Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths: JENESYS Programme


Participants List (2007)


Profiles of Participants

Patricia GIANNOTTO (Australia)
Executive Officer, Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW
Ms. GIANNOTTO received her BA majoring in Political Science, Sociology and Industrial Relations, University of New South Wales. She is currently Executive Officer for Community Relations Commission for a Multi-cultural NSW. She specializes in development and implementation of multicultural policies. Also an active volunteer for environmental organizations.
Nani Suryani Haji Abu Bakar (Brunei)
Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University Brunei Darussalam
Dr. Nani Suryani acquired her BA in Education, University Brunei Darussalam in 1997 and MA in Modern History, Leeds University in 2001. She was awarded her PhD in East Asian Studies, Leeds University, UK in 2006. She is currently a lecturer of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University Brunei Darussalam and teaches local, regional and international history.
Mohd Nasroul Hizan Bin Souyono (Brunei)
Reporter, Brunei Times
Mr. Nasroul graduated University Brunei Darussalam in 2005. He is currently a reporter for Brunei Times. He previously taught English at secondary school.
Kong VIREAK (Cambodia)
Lecturer, Faculty of Archaeology, Royal University of Fine Arts
Mr. VIREAK received his BA in Archaeology, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh in 1995 and MA in Anthropology, Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris in 1998. He has taken part in Japanese Government Team for Safeguarding Angkor, and is currently lecturing at the Faculty of Archaeology, Royal University of Fine Arts.
Nguon SERATH (Cambodia)
Editor of Rasmei Kampuchea Newspaper
Mr. SERATH graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Medical Science. He is currently editor of Rasmei Kampuchea Newspaper, in charge of political issues. He is also Office Manager of Club of Cambodian Journalists and a part-time reporter of the Japanese Newspaper, Nikkei Shinbun. He is undertaking his Master course in Journalism in the Philippines.
LU Ke (China)
CEO, Marry10.com Technology Inc. 
Mr. LU received his BA in Economics in 1998 at Beijing International Studies University and his MS in Direct and Interactive Marketing in 2003 at New York University. He later acquired his MA in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2005. He is the founder and CEO of Marry10.com Technology Inc., which provides total wedding service.
LI Fan (China)
Executive Director, Global Links Initiative
Ms. LI graduated with a BA in Japanese Literature, Suzhou University in 1994. She received her MA in International Relations, Waseda University Institute of Asia Pacific in 2001. She is co-founder and Executive Director of Global Links Initiative, a non-profit organization that aims to foster practical links among social entrepreneurial people around the world.
Jhimli BASAK (India)
Consultant Psychoanalyst, Max Hospital, New Delhi and Faculty, Center for Psychoanalytic
Studies, Delhi University
Ms. BASAK received her MA in Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She has undertaken her PhD program at Kyushu University, Fukuoka. She is currently a consultant psychoanalyst at Max Hospital, New Delhi and faculty at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Delhi University. Having been a dancer and choreographer, she has widely traveled overseas on cultural programs.
Shikha MAKAN (India)
Independent filmmaker and researcher
Ms. MAKAN received a BA in Psychology, Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University in 1999 and MA in Psychology, Delhi University in 2001. She is an independent filmmaker and researcher in psycho-social issues. Her ongoing work includes "Many Lives Many Partitions (working title)", which explores India’s partition through people’s memories, stories and art.
Poempida Hidayatulloh (Indonesia)
Deputy Treasurer, Golkar Party & Vice Chairman of Standing Committee of KADIN
(Indonesia Chamber of Commerce)
Mr. Poempida graduated with BEng. from University of Bristol, Aerospace Engineering Department in 1995. He was awarded his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in 1999. He is currently the President and CEO of 8 companies and the Director of 4 companies. He is the Deputy Treasurer of Central Board of The Functional Group Party (Golkar Party) and the Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Telecommunication Affairs of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN).
Nirwan Ahmad Arsuka (Indonesia)
Editor-in-Chief, Journal Cipta
Mr. Nirwan graduated from Department of Engineering of Gadjah Mada University in 1995. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Jurnal Cipta, published by Jakarta Arts Council. He is also a columnist and visiting editor of KOMPAS, the most famous newspaper in Indonesia. He is an active speaker at conferences and seminars. His interests are arts, science and cultures.
Soukanh CHITHPANYA (Laos)
Head, Division of Research & Postgraduate and lecturer of Faculty of Architecture,
National University of Laos
Dr. CHITHPANYA acquired his BA in Architecture, Ecole Superieur du Batiment et de l’Architecture in 1991 and MA in Architectural Engineering, Osaka University in 2001. He was awarded his PhD in Architectural Engineering, Osaka University in 2004. He is currently Head of the Division of Research and Post Graduate and a lecturer of the Faculty of Architecture, National University of Laos. Focus of research is on historical architecture and integrated conservation of cultural heritage.
Beeya CHIEBRIEKAO (Laos)
Director, Personnel Division, Lao Revolutionary Youth Union
Mr. CHIEBRIEKAO holds a BA in Administrative Law. He is currently the Director of Personnel Division, Lao Revolutionary Youth Union. He has made efforts to encourage young people to contribute to national development and conservation of Lao culture.
Jacqueline Ann SURIN(Malaysia)
Assistant News Editor, The Sunn
