”Growth via diversity” Seminar at Stockholm University

ストックホルム大学、プロジェクト2018とストックホルム日本人会共催 在スウェーデン日本国大使館後援の秋の特別セミナーのお知らせです。3人の特別講師
オープニングトークは、ストックホルム大学日本語学科のジャクリーヌBerndt教授、セミナーは、以下を予定しています。MOTALA市現市長エリアス ジョージ氏の「難民からスウェーデンのコミューン市長までの道のり。」、MOTALA市の開発室長ヤンホルムベリエ氏の”GROWTH VIA DIVERSITY”、日本アムネスティインターナショナルでご勤務された石井さんの「日本での難民状況について。」午後6時から8時までストックホルム大学のHUS4 AULANで開催されます。詳しくは下記をご覧ください。
Motala is a locality and the seat of Motala Municipality, Östergötland County, Sweden with 29,823 inhabitants in 2010. It is the third largest city of Östergötland, following Linköping and Norrköping.
Motala bridge
”Growth via diversity” Seminar at Stockholm University
Date:September 20th, (Tuesday) 2016
Place:  Aulan, Kräftriket hus 4, Stockholm University (http://bit.ly/1Ur0BE0 )
18:00-18:15 opening Prof. Jaqueline Berndt, Stockholm University18:15-18:45 Presentation 1: Mr. Elias Georges (Mayor of Motala Municipality) “My journey from refugee to become mayor of the municipality of Motala”
18:45-19:05 Presentation 2:  Mr. Jan Holmberg Development manager Motala Municipality “Growth via diversity”

19:05-19:20 Q & A

19:20-19:40 Presentation 3: Ms. Tomoko Ishii [former refugee officer at Amnesty International Japan]  “Refugee issues in Japan”

19:40-20:00 General discussion

 Organized by
・Project 2018
・Chair of Japanology at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Stockholm University
・Japanese Association in Stockholm (JFS) ストックホルム日本人会
Under the auspices of the Embassy of Japan in Sweden
 ”18th meeting of the Project 2018 ”
A forum to discuss common interests in view of the 150th anniversity of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan in 2018.

The Swedish municipality Motala (http://start.motala.se/) is running a policy called  “Growth via diversity” led by mayor Mr. Elias Geroges who himself moved from the war in Lebanon in 1980 and came to Sweden a refugee when he was 9 years old. Mr. Georges will share his experiences from refugee to becoming the mayor of Motala. Furthermore Mr. Jan Holmberg, development manager in Motala Municipality, will speak about growth through diversity and more specifically Motala’s work with integration and refugee reception.

Integration of immigrants, refugees to begin with, and relatedly cultural diversity are vital for Japan as well.

Our seminar aims at discussing these issues under the heading of “Growth via diversity” from both Swedish and Japanese perspectives.

Profiles of the speakers:

Presentator 1: Mr. Elias Georges 

Came to Sweden from Lebanon 1980 at the age of 8 years old as a refugee. Pol. mag. from Linköping University (International relations). After working at several governmental organizations, became local politician. Vice chairman of Motala municipality council until 2014.  Since 2014 chairman of the city council (mayor) of Motata.

Presentator 2: Mr. Jan Holmberg 

Development manager of Motala municipality. Works with strategical issues for the management of Motala municipality. Main concern is development of the city organization, and development for the better city to live and work in. Lokala utvecklingsprogrammet LUP (local development program) to attain political goals during this period (2015-18) is an important part of responsibility.

Presentator 3: Ms. Tomoko Ishii  

Engaged in asylum-seekers and refugees in Japan as a refugee/legal officer at Tokyo-based NGOs, such as Amnesty International Japan and Japan Association for Refugees, during 2006 and 2012.

As 18th meeting of the Project 2018 

Chair: Kazuhiko Kawasaki (Project 2018) and Jaqueline Berndt(Professor Stockholm University)

Technical Support: Jorunn Nilsson (amanuensis, SU)

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