Events 2018

30 JUN, Symposium “Promoting Future Women Leaders…”

International Symposium: Promoting Future Women Leaders in Politics

Development of women’s political leadership has been an important social agenda not only in Japan but also in countries and regions all over the world. Encouraging the young generation, such as high school and university students, to participate in politics and providing leadership training for them can be an effective way to achieve this. In the first session of this symposium, two female national parliament members from Japan and South Korea will deliver keynote speeches about their career experiences. The following panel discussion session takes up issues of women’s political leadership education, starting with the panellists’ reports on the achievement and challenges of Japanese women’s political leader education and on young political leader training in the German Social-Democratic Party.

DATE: Saturday, 30 June, 2018  13:30-17:00
VENUEKiindo auditorium, Ochanomizu University (2-1-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Eligibility: All welcome    

Keynote Lectures:

  • Seiko NODA,
    Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Minister in charge of Women’ s Empowerment, Minister of State for the Social Security and Tax Number System, and member of the House of Representatives
  • JIN Sun-Mee
    The 19th and 20th South Korean National Assembly member, member of the Democratic Party of Korea, and attorney

Panel Discussion:

  • Yoriko MADOKA
    Former member of the House of Councillors and Head of “Political School for Women”
  • Johanna UEKERMANN
    Executive Board Member/Member of the Headquarters of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SDP)
  • JIN Sun-Mee
    The 19th and 20th South Korean National Assembly member, member of the Democratic Party of Korea, and attorney

  • Ki-young SHIN, Panel Discussion Moderator
    Associate Professor, Institute for Gender Studies

  • Naoko OKI, General moderator
    Project Lecturer, Institute for Global Leadership

Time Schedule
13:30-13:35  Opening Remarks
13:35-13:40  Explanation of purpose
13:40-14:10  Keynote Speaker: Seiko NODA
14:10-14:40  Keynote Speaker: JIN Sun-Mee
14:40-14:55  Break
14:55-15:10  Panelist:Yoriko MADOKA
15:10-15:25  Panelist:Johanna UEKERMANN
15:25-16:35  Panel Discussion Moderator:Ki-young SHIN
16:35-16:55  Questions and Discussion
16:55-17:00  Closing Remarks

*Simultaneous interpretation available (English-Japanese)
*Prior registration required (Admission Free)  Registration Form  

Organizer: Institute for Global Leadership and Institute for Gender Studies, Research Organization for the Promotion of Global Women’s Leadership, Ochanomizu University