Global Health: Galvanizing Collective Action to Accelerate Reductions in Maternal and Newborn Mortality and Prevention of Stillbirths

By Anita Gibson, Lisa Noguchi, Mary V. Kinney, Hannah Blencowe, Lynn Freedman, Tlaleng Mofokeng, Mickey Chopra, Queen Dube, David Ntirushwa, Angela Nguku, Anshu Banerjee, Swaraj Rajbhandari, Hadiza Galadanci, Martina Lukong Baye, Pashtoon Zyaee, Lia Tadesse, Dalya Eltayeb, Aparajita Gogoi, Shams El Arifeen, Samba Sow, Patrick Kuma-Aboagye

Published on 2021-04-18 in Global Health: Science and Practice

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New book: Challenges of Global Studies

This book features writing by scholars currently or previously connected to the Institute for the Study of Global Issues at Hitotsubashi University. The Institute was the world’s first graduate school in global studies.

The book offers an excellent introduction to readers curious to discover the breadth (and depth) of global studies. You do need to be able to read Japanese, though 🙂

Authors who have attended GSC gatherings include:

  • Yoshiko Ashiwa
  • Takeshi Ito
  • Jonathan Lewis
  • Jie-Hyun Lim
  • Diego Olstein
  • David Wank

But their efforts are if anything put in the shade by the other contributors:

  • Haruka Kano
  • Yayoi Motohashi
  • Masaya Nemoto
  • Kazuhito Onozuka
  • Machiko Sawabe
  • Yasemin Soysal
  • Maho Yamazaki
  • Nakamura Yutaka

Here is a link to the publisher’s page and to the page on Amazon.

Trans/Queer Activism Across Borders. Experiences from India and Mexico (29 April 2021)

The Global Genders and Sexualities Thematic Research Cluster, a research arm of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, cordially invites you to the webinar Trans/Queer Activism Across Borders. Experiences from India and Mexico, on April 29, 2021, 11am – 12:15pm (Pacific Time).  

The webinar aims to hear from the life stories of activists in India and Mexico as a way to understanding the dynamic interplay between praxis and trans/queer theory. Specifically, the webinar aims to expand transgender studies and how global experiences and organizing in a transnational frame could contribute to broader sexuality and gender studies in the US, where activists’ work and knowledge are at the center of the table. Registration  is free, but is required to attend the webinar. The conference will take place in English.

Webinar Participants Include:

  • Anurag Maitreyee, Bengali Poet & Writer;
  • Ibrahim Carrillo, Comando Trans lnterseccional;
  • Kumam Davidson, The Chinky Homo Project;
  • Kenya Cuevas, Casa de las Muiiecas Tiresias; and
  • Raina Roy, Samabhabona

Collaborative interdisciplinary course design: a case study from Tokyo College (20 April 2021)

April 20th 2021: 17:00-18:30 (JST)

Simultaneous interpretation available (English-Japanese)

Tokyo College is a young institute at the University of Tokyo founded to address some of global society’s pressing issues through interdisciplinary research, international network building and public engagement. This talk presents the College’s efforts to collaboratively design and teach a bilingual interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar entitled “The Earth and Human Society in 2050” in the framework of the university’s liberal arts program. The presenters will share their experiences in the hope of starting a conversation about potential future collaborations in interdisciplinary teaching.

Shiori SHAKUTO is a Project Assistant Professor at Tokyo College. She is a social cultural anthropologist, and her research interests include gender, migration and environment. Prior to joining Tokyo College, she has taught a wide range of interdisciplinary courses including gender and development, ageing and technology and Japan Studies in Australia and Singapore.

Michael FACIUS is Associate Professor at Tokyo College. He studies Japanese and East Asian culture from the perspective of global history, the history of knowledge and the history of translation. He holds diplomas in college teaching and e-teaching and has taught and supervised in Japanese Studies, East Asian Studies, History, Global History, Transnational Studies and Chinese Health and Humanity at Freie Universität Berlin, University College London, the University of Tokyo and during ERASMUS lectureships at Leiden and Cambridge.

Marcin JARZEBSKI is a Project Assistant Professor at Tokyo College and a sustainability science and natural environmental science expert. He is doing research on ageing and shrinking societies globally, food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, climate change adaptation in Southeast Asia, community forest management in the Philippines, and working actively on collaborations aiming for a new design for future society. He had several occasions to teach in the field of environmental sustainability.

Registration can be found here: 

Simultaneous interpretation (English to Japanese) available

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“Absolutely Interdisciplinary” conference on Human and Machine Normativity (17-18 June 2021)

This virtual conference caught my eye, for its theme and approach as well as its cool name. The conference

“will convene researchers from across disciplines to build new, interdisciplinary approaches to advance our understanding of how to meet the challenge of ensuring AI and other powerful technologies promote human well-being”

It has sessions on:

  • Social Organisms and Social AI
  • Cooperative Intelligence
  • Computational Ethics
  • Fairness in Machine Learning

See here for more information.