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Jan 30, 2013
On Saturday, January 12, 2013, the final APU Public Lecture for AY2012 was held by APM Professor MUTO Koji under the title of “The Arab Spring - Full blown uprising: Why now?”.
Held four times over the last 12 months under the theme of “Learn about the world at APU – Current Global Affairs”, this year’s APU Public Lectures were also delivered by APS Assistant Professor KOBAYASHI Shoko, Education Development and Learning Support Center Assistant Professor TATEYAMA Hirokuni, and APS Assistant Professor QIAN Xuepeng. The lectures were attended by a total of 251 participants.
At the conclusion of the lecture, a tea party was held for APU students and lecture participants to talk and interact. Many participants took advantage of this time to discuss with students and APU representatives a range of topics including their home country/regions and culture, lifestyle and dreams for the future.
APU has been holding Public Lectures since 1998 (before the university opened) as a way to contribute to local development and internationalization - both considered by APU as missions of upmost importance.
Please look forward to future APU Public Lectures.
A report on the AY2012 Public Lecture series is available at the following link (in Japanese only).