APU will host six Pacific Island nations at the Pacific Island Ambassadors' Conference on Friday, June 10. This will be the key event of Oceania Week, organized by the Oceania Student Association. The conference, chaired by doctoral student FUNAKI, Kaituu (GSAD, 1st year, Tonga), will look at climate change from the perspective of the Pacific Island nations. This event will bring together ambassadors as keynote speakers to address a variety of topics centered on the unprecedented alteration in the climate and the devastating impact on island nations that threatens the future of the Asia Pacific region.
With 34 undergraduate and 2 graduate students, APU currently hosts more Pacific Island students than any other institution in Japan. This includes students from Samoa (14), Fiji (13), Tonga (7), Marshall Islands (1), and the Federated States of Micronesia (1). The Oceania Student Association hopes that this conference, together with the Japanese Government's recent initiatives providing the Pacific-LEADS scholarship (link ) to citizens of Pacific Island nations, will stimulate positive approaches to this global issue.
|Date||Friday, June 10, 2016|
|Place||Convention Hall (Building A, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)|
|Conference Language||English (Japanese interpretation will be available)|
|Application||Please registerhereto attend this conference.|
This conference is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in climate change dialogues, international relations, women in diplomacy, small island development, international trade, or Pacific Islands in general to connect with leadership from these Pacific Island nations.