The International Symposium on Strengthening Peace through Education »


We welcome you to join us in Nagasaki, Japan for the International Symposium on Strengthening Peace through Education from August 9-11, 2017, which is held in partnership with the International Symposium on Tourism for Peace (IST4P 2017).

These events will be held during the 72nd Nagasaki Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony.

This symposium will focus on and center around the theme of the Unity in Community. This is a special international, symposium created to provide an opportunity for academics, researchers, students, school administrators, non-profit professionals, humanitarians, activists and others to explore global cooperation and innovations in education and the promotion of global peace.

Nagasaki is the ideal venue for this event which will focus on the importance of peace to education. Long before Nagasaki City became known for the atomic bombing on August 9, 1945, the city and surrounding areas played an integral role as the 16th century gateway for the introduction of European culture and influence, as well as the introduction to Christianity.

Nagasaki City, which is the heart of the Nagasaki-hanto Peninsula, is a port city that developed all the way up along the steep slope of a mountain, while it also stretched out horizontally, hugging Nagasaki Bay. The line of visitors attracted to its many tourist spots never ends. Such spots include Peace Park which tells of the facts and memories of the horrible damage that was inflicted by the atomic bomb and continues to appeal to the world with its wish for peace, and the nation’s oldest wooden Christian church, O-ura Tenshu-do, which even today exudes an exotic atmosphere.

Thus we invite participants to join us in Nagasaki for this very special event! Symposium participants will also have an opportunity to visit Nagasaki Peace Park and Glover House & Garden – both have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Final Deadline for Submissions is now Closed.

Symposium Streams

  • Adult Education
  • Curriculum & Pedagogy
  • Educational Administration & Policy
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • EFL/ESL & Applied Linguistics
  • Global Citizenship Education
  • ICT & Distance Education
  • Higher Education
  • Human Rights Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Literacy, Culture & Language Education
  • Peace Education & Social Justice
  • Religion and Education Studies
  • Social Media in Education
  • Special Education & Learning Disabilities
  • Science, Technology & Math Learning
  • Teacher Training & Development
  • Testing, Measurement & Evaluation
  • Other Areas of Education (please specify)

Who Should Attend

This symposium on education in Nagasaki, Japan will focus on peace and education. It will be an ideal event for educators, academics, researchers, students, non-profit and non-governmental professionals, social workers and peace activists.

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Program Committee

  • Takayuki YamadaTakayuki Yamada
    Program Chair
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordMichael K. Sasaoka-Alvord
    Program Director
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Gary SmithGary Smith
    Technology Support
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Brian AndrewsBrian Andrews
    Program Coordinator
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org


Review and Editorial Committee

  • Alan Brady, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Susan Miller, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Nippon Sport Science University, Japan
  • Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • Munehiko Asamizu, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Yamaguchi University, Japan
  • Judith Britt McNeely, Ph.D., Writing/Literature, Collegiate Traveling Faculty, University of Maryland University College, Japan
  • Kanato Kawashima, Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Lucas Kohnke, Ph.D., English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • James Harry Morris, School of Divinty, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Özlem Uslu, Ph.D., The Faculty Of Fine Arts, Textile and Fashion Design Department, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey