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

05:00 - 07:00 (UTC) 3 September, 2020 / 12:00 - 14:00 (UTC) 4 September, 2020
14:00 - 16:00(JST) 3 September, 2020 / 21:00 - 23:00 (JST) 4 September, 2020

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 specialising 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.

Event Details

05:00 - 07:00 (UTC) 3 September, 2020 / 12:00 - 14:00 (UTC) 4 September, 2020
14:00 - 16:00(JST) 3 September, 2020 / 21:00 - 23:00 (JST) 4 September, 2020


Science Council of Japan
The Japan Sociological Society (JSS)
International Science Council (ISC)
International Sociological Association (ISA)
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
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Science Council of Japan Secretariat-International Affairs Division

Presentation Materials

1st Day <3rd September>
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, The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (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 <4th September>
12:00-12:05 Introduction SHIRAHASE Sawako  
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 (Distinguished Bremen Professor, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)/ Emeritus Professor of Sociology, European University Institute (EUI))  
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 TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko