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December 16, 2021 9:00 PM (JST)

TIU Global Dialogue 15: Doing IR Differently: Relational Cosmologies Around the World

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Based on a forum in International Studies Perspectives and a forthcoming special issue in Review of International Studies, this online panel addresses two challenges.

First, what happens if we conceive of International Relations (IR) from a relational perspective by assuming relations as prior to the existence of entities.

Second, it seeks to pluralize the sources of relational thinking in IR by showing how different cosmological traditions view relationality, suggesting the possibility of a pluriversal IR.

Each participant will be asked to speak to the challenges above when answering the following question: how are they doing IR differently?


December 11, 2021 3:00 PM (JST)

TIU Mock Class: Introduction to A.I. and Digital Marketing

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Interested in a career that allows you to innovate products, services and business models using new digital technology? Join this event to experience a sample TIU class, and learn how the Bachelor of Science in Digital Business & Innovation program can help prepare you for success!

WHEN: Dec 11 (Sat), 3:00 PM Japan Time
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/5bkn4t2p

< About the Instructor >
Dr. Nora Sharkasi (Associate Professor, Digital Business & Innovation) holds a Ph.D. from the School of Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Tsukuba, Japan and a Master of Science in Analysis, Design, and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics (LSE) with distinction. Her teaching and research interests include Digital Marketing and Communication, E-Commerce, Big Data and Analytics, Virtual and Augmented Reality in Business, Blockchain, and more.

For more information on Dr. Nora Sharkasi, visit:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/faculty/sharkasi.html

※ This event will focus on E-Track's bachelor's degree programs only. For information on our master's or Ph.D. programs, visit our website or email us.

< General information about the TIU E-Track Program >
Located in the heart of Japan, Tokyo International University is a leading global university that provides degree programs taught in English. With world-renowned faculty and students from 68 countries, TIU offers a truly international learning environment.
In the E-Track Program, students can earn a 4-year, fully accredited bachelor's degree in Business Economics (B.A.), Digital Business & Innovation (B.S.), or International Relations (B.A.) in English. No prior Japanese language experience is required; students can take TIU Japanese courses from beginner to advanced.※ Scholarships that reduce the tuition fee by up to 100% are available.

【Application Periods】
<Spring 2022 enrollment>
November 3 - November 24, 2021<Fall 2022 enrollment>
1. November 3 - November 24, 2021
2. January 5 - January 26, 2022
3. February 16 - March 9, 2022
4. March 30 - April 20, 2022

Contact:

TIU E-Track homepage:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/


November 25, 2021 3:45 PM (JST)

TIU International Affairs Seminar Series: Confronting or Engaging the DPRK?

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TIU International Affairs Seminar Series: Confronting or Engaging the DPRK? "Fire and Fury", Summit Diplomacy, and Declaration to End the Korean War

When:
Nov 25, 2021 03:30 PM Japan Time
Register:
bit.ly/aseandprk
Guest Lecturer:
Dr. Hoo Chiew Ping, Strategic Studies & International Relations Program, National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Description:
In the 1980s, the United States first engaged the DPRK through the "Modest Initiative", while simultaneously confronting North Korea over its nuclear development program. Since then, U.S.-DPRK relations have had their ups and downs and questions still remain regarding how best to manage North Korean nuclear, missile, and military provocations and which is the right approach to use to convince North Korea to denuclearize. In 2018, when the DPRK declared itself a de facto nuclear-armed state, the Trump Administration swiftly changed its approach from "Fire and Fury" to conducting summits. In 2019, summit diplomacy lost its magic and the COVID-19 pandemic brought everything to a halt. Both Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in mooted the idea of declaring an end to the Korean War in 2021. From an ethical, geostrategic, and non-major stakeholder's perspective, this talk will highlight the major contentions surrounding the notion of "engaging North Korea."


November 14, 2021 3:00 PM (JST)

TIU Mock Class: Introduction to International Relations

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The International Relations major prepares future leaders to contribute to international society while deepening their understanding of global issues. Join this event to experience a sample class and learn how TIU can help you develop into an impactful global citizen!

