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Overseas Business Trip

【San Juan, Puerto Rico and New York】14th IAU General Conference

November 26-December 4, 2012

Following on from the 13th IAU General Conference held in 2008 at Utrecht University in the Netherlands (attended by Michael Calmano, president of Nanzan University), this 14th General Conference was held in Puerto Rico. Occurring once every four years, it was an appropriately celebrated event, with a festival held in the town church. The meeting was very worthwhile in the way it reminded participants of the role of universities in the ongoing globalization of the world.

On Sunday 2 December, the president attended a Nanzankai alumni gathering held in New York. No former foreign students attended on this occasion but it was an enjoyable opportunity to interact with Nanzan University and Junior College graduates currently living in New York and Philadelphia. Some of the photographs from this gathering are now on the Nanzan University International Students Alumni Network Facebook site, so please take a look.

https://www.facebook.com/NanzanUniversityIntlAlumni

PHOTO

All taken by President of Nanzan University, Michael Calmano

The campus that became the venue for the conference

A scene from the opening ceremony

Flags of each of the countries represented

A scene from the conference

Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly building

The Castillo de San Cristobal fort from the time when Spain controlled Puerto Rico

A scene celebrating the birth of Christ

San Juan

The festival dinner in the city

The Holocaust Memorial

A scene from the New York Nanzankai

A squirrel in Central Park