14 May 【Soka University】EMP Graduate School of International Peace Studies
Soka University EMP the Graduate School of International Peace Studies
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That’s just what makes it amazing – your view is never narrow.
The course is designed keeping in mind two fields in particular. One is the international relations aspect of it and the second is the peace studies aspect of it, such as how exactly to find out solutions for the conflicts that exist and go deeper, talking about structural violence, enforcement of restorative activities, state building, etc.
We have nine faculty members out of which I think seven of them are not from Japan. All of them are specialists in their own field(s) and they’re really involved in the course.
And there are probably eight countries that students come from.
Currently, I’m doing my research on recovered history, especially with the gender aspect of it. This course is really useful for that because the area that I’m interested in – that is of erased histories and of erased voices – structural violence plays a very important role in it, and the fact that the university allows me to research this and to go ahead on this path, makes me more confident that I could implement it probably in the education system in my country.
It’s something that I’m willing to do and I’m allowed to do in this university, so that’s where I see myself going.