2nd Research Forum

The Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS) is pleased to invite members and non-members interested in global issues to attend its Annual Research Forum, an event which showcases recent research by AAGS members and guests. The details of this year's Forum are as follows:

Title: "Rural Development and Community Capacity: Local Action in a Global World"

Presenters and presentation titles: 

1) MIYOSHI Koichi (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University) and Naomi STENNING (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University), "Developing Community Capacity for Rural Development: An Alternative Approach for Rural People."

2) Rikio KIMURA (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University), "Developing Community Leaders in Cambodia: From the Perspective of Values Transformation."

3) Satoko MIWA (Ibaraki University), "Capacity Development (CD), Institutional Change."

4) Cindy WACHOWSKI (Institute for Community Design), "Expanding Local Actions through Community Capacity."

5) Members of the Institute for Community Design, "Research in Progress."

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm 

Place: Kwansei Gakuin University (Umeda Campus), Osaka, Japan 

Directions: (The Forum will be held in Room 1403)

Fee: Members (free); non-members (500 yen)

Note: To ensure the event runs smoothly, please notify the organizers if you plan to attend. If you are a non-member and wish to reserve a seat, after notifying the organizers at aags@asia-globalstudies.org  please send 500 yen to the following bank account:

Bank Information: Mitsubishi-Tokyo UFJ Bank, Doujima Branch
Savings Account no.: 5340527
Account holder: Asia Association for Global Studies ("Asia Global Studies Gakkai" in Romaji)(The name "Asia Global Liederbach" will appear on the screen when transferring the fee.)
Contact: LIEDERBACH, Hans Peter

Fees will also be accepted on site, but note that as seating is limited it is recommended that reservations be made in advance to avoid disappointment. If you would like to become a member or renew your membership dues, the annual dues are 2,500 yen and can also be submitted to the above bank account. For further information about membership and the association please check