December 2-3: Tokyo Forum 2021 “Science and The Human Mind”

The University of Tokyo will be holding “Tokyo Forum 2021” on Thursday, December 2 and Friday, December 3, 2021.

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?

On 2 December, CGC Director Prof. Naoko Ishii will join a panel discussion on the theme of “Global Commons Stewardship Based on Science and Empathy”
Please join us to investigate this multifaceted question from interdisciplinary perspectives.

DateThursday, December 2 and Friday, December 3 2021
Event Information
TimeDecember 2 @ 06:00-09:00(EST); 11:00-14:00(GMT); 20:00 –23:00(JST)
December 3 @ 06:00-09:40(EST); 11:00-14:40(GMT); 20:00 –23:40(JST)
LanguageEnglish (simultaneous interpretation in Japanese available)
Hosts– The University of Tokyo (Japan)
– Chey Institute for Advanced Studies (Korea)
Nov 30th, 2021
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