Ars Vivendi E-mail Magazine No.53 (July 15, 2011)
We, Global COE Program Ars Vivendi, would like to let you know the
following five news.
1) We have made an English-version page of Greeetings of Solidarity: Rorty
and Thoughts of Hope.
2) Ms. Sachie Yoshida, our student, writes about her research theme, Hansen's
3) We exchanged memorandums with Centro Ricerca Interdisciplinare Scienze
Umane Salute e Malattia, Dipartimento Scienze della Persona, Università degli
studi di Bergamo.
4) Our program members have conducted various kinds of global
research activities. The following is the brief report written
by Professor Ryozo Matsuda.
First, because I am studying comparative health policy, I joined and developed
academic networks on health policy. The International Network Health Policy &
Reform gave me fruitful experiences of working with international researchers. I
submitted reports on Japanese health policy to the network from 2007 to 2010
and participated in its annual meetings with presentations on Japanese health
In the last five years, one of my focus areas has been British health policy.
Thatfs the reason that I spent a year from 2007 as a visiting scholar as at LSE
Health, London School of Economics and Political Science. The scholarship
was given by kind support of Professor Elias Mossialos. I organized an
academic seminar on policy learning with support of Adam Oliver and
co-edited, with Salla Allin, an issues of Health Systems in Transition series,
"Japan: Health System Review", authored by Kohzo Tatara and Etsuji Okamoto.
I gave presentations at various international academic meetings. I also invited
Dr.Adam Oliver to a symposium on health inequalities in 2008 and Prof. Paul
Hunt to a conference on the right to health in 2009 to give keynotes, both of
which were held at Ritsumeikan University.
Currently I am trying to develop a collaborative comparative research project
including the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Japan with
5) We would like to let you know about the following two events.
5-1) We had the International Program of the Global COE Program Ars
Vivendi in South Korea.
5-2) We co-host an open seminar for reconsidering Goffman's Methodology.
*Please click below for more detailed information about our program.
We are eager to promote collaborative research projects with
disabled patients' advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, as
well as domestic and international researchers.
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