On February 22, Mr. Jun Yue presented his second online lecture at the MCU’s Institute of Foreign Languages. The lecture discussed the insights and experience the speaker had gained during his around-the-world journey on a Peace Boat humanitarian mission.
Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental organization. Its prior mission is the promotion of peace, human rights, and sustainability, around the world. The organization holds Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Peace Boat members arrange diverse social activities and campaigns for climate change prevention or nuclear bomb abolition, among others. On a mission, a Peace Boat activist may perform as a maintaining passenger, a volunteer interpreter, or an intern on land. Whatever one does, he participates entirely in the community and organization’s activities.
After the presentation, Mr. Jun Yue ran a Q&A session. One of the most important and engaging stages of a journey is itinerary building. The Point of Contact (POC) Department is responsible for the organization of arrival and departure of boats at each port. Among all the countries he visited, the speaker was most impressed with Tahiti and Malta. However, insights about oneself are more important than discoveries of new lands. During the voyage, the speaker has realized that he has only one life and is to enjoy entirely.
On February 8, Mr. Jun Yue presented his first lecture at MCU. It was dedicated to U.S. public diplomacy in China.