[October 25-26] NUS-UTokyo Joint Symposium “THE RISK QUOTIENT 2018”

Stress and fear influence our ability to make sound decisions amidst rapid changes and new risks. Trust determines who we turn to for information and guidance. The Risk Quotient is an annual conference presented by LRFI to improve the understanding of risk and ground better decision-making. In this year’s conference, we will explore the latest academic research and practice surrounding decision-making in the face of fast changing environments and uncertainty.

[Date] Thursday, October 25, 2018. 9:30-18:00 (Open at 9:00- )
    Friday, October 26, 2018. 9:30-18:00 (Open at 9:00- )
[Venue] Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. The University of Tokyo Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building Daiwa House Ishibashi Nobuo Memorial Hall
[Language] English (English-Japanese Translation is also available)
[Participation Fee] Free of charge
[Networking Reception] Thursday, October 25, 18:00- E PRONTO UTOKYO Participation fee: TBD
[Capacity] 100 seats (Early registration recommended before completion)
[Co-organized by] National University of Singapore (NUS) LRFI (Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk), Policy Alternatives Research Institute UTokyo, Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance (STIG) Education Program GraSPP UTokyo.

[Registration] Previous registration required both for symposium and welcome reception: Click [THE RISK QUOTIENT 2018 Registration Form]
– Registration has been closed due to the reach of registrants seating capacity –

◆Thursday, October 25th: Decision-making in Fast-Changing Environments

【Program @ Main Hall】

09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and Opening remarks: 
Kok-Kwang Phoon
Hideaki Shiroyama
Richard Clegg
09:45 – 10:35 Keynote speech

“Decision-making Under Scarcity”

Eldar Shafir

10:35 – 11:25 Interactive session

“Piloting the Perils: Data Visualisation and its Impact on Decisions”

Pablo Suarez

Janot Mendler

11:25 – 11:35 – Break –
11:35 – 12:25 Speaker session

“Analysing Risk Perceptions across Cultures through Artificial Intelligence”

Reuben Ng

12:25 – 12:55 Speaker Session

“Between Humans and Machines: A New Age in Decision-making under Uncertainty?”

Danit Gal

12:55 – 14:00 – Lunch Break –
14:00 – 14:50 Speaker session

“Risk Governance in Fast-changing Environments”

Alberto Alemanno

14:50 – 15:40 Speaker session

“Principles and Approach for Catastrophe Modelling”

Kazuya Fujimura

15:40 – 16:10 Speaker Session

“Towards Utilizing Disaster Statistics for Evidence-based Policy Making: A Review of the Existing Literature”

Daisuke Sasaki

16:10 – 16:20 – Break –
16:20 – 18:00 Panel discussion

“Is Fast Thinking Undermining our Collective Ability to Make Good Decisions?”

Reuben Ng (Chair)

Eldar Shafir

Atsuo Kishimoto

Pablo Suarez

18:00 – End of Day One –

【Program @ Seminar Room】

14:00 – 16:10 Workshop

“Integrating Climate Information for Managing Risk and Decision-Making Under Uncertainty”

Andrew Kruczkiewicz

Shanna McClain

◆Friday, October 26th: Off the Charts – Managing Uncertainty and Unprecedented Events

【Program @ Main Hall】

09:30 – 10:20 Speaker session

“Understanding the Interdependence of the Global Risks Interconnections”

Jiuchang Wei

10:20 – 11:40 Panel discussion

“How to Respond and Manage Uncertainty and Unprecedented Events?”

Yee-Kuang Heng (Chair)

Jiuchang Wei

Chiyuki Aoi

Ciaran McCaughey

11:40 – 11:50 – Break –
11:50 – 12:40 Speaker session

“Managing the Risk of Future Nuclear Power in Southeast Asia”

Keng-Yeow Chung

12:40 – 13:40 – Lunch Break –
13:40 – 14:30 Speaker session

“Causes of Failure and Management Issues in Fukushima”

Hideaki Shiroyama

Taketoshi Taniguchi

14:30 – 15:50 Panel discussion

“Nuclear Safety and Security”

Yee-Kuang Heng (Chair)

Wändi Bruine de Bruin

Tatsujiro Suzuki

Taketoshi Taniguchi

Keng-Yeow Chung

15:50 – 16:00 – Break –
16:00 – 16:50 Speaker session

“Communicating Risk and Uncertainty Effectively: Examples from Climate Change and Extreme Weather”

Wändi Bruine de Bruin

16:50 – 17:40



Speaker session

“Political Consequences of Known Unknowns”

Kiichi Fujiwara

17:40 – 18:00 Closing Remarks: Hideaki Shiroyama
18:00 – End of Conference –

【Program @ Seminar Room】

13:40 – 14:30 Interactive session

“A Day Without Your Seasons: Rethinking the Unprecedented as the New Normal”

Pablo Suarez

Janot Mendler

Contact: Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance (STIG) Education Program, UTokyo