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+February 16: SciREX Open Forum: 8th Session: New Development of Risk Governance and Communication

Program for Education and Research on Science and Technology in Public Sphere (STiPS), SciREX Center, Science, Technology and Innovation Governance(STIG)

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The 8th session of the 3rd SciREX Open Forum will be held as follows.

Title: New Development of Risk Governance and Communication: Complex responses to the newly emerging infectious diseases, natural disasters, and climate changes

Day & Time: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 18:00-20:00
Venue: Online
Language: English-Japanese translation service to be provided
Outline, speakers and moderator: this page
To be registered: this page
Outline of the 3rd SciREX Forum: this page


The risks the society faces are becoming more and more complex along with the various
environmental changes caused by increasing globalization and interdependence between
infrastructure systems. How to cope with such complexity and establish a resilient
society is a grand challenge for governance. This session will take 3 complex risks of
newly infectious diseases, natural disasters, and climate changes. Through cross comparative
analyses of these risks we will try to identify the difference and commonalities
of the characteristics and scope of each risk and discuss the governance and risk communication.
The discussion on governance will focus on the evidence-based policy making
(how the separation and interaction between assessment and management are currently
going on; the administrative and research factors that hinder the cooperation across the
systems). We will also discuss how scientific knowledge and risk can be relayed to the
society as well as how people share the information as their matter

Mikihito Tanaka
, Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
So Morikawa, Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo,
Affiliated Fellow, SciREX Center, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Seita Emori, Deputy Director, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Panel members:
Hideaki Shiroyama
, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo
Hideyuki Hirakawa, Professor, Center for the Study of Co* Design, Osaka University

Makiko Matsuo
, Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo