POP Seminar

Nov 28: STIG International Symposium 2014:Making the Most of Science and Innovation through Better Governance

In order to maximize the return from investments in science, technology, and innovation, the management of the arena in which the deliverable of such projects become available to the society is crucial. This year’s STIG symposium convenes leading scholars from around the world and explores emerging ideas for better governance that facilitates the application of science, technology, and innovation to the society.

Day & Time: 13:00-17:45 Friday November 28, 2014
Venue:Fukutake Learning Theater at University of Tokyo Hongo Campus
Registration fee:Free → Registration form
Hosting Organization:Science, Technology and Innovation Governance Unit, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo

13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks
 Hideaki Shiroyama(Research representative, Professor, the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo)

13:05-13:35 [Keynote Speech1]
  Professor. Kenneth Oye (MIT)
“Proactive and Adaptive Risk Management in Biotechnology: Applications to Pharmaceuticals and Synthetic Biology”
13:35-14:05 【response presentation & QA】
Sotaro Shibayama(the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo)
14:05-14:35 [Keynote Speech2]
 Dr. Michael Rogers(former Adviser in Science and Ethics, Bureau of European Policy Advisers, the European Commission)
“Recent trends in Risk Governance in Europe: From Precaution to Smarter Regulations”
14:35-15:00 【response presentation & QA】
 Dr. Hideyuki Hirakawa(Osaka University, Center for the Study of Communication-Design)
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-15:45 [Keynote Speech3]
 Prof. David Laws (University of Amsterdam)
“Hot Adaptation: Working between facts and stakeholders”
15:45-16:15 【response presentation & QA】
 Masahiro Matsuura (The Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo)
 Masaru Yarime (The Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo)
16:15-16:45 [Keynote Speech4] (TBD)
  Prof. Jason J Blackstock (Department for Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London)
“Understanding and Strengthening Science, Technology, and Engineering Knowledge within Public Decision-Making Processes” (tentative)
16:45-17:15 【response presentation & QA】
 Hideaki Shiroyama(The Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo)
17:15-17:45 Wrap-up discussion

Language:English and Japanese (free simultaneous translation service provided)

For inquiries: contact us at STIG@pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp