After our introductory lecture on global citizenship and peace on Tuesday we continued right away on Wednesday with the first seminar day. In the morning we started with an interactive session on the topic Global Governance and International Policy, which left much room for own reflections, the development of visions and group work. In the afternoon three of our group, including Ellinor, presented their papers in a first mock-conference session. These sessions provided a space in which peer reviews were presented to the authors of the different papers, in order to discuss strengths, possibilities for improvements and contents of the papers.
In the evening we met the approximately 150 students from the other courses – the Undergraduate Student Seminar on Global Citizenship and Peace, the Summer School for Environmental Studies, and the INU Nursing Workshop.
During the welcome reception the INU staff treated us with warm welcoming words, delicious Japanese food and sake. A great opportunity to get to know people from our group better and to meet all the others.