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Meiji University Graduate School of Arts and Letters Project International symposium on comparative urban studies Urbanism from the point of view of Jewish experiences

Mar. 03, 2010

Time and date
Friday, March 12th, 2010 from 3pm to 8pm – no reservations necessary, free admission

Meiji University, Surugadai Campus, University Hall (8th floor Lecture Theater)

The University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy

Part 1: 3pm to 5:30pm

Takashi Sato (Seigakuin-University General Research Institute)
“The Jews in Berlin, the Berlin in Jews”

Kenji Kanno (Tokyo University of Science)
“Baghdad, Paris, Montreal – The Story of Naïm Kattan”

Mitsuharu Akao (Osaka University)
“Life in the Shtetl – an Epistemology of Space”

Masato Goda (Meiji University: email –

Part 2: 6:30pm to 8pm

Lecture by Mr. Meron Benvenisti
“Jerusalem – City of Sacred Flames” (In English)

Takanori Hayao (The University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy)

*Born in 1934, Mr. Meron Benvenisti is a political scientist from Israel who opposes Israel’s expansionist policies. He was Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem throughout the 1970s. He is the founder of the West Bank Data Project and the author of many books, including Jerusalem, the Torn City (1976), City of Stone (1996) and Sacred Landscape (2002).