Ms. SURIN acquired her BA in Media Studies, University of Malaya in 1994 and MA in Media Studies, University of Sussex in 1996. She studied at Maryland University through the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship during 2001 till 2002. She is currently Assistant News Editor for The Sun. Interests include Islam, human rights, civil liberties and current issues.
Azmyl Yunor (Malaysia)
Singer-songwriter / Lecturer, Taylor’s University College, Malaysia
Full name: Mohd. Azmyl Bin Md Yusof. Obtained a diploma from Taylor’s College, Malaysia in 1999. He acquired his BA in Mass Communication, Curtin University, Australia in 1999 and MA in Communication, RMIT University, Australia, in 2002. He is currently a solo singer-songwriter (under the name Azmyl Yunor) and a lecturer at Taylor’s University College, Malaysia.
Hnin Myat Thu (Myanmar)
Assistant Lecturer, Field School of Archaeology (Pyay), Department of Archaeology, National Museum & Library of the Ministry of Culture
Ms. Hnin Myat Thu received her BA in Public Administration and post graduate diploma in Applied Archaeology. She is currently Assistant Lecturer at the Field School of Archaeology in Pyay and also at the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library of the Ministry of Culture, while doing her research on the Pagan Kingdom.
Ni Ni Lwin (Myanmar)
Assistant Director, Department of Social Welfare, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and
Resettlement
Ms. Ni Ni LwinN holds an MA in Science (Physics) and has also received a Diploma in Applied Psychology in 2005 and Diploma in Social Work in 2007. She currently works as Assistant Director of the Department of Social Welfare and is involved in social and cultural training activities of youth.
Charlotte BOYER (New Zealand)
Researcher, Security Monitor Research Unit, Victoria University of Wellington
Ms. BOYER received her BA with a double major in Religious Studies and Media Studies in 2003 and BA Hons in Religious Studies in 2004. She received her MA in Religious Studies in 2006. She is currently a researcher at Security Monitor Research Unit, Victoria University of Wellington. Her main interest is in diverse cultures and religions and is actively involved in interfaith activities.
Rehanna Maria Yasina ALI (New Zealand)
Regional Representative, Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand and Council Member, International Muslim Association of New Zealand.
Ms. ALI obtained her LLB in British Common Law and Islamic Shariah. She is Regional Representative for Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand and Council Member of International Muslim Association of New Zealand. She is also Project Manager for TTT Ltd., a New Zealand based organization specializing in management of development programs.
Gutierrez M. MANGANSAKAN II (Philippines)
Independent journalist and filmmaker
Mr. MANGANSAKAN entered University of Southern Mindanao majoring in Journalism. He is currently an independent journalist and a filmmaker, specializing in the areas related to Mindanao, such as ethnic relations, regional and religious conflicts, and terrorism., Additionally, he is active in bridging Mindanao to Tagalog and international societies, taking part in publishing an anthology of young Muslim writers in Mindanao.
Sarah Jane S. RAYMUNDO (Philippines)
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of the Philippines
Ms. RAYMUNDO acquired her BA in Sociology in 1998 and MA in Sociology in 2005. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of the Philippines. Her latest publication is "The Symptom Called Marketization" (2007). She is an associate of KARAPATAN (a nationwide alliance of human rights advocates in the Philippines) and the Secretary-General of Congress of Teachers/Educators for Nationalism and Democracy (CONTEND-UP).
Tengku Suhailah Binte Tengku Kamarudin (Singapore)
Executive, Harmony Center, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore
Ms. Tengku Suhailah acquired her Bachelor degree in Usuluddin (Islamic Theology) and Comparative Religion in 2006. She is currently an executive of Harmony Center, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore. She is involved in interfaith work.
SHEN Shi’an (Singapore)
Chief Editor, Web Department, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
Mr. SHEN obtained his Diploma Electrical Engineering before entering the MA program in Buddhist Studies. He is currently Chief Editor of the Web Department of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, which is the largest Mahayana Temple in Singapore. He writes and teaches Buddhist teachings, relating them to contemporary issues.
Bencharat SAE CHUA (Thailand)
Acting Director and Lecturer, Office of Human Rights Studies and Social Development, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University
Ms. SAE CHUA obtained her BA in Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University in 1996 and graduate diploma in Thai and English Translation, Thammasat University in 1997. She received her MA in Political Sciences, University of Delhi, India, in 1999. She is currently Acting Director and Lecturer of Office of Human Rights Studies and Social Development, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University.
Chalongkwan TAVARAYUTH (Thailand)
Project Officer, Global Intelligence Unit Project with special focus on CIS and the Balkan Area, Department of European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand
Ms. TAVARAYUTH graduated from the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, in 2007. She will be undertaking her Masters Course on Development Studies in UK starting July 2008. She is currently Project Officer of Global Intelligence Unit Project with special focus on CIS and the Balkan Area, Department of European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition to her native language Thai, she is proficient in English, Italian and French.
HOANG Huu Anh (Vietnam)
Specialist, Department of UNESCO & Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. HOANG received his BA in Economics, Hanoi Trade University in 1995 and MA in International Economics, Kyung Hee University, Korea in 2006. He is currently a specialist of the Department of UNESCO & Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