WHEN: Nov 14 (Sun), 3:00 PM Japan Time
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/y83bzcbv

< About the Instructor >
Dr. Christopher Lamont is Assistant Dean of TIU E-Track and Associate Professor of International Relations. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow and MSc in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh.

For more information on Prof. Lamont, visit:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/faculty/lamont.html

※ This event will focus on E-Track's bachelor's degree programs only. For information on our master's or Ph.D. programs, visit our website or email us.

< General information about the TIU E-Track Program >
Located in the heart of Japan, Tokyo International University is a leading global university that provides degree programs taught in English. With world-renowned faculty and students from 68 countries, TIU offers a truly international learning environment.
In the E-Track Program, students can earn a 4-year, fully accredited bachelor's degree in Business Economics (B.A.), Digital Business & Innovation (B.S.), or International Relations (B.A.) in English. No prior Japanese language experience is required; students can take TIU Japanese courses from beginner to advanced.※ Scholarships that reduce the tuition fee by up to 100% are available.

【Application Periods】
<Spring 2022 enrollment>
November 3 - November 24, 2021<Fall 2022 enrollment>
1. November 3 - November 24, 2021
2. January 5 - January 26, 2022
3. February 16 - March 9, 2022
4. March 30 - April 20, 2022

Contact:

TIU E-Track homepage:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/


November 10, 2021 7:00 PM (JST)

TIU Global Dialogue 14: Re-Orienting the History of International Relations

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In 1685, a Persian embassy from the Safavid Empire (Iran) embarked upon a journey across the Indian Ocean to Siam (Thailand). A relic of this journey is the diplomatic account the Safīna-i Sulaimānī - the Ship of Sulaimān - written by the scribe of the Persian envoy. On the basis of this primary Persian source and other materials, Dr. Anahita Arian unsettles in this talk the conventional and Eurocentric narratives about the history of international relations in which Europe is routinely identified as the most powerful center and agent of the world economy, and as the geo-cultural space where international relations and diplomacy emerged in the early modern period from where on it 'expanded' to the rest of the world. In contrast to this narrative, Dr. Arian discusses the centrality of Asia in the history of international relations, particularly for the Safavid Empire, and illustrates the relations that the Safavid Empire maintained (sometimes through intermediaries) with South East Asian polities, such as Thailand. Aside from examining how the Safavids encountered and perceived the kingdom of Thailand, what is further discussed, on the basis of the Safīna-i Sulaimānī, is the Persian envoy's familiarization and understandings of the culture, customs, religion and political orders of Japan (the Tokugawa shogunate), the Aceh Sultanate, China, and Burma (the Toungoo Kingdom), and these polities respective relations with Europeans and/or other polities providing an insight into the international relations of the seventeenth century. This discussion is concluded with a reflection about the urgent need for more non-Eurocentric historiography about the history of international relations and what the possibilities and prospects are for such research endeavors.


November 7, 2021 5:00 PM (JST)

E-Track Alumni Association: Why Study at TIU?

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In this panel discussion, E-Track Alumni Association members discuss their chosen career paths and how TIU helped prepare them for success. Join this event and learn how you too can gain the skills you need to launch your global career!

WHEN:
Nov 7 (Sun), 5:00 PM Japan Time

REGISTER:
https://tinyurl.com/5h63cra8

※ This event will focus on E-Track Bachelor's Degree programs only. For information on Master's or Ph.D. programs, contact <>.

<General information about the TIU E-Track Program>
Located in the heart of Japan, Tokyo International University is a leading global university that provides degree programs taught in English. With world-renowned faculty and students from 68 countries, TIU offers a truly international learning environment.In the E-Track Program, students can earn a 4-year, fully accredited bachelor's degree in Business Economics (B.A.), Digital Business & Innovation (B.S.), or International Relations (B.A.) in English. No prior Japanese language experience is required; students can take TIU Japanese courses from beginner to advanced.※ Scholarships that reduce the tuition fee by up to 100% are available.

