The aim of this summer course "HIROSHIMA and PEACE" is to provide
students with a general understanding of the nature and attributes of war
and peace by illuminating various aspects of wartime experiences, including
the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and, at the same time, to explore contemporary
issues related to world peace in the era of globalization.
We will offer undergraduate and graduate level courses. All the lectures are conducted in English in both courses.
Home stay accommodations may be available for a limited number of non-Japanese participants.
- Undergraduate Level -
- Graduate Level -
February 1, 2012
The Hiroshima and Peace (H&P) Organizing Committee members are gravely concerned to learn that Giovanni Lo Porto, a 2009 H&P student, was a victim of kidnapping while working in Pakistan as an aid worker, according to a New York Times report on January 21. We remember Giovanni's many positive contributions to the H&P class and his strong commitment to building peace and understanding. We are shocked to hear the news of his abduction and wish to express our concern for his life and safety. We hope all the former participants and supporters of H&P will join us in praying for his immediate and safe return. At the same time, we urge everyone to consider whatever actions could potentially assist his release. One possible means would be to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to urge the Italian government to take action on behalf of Giovanni Lo Porto's return, as another former H&P participant, Claudia Hille, has suggested. It is our fervent hope that Giovanni will soon return home safely and in the meantime that everyone will behave extra carefully. Again, please join us in our prayer for his immediate release.
Members of the Hiroshima and Peace (H&P) Organizing Committee