* Participants from South Korea and Japan are now under selection as of November 22, 2007.


Profiles of Coordinators

Yasushi KIKUCHI
Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Prof. Kikuchi received his Ed.D. from De La Salle University. He has been Visiting Professor at University of Zurich and University of Montreal, Exchange Professor at De La Salle University and University of Chile, and in the years 1978-79 and 1987-88, Senior Researcher at the National Museum of the Philippines as a Japan Foundation Fellow. During the period June 2002 till June 2004, he served as a personal assistant official for President Toledo of Peru, social development specialist for JICA, Visiting Professor at ESAN Graduate School of Business, Peru and Advisor to Secretary of Peru Ministry of Development. He is currently Professor at Graduate School of Asia- Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Visiting Professor for Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) and Visiting Professor at St. John’s University (New York). He is also currently a member of the advisory committee on ODA policy to Foreign Minister. He specializes in Social Anthropology.
Recent English publications are:
"Sustainable Development with Knowledge and Technology" presented for Annual conference of Waseda Cultural Anthropology, Jan 2007.
"Resettlement and Participatory Reconstruction- The case of the un-or natural disaster" No.9:50-55 Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo. 2007
Wilfrido V. VILLACORTA
Professor Emeritus at De La Salle University, former Deputy Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Dr.Villacorta received his MA and PhD in Politics, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. From 1976 to 1978 he was Senior Specialist of the SEAMEO (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization) Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (INNOTECH), from 1978 to 1982 he was the Secretary-General of the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA). He was Dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 1983 to 1986. He established the Yuchengco Center of De La Salle University in 1994, and served as the founding president of the center until 2003, leading numbers of research activities related to the cooperation and development between the Philippines and Japan. From 2003 till 2006, he was the Deputy Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is an ambassador-level position. He is currently Professor Emeritus at De La Salle University.
Recent English publications are:
Co-authored with Bachtiar Alam, Perceptions of Japan and the Japanese by Filipinos and Indonesians: An
Intergenerational Study. Manila: De La Salle University Press, 2002.
"Political Relations between Japan and the Philippines during the Aquino and Ramos Administrations" In Philippines-Japan Relations. Quezon city: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2003.
"ASEAN-Japan Relations: The China Factor." In Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Southeast Asia: Progress and Challenges through Half-a-Century. Quezon City: Philippine Social Science Council and The Japan Foundation. 59-74. 2007
Fernando Nakpil ZIALCITA
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University
Graduated from Ateneo de Manila University (BA in Humanities and MA in Philosophy),
University of Hawaii (MA and PhD in Cultural Anthropology). Assistant Professor at University of Hawaii from 1984 to 1987. He has been Professor at Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University since 1987, and is now also Director of Cultural Heritage Studies Program at Ateneo de Manila University. His books Authentic though not exotic: Essays on Filipino Identity and Cuaresma were awarded the Outstanding Book in the Social Sciences Award for 2006 and 2001 respectively, by the Manila Critic’s Circle.
Recent English Publications are:
"Epics and Ethnic Boundaries." In Literature of Voice: Epics in the Philippines. Edited by Nicole Revel.
Loyola Heights, Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Office of the President Zialcita, Fernando, editor. Authentic Though not Exotic: Essays on Filipino Identity. Ateneo de Manila University Press. 2005
