Symposium Series "Lifestyles and Society after COVID-19: A Long-term Perspective" starts on 24 March | Tokyo College
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Symposium Series “Lifestyles and Society after COVID-19: A Long-term Perspective” starts on 24 March

One year has passed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though vaccination rollout has begun, effective treatments are yet to be developed. Many aspects of COVID-19 still remain unclear. Without showing signs of diminishing, the pandemic continues to bring uncertainty to society and people’s lives. On the other hand, we gained much insight over the past year into the impact of COVID-19 on institutions and people’s way of thinking, as well as the vulnerability of contemporary society.

Dealing with the present challenges posed by COVID-19 is of great importance. However, a long-term perspective is necessary as well. In this series of symposiums, we will reflect on lessons learned from the pandemic and discuss from various perspectives how to utilize these lessons to construct a more resilient post-corona society.

Participation: Symposiums will be streaming live on the Tokyo College YouTube Channel
Languages: Japanese only
For more information about each symposium, please refer to the Tokyo College event page.

Symposium 1: Possibilities and Responsibilities of the Universities in the “New Normal”
Date: 24 March (Wed), 9:00–10:30
Coordinator: FUKUDA Hiroo (Executive Vice President, the University of Tokyo)
Speakers:
INOUE Jun-ichiro (Senior Professor, The Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo)
KURITA Kayoko (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo / Deputy Director, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education)
Commentator: AONO Yuri (The Mainichi Shimbun)

Symposium 2: Towards a Resilient Health System and Society
Date: 31 March (Wed), 10:00–11:30
Coordinator: NANGAKU Masaomi (Vice Dean, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo)
Speakers:
NISHIDA Osamu (President, Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine & Prof., Fujita Health University)
GENDA Yuji (Prof. & director-elect, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo)
Commentator: SUGIKI Yuko (Certified nurse in infection control, National Center for Global Health and Medicine)

Symposium 3: Towards a Social System of Solidarity with the Vulnerable
Date: 6 April (Tue), 15:00–16:30
Coordinator: FUKUNAGA Mayumi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo)
Speakers:
HORIE Norichika (Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo)
IMAI Noriaki (President, NPO D×P)
KUMAGAYA Shinichiro (Associate Professor, RCAST, the University of Tokyo)

Symposium 4: Climate Change and Pandemics
Date: 9 April (Fri), 10:00–11:30
Coordinator: OGUMA Kumiko (Associate Professor, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo)
Speakers:
KAMEYAMA Yasuko (Director of Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan)
YOSHIMURA Kei (Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo)
Commentator: MAEDA Yosuke (CEO, WOTA CORP. )

Symposium 5: Life and Economy after COVID-19
Date: 14 April (Wed), 9:00–11:00
Coordinator: HOSHI Takeo (Professor, Graduate School of Economics / Project Professor, Tokyo College, the University of Tokyo)
Speakers:
KITAO Sagiri (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo)
NAKATA Taisuke (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo)
Commentator: TOYAMA Kazuhiko (CEO, Japan Platform of Industrial Transformation, Inc. (JPiX))

Symposium 6: The Future of Cultural Activities
Date: 15 April (Thur) 15:30–17:00
Coordinator: KOBAYASHI Mari (Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo)
Speakers:
HIRAI Toshikuni (President & CEO, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra)
ENOMOTO Tsuyoshi (Director-General, Commissioner's Secretariat, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan)
Commentator: OKI Yoshinori (Chief Analyst, General Planning Dept., Mitsui & Co. Global Strategic Studies Institute)

Concluding Symposium
Date: 23 April (Fri), 16:00–18:00
Coordinator: FUJIGAKI Yuko (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo / Incoming Executive Vice President, the University of Tokyo)
Speakers: Coordinators from previous symposiums
Commentator: FUJII Teruo (Executive Vice President, the University of Tokyo / Incoming President, the University of Tokyo)

 

* affiliations as of 1 March 2020

** edited video will be available later.

This symposium series follows another series of symposiums on the corona crisis which Tokyo College held from June through July last year. Recordings of last year’s events are available on the Tokyo College YouTube Channel (Japanese only).


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