Partners in Profile
Partners in Profile features one GLH global partner, so as to better present the guardians and caretakers of Hibaku-Jumoku descendants around the planet. The profiles will explore what the Hiroshima survivor trees and partnership with GLH mean for our partners, their passion for peace, and their vision for the future. Click on the link to see the full profile.
- The first profile of 2020 features renowned Singaporean international lawyer, professor, and diplomat, Tommy Koh, who championed the GLH partnership in Singapore with the Singapore Botanic Garden and Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore.
- Ambassador Koh shares his memories during his visit to Hiroshima in 2005, his vision for the GLH partnership, as well as his outlook on the nuclear future.
- The last profile of 2019 features Dr. David Krieger, the Co-Founder and President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF). After 37 years of service, Dr. Krieger will step down from this position at the end of 2019. He has led the NAPF to initiate many innovative and important projects for building peace, strengthening international law, abolishing nuclear weapons, and empowering peace leaders. An author and an editor, Dr. Krieger has also contributed to many studies of peace.
- In this interview, Dr. Krieger talks about the message of the Hibaku Jumoku and the urgency of nuclear disarmament.
Dealing with such a well-known event can be daunting for an artist: how can one begin to say something new? But I think we return to these momentous events because they still have traction – and as the world appears still very unstable in both political and environmental terms – the story of the hibaku jumoku is particularly relevant.
- Amanda Chambers is a British multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, music, drawing, photography, and printmaking. In October 2018, Amanda embarked on a project inspired by the hibaku jumoku - “Hibaku-Jumoku, In search of Hiroshima’s Survivor Trees”. The work was produced and exhibited at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (SCCP).
As an international relations scholar, my links to GLH and Hiroshima have been helping me in defense of the view that International Relations as a discipline is responsible for contributing scientific knowledge to the decision-makers so that we can avoid repeating a tragedy as the one that stroke Hiroshima...
- The September entry features Dr. Vladimir Rouvinski, former staff of UNITAR Hiroshima Office who obtained his master's and doctoral degree in Peace Studies from Hiroshima University. Originally from Russia, Dr. Rouvinski currently teaches International Relations at Icesi University, Cali, Columbia, aiming to strengthen the bond between Japan and Columbia.
- Photo: Dr. Rouvinski with Hibaku sapling on the campus of Icesi University.
- The August entry features Marie Louise Towari, Chair of Japan-based NPO Think About Education in Rwanda who experienced many turbulences, in Rwanda and in Japan, and who is now devoted to volunteer and advocacy work for Rwandan children.
- The narrative was originally written in Japanese and was adopted in English by GLH Secretariat team. The Japanese version will also be posted soon.
- Photo: Marie (middle left) with GLH co-founders, Tomoko Watanabe (left) and Nassrine Azimi (middle right), and ANT-Hiroshima Staff, Masami Yamamoto.
- The first feature in this series is Dr. Sergei Shaposhnikov, Professor at Moscow State University (MSU). GLH Master-Gardener Mr. Chikara Horiguchi interviewed him during a recent visit to MSU in late April 2019.
- Photo: a planting ceremony on 23 April 2019 at MSU, center left stands Master Chikara Horiguchi, center right stands Dr. Sergei Shaposhnikov.