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15 April 2023 JSAS Research Seminar

The Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS) and the SDGs collaborative research unit of the Institute for Future Initiatives at the University of Tokyo invite you to a hybrid research seminar scheduled for April 15, 2023. Come, learn, and join the discussion on two recent research topics about Governance (traditional authorities and revolutionary regime culture) in Uganda.

Please find the details below.

1. Date & Time: 10:00~13:00, April 15 (Sat), 2023

*Venue open: 9:40

2. Venue: Ito International Research Center, 3F Conference room

The University of Tokyo

*Online participation is also available

3. Language: English

4. Organizer

Host: Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS)

Co-host: SDGs collaborative research unit, Institute for Future Initiatives, UTokyo

5. Registration: Please register from this form by April 13.

6. Overview

JSAS is an academic association established to promote Afrasian (Afro-Asian) studies, inter alia, the study of Afro-Asian relations as well as African and Asian area studies and development studies, empower young scholars and disseminate multiple research outcomes, thereby contributing to the global, African, Asian and Japanese academic communities.

JSAS periodically holds mini-research seminars to share information and exchange opinions on African research to achieve its objective. In this first seminar of 2023, we invite two young researchers in Ugandan studies as speakers to discuss with participants based on their research presentations.

7. Program

10:00-10:10 Opening remarks

Vick Lukwago Ssali, outgoing JSAS President / Aichi Gakuin University

10:10-11:10 Presentation 1 (30mins presentation+30mins Q&A)

Wakiko Ohira, Visiting Fellow, Harvard University

Institutional Transformation of Traditional Authorities: The Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and Museveni’s Regime.


11:20-12:20 Presentation 2 (30mins presentation+30mins Q&A)

Ian Karusigarira, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

“Victims of Violence or Heroism? A Relational Historical Analysis of Revolutionary Regime Culture and Survival Apocalypse in Uganda”

12:20-13:00 Discussions

【For JSAS board members and Hitachi research members】

13:00~14:00 Lunch meeting with JSAS board members

14:00~14:30 Break

14:30~16:00 Meeting for Hitachi Project

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