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Leadership Expected of Individuals Standing Up to Humanitarian Crises

2015-11-6 (Fri) 18:00 - 19:30

What is necessary in humanitarian crises that require prompt action? What should we do to support refugees from civil wars and those who lost their homes due to natural disasters? To discuss these topics, we have invited two individuals for this seminar: OSHIDARI Kentaro and TASE Kazuo.

Mr. Oshidari was involved in humanitarian support and development support at the United Nations for over 30 years. He also headed urgent support in Bosnia, Cambodia, and Sudan.
Mr. Tase has promoted human security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the United Nations and served as a co-representative of the UN Forum in which specialists and students who are interested in the United Nations participated.

These two will talk about the situation of humanitarian crises and how to provide support and leadership skills required on the world stage.

Attendance for this lecture is free.
Registration is required for those wishing to attend. To register, please send an email entitled "Attending 11/6 lecture" to Include your name and affiliation(s) in the text of your email.

About the lecturers

OSHIDARI Kentaro, Former Director-General of Asia, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Mr. Oshidari worked for the United Nations for over 30 years and was active in humanitarian support and development support. In the WFP, he headed urgent support in areas of conflict such as Bosnia and Kosovo as well as Cambodia and Sudan during periods of civil war. From 2009 through 2014, he supervised support for 14 nations in Asia as a WFP Director-General of Asia. Valued as a leader in this field in and out of Japan, he appeared in documentary TV shows featuring people active in the front lines, "Jonetsu Tairiku" on TBS in 2006 and in "Professional Shigoto no Ryugi" on NHK in 2014. He started his activity in Japan in 2015 in order to cultivate young people interested in international cooperation and contribute to disaster prevention and urgent support.

TASE Kazuo, Co-representative of UN Forum; Corporate Officer, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC.
Under the theme of co-creation by Japanese economy and international institutes/international society, he has supported companies’ advances into the world and been involved in standardization of global standards including human rights due diligence, as well as support for enforcement of company sustainability. In 1992, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and was in charge of United Nations policies, human rights and humanitarian affairs, development of Africa, contributions to international institutes, human security, and served as an advisor to OGATA Sadako. For ten years from 2004, he served as a head of the Human Security Unit, United Nations Office for the Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs. He is also a Visiting Professor of the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.

Date: 2015-11-6 (Fri) 18:00 - 19:30
Organizer: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
Venue: Auditorium, Osaka University Hall
Registration: Registration by email is required.
Contact: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University

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