May 11, 2011
From November 2 through 5, 2010, the Sylff Administrators Meeting was convened at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Beppu, Oita, on the southern island of Kyushu. APU, the newest member of the Sylff community, hosted this gathering, which was attended by some 100 administrators and faculty members representing 62 (out of 69) Sylff-endowed institutions in 40 countries, as well as 11 Sylff fellows from 8 countries.
The proceedings includes the minutes or summaries of all sessions in Beppu—plus photos—and the dialogue with cabinet ministers during the Tokyo field trip. The Appendix contains a List of Participants, and there is also a group photo taken in Beppu at the end of the file. Please click on the name of the session to view the file.
ForewordOpening SessionWelcome speech by Yohei Sasakawa; opening remarks by Hideki KatoSession 1Welcome by Shun Korenaga; presentations by APU students and faculty memberSession 2Introduction to the Tokyo Foundation and overview of the Sylff programSession 3 Additional activities supported by Sylff; presentations by fellowsSpecial Lecture “Sound, Science, New Technology, and Emerging Nations” by Monte Cassim, Vice Chancellor, Ritsumeikan TrustWelcome Reception Entertainment by APU studentsSession 4 Presentation by the Tokyo Foundation; presentations by five Sylff institutions; presentations by each group; plenary discussion and wrap-upSession 5: Presentations of Fellows’ Research and Activities Ethar el-Katatney, “Information Overload and Ignorance in the Digital Age”; Ichiro Sugimoto, “Beyond the Divide: Humanitarian Competition”; Heather Montgomery, “Globalization: Good or Bad?”Joint ConcertToshie Suzuki and Juilliard fellowsGrand FinalePresentations by 13 Sylff administrators; special presentations by Mariko Hasegawa and Yoshikazu TakayaBeppu Field TripTokyo Field TripAppendixMeeting schedule; list of participants, list of Sylff institutionsGroup Photo