Workshop "Thoughts/Politics over Minorities in Australia: White Australia Policy/Neoliberalism/Relationship with Asia"

published: 2015-09-29

Date: October 3, 2015 (Sat.) 13:30-17-40 (Doors Open: 13:15)
Place: #275/276 (2nd Floor), B Wing, Ibaragi Campus, Ritsumeikan University
Host: Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University
Co-host: Institute of Human Sciences, Ritsumeikan University “Translational Studies for Inclusive Society” (Fundamental Research on Social Inclusion and Human Support)
Cooperation: Nanzan University Institute for Social Ethics
Free of Charge/No Advance Application Necessary

Event Overview

Conflicts over minority immigrants/foreigners and resolution of such conflicts become challenges in Japan, too as a bill that will eliminate racial discrimination, including harassment and hate speech is discussed. Concerning conflicts over minorities “multiculturalism” and “multicultural society” are advocated on one hand. However, concerning policy formation for solving such conflicts various thoughts/politics intervene on the other. We will seek a possibility of symbiosis with minority people through Australia studies which have formed multiculturalism policies.


13:15 Doors Open
13:30 Event Overview
13:40 Michael Seigel (Nanzan University) “Social Evolutionism as Reflected in Australia's “Stolen Generations” and in the White Australia Policy and the Formation of Ethnic Identity”
14:30 Yoshikazu Shiobara (Keio University) “Neoliberal 'Place-based' Approach: Transformation of Policies for Ethnic Minorities in Australia”
15:20 Break
15:30 Yoko Harada “Between the East and the West: Australia-Japan Relationship and an Inferiority Complex”
16:20 Comment: Fuminori Minamikawa (College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University), Masatoshi Kato (Yokohama National University), Hiroya Sugita (Kanagawa University)
16:50 Q & A Host: Akira Inoue (Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University/Committee Member of the Research Center for Ars Vivendi)
17:40 Closing


Administrative Office, Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University
56-1 Tojiinkita-machi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577
TEL: +81-75-465-8475
FAX: +81-75-465-8245

* There is no parking available at the venue, so please use public transportation.
“Translational Studies for Inclusive Society” Project is supported by the MEXT-Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities, 2013-2015