The Salon ー Conversations with Prominent Professors at the University of Tokyo - Tokyo College

The Salon ー Conversations with Prominent Professors at the University of Tokyo

When:
2023.12.01 @ 17:00 – 2024.01.19 @ 18:00
2023-12-01T17:00:00+09:00
2024-01-19T18:00:00+09:00
The Salon ー Conversations with Prominent Professors at the University of Tokyo
Finished
YouTube
Date(s) Every Friday from December 1, 2023 (Available from 17:00 JST)
Venue

Tokyo College YouTube Channel

Language English
Abstract

“The Salon” is a new dialogue series featuring distinguished scholars in the humanities at the University of Tokyo that aims to transcend disciplinary boundaries. It is hosted by Professor Naoko Shimazu of Tokyo College and Professor John Lie of UC Berkeley, who is currently staying at Tokyo College.The conversations occur at a cafe on campus over a cup of coffee. We invite you to listen to an informal discussion between experts in different fields, as if you are sitting next to them.This is a chance to see a new side of our guests that you have never seen before.

Program

2023.12.1 

Dialogue 1 

Guest: KOKUBUN Koichiro (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)

In conversation with John LIE  (Project Professor, Tokyo College Professor, University of California, Berkeley)

 

2023.12.8 

Dialogue 2 

Guest: ABE Masahiko (Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology)

In conversation with John LIE  (Project Professor, Tokyo College Professor, University of California, Berkeley), SHIMAZU Naoko (Professor, Tokyo College)

 

2023.12.15 

Dialogue 3 

Guest: HONDA Yuki (Professor, Graduate School of Education )

In conversation with John LIE  (Project Professor, Tokyo College Professor, University of California, Berkeley), SHIMAZU Naoko (Professor, Tokyo College)

 

2023.12.22 

Dialogue 4 

Guest: UNO Shigeki (Professor, Institute of Social Science)

In conversation with John LIE  (Project Professor, Tokyo College Professor, University of California, Berkeley), SHIMAZU Naoko (Professor, Tokyo College)

 

2024.1.12 

Dialogue 5

Guest: NOTOMI Noburu (Professor, Dean, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology)

In conversation with John LIE  (Project Professor, Tokyo College Professor, University of California, Berkeley), SHIMAZU Naoko (Professor, Tokyo College)

 

2024.1.19 

Dialogue 6

Guest: Takeo HOSHI (Deputy Director, Tokyo College Professor, Graduate School of Economics)

In conversation with John LIE  (Project Professor, Tokyo College Professor, University of California, Berkeley), SHIMAZU Naoko (Professor, Tokyo College)

Organized by Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
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