Speakers include: Architect and Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo, KUMA Kengo, Dean of Yale College, Marvin Chun, Professor of Harvard University, Michael Sandel, and Writer, Futurologist and President of the Positive Planet Foundation, Jacques Attali and more!
Tokyo Forum 2021 will focus on “Science and the Human Mind”.
Science has shown remarkable development in recent years and has made our lives increasingly convenient and efficient, for example through the expansion of the internet or remote medical treatment using AI.
However, it is ironic that in some ways we feel more anxious as a result of this scientific development. The digital divide has widened. More people and information cross national boundaries, causing anxiety in local communities. Anxiety fuels exclusive nationalism in people’s minds. Competition between major powers intensifies, forcing countries in between to make difficult choices. Science has once again become a tool for international contention rather than a common good shared by the human race.
How can we develop science, and at the same time explain and cope with the new apprehension it causes in our minds? How can we promote science as a means for encouraging and uniting people on a global scale? Please join us to investigate this multifaceted question from interdisciplinary perspectives.
High-level Talk Session on Science and Humanities
Panel Discussion：Global Commons Stewardship Based on Science and Empathy
Cross-disciplinary Discussion：Trust Building for Collective Actions
Wrap-up Session by Rising Stars
KUMA Kengo (Architect, University Professor and Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
Marvin Chun (Dean of Yale College, Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology; Neuroscience; Cognitive Science, Yale University)
Michael Sandel (Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University)
Jacques Attali (Writer, Futurologist and President of the Positive Planet Foundation)
FUJIGAKI Yuko (Executive Vice President and Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Naoko ISHII (Executive Vice President and Director, Center for Global Commons, The University of Tokyo)
|Time & date(s)||2021.12.03(Fri)
20:00 - 23:40
|Hosted by||The University of Tokyo, Chey Institute for Advanced Studies|
|Contact||info＊tokyo-forum-form.com（Please replace ＊ with @）|