Hiroko Nakamoto Lecture

Hiroko Nakamoto is a BGSU Alumna and a strong supporter of Peace and Conflict Studies at BGSU.  Among her other contributions, she designated funds to be set aside for an annual lecture on the theme of peace.

  • The inaugural Hiroko Nakamoto Peace and Conflict Studies lecture took place on 13 April, 2010.  Guest speaker: John Mueller of Ohio State University.  His topic: "Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Quaeda."
  • The second Hiroko Nakamoto Peace and Conflict Studies lecture: 17 March, 2011.  Guest Speaker: Charles Kimball, Director of Religious Studies, University of Oklahoma.  His topic: "Turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa: Things that Make for Peace-Building"
  • The 3rd annual Hiroko Nakamoto Peace and Conflict Studies Lecture: Thursday February 2, 2012 from 7:30-9pm in the BTSU theater.  Guest speaker: journalist, author, and international affairs columnist Gwynne Dyer.  His topic: "The End of War? Nonviolence in the 21st Century."

 For more information about Hiroko Nakamoto, and her "Hiroshima Gateway to Peace" project in her home town of Hiroshima, Japan, click here.