15International symposium: "Diversity in Fula Ethnicity and Challenges: Heterogeneity in Unity"
Date and Time: November 14, 2016 15:00 – 18:00
Venue: Inamori Center, 3rd Floor, Large Meeting Room, Kyoto University
Speaker: Dougoukolo Alpha Oumar Ba-Konaré (Researcher, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France)
Title: "Projection of the Images from Fula World: Mosaics from a Peculiar Archipelago Images of Fulas"
Keynote Speech: Ryo Ogawa (Emeritus Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
Title: "Keynote Speech:: Heterogeneity and Unity among Fulbes in West Africa"
Comments: Oussouby Sacko (Professor, Seika University, Japan), Yoshihito Shimada (Visiting Professor, Chubu University, Japan)
14International workshop "Health and Education in Africa"
Date: October 2, 2016 15:00-17:00
Venue: Large Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Hall, Kyoto University
Co-organaised by: Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, The Kyoto University Interdisciplinary Unit for African Studies
13African Potentials 2016 "International Symposium on Conflict Resolution and Coexistence"
Date: January 23 - 24, 2016
Venue: Large Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Hall, Kyoto University
January 23 (Saturday), 2016
Keynote Speech: Edward Kirumira (Makerere University)
Title: African Potentials and Sustainable Development
Speaker 1: Kennedy Mkutu (United States International University)
Title 1: New Challenges for African Potentials in Meditating Cross Border Conflicts
Speaker 2: Michael Neocosmos (Rhodes University)
Title 2: The Universality of Humanity as an African Political Potential
Speaker 3: Samson Wassara (University of Bahr El Ghazal)
Title 3: African Potential in Negotiating Statehood: Handling Crises of South Sudan
Speaker 4: Francis Nyamnjoh (University of Cape Town)
Title 4: Incompleteness and Conviviality: A Reflection on International Research Collaboration from an African Perspective
Speaker 5: Yntiso Gebre (Addis Ababa University)
Title 5: Systematizing Knowledge about Customary Laws in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia
January 24 (Sunday), 2016
Speaker 1: Itaru Ohta
Title 1: “Liberal Peace” Debates and African Potentials for Materializing Coexistence
Speaker 2: Motoji Matsuda (Kyoto University)
Title 2: Cultural Creativity for Conflict Resolution and Coexistence: From the Viewpoint of African Potentials
Speaker 3: Shinichi Takeuchi (Institute of Developing Economies)
Title 3: African Potential as an Analytical Perspective
Speaker 4: Motoki Takahasi (Kobe University)
Title 4: People as Lithe Agents of Change: African Potential for Development and Coexistence
Speaker 5: Masayoshi Shigeta (Kyoto University)
Title 5: How People Can Achieve the Coexistence through the Sound Use of Resources
Speaker 6: Gen Yamakoshi (Kyoto University)
Title 6: Who Owns African Nature? African Perspectives on the Future of Community-Based Conservation
12FOSAS Workshop
Date & Venue: Feb.25-26, 2015 Toungu Hotel, Yaounde, Cameroon
11International Workshop“Construction of a Global Platform for the Study of Sustainable Humanosphere”
“Ploughing in Africa: Is Animal Traction a Key Resource or a Bypassed Technology? ”

Date & Venue: Feb.6, 2015 Middle-sized seminar room, 3F Inamori Center, Kawabata Campus, Kyoto University
"Reflecting Local Knowledge to Global Context: The Development of a Sustainable Humanosphere in Asia and Africa”
Date & Venue: Feb.7, 2015 Middle-sized seminar room, 3F Inamori Center, Kawabata Campus, Kyoto University
Organizer: Strategic Young Reseacher Overseas Visit Program for Accelerating Brain Circulation
Co-organizer: ZAIRAICHI Research Group
10ZAIRAICHI workshop“Reflecting Local Knowledge to Global Context”
Pre-session of International Workshop “Construction of a Global Platform for the Study of Sustainable Humanosphere”

Date & Venue: Feb.2, 2015 Middle-sized seminar room, 3F Inamori Center, Kawabata Campus, Kyoto University
Organizer: ZAIRAICHI Research Group Co-organizer: The Grant in Aid for Scientific Research(A) Project: Engaged Area Studies in the Arena of African Local-Knowledge Formation and Sharing: Seeking for the new images of community
9African Studies meets Asian Studies(Second Asian Conference on African Studies)
Date & Venue: May 23, 2014 13:00-18:00 Large-sized seminar room, 3F Inamori Center, Kawabata Campus, Kyoto University
8FOSAS Workshop
Date & Venue: Feb.12-13, 2014 Toungu Hotel, Yaounde, Cameroon
7“African Potentials 2013: International Symposium on Conflict Resolution and Coexistence”
Date & Venue: Oct.5-6, 2013 Large-sized seminar room, 3F Inamori Center, Kawabata Campus, Kyoto University
Co-organized by: the Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (S) Project: Comprehensive Area Studies on Coexistence and Conflict Resolution Realizing the African Potentials
6FOSAS Workshop
Date & Venue: Feb.12-13,2013 Yaunde Toungu Hotel(Cameroon)
5Internal Project Meeting for FOSAS (Workshop)
Date & Venue: Feb.7, 2012 Faculty of Agriculture, University of Dschang(Cameroon)
4International Workshop on African Development Issues, and Establishment of African Networks
Date: 2009.3.13
3International Symposium in Uganda2007.10.2-3
Date: 2007.10.2-3
2"Multidimensionality of Displacement Risks in Africa"
Date: Nov.2-3, 2002
2 November 2002
Opening Speech: Mitsuo Ichikawa (Kyoto University, Japan)
SESSION 1: Refugees and Reintegration of Displaced People
Chair: Michael Cernea
Title 1: No Solution in Sight: The Problem of Long-Term Refugee Situations in Africa
Speaker 1: Jeff Crisp (UNHCR, Switzerland)
Title 2: Psycho-Social Aspects of Long-Term Displacement: Some Lessons Learned from Somali Refugees in the Horn of Africa
