Peace as a Global Language Conference 2004

ELT CalendarConference Dates: September 24th, 25th and 26th 2004
Location: Kyoto Museum for World Peace at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
Information on PGL 2005 is at

Landmine/UXO Session

THE SILENT KILLERS: The Issue of Global Landmines/UXO


Dr Kevin P. Kavanaugh, University of Tsukuba and HALO Trust -- Dr Kavanaugh has wide experience with UN operations in Bosnia, Tajikistan and Kosovo, and with the training of mine clearance workers in Cambodia.

Mr Kiyoshi Amemiya, Yamanashi Hitachi Construction Machinery -- Mr Amemiya's company produces, among other things, mine-clearing machines for areas where they are needed most - Cambodia, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Ms Rie Gibson is taking part in an exchange program linking Japanese schools with schools in Rwanda on landmine and other issues.


  • Dr Kavanaugh will introduce the issue of landmines, using Cambodia as a case study.
  • Mr Amemiya will then discuss his activities in various countries.
  • Ms. Rie Gibson will then talk about her school's exchange program on landmine issues.
  • Open forum


  • 1st floor Conference Hall, Suekawa Kaikan, Ritsumeikan University, Kinugasa Campus


  • Saturday 25th September, from 18.30 to 20.00


  • Free to all (PGLIII participants and non-participants are encouraged to attend), there will be 180 seats available,

* This event is sponsored by the Faculty of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, and is held in conjunction with PGLIII

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