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HJI at Annual Spring Fest

On Saturday, May 4 representatives from HJI attended the annual Spring Fest organized by the Belvedere Family Church at the Belvedere Estate in Tarrytown, NY. It was an exciting celebration with games, family activities, and good food for all. Mrs. Lynn Walsh, Adjunct Professor, Mrs. Mika Deshotel, Associate Dean of Student Life, and Mr. EJ Rapada, Bursar were on hand at the HJI table to answer questions from those in attendance about HJI’s degree programs and courses, and to share about the student experience at HJI. Dr. Thomas Walsh, HJI President, and Mrs. Angelika Buczynski, Executive...

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Honorary Doctorate To Be Conferred Upon Ambassador Joseph DeTrani at the Graduation Ceremony for HJI

New York, NY, May 1, 2024 – The HJ International Graduate School for Peace and Public Leadership is proud to announce the conferral of an honorary doctorate upon Ambassador Joseph DeTrani as part of its 48th Commencement Ceremony. The event will take place on May 25th at 2:00 pm ET at 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. Ambassador Joseph DeTrani, a distinguished figure in international diplomacy and a prominent advocate for peace, will also serve as the keynote speaker at the ceremony. Ambassador DeTrani’s insights are anticipated to inspire the next generation of leaders in their...

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Report on HJI Conference Session Published in “Bitter Winter”

Dr. Massimo Introvigne, Founder, CESNUR; Editor, Bitter Winter, commented on the sucess of the HJI International Conference in Bitter Winter. “While there are other critical situations, including in France, what is happening in Japan is unprecedented in a democratic country in our century.” Read the Full Article »

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1st HJI International Conference on Peace and Public Leadership

HJI held the 1st International Conference on Peace and Public Leadership: Addressing the Challenges of Our Times on April 11-13, 2024 with distinguished panelists from around the world.  Ten sessions discussed topics central to the challenges facing today’s society. In this first international conference the presentations only scratched the surface of these important global issues, which HJI will continue to address through academic research and future scholarly encounters. Dr. Thomas Walsh, President,...

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HJI Welcomed Masato Sudo to 43rd Street

On April 3rd, HJI welcomed Masato Sudo, son of HJI alum and early FFWPU pioneer educator, Rev. Ken Sudo (M.Div. 1995). Rev. Sudo passed away on December 22, 2023 at age 92. Masato, currently residing in Seattle, is visiting New York and was eager to return to places of his childhood, including 43rd St and the former HJI campus in Barrytown, NY. Dr. Thomas Walsh, HJI President, Dr. Thomas Ward, HJI Provost, Dr. Frank LaGrotteria, HJI Vice President, Dr. Michael Mickler, Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies, and Mr. Ken Sohn, HJI Director of Information and Technology were on hand to...

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HJI President Speaks to HJI Alumni and Friends in Montreal, Canada

HJI President, Dr. Thomas Walsh, visited Montreal on March 30-31, 2024, for meetings with Dr. Franco Famularo, and HJI Alumni and Chairman of HJI’s Board of Trustees, and with other alumni based in Quebec, Ontario and even Vermont, USA. In his March 31 address for Sunday service, Dr. Walsh shared about the course he and Rev. Demian Dunkley are currently teaching on “Ministry and Public Leadership in America” as well as other updates from HJI. Following the service, Dr. Walsh had lunch with the HJI alumni for a lively and stimulating discussion. HJI is grateful to Dr. Moon...

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Family of International Alumni Visits HJI Campus

On March 26, HJI was pleased to welcome the family of Pr. Sudheer Kumar Kondru from India, HJI Doctor of Ministry Graduate; Class of 2019. His family is very proud of his achievements and met with Dr. Thomas Walsh, HJI President and Dr. Thomas Ward, HJI Provost. Pr. Kondru was overjoyed to receive his diploma and shared that “by the grace of God and your prayers I have been actively involved in the ministry among the unreached groups in India. I am ever thankful to you and the leadership of [HJI] for all your love and concern all through my educational and ministerial career.R...

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Professor Ward invited as speaker to Columbia Law School Program “The Legacy of WWII Asian-Pacific Comfort Women.”

Professor Ward invited as speaker to Columbia Law School Program “The Legacy of WWII Asian-Pacific Comfort Women.” Thomas Ward, HJI Provost and Professor of Peace & Development, was one of several subjectspecialists invited to join a panel at Columbia University Law School on February 27 on thetopic “Legacy of the WW II Asian-Pacific Comfort Women.” Sponsored by the ColumbiaInternational Law Society, the session reviewed the still unsettled “Comfort Women”controversy. Created and implemented by Japan’s Imperial Military during the World War IIperiod, the Comfort Women system led to the...

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Email Policy

Responsible Executive: Vice President for Administration Responsible Office: Executive Administrative and Advancement Unit Effective Date:8/10/2020 Last Reviewed: 9/21/2023 Revised:9/21/2023 POLICY STATEMENT HJ International Graduate School for Peace and Public Leadership’s (“HJI’s” or the “Institution’s”) faculty, staff, and students are accorded various technical and informational resources, including but not limited to, computing devices and software, email accounts, and access to informational systems. These are the property of HJI and not of the individual student, staff,...

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