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The 6th GSDM International Symposium “Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, Energy, and Innovation in East Asia”

February 5, 2019

Event Details

Event Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / Companies
Date(s) February 27, 2019 13:00 —
Location Hongo Area Campus
Venue Fukutake Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo (MAP)
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Regstration
Date: 13:00-17:30, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Venue: Fukutake Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Admission: Free
Language: Japanese/English (Simultaneous interpretation)
Hosted by: Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management (GSDM), the University of Tokyo
Purposes:
East Asia is witnessing an epochal transformation. In a handful of decades it has risen as the center of the world’s manufacturing sector as well as the largest market for consumer goods, raw materials, and energy. Such transformation has been made possible by the massive improvements in human capital and governance, as well as investments, which have enabled the region to successfully make use of imported technologies first, and then proceed to develop new ones.
As Japan did in the past century, it is expected that East Asia as a whole will transition from being mainly an importer of technology to a major producer and exporter. Innovation is one of the key drivers of such a trend, but policy making and financial ingenuity will be equally influential. All these dynamics have already massively impacted the region’s geopolitical postures and are most likely to be even more transformative in the future.
The energy sector lies at the convergence between geopolitical competition, large-scale policy making, economic growth, innovation, and environmental protection. This Symposium intends to explore the nexus between energy, geopolitics, policy and innovation, with a realistic view on the chances for the improvement of cooperation and exchange in East Asia, as well as the role which educational institutions can play in this context.    

Program:
Opening
-Opening and greetings  HAN, Zhen (GSDM student)
-Opening remarks  FUKUDA, Hiroo (Executive Vice President, the University of Tokyo)  

Scene Setting
-First keynote speech  TAKAHARA, Akio (Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo)
-Second keynote speech  CHEN, Jin (Director, Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University Professor, Tsinghua SEM)
-Third keynote speech  MATSUHASHI, Ryuji (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo) 
-Fourth keynote speech  QI, Ye (Professor of Public Policy, Director of Institute of Public Policy at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
-Presentation by GSDM students  

Panel Discussion A: Energy and Innovation
Moderator:Hideaki Shiroyama (GSDM Program Coordinator, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo)  
Panelists
-CHEN, Jin (Director, Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University Professor, Tsinghua SEM)
-NAKANO, Takashi (Director, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Office) 
-ANAKA, Nobuo (Chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation)
-XIANG, Junyong (Deputy Director of the Economic and Social Research Division, Economic and Technology Research Institute, GEIDCO)  

Panel Discussion B: Energy and Geopolitics
Moderator: Nobuo Tanaka (Chairman, Sasakawa Peace Foundation)  
Panelists
-HIRATAKE, Masahito (Planning & Research Dept. Mitsubishi Corporation)
-KIM, Kyunghan, (Minister, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Japan)
-QI, Ye (Professor of Public Policy, Director of Institute of Public Policy at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
-XIANG, Junyong (Deputy Director of the Economic and Social Research Division, Economic and Technology Research Institute, GEIDCO)  

Conclusions 
-Students’ view  KATO, Sari (GSDM student)
-Closing remarks  MITSUISHI, Mamoru (Executive Director and Vice President, GSDM Deputy Program Coordinator, the University of Tokyo)

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