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場所： １１１４ Social Sciences Building
Workshop 4: Discussion Forum on International Developments and Japan
Friday, December 2nd 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. @ 1114 Social Sciences
Presiders/Organizers: Minako Fujitsuka (Political Sciences & Economics) & Hajime Miyauchi (Global Studies & Sociology)
The Role of the U.S. and Japanese Funded Educational Programs for the World Development: A Case in Indonesia
Our 4th workshop will focus on the role of the U.S. and Japanese educational aids intending to support countries like Indonesia to develop their infrastructures and environmental conservation systems. Indonesia is an interesting case to study because of the large number of students studying in the US and Japan. We will introduce educational programs sponsored by the U.S. Fulbright and the Japan International Cooperation Agency. These two organizations provide scholarships to study at the higher educational institutions in the US and Japan. On the other hand, these organizations dispatch technicians to transfer their skills to the people within the borders of the country. Which method of training is more preferable to achieve the developmental goals? Moreover, we are concerned about whether training is done locally or abroad, these programs could be imposing interests of the more powerful nations on the less powerful. Some argue that this is a new form of an imperialist strategy to exploit the “have-nots” to keep the economic and political power of the “haves” in the world today. In our discussion forum, we will learn about the organizations and the effectiveness of their programs. We will discuss how the US and Japan could play roles in the development processes in Indonesia and the Global South, as well as the impact of the U.S. and the Japanese political and economic interests on international cooperation issues.
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