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現代国際学特殊講義B 2017年度2期



世界の英語を聞き、世界の事情を学ぶことが目的である。日本にある各大使館または政府官公庁を中心に、英語を話せて、各国の最新事情を話せることのできる人を講師として招き、英語を通じて、できるだけ多くの国について学ぶことを目的とする。体験型オムニバス形式の授業(選択科目2単位)です。
皆さんの積極的な受講を期待します。

「現代国際学特殊講義B-2」の受講者の募集について
講時
月曜日4講時 (15:00~16:30)
場所
名古屋外国語大学  K508教室

1.現代国際学特殊講義Bってどんな授業?

What is the Contemporary International Studies (CIS) Special Lecture B like?

次の写真を見てみよう。 Look at these photos.

(A)モルドバ大使館からダニエル・ヴォーダさん(二等書記官)
  Mr. Daniel Voda from the Embassy of Moldova

モルドバ大使館からダニエル・ヴォーダさん(二等書記官)

(B)ウガンダ大使館からアケチー・オクロさん(大使)
   Mrs. Akech-Okullo from the Embassy of Uganda

ウガンダ大使館からアケチー・オクロさん(大使)

(C)イラク大使館からラーマン・アルジョサリーさん(臨時代理大使)
    Mr. Rahman Al-Jothery from the Embassy of Iraq

イラク大使館からラーマン・アルジョサリーさん(臨時代理大使)


2.特殊講義Bではどんな質問がでますか。

What kind of questions are asked by university students?

(A)The Republic of Moldova(モルドバの気候、ワイン、文化的特徴)

1. In Moldova, it hails very hard 50 days a year. I hear it is a very serious problem and I was very surprised to know that meteorologists in Moldova are using small rockets to make those hails smaller. Japan’s Meteorological Agency has started to use its high technology to help the Moldovan government solve this problem. I am glad that our technology has been applied to some scientific areas of your country. What do you think the relationship between Moldova and Japan will be like?

2. When did Moldovan wine become famous?

3. I have learned through the Internet that the Republic of Moldova has been occupied by many different countries, so I wonder what Moldovans identify themselves with.
I would be happy if you could tell us some unique features of Moldovans, linguistically or culturally. Are they similar to those of Rumania?

(B) The Republic of Uganda(ウガンダの貧困問題、女性の地位、難民受け入れ)

1. According to an article on GDP, Uganda is economically a poor country. What is the big cause of its poverty? And what are you going to do to solve this problem?

2. I was pleasantly surprised to know that a teenage girl has become a member of Uganda’s Parliament as the youngest, but I wonder whether this fact has any good or bad impacts on the politics of Uganda.

3. The number of refugees from South Sudan which Uganda has accepted is larger than the total number of refugees all European countries have received so far. With this fact, what do you want to say in terms of world peace?

(C) The Republic of Iraq(イラク戦争の教訓、石油依存からの脱皮、戦後復興)

1. What lessons can we learn from the Iraq War in 2003, when we think of challenges in
today's international relationships, especially between the U.S.A. and North Korea?

2. Iraq’s largely state-run economy is dominated by its oil sector. What does the Iraqi government plan to do to further develop its economy, not only depending too much on the production of its crude oil?

3. I heard the news that the prime minister of Iraq declared victory over IS on TV before. How will your government proceed to reconstruct some cities that have been liberated from the domination of the IS and bring peace to those areas?

3.参加者はどんな感想を持ったか。

How did the participants feel about the lectures?

(A) Report On the Republic of Moldova

Moldova is a country I visited in my childhood when I followed my parents. They visited the country to sample wines in a company with which they contracted, so I know wine is important for Moldova. Furthermore, I studied European countries that had relationships with the Soviet Union as a summer assignment in high school. Of course, Moldova was in the list of those countries.

At this moment, the price of Moldovan wine is very low. This is because most people tend to think wines in France, Spain and other developed countries are delicious and wines in other countries which do not have as good a brand name as the French or Spanish wines are not good. In fact, wines in Moldova are better than those in the countries more familiar to us Japanese. Moldovans should make greater efforts to make their wines better known throughout the world.