【Application Periods】

<Spring 2022 enrollment>
November 3 - November 24, 2021

<Fall 2022 enrollment>
1. November 3 - November 24, 2021
2. January 5 - January 26, 2022
3. February 16 - March 9, 2022
4. March 30 - April 20, 2022

Contact:

TIU E-Track homepage:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/


October 24, 2021 3:00 PM (JST)

TIU Mock Class: Introduction to Management

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The Business Economics major helps students gain critical skills and knowledge in business and economic theory, and teaches how to apply them in an international business context. Join this event to experience a sample class and learn how TIU can help you launch your global career!

WHEN: Oct 24 (Sun), 3:00 PM Japan Time
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/4s84udtp

< About the Instructor >
Dr. Kuniko Ishiguro (Professor, Business Economics) holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from the University of Sheffield and has experience working in management for leading global companies. Her teaching and research interests include: career development; strategic human resource management; East Asian policital economy and management; and gender in business.

For more information on Dr. Ishiguro, visit:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/faculty/ishiguro.html

※ This event will focus on E-Track's bachelor's degree programs only. For information on our master's or Ph.D. programs, visit our website or email us.

< General information about the TIU E-Track Program >
Located in the heart of Japan, Tokyo International University is a leading global university that provides degree programs taught in English. With world-renowned faculty and students from 68 countries, TIU offers a truly international learning environment.
In the E-Track Program, students can earn a 4-year, fully accredited bachelor's degree in Business Economics (B.A.), Digital Business & Innovation (B.S.), or International Relations (B.A.) in English. No prior Japanese language experience is required; students can take TIU Japanese courses from beginner to advanced.※ Scholarships that reduce the tuition fee by up to 100% are available.

【Application Periods】
<Spring 2022 enrollment>
November 3 - November 24, 2021<Fall 2022 enrollment>
1. November 3 - November 24, 2021
2. January 5 - January 26, 2022
3. February 16 - March 9, 2022
4. March 30 - April 20, 2022

Contact:

TIU E-Track homepage:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/


October 22, 2021 4:00 PM (JST)

TIU International Affairs Seminar Series Event: "From 'Golden Era' to 'Seriously Poisoned'"

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As recently as 2018, the UK government was continuing to describe the UK-China relationship as being in a 'golden era', following a deliberate effort to position the UK as China's number one partner in Europe even before the decision to leave the EU was taken. By the summer of 2020, China's ambassador described the relationship as 'seriously poisoned' following a series of UK policy decisions that negatively impacted on China. Rhetoric aside, the trajectory of the UK-China relationship has changed substantively in a relatively short space of time. In this talk, I identify key developments and explore the reasons behind the sudden shifts. As permanent members of the UN Security Council, key players in global institutions and forums, economic heavyweights, and possessors of considerable power projection capabilities (including nuclear), their bilateral relationship is one of the most significant on the global stage. To understand UK-China relations, we need to consider what both sides want and the relative importance of ties for each. A central contention will be that the UK-China relationship has to be placed in the wider context of EU/Europe-China relations, the transatlantic relationship, and the UK's attempt to construct 'Global Britain' as a viable role for itself in the aftermath of departing from the EU. There is no single factor that provides a satisfactory explanation for recent changes in the relationship, necessitating consideration of the complex interplay between competing perceptions, interests, and values.


October 16, 2021 3:00 PM (JST)

The TIU MUN Experience: Meet the team!

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Interested in the TIU Model United Nations (MUN) team? Join us for this interactive session to learn what it takes to participate in MUN as a TIU E-Track student!

WHEN: Oct 16 (Sat), 3:00 PM Japan Time
REGISTER: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYocO-rpzsuGNM6cC9amIKV56wnIS8135U3

※ Membership in the TIU MUN team is limited to bachelor's degree seeking students. For information on our master's or Ph.D. programs, visit our website or email us.ABOUT THE TEAM:
TIU's Model United Nations varsity club was founded in 2016 by a passionate group of international students. Taking the Japan MUN scene by storm, they continue to perform at the highest level. Visit the TIU MUN website for more information.
https://tiumun.com/

< General information about the TIU E-Track Program >
Located in the heart of Japan, Tokyo International University is a leading global university that provides degree programs taught in English. With world-renowned faculty and students from 68 countries, TIU offers a truly international learning environment.
In the E-Track Program, students can earn a 4-year, fully accredited bachelor's degree in Business Economics (B.A.), Digital Business & Innovation (B.S.), or International Relations (B.A.) in English. No prior Japanese language experience is required; students can take TIU Japanese courses from beginner to advanced.※ Scholarships that reduce the tuition fee by up to 100% are available.

