Presentations

  1. “Educating ‘Bilingual’ Children in Spain and Denmark: Childhood Bilingualism as Opportunity or Constraint?” Paper for 8th Language, Translation and Migration conference. Warwick University, 25th-26th May 2018
  2. “Bullshit journalism and Japan: English-language news media, Japanese higher education policy, and Frankfurt’s theory of ‘bullshit’”. Paper for 6th Mutual Images international workshop on Mediatised Images of Japan in Europe. Cardiff University, 1-2nd May 2018
  3. “From Meiji Utopia to Shōwa Ideology and Full Circle: Reading Uchimura Kanzō’s ‘Story of Denmark’ through Karl Mannheim”. Pasts Entangled: Europe in East Asia and East Asia in Europe, Seminar at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. 18th April 2018
  4. Uchimura Kanzō’s ‘Story of Denmark’: From Meiji Utopia to Shōwa Ideology and Full Circle? Paper presented at Modern Politics and East Asian Thought symposium. University College Dublin, 3rd April 2018
  5. “’Getting to Denmark’ a hundred years apart: Uchimura Kanzō, Francis Fukuyama and the Protestant origins of teleological liberalism”. University College Dublin School of Philosophy Research Seminar, Dublin 15th December 2017
  6. “How to Serve a Sacred Cow: Reflections on Japanese-English Philosophical Translation in an ‘Anglobalising’ World”. International Japanese Studies Symposium . Japanese Studies in a global context: “The art of friendship”. Trinity College Dublin 2nd December 2017
  7. From “Far East” to “East Asia” in Global English Academic and Societal Discourse: German and Japanese “hidden sources”. Public lecture. Trinity Centre for Asian Studies. Trinity College Dublin 6th November 2017
  8. “Educating ‘Bilingual’ Children in Spain and Denmark: Childhood Bilingualism as Opportunity or Constraint”. Critical Nationalism Studies Workshop. Durham University 15th September 2017
  9. The Kyoto School as Comparative Political Thought: Ways forward after Seven Decades of a Dialogue of the Deaf”. University College Dublin School of Philosophy Research Seminar, Dublin 27th January 2017
  10. “The Politics of and around the Kyoto School: Beyond ‘Questionable Footnotes’ and ‘Japanese-style Fascism’ to Comparative Political Philosophy. European Research Day. EU Delegation, Tokyo 25th November 2016
  11. “The Academic ‘Galapagos Syndrome’ and Unfulfillable Expectations: Thoughts on Internationalisation in Japanese Higher Education”. Invited presentation to workshop on internationalisation in Asian higher education. Bangkok University. March 2016
  12. “Who is in, who is out, and what’s it all about? Tosaka Jun and the genealogy of Kyoto School philosophy”. European Network of Japanese Philosophy conference, Barcelona, December 2015
  13. “Harry Frankfurt’s theory of bullshit, truth-telling and English-language reporting about Japan: Philosophical reflections on a transnational rumour surrounding Japanese education policy”. Invited lecture at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, December 2015
  14. “Miki Kiyoshi’s mature political theory: A communitarian synthesis beyond, Marxism, liberalism and nationalism”. University of Tokyo Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia Global Japan Studies seminar series 109. May 2015
  15. “Desacralization, Imperfection and the Task of the Translator: The Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics of Philosophical Translation”. Paper presented to University College Cork Department of Philosophy research seminar. April 2014
  16. “An outline of the current crisis in British interlingual DVD subtitling: Observations from the freelancer’s workstation”. Paper presented at Languages and the Media. Senate House, University of London, June 2011
  17. “The Conception of Community in Miki Kiyoshi’s Late Political Philosophy: Beyond Marxism, Liberalism and Nationalism”. Paper presented at Comparative and Continental Philosophy annual conference, March 2011
  18. “Audiovisual translation in early 21st century Britain: Reflections and impressions from the freelancer’s desk”. Lecture at University of Surrey, Centre for Translation Studies, 25th January 2006 and at Edinburgh Film Festival, 24th August 2006
  19. “Overcoming Westernity: East, West and Modernity in Japanese International Relations Discourses.” August 2004. For Harvard Project on Asian International Relations conference. Paper accepted, but unable to attend for family reasons.
  20. “The US-Japan alliance and Asian security at the turn of the century” Invited lecture at School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Southampton, King Alfred’s College, Winchester, March 1999
  21. “Striking a balance: Japanese human rights policy in Asia and the international politics of identity. Paper presented at Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and Danish Centre for Human Rights conference on Human rights and Asian values. Copenhagen, 1998
  22. “Japan in the international politics of identity” Lecture at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, October 1997

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