Full House at International “Après Guerre” Symposium

Ambassador Thierry Dana giving the closing speech.

Ambassador Thierry Dana giving the closing speech.

Organized by the Fondation Maison franco-japonaise (MFJ) and in collaboration with the University of Geneva and Inalco, the symposium “70 ans après la Seconde Guerre mondiale – Ombres et lumières de la pensée japonaise d’après-guerre” turned out to be a big success. Despite the hot and summery weather during the three-day weekend, the auditorium was full with interested participants from Japan, France, Switzerland and other countries. On the first day, French Ambassador Mr. Thierry Dana gave the closing remarks.

MFJ

L1000054Main-organizer Dr. Nicolas Mollard (University of Geneva/ MFJ) and host Dr. Christophe Marquet (Director of the Bureau français de la MFJ) seemed very pleased with the colloquium’s outcome – the number of the participants and the high level of interventions.

After the first day of the colloquium, the speakers and organizers met for a networking reception, hosted by Director Marquet and supported by the Science & Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland. Minister and Chargé d’Affairs of the Swiss Embassy, Mr. Peter Nelson gave an impressive French-Japanese welcome speech, highlighting the importance of Japan as a research partner for Switzerland.

The full program can be downloaded here.

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