【Application Periods】
<Spring 2022 enrollment>
1. June 30 - July 14, 2021
2. September 15 - October 6, 2021
3. November 3 - November 24, 2021<Fall 2022 enrollment>
1. November 3 - November 24, 2021
2. January 5 - January 26, 2022
3. February 16 - March 9, 2022
4. March 30 - April 20, 2022

Contact:
 

TIU E-Track homepage:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/


October 6, 2021 6:00 PM (JST)

TIU Global Dialogue 13: Tibet Question in China-Ascendant Geopolitics?

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While China-ascendant geopolitics becomes an increasing reality, and the focus in Asia and beyond is on how other states can cooperate, compete, adjust or contain China, what is often missed is the weaponization of emotions, sensitivity, and "hurt" by the Chinese state. Any criticism of China on Uyghurs, Hong Kong, or Tibet leads to a reaction along the lines of "this is our internal affairs", or "this hurts our national sentiments." In this book talk, Prof. Dibyesh Anand will discuss how "hurt", "national humiliation," and "national sensitivity" are politically constructed foreign policy tools for China, arguing that there is a fundamental disjuncture at the heart of modern nation-state project in China. The speaker will describe China as anti-imperialist in its foreign policy rhetoric while being beneficiary and even practitioner, rather than the victim, of imperialism and colonialism.

Finally, Prof. Anand will explain how the modern nation-state of the People's Republic of China is colonial in what it sees as its periphery. With a focus on Tibet, this talk will argue for a critical understanding of China as an emergent global power."


September 26, 2021 3:00 PM (JST)

Mock Class with Prof. Nora Sharkasi, Digital Business & Innovation

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"Introduction to A.I. and Data Analytics"
Dr. Nora Sharkasi, Associate Professor

This event will focus on E-Track Bachelor's Degree programs only. For information on Master's or Ph.D. programs, click here or contact <etrack-admissions@tiu.ac.jp>.

The Bachelor of Science in Digital Business & Innovation (DBI) is a unique major in which students learn how to innovate products, services and business models using new digital technology. Join this event for a sample DBI class experience, and learn how TIU is helping students prepare for success!

For more information on the DBI major:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/academics/dbi.html

< General information about the TIU E-Track Program >
Located in the heart of Japan, Tokyo International University is a leading global university that provides degree programs taught in English. With world-renowned faculty and students from 68 countries, TIU offers a truly international learning environment.

In the E-Track Program, students can earn a 4-year, fully accredited bachelor's degree in Business Economics (B.A.), Digital Business & Innovation (B.S.), or International Relations (B.A.) in English. No prior Japanese language experience is required; students can take TIU Japanese courses from beginner to advanced.

※ Scholarships that reduce the tuition fee by up to 100% are available.

【Application Periods】
<Spring 2022 enrollment>
1. June 30 - July 14, 2021
2. September 15 - October 6, 2021
3. November 3 - November 24, 2021

<Fall 2022 enrollment>
1. November 3 - November 24, 2021
2. January 5 - January 26, 2022
3. February 16 - March 9, 2022
4. March 30 - April 20, 2022

Contact:
etrack-admissions@tiu.ac.jp

TIU E-Track homepage:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/


September 22, 2021 5:00 PM (JST)

Global Dialogue 12: Defense Planning and Readiness of North Korea - Armed to Rule

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Hinata-Yamaguchi analyzes North Korea's defense planning by looking at how political, economic, and societal factors affect the Korean People's Army's (KPA) readiness and strategies. He answers four key questions: How have the internal and external factors shaped North Korea's security strategy? How do the political, economic, societal, and environmental factors impact North Korea's defense planning? What are North Korea's defense planning dilemmas and how do they impact the KPA's readiness? What are the key implications for regional security and the strategies against North Korea?

This analysis, drawing on various Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese sources on North Korea and military affairs, will be of great value to strategists and policy analysts as well as scholars of East Asian security issues.


September 19, 2021 12:00 PM (JST)

International Relations at TIU with Prof. Lamont and current TIU students

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Learn about TIU E-Track's Bachelor of Arts in International Relations during this discussion with Prof. Christopher Lamont and members of TIU's International Relations Student Association (IRSA).

This event will focus on E-Track Bachelor's Degree programs only. For information on Master's or Ph.D. programs, click here or contact <etrack-admissions@tiu.ac.jp>.

< About Professor Christopher Lamont >
Dr. Christopher Lamont is Assistant Dean of TIU E-Track and Associate Professor of International Relations. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow and MSc in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh. For more information on Prof. Lamont, visit:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/faculty/lamont.html

< General information about the TIU E-Track Program >
Located in the heart of Japan, Tokyo International University is a leading global university that provides degree programs taught in English. With world-renowned faculty and students from 68 countries, TIU offers a truly international learning environment.

In the E-Track Program, students can earn a 4-year, fully accredited bachelor's degree in Business Economics (B.A.), Digital Business & Innovation (B.S.), or International Relations (B.A.) in English. No prior Japanese language experience is required; students can take TIU Japanese courses from beginner to advanced.

※ Scholarships that reduce the tuition fee by up to 100% are available.

【Application Periods】
<Spring 2022 enrollment>
1. June 30 - July 14, 2021
2. September 15 - October 6, 2021
3. November 3 - November 24, 2021

<Fall 2022 enrollment>
1. November 3 - November 24, 2021
2. January 5 - January 26, 2022
3. February 16 - March 9, 2022
4. March 30 - April 20, 2022

Contact:
etrack-admissions@tiu.ac.jp

TIU E-Track homepage:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/


July 7, 2021 9:00 AM (JST)

TIU Global Dialogue 11: Geopolitics and Global Wildlife Trafficking in the 21st Century

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Global wildlife trafficking is a vast illicit industry worth an estimated $57-180 billion per year worldwide, with the true total cost to the global economy of transnational wildlife crime at $1-2 Trillion annually (World Bank). In addition, global wildlife trafficking is a major driver of pandemics, and closely intertwined with transnational organized crime, corruption, and authoritarian regimes.

This talk will explore the geopolitical dimensions of the issue, in particular the role of China, Africa-Asia relations, and the ways in which Transnational Organized Criminal networks influence - and even at times a tool of - international Statecraft.


June 27, 2021 12:00 PM (JST)

TIU: Earn your Degree in English from the Heart of Japan

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Located in the heart of Japan, Tokyo International University is a leading global university that provides English-medium degree programs in business and international relations. With world-renowned faculty and students from 68 countries, TIU offers a truly international learning environment.

In the E-Track Program, students can earn a 4-year, fully accredited bachelor's degree in Business Economics (B.A.), Digital Business & Innovation (B.S.), or International Relations (B.A.) in English. No prior Japanese language experience is required; students can take TIU Japanese courses from beginner to advanced.

※ Scholarships that reduce the tuition fee by up to 100% are available.

To apply, visit:
https://www.tiu.ac.jp/etrack/admissions/procedures.html

【Application Periods】

<Spring 2022 enrollment>
1. June 30 - July 14, 2021
2. September 15 - October 6, 2021
3. November 3 - November 24, 2021

<Fall 2022 enrollment>
1. November 3 - November 24, 2021
2. January 5 - January 26, 2022
3. February 16 - March 9, 2022
4. March 30 - April 20, 2022


June 16, 2021 4:00 PM (JST)

TIU Global Dialogue 10: Economic Fallout of the Covid Crisis

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The COVID 19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on lives and livelihoods everywhere. Emerging economies have been particularly hard hit because of their low-income levels, high population densities, weak medical infrastructure, and limited policy space. Many emerging economies entered the covid crisis with weak economic fundamentals; the crisis has made them weaker. Their governments are struggling to find the resources for expanding their health care facilities, rolling out vaccines, and providing a safety net to the most vulnerable of their populations.

The seminar by Dr. Subbarao will focus on some of the big policy challenges and dilemmas in the short and medium-term confronting emerging market economies as they navigate their way through this unusually sharp health and economic crisis.