On March 5th 2018, Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild, the United Nation’s Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination at the Executive Office of Secretary-General (EOSG), visited the Higashi-Hiroshima Campus of Hiroshima University, meeting with President Ochi.
Following the meeting, Mr. Hochschild was invited to give a lecture entitled “Peacebuilding in a Changing World.” There were about 100 students and faculty/administrative members in the venue, who were all engrossed with his lecture from the beginning to the end. Lively exchanges of questions and answers between the students and Mr. Hochschild followed during the Q&A session after the lecture.
HU was established with the founding principle of “a single unified university, free and pursuing peace,” upholding "the pursuit of peace" as one of its Five Guiding Principles.
In this sense, inviting someone like Mr. Hochschild, who has been devoted to the peacebuilding activities at the United Nations, is very appropriate for HU. To the students and the faculty/administrative members, Mr. Hochschild’s lecture was certainly thought-provoking.
Commemorative photo by Mr. Hochschild (center), President Ochi (second from the left) and other participants
Mr. Hochschild giving his lecture