Global University Program, Summer 2016

 ||  Finding Solutions to Human Security Challenges  ||

Defining Human Security Challenges
Reducing Disaster Risks

Preparing for the Next Pandemics
When Forced Migration Becomes a Refugee Crisis

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Dates: August 15-29, 2016 (Peace Boat’s 92nd Global Voyage)

Ports of Call and On-Land Programs:

  • Tokyo, Japan (Aug 16-17):
    Making Invisible Visible – Poverty in Metropolitan Tokyo
  • Yokohama, Japan (Aug 18):
    Departure onboard Peace Boat’s 91st Global Voyage
  • Keelung, Taiwan (Aug 22):
    Understanding the Costs – Human (In)Security through Taipei’s Urbanization
  • Singapore (Aug 28-29):
    Borderless Problems, Borderless Solutions – A Regional & Multi-Stakeholder Approach


  • OSHIDARI Kenro – Former United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for Asia
  • KIM Kyungmook – Professor, Chukyo University (Until March 2016) and Waseda University (From April 2016)
  • Surichai WUN’GAEO – Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Program fee: JPY 267,300

Fee includes program and tuition, including three exposure programs, and accommodation and food throughout the program onboard Peace Boat.

*Separate charges will be incurred as follows: JPY 5,500 for onboard tips and 5,400 yen for port charges.
*Transportation (e.g. flights) to Tokyo and from Singapore are not included in above fee.
*Participants are responsible for obtaining visas to Japan, Taiwan, and/or Singapore if necessary.


Thirty (30) participants of any nationality, between the age of 18 and 35. Ideal candidates will have strong interest in disarmament, international relations, and/or peace, humanitarian and development studies. People already practicing in the field or with prior experiences of initiatives linked to these themes are most encouraged to apply. Adequate command of English, sufficient to understand lectures and participate in discussions, is a minimum requirement. The selection committee will evaluate the application materials based on the “eligibility” to be laid out in the call for participants. Skype/phone interviews may be conducted.

Download Application Form Here

Submit application to:
Subject line: “Global University Application”

Application Deadline:

Round 1 – 5:00 pm Japan Time, Saturday, April 30, 2016
Round 2 – 5:00 pm, Japan Time, Tuesday, May 31, 2016