International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability 2020
- Social Inclusion in the Global Era - Sustainable post-COVID-19 Society>> Japanese

Now that the mobility of people and goods as the base in the global era is being restricted greatly due to the COVID-19, the issues of sustainability and inclusion at the global level are becoming more important than ever. This Conference will discuss how to make our future inclusive and sustainable, including issues surrounding the transformative change for CO2 mitigation in the “New Normal” post COVID-19. This conference consists of two sessions: (1) Issues in Asia and the Role of Japan, and (2) Global Challenge and the Role of Academics. We have invited prominent scholars specializing in social policy, sociology and political science as panelists, and they will lead us insightful discussions about what academic institutions can do in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Time & Date 05:00 - 07:00 (UTC) September 3, 2020
12:00 - 14:00 (UTC) September 4, 2020
Venue ZOOM Webinar
Eligible person Whoever can participate, but registration is necessary.
Registration Please register here : Entry form
Capacity 500
Language English
Organizer Science Council of Japan
Co-Organizer The Japan Sociological Society(JSS)
Endorsement International Science Council(ISC)、International Sociological Association(ISA)、United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)、The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
1st Day <September 3rd>
05:00-05:05 Opening Remarks
YAMAGIWA Juichi(President, Science Council of Japan / President, Kyoto University)
05:05-05:10 Introduction
SHIRAHASE Sawako(Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo)
05:10-05:55 Short Speech(Each Speaker will give 15 minutes speech)
OSAWA Mari(Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
Leena Srivastava(Deputy Director General for Science, IIASA)
USUI Emiko(Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
05:55-07:00 Discussion
Moderator:SHIRAHASE Sawako
Panelists:OSAWA Mari
      Leena Srivastava
      USUI Emiko
      MACHIMURA Takashi(President, The Japan Sociological Society / Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
2nd Day <September 4th>
12:00-12:05 Introduction
12:05-12:50 Short Speech(Each Speaker will give 15 minutes speech)
Daya Reddy (President, International Science Council)
Elisa Reis(Vice President, International Science Council)
Martin Kohli(Emeritus Professor, European University Institute/ Distinguished Bremen Professor, Bremen International Global School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS))
12:50-13:55 Discussion
Moderator:SHIRAHASE Sawako
Panelist:Daya Reddy
      Elisa Reis
      Martin Kohli
      TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko(Vice President, Science Council of Japan / President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies)
13:55-14:00 Closing Remarks
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