Zialcita, Fernando, editor. Quiapo Heart of Manila. Manila: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University and Metropolitan Museum of Manila. 2006
Hanneman SAMUEL
Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Indonesia
Dr. Samuel graduated from University of Indonesia in 1984, University of Kent, UK (Master of Philosophy in Sociology) in 1990 and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology) in 2001. He has been commissioned researcher for various studies including programs for Ministry of Public Work, provincial planning board DKI, World Bank etc. He is currently Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at University of Indonesia. His main interest is sociology of Indonesia and politics of knowledge.
Recent English publications are:
Megawati Sukarnoputri and Gloria Macapagai-Aroyo: a comparison. 2001. A paper presented on a forum organized by Asian Studies Centre & Dept. of Political Science (University of the Philippines)
Indonesian Social Sciences: Looking Back, Creating the Future. 2003. A paper presented at Regional
Cooperation and Identity Building in East Asia in the Age of Post-Cold War Globalization organized by
Korean Association of Southeast Asian Studies and ASEAN University Network.
Indonesia in Transition: Rethinking ‘Civil Society’, ‘Region’, and ‘Crisis’. 2004. Yogyakarta, Pustaka
Pelajar.
Surichai WUN’GAEO
Director of Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
Graduated from Chulalongkorn University (BA) and University of Tokyo (MA and PhD). He was national representative to ASEAN-Japan Multinational Cultural Mission from 1997 to 1998. He has been Visiting Professor at Hosei University, Ritsumeikan University and Hitotsubashi University in Japan, and also University of Illinois in USA. He has also been member of National Legislative Assembly, Deputy Director for Research, Institute of Asian Studies, member of National Committee for UNESCO, Chairman for Bangkok Metropolitan Culture Research Committee. He is currently Director of Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute and President of Asian Rural Sociology Association (ARSA).
Recent English publications are:
Beyond Secularization: Buddhism and Alternative Development Praxis in Thailand, Ryukoku Sogo-Chiiki Kenkyu, 1998
The Provinciality of Globalization: a Thai Perspective, 2006 (forthcoming)
Surichai Wun’gaeo, editor. Sharing Japan’s and Thailand’s Experiences of Social Recovery from Natural Disasters, Chulalongkorn University and JACA, 2005.

Profile of Keynote Speaker for Public Symposium

WANG, Gungwu
Chairman of the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore
Graduated from University of Malaya (BA Hons and MA in History) and University of London (PhD in History). He taught at University of Malaya (in Singapore and Malaysia) and was Vice- Chancellor of University of Hong Kong from 1986 to 1995. He is the former Director of East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, and is now its chairperson. Areas of interest are Chinese history, Chinese overseas, nationalism and migrations.
Recent English publications are:
The Chinese Overseas: From Earthbound China to the Quest for Autonomy, Harvard University Press, 2000
Joining the Modern World: Inside and Outside China, Singapore University Press, 2000
Anglo-Chinese Encounters since 1800: war, trade, science and governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003
Festschrift. Power and Identity in the Chinese World Order: Festschrift in Honour of Professor Wang Gungwu, Hong Kong University Press, 2003
Ideas Won’t Keep: the struggle for China’s future, Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2003
Bind Us in Time: nation and civilization in Asia. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2003.
To Act is to Know: Chinese Dilemmas. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2003.
Don’t Leave Home: Migration and the Chinese. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2003.
Only Connect! Sino-Malay Encounters. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2003.
Diasporic Chinese Ventures: The Life and Work of Wang Gungwu, London: Routledge, 2004
Divided China: Preparing for Reunification, 883-947, Singapore: World Scientific, 2007.

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