Speaker 2: Etsuko Chida (UNHCR, Djibouti)
Title 3: Social Displacement and Reintegration of African Child Soldiers
Speaker 3: Art Hansen (Clark Atlanta University, USA)
Title 4: Belonging, Displacement, and Repatriation of Refugees
Speaker 4: Gaim Kibreab (South Bank University, UK)
SESSION 2: Internal Displacement and Resettlement
Chair: Art Hansen
Title 1: Resettlement in Post-Crisis Africa: Poverty, Risks, Compensations, and Investments
Speaker 1: Michael Cernea (World Bank, USA)
Title 2: Refugees in their Homeland: Rural Change in Post-Conflict Rwanda
Speaker 2: Shinichi Takeuchi (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan)
Title 3: Is there any Comparative Advantage to Merging Risk and Stage Models in Settlement Theory? A Case Study from the Onchocerciasis Control Region in Burkina Faso
Speaker 3: Della McMillan (University of Florida, USA)
Title 4: The Treatment of Multidimensional Risks in Involuntary Resettlement Policies and Practice in China: Possibilities for Research Experience Transfer to Africa
Speaker 4: SHI Guoqing (Hohai University, China)
3 November 2002
SESSION 3: Implications of In-migration for Host Populations
Chair: Della McMillan
Title 1: Multiple Socio-Economic Relationships Improvised between the Turkana and Refugees in Kakuma Area, Northwestern Kenya
Speaker 1: Itaru Ohta (Kyoto University, Japan)
Title 2: Resettlement Risks for Resettlers and Hosts in Metekel, Ethiopia
Speaker 2: Yntiso Gebre (Kyoto University, Japan)
Title 3: Multidimentional Impact of Refugees and Resettlers in Gambela Region,Western Ethiopia
Speaker 3: Eisei Kurimoto (Osaka University, Japan)
Title 4: The Environmental Risks of Conservation Related Displacements in Central Africa
Speaker 4: Kai Schmidt-Soltau (GTZ-West Africa, Cameroon)
Title 5: The Problem of Family Break-up among Refugees in Eastern and Central Africa
Speaker 5: Samwel J. Maghimbi (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
SESSION 4: Comparative Perspective and General Discussion
Moderators: Itaru Ohta and Yntiso Gebre
1Area Studies: Past Experiences and Future Visions
Date & Venue: Jan.19-21, 2001 Kyoto International Community House (233)
Part I.Building Institutions
Moderator: Prof. Takashi Shiraishi, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
Prof. Anthony Reid, (Professor of History and Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles)
Prof. Tegegne Gebre Egziabher, (Director, Institute of Development Research, Addis Ababa University)
Prof. Tong Chee Kiong, Dean, (Faculty of Arts and Sciences, National University of Singapore)
Prof. Lennart Wohlgemuth, (Director, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden)
Prof. Yonosuke Hara, (Director, Center for Oriental Studies, University of Tokyo)
Part II.Everyday Life, Ideologies, State Formation and Capitalism
Session 1.Africa in Transformation: Environment, Agriculture and Everyday Life
Prof. Masayoshi Shigeta, (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
"Indigenous Aspects and Potentials of African Agriculture: Where do Science and Culture Meet?"
Prof. Shigeru Araki, (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
"Land Cover Transformation in Central Zambia: Role of Agriculture, Biomass Energy and Rural Livelihoods"
Prof. Emanuel N. Chidumayo, (Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, University of Zambia)
"The Citemene System, Social Leveling Mechanisms and Agricultural Changes in a Rural Area of Northern Zambia: An Overview of 15 Years of Research in Bemba Villages"
Prof. Makoto Kakeya, (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University), Prof. Yuko Sugiyama, (Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University), Dr. Shuichi Oyama, (Department of Geography, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
"Impacts of Population Growth and Economic Change on Traditional Agricultural Practices in Africa"
Prof. Abraham Goldman, (Geography Department, University of Florida)
Discussant: Prof. Koji Tanaka, (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
Session 2. Sufi Thought and Regional Formation: Ibn 'Arabi and His School in Asia and Africa
Moderator: Prof. Yasushi Kosugi, (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
"The School of Ibn 'Arabi between Wahda al-Wujud and Wahda al- Shuhud"
Prof. Yasushi Tonaga, (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
"Ismail Ankaravi's Interpretation of Ibn 'Arabi"
Prof. Bilal Kuspinar, (Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University)
"The Influence of Ibn 'Arabi in Southeast Asia during the Ottoman Period"
Prof. Baharudin Ahmad, (International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, Malasya)
Discussant: Prof. Masayuki Akahori, (Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University); Prof. Ko Nakata, (Faculty of Education, Yamaguchi University)
Session 3. State Formation in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa and Asia
Moderator: Prof. Shigeyuki Abe, (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
"State Formation in the Raj and Its Shadow: Burma and India in the 19th and 20th centuries"
Prof. Mary P. Callahan, (Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington)
" War and States: Central Africa and West Africa Compared"
Prof. William S. Reno, (Political Science, Northwestern University)
"Progressive-Machine Conflict in Early Twentieth Century: American Politics and Colonial State-Building in the Philippines"
Prof. Patricio N. Abinales, (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
Discussant: Prof. Eisei Kurimoto, (Faculty of Human Sciences, Osaka University); Prof. Yutaka Katayama, (Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University)