ISI online short-term program/COIL “Conflict and Memory” Mar.8,2023
School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation (ISI) online short-term program /COIL "Conflict and Memory: Faith, Exclusion and Reintegration" was held for 9 days from Sunday, October 16, 2022 to Wednesday, December 7, 2022. This program was a joint academic program with Kyushu University, University of Macau, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China, Yad Vashem (Israel) and The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Center (South Africa).
This program was organized by Professor Johan Lauwereyns (ISI) in collaboration with Dr. David Deutsch from the Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem, Dr. Glenn Timmermans, and others.
Focusing on the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda, and other atrocities such as ethnic cleansing and genocide as case studies, the program aimed to share with students a basic knowledge about these historical events from a variety of methodological perspectives and provided them intellectual exchange opportunities through group work and discussion. One of the greatest attractions of this program was the opportunity to hear the personal stories of Holocaust survivors and students could gain valuable experience.
A total of 80 students, including 13 from Kyushu University, participated in the program. The students communicated with each other in English, and deepened their learning and exchange. A student commented “It was a very valuable opportunity, thank you very much." This program was held last year and will be next year as well.
Faculty members and students participated in the course