmi Olonisakin, African Leadership Centre / King’s College London

3. Panel Discussion and Q & A Session (15:30-)
Moderator: Sukehiro Hasegawa, Professor, Faculty of Law, Hosei University
Panelist: Professor Paul Jackson, Mr. Mark White, Dr.
Funmi Olonisakin,
      Professor Takehiko Ochiai, Associate Professor Hiromi Fujishige,
Ms. Kae Yanagisawa (Director-General for Emergency Operations,
Japan International Cooperation Agency

4. Concluding Session (17:10-)
Closing Remarks: Sukehiro Hasegawa, Professor

Organizer: Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies, Hosei University
Venue: Sky Hall, 26th Floor, Boissonade Tower, Ichigaya Campus, Hosei University
Campus Map:

Inquiry: gis[at]hosei.ac.jp

Approved by ssjmod at June 19, 2012 11:25 AM