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Lecture (Prof. Edward John DRIFFILL) The Social and Behavioural Turn in Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics has been a contested field since it was invented in 1936. It is dominated by sophisticated models that assume that people behave rationally. But slowly, the recognition that people do not behave like “homo economicus” is changing things. Hours of work, use of leisure time, patterns of spending, are affected by social norms and conventions; and these things affect how the economy responds to disruptions like wars and pandemics.

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Zoom Webinar
Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 15:00-16:30 JST

Lecture (Prof. Jean Louis VIOVY) Soft Robotics

Robotics is gaining increasing importance across a wide range of applications, including industrial production, agriculture, assistance to individuals and households, and medicine. However, its progress is still constrained by the mechanical basis of construction and operation. As the complexity and versatility of robotics is growing rapidly, it has resulted in high costs for development and production. These disadvantages can be radically reduced by the advent of “soft robotics”. In this lecture, Prof. Viovy presents and illustrates the potentialities of this emerging field with a few examples, and discusses its future and potential limitations.

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Zoom Webinar
Monday, 4 March 2024, 15:00-16:30 JST

Lecture (Prof. Bob JICKLING) Wild Pedagogies: Planetary Boundaries and Perils of a Globalizing Status Quo

Education is a necessary partner in addressing global sustainability challenges. Wild Pedagogies aim to re-examine human relationships with places, landscapes, nature, non-human beings, and planetary boundaries. Wild Pedagogies are offered to all who wish to expand their horizons and are curious about the potential of wilder practices.

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Zoom Webinar
Monday, March 11th, 2024 15:30-17:00 JST

International Women’s Day Event A Conversation with Akutagawa Prize-winning Author MURATA Sayaka

To celebrate International Women’s Day this March, Tokyo College’s “Gender, Sexuality & Identity” collaborative research group will host a special webinar event with MURATA Sayaka, author and winner of the 155th Akutagawa Prize for her novel Convenience Store Woman (2016). Through discussing Murata’s writing, experiences, and inspirations, the event hopes to generate reflection on society’s gender and sexuality “norms” and how they shape our world.

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Zoom Webinar
Monday, March 18th, 2024 17:00-18:30 JST

BLOG Behind the Scenes with UT7 and Tokyo College (Part. 1 of 2)

Along with many other curiosities about which we asked, some remarks were sadly only captured by our ears as the interviews had ended and the camera was already packed up. So now, we thought that we might offer some more of these behind-the-scenes moments from our individual interviews with UT7 professors that we conducted throughout the months of October and November.

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LI Chunyan, Laur KIIK, Cintia KOZONOI VEZZANI
2024.1.23

BLOG Behind the Scenes with UT7 and Tokyo College (Part. 2 of 2)

Along with many other curiosities about which we asked, some remarks were sadly only captured by our ears as the interviews had ended and the camera was already packed up. So now, we thought that we might offer some more of these behind-the-scenes moments from our individual interviews with UT7 professors that we conducted throughout the months of October and November.

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LI Chunyan, Laur KIIK, Cintia KOZONOI VEZZANI
2024.1.23

ABOUT US Our principle theme “The Earth and Human Society in 2050”

Tokyo College aims to generate new knowledge to contribute to the creation of an inclusive society and spark deeper public engagement with the University.

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Behind the Scenes with UT7 and Tokyo College (Part. 2 of 2)

2024.01.23
Tokyo College Blog

By LI Chunyan, Laur KIIK, Cintia KOZONOI VEZZANI Continuing from Part 1. of Behind the Scenes with UT7 and Tokyo College. Dialogue 5 Speaker IGARASHI Kiyohiko (Professor, Department of Biomaterial Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and…

Rethinking Learning for Sustainable Futures

2023.11.17
Tokyo College Blog

Authors: Trent Brown, Kaori Mita, Jesse Rafeiro, Laur Kiik, Cecilia Grandi-Nagashiro The global sustainability challenge requires processes of collective learning. In short, we, as a species, need to learn to do things differently. But are dominant…

Creating Feminist Spaces in Academia

2023.09.25
Shannon WELCH

  The word feminism is extremely difficult to define because it has been theorized, discussed, and practiced in many different ways. I’ve also learned since coming to Japan that “feminism” can be equally as hard to…

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