Moldova can play an important role in telling to the whole world what the Soviet Union did in the past. Most of what many Moldovans have experienced under the control of the Soviet Union is not written in any text and few elderly people are brave enough to tell their stories to their younger generations, so telling such a story is very important. Through this class, we have learned how much many Moldovans have hated the Soviet Union.

In conclusion, Moldova is one of the countries which can influence and change the world in a better way. Japan needs closer relationships with this country.

(B) Report on the Republic of Uganda

Mrs. Akech gave one of the most authentic presentations I have heard in this class. I admired her breadth of understanding of Uganda’s history. But what impressed me the most is her ability to turn this knowledge into captivating stories. Mrs. Akech showed that troubles from the past affect progress in the presence, but that despite these struggles, the people of Uganda are still hopeful about the future.

Mrs. Akech gave a very cohesive history of Uganda. She spoke truthfully to the reality of colonialism. It was disturbing to hear that the European elites had power to delineate and claim their own territories in the continent of Africa with disregard for the people who live there. This created problems that persist in the present. Uganda and its neighboring countries now balance a delicate line between respecting national borders and respecting the way of life of nomadic people. Slow economic development also means that Uganda has had to work harder to catch up with the developed nations.

At times during the presentation, I felt that I was listening to my grandmother relating her experience to me during her lifetime. I remember Mrs. Akech’s story of surviving the economic collapse brought on by dictator Idi Amin Dada. She told us how hard it was for them to get basic necessities, and how the sellers manipulated prices. At every turn of her stories, I felt that I could easily step into her experiences.

Despite the struggles, the people of Uganda have worked tirelessly to improve themselves and their country. Mrs. Akech highlighted many improvements in the past two decades. Poverty has decreased by 30 percent from 50 down to 20 percent. The country has been relatively peaceful. They have a welcoming refugee policy. And the military is mostly engaged in peace-keeping missions.

I was encouraged by her people’s strong hearts, their positive outlook, and her willingness to speak openly about her people’s experience. I hope that Mrs. Akech will return in future classes to share her valuable stories.

(C) Report on the Republic of Iraq

Mr. Rahman Al-Jothery gave a thoughtful introduction to Iraq. I feel that the global community has a confused view of the Middle East. Many people have extreme perceptions of the people who live there. They normally associate the region with violence. Listening to Mr. Al-Jothery helped me gain an appreciation of the beauty of this region.

At first, I struggled with the length of the lecture. Mr. Al-Jothery spent most of the class lecturing. At times it was difficult for me to maintain my concentration, especially as he provided a tremendous amount of information. It was hard for me to keep up my courage at times.

However, I really appreciate him for having taken all the time that he could to talk about Iraq. I too tend to have a distorted opinion of the country. I have regularly heard the words “war”, “violence”, and “extremism” together with Iraq. While it is a country that is working hard to overcome many of the violent situations it is currently in, it is important to know that this is not the only identity that they have.

I am reminded by Mr. Al-Jothery that a people’s identity is not restricted to the past ten to thirty years of our recent memory. I believe that Iraqis have pride in their country partly because Iraq has been at the heart of numerous cultural advancements for most of human history. The Babylonians, Akkadians, Persians, Ottomans, and Khalifs made Iraq their home. Iraq has so much history to share with the rest of the world. I was awed by Mr. Al-Jothery’s overview of Iraq’s history.

Mr. Al-Jothery also spent a significant amount of time explaining to us why Iraq is in the current state that it is in. As I mentioned before, it is a rare opportunity to listen to a presentation from an ambassador. I learned a little bit about Islam, and its different traditions. I understand better why IS has been a difficult problem for the Muslims in Iraq. I also learned about the Kurds who are fighting for independence from Iraq.

Overall, I wish that Mr. Al-Jothery had had the opportunity to speak to our class for two days. This would have given me time to process the information from his lecture. I know that I would have had many questions if I were given the opportunity to ask again. After listening to his lecture, I gained more respect for the people of Iraq. I hope that other people can have the opportunity to listen to Mr. Al-Jothery’s lecture as well.