The Graduate Program in International Relations in collaboration with Osaka University held a joint class on Disaster Management and Humanitarian Action Course at Universitas Gadjah Mada.
The activity which took place during February 18 – March 1, 2019 for 14 meetings presented Professor Stefano Tsukamoto from Osaka University as a lecturer to provide course material and experience on humanitarian issues.
Professor Tsukamoto is a professor at the Institute for Academic Initiative (IAI) and Doctoral Program for Multicultural Innovation at Osaka University, Japan. He also worked as Program Director of ADRA (an international NGO) from 1990 to 2004 in which he handled life sustainability of children and poverty programs in Nepal and Vietnam.
In 1997, he served as Country Director of ADRA Japan and handled Disasters and Post-Conflict in Rwanda, Kosovo, East Timor, and Afghanistan, as well as situations in earthquake and other disasters around the world such as Kobe, Taiwan, and Turkey.
Prof. Tsukamoto, usually referred as ‘Sensei’ in class, taught students of the Global Humanitarian Diplomacy (GHD) UGM and 4 students from Osaka University . In addition to sharing his experiences, Sensei also encourage students to participate actively in each group discussion activity. This course is intended to examine and analyze humanitarian issues both in Indonesia and around the world.
This joint class program is not only held in 2019, but it has been held for this past several years. And it is possible to continue to be held in the future as a form of internationalization process of the Graduate Program in International Relations UGM.
Editor: Novi Dwi Asrianti